A blog by Dan Paulmeyer…
Your golfing equipment is just as important as your golfing skills. Even though they do not have anything to do with striking the ball, golf shoes are a vital part of your golf equipment. There is a lot to consider when buying golf shoes so here is some great insight into the wide variety of golf shoes.
Buying the right golf shoes is just as important for your golf game as buying the right set of clubs or golf balls. Actually, if you think about it, they are more important. If your feet are not secure when you go to swing, you can and will lose your balance. Most golf courses do not require a certain type of shoes, but there are a few that do. If you play at one of the courses that require a certain type of shoe, you need to know what they are before you go shopping.
The first thing you will notice about your golf shoes is that they are lighter weight then your regular shoes and tire you out less. The next thing you may notice is that the bottom of the shoes offers you a more secure footing, allowing for a better swing. Not all golf shoes have cleats on the bottom of them, some have special designed soles and others have suction cups.
You may also notice that the style of golf shoes and the golf game have changed drastically over the years. No longer do you have one plain design with different colors, but now you have Clogs, Tennis style, Sandals, and of course, the dressier styles to choose from. The makers of golf shoes know that the more comfortable your feet are the better your game.