The nature, scenery, sociability, community, health benefits and the game itself makes golf one of the most popular sport globally. However, it’s also a lengthy game played on various terrain. This could easily lead to injuries, fatigue and foot pain. A pair of footwear that can support you throughout the match and help bring out your A-game is essential. Here’s a guide to help you pick the right shoe and enjoy the game like a pro.

Purpose of a Golf Shoe

There are rules on the kind of footwear allowed on the golf course. Boots, street shoes, sandals and shoes with metal spikes are prohibited, which does not leave too much option to begin with.

The benefits of wearing proper golf shoes include:
  • Superior traction
  • Higher stability
  • Better balanced
  • Less pressure on knees, feet, and ankles

Golf shoes help provide a steady, firm swing which generates more swing speed and square contact resulting in greater shot distance and accuracy. It stabilizes a golfer's swing, increases traction when walking and provides comfort for lengthy golf matches.

How to Choose Golf Shoes?


The most popular materials out there are leather and synthetic materials. Whichever one you prefer, you should focus on the breathability and waterproofness of the shoe.

Spiked vs. Spikeless

Two main types of golf shoes in the market: Spiked and spikeless.
Spikeless is likely to be more stylish and lightweight but not as water-resistant as spiked golf shoes. It’s also less durable as the grip on the bottom is more likely to wear out.
Spiked golf shoes, on the other hand, offer superior traction in conditions like damp, hilly, wet grass and uneven terrains. Spikes can help root your feet to the ground, providing a solid and accurate swing and shot.
Keep in mind that metal spikes are prohibited at most golf courses, soft spikes or plastic spikes are the ones you should look for.

Comfort & Fit

One of the most important criteria is comfort. The game could last up to 4-6 hours. Hence, the shoe should provide sufficient support and comfort during the match. Also, the toe box should be roomy as long walks and standing could cause feet to swell.

FitVille SpeedEx Golf Shoe is a pair with everything you need for the 18 holes ahead of you. It comes with a patented sole with solid support and comfort to reduce fatigue, keeping you fully energized throughout the game. Enhanced six-spike slip-resistant rubber outsole offers a solid grip and confidence on every swing. Comes in wide and extra wide for players to accommodate swollen feet after a long day of golfing.