When purchasing a golf shoe it is important to follow a few rules:
- Try on your new shoes after a round of golf or late in the day because feet are largest at these times.
- Wear the socks that you will play golf in to try on the shoes.
- Make sure that the shoe fits when you try it on. Shoes do not break in! If they don’t fit well in the store they will not fit well on the course. Soft stable materials should be used in construction and the shoe should be relatively light.
- Check the fit by having one thumbnails length between the longest toe and the end of the shoe. The width should be checked at the ball of the foot and should be snug, but not tight.
- The foot should sit deep enough in the shoe so that the heel and the mid-foot cannot slip. The foot slipping can be a problem in golf because of all the side to side motion that is required.
- The innovations in golf shoes over the last ten years have improved foot support, which could be worth a few strokes.