Unless you’re really training for the pro circuit, you probably don’t play golf every day. Maybe you play one or two weekends each month. That usually means it’s hard to justify buying spiked golf shoes that you can’t wear anywhere else. But then again, it’s people like you that justifies the invention of casual golf shoes.
Casual golf shoes fulfill two crucial functions. First, they actually let you play golf, so when you’re swinging your golf irons around you don’t look stupid. But they can’t just be golf shoes. The word casual in casual golf shoes means that you can basically go straight from the golf course to your favorite coffee shop without looking out of place.
So here are our top favorites for the casual golf shoes category. Let me just warn you though that some of the contenders here are so casual you may not even consider them shoes anymore!
CASUAL GOLF SHOES
HOW IT LOOKS
OUR OVERALL RATING
|Callaway Footwear Men's Del Mar Golf Shoe - 2013 edition|
|TRUE Linkswear Men's True Sensei Golf Sneakers|
|Crocs Men's Preston Golf Shoe|
|R J Sports Men’s Golf Sandals|
|Nike Golf Grillroom Shoes 2014 FLT Gold/Black 599417-700 Men’s 8 Medium|
Here’s the thing about the Callaway Del Mar 2013 edition: it’s not just a very comfy pair of top rated golf shoes. It’s in fact a very serious contender for the title of most comfortable pair of shoes in any category, in any time period. It’s that comfortable.
Like every other pair of casual shoes for golf, they don’t feature spikes. That alone disqualifies them from the notice of every professional golfer worth their salt. But perhaps they have this in their closets for their intermittent vacations, because even without spikes you can actually play a good game wearing this pair of top rated golf shoes.
The Del Mar keeps to the turf admirably even without spikes, and even if you play in rainy conditions. While it looks like it’s made for summer fun, in wet conditions you hold your place well and rotate properly in the tee box. And as a bonus, it’s also waterproof, so your socks remain dry as well.
The fit is also admirably comfy for golf players. It accommodates wide feet as well as any wide width pair of shoes. Lace it up and it feels snug, while you feel no pressure on your toes. You can probably play with them right out of the box—that’s no exaggeration, since so many owners have confessed to doing so. It’s so comfortable it feels like it’s broken in already, and many call it their most comfy pair of golf shoes.
Some even call it their most comfy pair of shoes. It looks great and it feels great for your feet, and those are the two main requirements for casual shoes.
These mesh golf shoes are truly worth their weight in gold during the summer, but in all honesty its versatility is quite impressive. As a pair of golf shoes it functions very well. In fact, its designer Ryan Moore actually won a PGA Tour event wearing a pair of these same casual golf shoes. And as for its versatility, on that very same day a runner used the True Sensei in the Portland Marathon.
Since it’s a pair of mesh golf shoes, waterproofing is out of the question. But in dry conditions, the breathability offers you unparalleled comfort. What’s more, the fit also accommodates your wide feet, and if your feet are narrow than you can just always adjust the lace-up. It also gives you ample room in the toe area, to accommodate bigger toes or to allow you to splay your toes when playing. It’s a bit like walking on your bare feet.
After your golf game, you can just hang out, or even go back to the gym and work out. Buy a pair of these mesh golf shoes, and you can go straight from the course to the bar to the gym and then back home without missing a beat.
“For the Casual Man On the Go.”
Crocs? Yes, we’re being serious. Crocs, indeed.
While the hideousness of the plastic Crocs elicits snorts of derision all over the world, it doesn’t change the fact that those Crocs were so comfy the company actually sold more than 200 million of ugly plastic shoes in less than a decade.
Now that emphasis on comfort is brought over to their line of men’s golf shoes, and thank the golf gods these things actually look as great as they feel on your feet. But you may want to check your right size. They run a bit small, so adjusting your order by asking for an extra half size should do the trick.
And you can really play golf with them too. Despite their extremely light weight, they offer a secure fit, a superb grip on the turf even for wet conditions, and you also get the iconic Croslite footbed that has spurred the massive sale of all their ugly shoes.
Afterwards, you can just head on out for whatever and wherever. These are still Crocs—the epitome of casual shoes everywhere.
What kind of golf socks do you wear? If you don’t wear any, then these sandal golf shoes are just what the fashion doctor ordered.
Forget about mesh golf shoes, and don’t even think about ordinary Velcro golf shoes at all. These sandal golf shoes offer the ultimate in breathability. They’re tightened by Velcro, so technically they’re also Velcro golf shoes.
Take note, these aren’t simply sandals in which you can play golf. These are golf shoes designed for people who can no longer play comfortably with the constrictive nature of regular casual golf shoes. It offers secure support, while the grip is great due to these little protuberances that act as mini-spikes. For warm weather golf, they’re pretty much unbeatable. Hit a ball into the water, and you can just wade right in in your shorts and fish them right out. No fuss whatsoever, as befits anyone who wears sandals for anything.
And there’s no fuss about the price as well. They’re pretty much priced as pair of sandals, not as a pair of sandal golf shoes.
“The Ultimate in Casual”
Nike sales really took off when people realized that their sports shoes can be used for casual occasions. And that’s the tradition the Golf Grillroom adheres to—because after all, golf is a sport.
After all, what else would you call a game in which you need to wear spikes on your shoes? Baseball, football, track and field have the same requirements as golf. But when you need to take of those spikes, you can just put on these slip on golf shoes instead.
You can use these slip on golf shoes if the point of golf for you is to relax. That’s what these slip on golf shoes do—get you relaxed. Maybe you can practice your putting a while, and with these you can be very comfy while you make your putts.
And then afterwards you can take that relaxed feeling everywhere you go. These slip on golf shoes are perfect for a stroll around the neighborhood, a walk in the park, driving around while seeing the sights, or enjoying a nice cup of java in your favorite deli. You can wear them at home too.
“Built For Relaxation”
Casual Golf Shoes Are Great!
Let’s be honest most of is don’t really plan on ending up a golf pro, do we? But if you do plan on playing golf well while actually having a life outside the links, any of these casual golf shoes will fit your lifestyle. They feel comfy, they look and feel cool, and they let you play golf well. And they’re all affordable. Exactly what more could you want?