Understanding Golf Shoes

. February 2, 2018

Almost everyone that plays golf a couple of times annually has a pair (or even more) of golf shoes. However, golf shoes are not needed to play golf. You can play one’s way around the golf course in running shoes, in cross trainers, in tennis shoes, etc. you just need to ensure that the shoes don’t cause any damage to the turf. To play golf, you may not need the golf course. Also, those that make wearing the shoes mandatory are not familiar, and you don’t need to be concerned about them.  Although the footwear is not a requirement, it is necessary you wear them.

Here’s why: It is a great idea to wear these shoes because the technology behind their design allows them to prevent your feet from sliding around as you do the golf swing.

The meaning of this is that golf shoes, which are well-fitted, have to keep your feet from sliding around when you have them on. Also, they shouldn’t allow the shoes slide out from under you while swinging. The kind of pressure a golf swing exerts on your feet is lateral, rotational and downward in nature. Thus, wearing a pair of golf shoes made mainly to take care of the forces and maintaining the position of your feet at the same time, is an added advantage. When you make a swing whereby your one/two feet slide or slip, this will yield a poor-to-terrible shot virtually every time. And at the beginning stage, you had enough of this kind of golf shots already.

Due to one poor experience or the other, do you have a negative impression about golf shoes? Don’t worry; they have witnessed significant improvements. Over some years in the past, these shoes have evolved dramatically. If you check around in your house, you can still see those golf shoes of yours, referred to an as old school, which have leather, tassels as well as black and white wing-tips. Now, some individuals like that kind of designs as a retro look. However, golf shoes have plenty designs in a lot of colors and styles, with a few of the shoes having the same appearance as other athletic shoes. Some of the such (athletic) shoes are lavishly designed in street style, sandal and moccasin as well. And a lot of options are available mainly for female golfers.

Also, the level of comfort in these shoes has dramatically improved compared to how they used to be in the past. Golf shoes have a wide range of prices, with comparatively affordable models inclusive. Thus, if you’re a newbie in the golf game, buying the shoes as a form of investment is recommended.

Have you no golf shoes?

This shouldn’t stop you from playing. What about if you do not have golf shoes and cannot afford to buy them? Still, you can play golf, though your rate of sliding or slipping without having the shoes on might be more than if you have  them on.

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