The result of your game is affected by the kind of golf shoes you wear. Your shoes also affect your swinging positions. If you haven't succeeded in golf, perhaps it's time to think about your shoes and get new ones.
Styles of Golf Shoes
A golf shoe is available in four styles: sandal style, boot style, classic style, and street style. Sandal-style shoes let you golf in warm climates. They're cheap because they don't protect your feet from rain, snow, and wind. They also don't keep your feet from slipping or sliding. Boot-style shoes are expensive because they keep your feet warm, dry, and comfortable.
Classic-style shoes let you golf in cold climates, warm climates, or both. The price of these shoes depends on their construction material. Classic-style shoes with leather are usually expensive. Classic-style shoes with synthetic material are typically cheap. These shoes may have a narrower toe tip.
Street-style shoes don't have a heel. They're usually waterproof and are manufactured from leather or synthetic leather. Younger golfers can wear them because they look like sneakers.
Cleaning Process of the Shoes
A golf shoe should be cleaned with a white cloth that's damp with a solution of warm water and mild soap. The mild soap can be replaced with a gentle laundry detergent.
Drying Process of the Shoes
A golf shoe should completely dry at room temperature. Stuffing it with cotton towel, newspaper, or cedar shoe trees can also dry the shoe. The newspaper should be changed every 8-10 hours until the shoe becomes dry.
Size of the Shoes
Your feet will get blisters and abrasions if you wear shoes that are too narrow. This usually happens to people who wear shoes that are narrow at the toes. Your feet will get abrasions if you wear shoes that are too wide. Your feet should have enough space to move freely in the shoes.
Weight of the Shoes
Unlike lightweight shoes, heavy shoes can tire your feet if you've been playing golf for a long time.
Comfort of Golf Shoes
A golf shoe may have a cushion in the insole or the midsole. The insole may contain a thick padding or gel so that you won't acquire foot problems. Foot problems include blistering, calluses, and abrasions. The midsole may contain soft foam so that your feet won't become too tired. There should be waterproof lining in the golf shoe to allow perspiration to escape.
You should be able to make different feet positions while trying the shoes in a store. You can stand on one foot at a time or stand on your toes while trying on the shoes. The middle portion of the shoes must stretch overtime if it feels tight for the first time. You should also able to wiggle your toes as you're in a swinging position.
Spikes of Golf Shoes
A golf shoe comes in two kinds of spikes: rubber and metal. Rubber spikes don't clack as you walk on hard and flat surfaces. They don't tear authentic and artificial grass from the ground. They also grip onto wet and flat surfaces to prevent slipping.
Metal spikes allow shoes to grip further into the soil. They may make your legs or feet ache if you wear them for too long.
A golf shoe may have long spikes, short spikes, or longer spikes. Soil is gripped by long spikes. Artificial grass or real grass is gripped by short spikes. Soft soil is gripped by longer spikes.
Avoid wearing the shoes on the pavement as much as possible so that the spikes won't become damaged.
Always prioritize the comfort of your feet before the other factors when it comes to golf shoes. Make sure that your shoes help you make a good swinging position.