Golf Shoe Buying Guide | New 2018 Styles

As the countdown to the new golfing season continues, our style editors have composed the most comprehensive golf shoe buying guide in a bid to make your new season footwear purchases that much easier.

Golf Shoe Buying Guide 2018

Having introduced another footwear brand into the mix for 2018, there are currently no fewer than 65 shoe styles available for you to choose from online at Golfposer.

With so many outstanding options from the likes of Nike, PUMA and Adidas - we wanted to cut through all of the jargon and highlight the attributes which we think makes each style right for you.

Scroll on below to discover a brief synopsis on each of our favourite styles with an at-a-glance view of their key attributes and a visual representation of the colours available.

Golf Shoe Buying Guide | Nike Lunar Control Vapor 2


The style of choice for Rory McIlroy and many other Nike athletes on both the European & PGA Tours, the Lunar Control Vapor 2 golf shoes are the headline act from Nike Golf and build upon the success from last year's model with an aesthetically pleasing facelift.

Key Attributes

- Innovative TPU Outsole with green-friendly, tooth-like tracks

- Hidden Nike Flywire technology for locked down support & stability

- Split tongue design which prevents rubbing the top of the foot

- Full Length "Lunarlon" Cushioning for exceptional comfort

- 2 year waterproof warranty


Click here to read our genuine consumer wear test results on the Lunar Control Vapor 2.

Golf Shoe Buying Guide | Puma Ignite PWRADAPT


PUMA never rest upon their laurels and their flagship golf shoe style for 2018 boasts many new features for the ultimate in performance and comfort. Their unique Ignite PWRADAPT golf shoes have already been a huge success following their limited edition Aloha style at the start of 2018, while the brand have also just announced another limited edition colour to celebrate the life and career of Arnold Palmer.

Key Attributes

- Breathable and lightweight mesh fabric with a 2 year waterproof warranty

- Individual cleated pods, moving independently for responsive traction

- One-piece bootie construction for improved comfort at the ankle

- Proprietary "Ignite" Foam Cushioning

- Ultra Thin & Lightweight TPU Support Frame


Alternative options from the PWRADAPT family include a version with DISC technology and a version with a full leather upper.

Golf Shoe Buying Guide | Adidas Tour 360 Knit Boost


One of several key reasons for re-introducing Adidas Golf online at Golfposer for 2018, these modern and innovative golf shoes blend the popular Tour 360 Boost silhouette with a waterproof Primeknit upper for incredible breathability and comfort.

Key Attributes

- Full Length Adidas "Boost" Cushioning

- Soft, sock-like ankle bootie collar for maximum comfort

- Waterproof, breathable knitted upper

- Reinforcement at the mid-foot for increased stability

- 1 year waterproof warranty


Other great new options from Adidas Golf include the Tour 360 Boost 2.0 golf shoes.

Golf Shoe Buying Guide | Nike Lunar Command 2


The alternative style of choice for those who wish for a more traditional golf shoe,  but still with the signature sporty look from Nike Golf. The Lunar Command 2 golf shoes are a great value option and continue to prove as one of the most popular on tour with Tommy Fleetwood wearing the style, among others.

Key Attributes

- Clean, modern design with side Swoosh placement

- Hidden Nike Flywire technology for locked down support & stability

- Split tongue design which prevents rubbing the top of the foot

- Nike "Lunarlon" Cushioning for comfort throughout your round

- 1 year waterproof warranty


The Lunar Command 2 golf shoes are also available with BOA technology.

Golf Shoe Buying Guide | Spikeless Styles

We often refer to these as your "second pair of golf shoes" which you might use interchangeably with your top-of-the-range style throughout the season.

Spikeless golf shoes are perfect for wearing in the Summer sunshine, to the practice range or anywhere else off the golf course - such is the versatility, style and comfort on offer across all of our favourite styles below.

Puma Ignite PWRSPORT


PUMA Golf are always one of the market leaders when it comes to spikeless golf footwear and we really feel that they have knocked it out the park with this one. Taking upon an aesthetic which is similar to their sneaker offering, the Ignite PWRSPORT vastly improves upon last season's spikeless style with key technical features such as the TPU frame for stability, an updated and more reliable waterproof mesh fabric and the stylish aniline leather details.

Adidas Crossknit Boost 2.0


Adidas are a dominant force once again it in the world of sneakers right now and we also love the direction in which they are headed with their latest range of golf footwear for 2018. The Adicross styles are one of the main reasons for this and our particular favourite is the Crossknit Boost 2.0 with the soft ankle bootie and secure velcro strapping for a locked down fit.

Nike Roshe G


It's not often that a brand creates such hype around a relatively lower value golf shoe, but Nike certainly managed to do just that earlier this year. These lightweight mesh golf shoes take upon the classic Roshe silhouette and offer all the same comfort and versatility that you would expect with a Nike Roshe sneaker, but now with the pressure mapped outsole for improved grip and traction on or off the course. Not waterproof, but definitely worth considering as your "second pair of golf shoes".

There you have it, our most comprehensive golf shoe buying guide to date. If you have any questions or queries on any of the styles mentioned above - please don't hesitate to get in touch with our footwear experts via telephone, email or through any of our social media channels.

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