Diving in the ocean of golf shoes and finding the best women golf shoes feels like looking for a needle in a haystack. However, once you know your priorities, your expectations, and the design you like, then it is easier to narrow the list down.
Style & Design
‘Love at first sight’ would be the best description of women’s relationship with their shoes, and if it doesn’t happen, then it wouldn’t work either. While style and design can often be too personal categories, still, our selected models were reviewed as the most fashionable, modern, trendy, and matching to any outfit.
Therefore, we selected different designs and styles that range from classic, traditional, sporty, modern, and even a moccasins-style. We’ve selected the best of the best in each category. You just need to pick what you like.
The reason why we have selected the particular models has a lot to do with the comfort level they deliver. And, when we talk about how comfortable women’s golf shoes are, there are several determiners that show whether they can be as comfortable as the manufacturer claims:
This part of the shoe often is the key element comfort-wise, and the way it is made, i.e., the material it is made from, will indicate the level of comfort. Now, different manufacturers have developed their own technologies that claim that theirs is the best, in reality though, most of them work fine, as long as any type of EVA foam is used, it is lightweight and made so that when you walk, you feel like walking on clouds.
A high-quality insole is usually padded, some even feature additional arch support and has an orthopedic construction. Also, the insole needs to provide unprevented airflow so that moisture is not kept within the shoe. A moisture-wicking feature is another highly desirable feature that a good insole has as it draws the moisture to the surface, letting it dry faster.
Even though it is responsible for the grip and traction, a well-integrated outsole does influence the comfort, particularly when it comes to eliminating impact with every step you take.
The upper design should be considered from three perspectives:
Leather, synthetic, or yak leather is the most expensive material and the most durable. It adapts naturally to the feet, it’s soft, and among the most comfortable materials. However, it is not recommended for hot summer days as the airflow is not as enhanced as with other materials. For summer days, you’ll benefit the most from any performance synthetic material and mesh if a particular moisture-wicking technology is applied.
Some models come with particular width sizing, as too narrow or too wide shoes can have an adverse effect on the overall performance.
Laces: from classic lace closure, to toggle system or advanced BOA closure, buyers should know what works for them the best.
Grip and Traction
Decades ago, you could make a big difference between spiked and spikeless golf models. Nowadays, this difference seems to be less pronounced. Some golfers claim that the cleats perform better than just the lugs on highly wet, soggy, or hilly terrains. However, others disagree with this claim based on the advanced, more-closely-to-the-ground design.
I would rather say that now, it is a matter of personal preference as each golfer knows what suits them best for her under specific conditions. Yet, we all agree that removable cleats are a more desired alternative, so we picked those models that offer this possibility.
However, the type of the cleats or the type of lugs does need to provide enhanced stability and rotational resistance when you deliver full-blown shots. You need to feel ‘anchored’ to the ground to have the energy required for the rotation with every shot.
Regarding the materials, the most common are rubber and TPU, the latter being considered four times stronger than the rubber. However, many of the manufacturers have developed their patented rubber materials that exhibit exceptional duration, so usually, the utilized technology determines the duration of the outsole rather than the material itself.
Is there a difference between ‘water-resistant’ and ‘waterproof’ shoes?
Yes, there is a big difference. Water-resistant means that the shoes can be worn during wet weather, when it is foggy or when there’s some moisture on the grass, however, they don’t protect your feet from substantial amounts of water.
If you are looking for shoes that can be worn during rainy days, then you need to look for those labeled waterproof.
Are there any circumstances when spiked golf shoes perform better than the spikeless?
Even though many golfers will readily claim that spiked ones provide more stability, grip, and traction, the only circumstances when these claims are valid are when you play golf on wet, soggy, and slippery terrains.
We hope this review helps you find a great pair of women’s golf shoes. If you are looking for more options, you can always look at our top choice for Walking golf shoes, as well as what we believe which Men’s Golf shoes are most comfortable. We also recently updated which irons are most forgiving in 2020, and have put together a great resource guide for Father’s Day gift ideas. If you have any Golf related products you would be interested in seeing us review, please let us know.