What golf shoes do the top 7 players in the world wear?
Golf shoes are an underrated part of the professional player’s arsenal and a field that has seen remarkable progress in recent times.
The shoes used by top professionals now look like athletic shoes and not some relic of Grandad’s closet.
Here we look at what shoes the top professionals on the PGA Tour wear.
Max Homa – FootJoy Premiere Series Field
The Premiere Series Field Spikeless is Homa’s go-to golf shoe and is currently available in five distinct hues. The comfort and stability-ensuring features like the VersaTrax+ outsole and the OrthoLite EcoPlush Fit-Bed are a big part of why FootJoy supply more Tour professionals than any other manufacturer.
Xander Schauffele – Adidas Tour360 22
For increased comfort and energy return, the Adidas Tour360 22 upper, which is partially composed of recyclable materials is combined with their Boost midsole for a superior golf shoe. The 360Wrap support design, which complements the Insite sock liner for comfort and balance, is another feature the business highlights. Six twist-in spikes are located on the TPU sole of the shoe as part of the highly spike-intensive Spikemore traction system, which aims to maximise grip.
Patrick Cantlay – FootJoy DryJoys Tour
Cantlay also trusts FootJoy golf shoes featuring the BOA Fit System to deliver the best fit, comfort, and stability every step of the way on his PGA Tour journey. He enjoys the old-school styling that FootJoy bring to the range. However, his sponsored shoes are still packed with innovation.
Viktor Hovland – PUMA IGNITE Articulate
The most adaptable performance shoe that Puma Golf has ever produced is the IGNITE Articulate favoured by breakout star Viktor Hovland. Every component of these spiked shoes, from the cushioning Ignite foam to the articulation geometry on the upper, midsole, and outsole, has been painstakingly crafted to move with the golfer’s feet as they swing.
Jon Rahm – Cuater THE RINGER
Rahm, who previously wore adidas shoes, has credited his switch to ‘The Ringer’ shoes for his rise to the top:
“I think the game changer is the shoes I am wearing. They are a lot more comfortable. I have done some great work with the Cuater and TravisMathew team and I think it has allowed me to be a little bit more stable and up my ball speed and swing speed without being concerned. I can keep that speed up from the first tee shot on Thursday to the last one on Sunday a little bit more consistently.”
Rory McIlroy – Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 3
When Rory McIlroy signed a $250 million, 10-year contract with Nike in 2013, he announced his arrival as a big-time athlete. Since then, he has inked a second 10-year contract that should keep him sporting the renowned swoosh until 2027. The Golf shoes currently used by McIlroy are the Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 3. McIlroy frequently changes up the colour of his shoes; basic all-white and all-black hues are among the most popular options.
Scottie Scheffler Nike Air Zoom Tiger Woods
Styled like dress shoes, the Nike Air Zoom Tiger Woods ’20 adds a sophisticated touch to the course. Every stride is cushioned by revolutionary foam, and detachable spikes provide the necessary grip to finish every shot with maximum force. Lightweight and sturdy synthetic leather is used in the construction of the shoes, with your ankle supported and hugged by the tongue and collar made of foam. Nike React technology, a lightweight, long-lasting cushion that offers a responsive, smooth ride, adds extra support.
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