Best Spikeless Golf Shoes – 2017 Reviews
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Best Spikeless Golf Shoes – 2017 Reviews

Many golf courses don’t allow spiked golf shoes to be worn anymore, as they can sometimes damage the course's turf. But how do you get the best possible traction while taking your shots, but without spiked shoes?

Luckily, the shoe industry has improved over recent years, meaning you can get the same amount of grip as you could with spiked shoes, but without damaging the course. These kind of shoes are, aptly enough, known as "spikeless shoes".

These alternatives to the more traditional spiked cleat do everything you would want from said cleats, but without the potential of getting kicked off the course because you are wearing them. They are also generally cheaper, which makes them an even better option over spiked golf shoes.

Sound like something you would like in your arsenal of golf equipment? Then keep reading, as we will be reviewing five of the best spikeless shoes for golf.

Our Best Spikeless Golf Shoes Pick: Footjoy Contour Casual

Footjoy Contour Casual Spikeless Golf Shoe

Not only does the Footjoy Contour Casual provide you with an exceptional amount of grip, it is made of leather and this gives it extra durability and a premium feel. Its cushioned fit-bed provides extreme underfoot and heel support and dampens shock, protecting your feet. Its premium casual feel makes it a pair of shoes that you can wear off the green.

NameEditor's CommentProduct 
Adidas CrossFlexBest Affordable
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Adidas adicross III2nd Best OverallView More
PUMA Faas LiteBest TractionView More
Footjoy Contour CasualBest OverallView More
Adidas Pure 360 GripmoreMost ComfortableView More

Best Spikeless Golf Shoes of 2016

Adidas Men’s Crossflex Sport Golf Shoe

To "kick" things off (sorry for the pun), we will take a look at one of the biggest brand names in sports clothing with the Adidas Crossflex Golf Shoe.

Adidas Crossflex Golf Shoes are made to be extremely lightweight, made from synthetic and fabric, along with a synthetic sole. This sole allows for a comfortable wearing experience, while also allowing a golfer to keep their feet firmly planted on the soil while taking their shot.

Adidas Men’s Crossflex Sport Golf Shoe

The Crossflex are extremely breathable, and are suitable for even the warmest of days thanks to the mesh exterior of the shoe. They are also designed to be extremely flexible, which will allow your feet to remain in comfort on any terrain.

They also will last many years thanks to the extremely hard and durable rubber outsole, which provides ultimate grip due to the pattern and protruding rubber on the sole.

best spikeless golf shoes

The only downside to the Crossflex pair of spikeless golf shoes is the mesh construction. While being perfect for summer and warm weather, the mesh makes it possible for water to get into your shoe, which makes them a bad choice for wet conditions.

Chances are you will try to avoid golfing in these conditions anyway, and in every other circumstance, these are a great shoe. Allowing flexibility and comfort, the Adidas Crossflex is, without question, one of the best spikeless shoes available.

What We Liked

  • Ultra light and comfortable
  • Durable and flexible
  • Very affordable

What We Didn't Like

  • Not waterproof

Adidas adicross III Golf Shoe

If you thought we were done with Adidas on this list, you were wrong, as the company just puts out too many great shoes. This is again the case with the Adicross III Golf Shoe.

Unlike the Crossflex shoe reviewed above, the Adicross shoes feature a water resistant upper, meaning you can wear these all year round. No matter what weather conditions you may face, your feet will be able to stay dry while remaining firmly planted on the ground.

Adidas Mensadicross III Golf Shoe

Speaking of keeping your feet firmly planted, the design of the sole of the Adicross III keeps the user from slipping while taking shots, no matter the terrain. The shoes are also available in a variety of colors, which allows you to best match your shoe to your individual style.

The Cloudfoam sockliner, also featured in the Crossflex above, is extremely comfortable, and allows you to almost forget you’re wearing shoes!

If you are like me and have a wide arch, you may not like the fit of these shoes. The arch of these shoes tend to run narrow, and if you have a wide arch, you may find these shoes a bit uncomfortable.

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Adicross golf shoes are designed to be a replacement to spiked golf shoes, while providing the ultimate grip and versatility you would expect from a spiked golf shoe. In this regard, they have more than exceeded expectations, living up to the Adidas reputation.

What We Liked

  • Water resistant
  • Promotes natural movement and reduces fatigue
  • Very affordable

What We Didn't Like

  • Might be a little too small, so order 1 size bigger

PUMA Men’s Faas Lite Golf Shoe

If there is one thing that Puma is known for, it is their shoes. So with the Faaslite Golf Shoe, Puma looks to set the bar high.

