Which are better, spiked or spikeless golf shoes?
Both spiked and spikeless golf shoes have their own advantages and disadvantages.
Which one is better depends on individual preferences and the specific course conditions.
Spiked golf shoes have cleats or spikes on the sole of the shoe, which provides better traction and stability on the ground, especially in wet or muddy conditions. The spikes also help to grip the grass and prevent slipping during the golf swing, which can lead to better shots.
However, spiked shoes can be uncomfortable to walk in, especially on hard surfaces like those found on links type courses in the summer.
Spikeless golf shoes have a flat sole with small rubber nubs or dimples that provide traction on the course. They are more versatile than spiked shoes, as they can be worn off the course as well and are generally more comfortable to wear. They are also less damaging to the course, as they do not leave marks on the green.
However, they may not provide as much traction as spiked shoes in wet or muddy conditions, and some golfers may feel less stable during their swings.
“I only really where spikeless shoes these days but if I was playing a competitive game of golf and I knew the course was going to be wet I would definitely go for a spiked pair to stop me slipping. However, some of the new spikeless shoes seem to offer as much, if not more grip these days.”
Peter Myers PGA Professional at Dunes Golf Centre – Fraserburgh
In summary, if you often play on courses with wet or muddy conditions, or if you prioritize maximum stability and traction during your golf swing, spiked golf shoes may be the better option for you.
However, if you value versatility and comfort, and play on courses with firmer conditions, then spikeless golf shoes may be the way to go.
To try on either type of shoes come to Dunes Golf Centre in Fraserburgh where there is a large selection of both spiked and spikeless shoes in stock.
You can also shop by your size on dunesgolfshop.co.uk