In my opinion golf shoes are one of the most important pieces of equipment a golfer will purchase. As someone who walks the majority of my rounds, it’s even more important for me. After wearing Footjoys for the previous 8 seasons, I decided it was time to change things up.
After doing some research and trying on several shoes from various companies, I settled on the AdiPURE golf shoes by Adidas. In my opinion, it was the most comfortable shoes I tried on and still had a classic look to it. Many of the golf shoes now look more like sneakers, something I wasn't ready to take on for my number one pair.
What I Like About The AdiPURE Golf Shoes
When I look at golf shoes I look for three things: comfort, functionality, and style. These might seem obvious but I've seen people buy less comfortable shoes just because they look a little better. If you're walking a golf course for five hours, you want to be comfortable.
The moment I put on the AdiPURE golf shoes I knew comfort wouldn't be an issue. The soft leather and cushioned sole put it at the top of my list. I had never had a true leather shoe before and it's probably because I didn't want to spend $250 on golf shoes. I now understand why people do. I did experience some out of the box comfort but now that I have worn them for several rounds and they have broken in, the comfort is unlike anything I have ever felt in a golf shoe.
The next thing I look for is functionality. When you look at and try on a shoe in the store it's tough to tell if how great they will be on the golf course. Yes, I do the same thing everyone else does when I try them on, I pretend I'm swinging. I don't believe for a second this helps me decide but I still do it. I'm happy to say the AdiPure golf shoes are very low to the ground, something that helps my stability. The 10 "ThinTech" spikes do a great job gripping the ground in my swing, sometimes to good. While playing in wet conditions these spikes picked up so much dirt and grass I needed to clean the bottom of my shoes rather frequently to prevent slipping. When clean, they are great.
Finally, it's the style. When I walk into a shoe store and see 75 different pairs of shoes on the wall, I'm obviously going to pick up one that I'm attracted to. Some people don't like the stripes on the side of the Adidas. Personally, I think it's sharp and I was drawn to these. As you can see from the picture above I went with the black and white. I've always worn black golf shoes and wasn't willing to move onto white yet. They did offer a white with brown stripes and a white with black stripes too. Both are sharp, just not for me.
The AdiPURE golf shoe exceeded all my requirements for a golf shoe. They are extremely comfortable, provide stability and the ThinTech Cleat does a great job keeping my feet in place when I swing. The final part is the style and in my opinion, they pass the test here. I think they are a good looking golf shoe.
Who: Adidas Golf
What: AdiPURE Golf Shoe
Where: Anywhere they sell Adidas golf shoes- I recommend the New York Golf Center.
Why: A comfortable and quality golf shoe
Cost: Approximately $250