The Puma FaasLite provides 100% traction, even on steep hills, allowing your game not to be affected by a terrain or the weather. With a rubber protruding from the sole, the Faaslite digs into the ground similar to spiked golf shoes, giving you maximum traction without tearing up turf.

Puma Men’s FaasLite Golf Shoe

Puma has even included their pioneering technology on the Faaslite known as the Smart Quill. This traction technology helps with directional grip, which helps when your ball is stuck on an uphill lie.

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What can be considered a major downside, considering the price, is that the sole is not as durable as other brands. After a couple months of strain from golfing, the sole will start to tear away, making you have to drop down another $100 dollars for a new pair of shoes.

While this is bad, the amount of traction you get from these shoes makes up for it. Rain or shine, the Puma will be there to keep your feet on the ground.

What We Liked

  • Waterproof
  • Increased ground contact for improved traction and stablity
  • Lightweight, flexible, comfortable

What We Didn't Like

  • Some users have complained of an initial squeaky noise, which decreases over time

Footjoy Contour Casual Spikeless Golf Shoe

The Footjoy Contour Casual Spikeless golf shoe may not come from one of the bigger names in the industry, but that doesn't mean that it isn't a great shoe. And with an attractive design, you can be sure you’ll look the part while on the green.

And, off the green.

Footjoy Contour Casual Spikeless Golf Shoe

Footjoy Contour Casual feature a waterproof leather design that makes them great for any weather condition. Even in the harshest of rain, you will be sure that your feet will stay dry.

Despite being made from leather, they are still extremely breathable, making them comfortable to wear for hours on end even in hot weather. The sole also provides a large amount of gripping performance, and also is extremely durable, allowing you to use these shoes for years to come.

The insole provides ultimate comfort and heel support, which is especially appreciated for prolonged periods - it also dampens shock while walking, making the Footjoy Contour’s extremely desirable.

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The one downside to the leather design is that the shoes need to be broken in. Seeing as leather is a tough material, it may take some time to get the shoe to fit perfect to the shape of your foot, but once it does the Footjoy becomes one of the most comfortable shoes around.

The Footjoy gives you all these features, and at a price that is lower than others today at just around $60. For this reason, the Footjoy may be some of the best shoes you can buy in the price range.

What We Liked

  • Leather gives a premium feel
  • Cushioned fit-bed for comfortable underfoot and heel support
  • Shock-dampening
  • Waterproof and good grip

What We Didn't Like

  • Needs to be broken into

Adidas Men’s Pure 360 Gripmore Sport Golf Shoe 

Yeah, I know what you are thinking, "another Adidas Product?", but hear me out. These shoes, the Adidas Pure 360 Gripmore, give more than enough reason for Adidas to take a third spot on this list.

With an extremely lightweight design due to the mesh construction, you can be sure that these shoes are not just comfortable, but will keep your feet cool on hot days. This means you won't have to worry about bad foot sweat even after hours of play.

Adidas Men’s Pure 360 Gripmore Sport Golf Shoe

Unfortunately, much like the Crossflex, this mesh design doesn't lend itself to wet conditions. As a result, when it is raining out or there is mud on the ground, your feet do tend to get wet.

These shoes feature Adidas’ pioneering technology, the Cloudfoam sock liner, which increases comfort over prolonged periods of play. They also come in a variety of colors, which makes them great for the style savvy golfer.

best spikeless golf shoes

All in all, this is yet another great shoe by Adidas. No matter if they are the Crossflex, the Adicross, or these Gripmore, if Adidas is the brand name you are certain to get a good shoe.

What We Liked

  • Ultra-lightweight
  • Additional stability and protection
  • Extremely comfortable

What We Didn't Like

  • Not waterproof

Quick Summary of The Best Spikeless Golf Shoes

Adidas CrossFlex

Best Afforable

  • Afforable
  • Durable
Adidas adicross III

2nd Best Overall

  • Natural Movement
  • Reduces fatigue
  • Water resistant
PUMA Faas Lite

Best Traction

  • Great traction
  • High stability
  • Waterproof
Footjoy Contour Casual

Best Overall

  • Premium Feel
  • High stability
  • Waterproof
Adidas Pure 360 Gripmore

Most Comfortable

  • Extreme  Comfort
  • More stability and protection

Reviewed above are five great pairs of spikeless golf shoes that will be compliant with all golf course regulations, allowing you to improve your game without the need for spiked shoes!

There are many other great brands and models of golf shoes out there, and this is only an example of what there is on offer. Click here to see our recommendations for the best golf shoes for different conditions.

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