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What to Look for when Searching for Golf Shoes

To begin with, if you don’t play golf on a regular basis, or even when you do, will you actually need to spend a lot of money on golf shoes?  The response will be: absolutely yes.  As with nearly every sport, the feet act as the foundation for all we do, and the shoes will be part of that foundation.  It in fact is not a matter of fashion, but the way it aids us in the way we play the game.   As golfers we put a lot of strain on the feet, so your golf shoes have to not just maintain our foot health but additionally prevent slipping in the course of the golf swing.

 

When buying a golf shoe, even before considering how comfortable they feel think about the support it will offer your foot.  NBA basketball players break out brand new shoes every second game, since the stress they put on them will cause loss in support.  And the owners don’t need a weakened shoe to produce an ankle injury for their high-priced talent.

Give Up on Shoes that begin to Break Down

Similarly, golf footwear breaks down.  Consequently when we make the acquisition we want to understand how well they’ll support our foot in the rotating motion in the golf swing.  Many golfers suffer from a common foot problem called neuroma.  It is basically a pinched nerve at the base in the foot, and it is brought on by the weight transfer that continually takes place as we rotate and follow-through in the course of the swing.  It is the job of the shoe to maintain your foot during the swing.

To know you get adequate support with those brand new shoes, test them out.  Take the heel with one hand and the toe of the shoe in your other.  Now twist in reverse directions to check for solidity.  An effective shoe will give only a small amount.  If it is exceptionally supple it will not support your foot appropriately.

 

Golf Shoes must Provide Comfort

Then, try on the footwear for comfort.  Much of this will depend on the material the shoe will be constructed from, going from the low end imitation leather to calfskin leather within the high side.  You will find dissimilar leather grades in between, and the quality will be a determining issue in the price of the shoe.  Waterproofing will factor in, and generally the superior quality footwear will keep your feet the driest.  The label “water resistant” basically means there is no waterproof guarantee at all.

Finally, we’ll look at the spikes of the shoe.  Metal spikes are basically a thing with the past, and when you have them there aren’t many golf courses which will let you on their course.  Plastics spikes are in, and the great thing is they don’t tear up the ground.  The difficult thing is they don’t offer as much traction.  But you must have spikes, since without them it really is like automobile tires with no tread: You’ll get some slippage if it is dry and may fall and injure yourself when it is damp.  Just keep in mind that plastic spikes will wear down quicker as opposed to the old metal variety, and it’s crucial that you change them more frequently.

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