Best Golf Shoes For Wide Feet
It sounds ridiculous to say how important it is to get the right size of golf shoe for your feet, but you would be surprised how often it can occur.
It is important to recognise that not only do people have different sizes of feet in terms of length, but the case is also true for width.
Many of us have been in situations where we are wearing shoes that are too narrow for our feet and the feeling is uncomfortable to say the least.
So playing golf with that feeling is not recommended which is why we have taken a look at some of the best golf shoes for wide feet currently on sale right now.
Thankfully, most brands like FootJoy, Adidas, Ecco and many more not only make the best golf shoes in the game, but they also make models specifically designed for those people who require a wider fit.
As such we have taken a look at some of the best models that fit that criteria.
We also recommend taking a look at our guides on some other facts of golf shoes. Such as the the best golf shoes for walking.
Best Golf Shoes For Wide Feet
FootJoy Premiere Series Flint Golf Shoes
Sizes: 6-12 Waterproof: 100% BOA option: No
Colors: 3 Men’s (White, Blue, Black)
+ Unrivalled styling
+ Plenty of width options
+ Packed with performance
– Not a great amount of colour options (can customise, though)
A model which also made our guide on the best spikeless golf shoes, the Flint in FootJoy’s new Premiere Series is available in four, yes four, width options, making it the perfect shoe for those with wide, or even extra wide feet.
This modern take on a classic has made waves since its release, and it’s easy to see why.
You’d be hard pressed to find something more stylish, but it also comes packed with modern performance. An Ortholite EcoPlush Fitbed delivers stability and comfort, and despite not being the softest-feeling shoes in the current FootJoy range, they are still very comfortable.
While the sheepskin leather upper is soft-feeling, durable and waterproof, the grip on offer from the VersaTrax+ outsole was pretty good and very green friendly
Adidas ZG21 Wide Golf Shoes
Sizes: 6.5-12.5 Waterproof: 100% BOA option: Yes (also ZG21 Motion model)
Colors: 5 Men’s and Women’s (Black, Grey, White/Silver, White/Green)
+ The lightest shoe on the market
+ Built specifically for golfers with wide feet
– Foam sections hard to clean
Specifically designed for golfers with wide feet, this is a shoe that is absolutely packed with performance.
It’s extremely lightweight thanks to the renowned Boost technology and Lightstrike cushioning, as well as waterproof.
This hasn’t damaged the comfort on offer though because the ZG21’s provide immediate softness underfoot and a memory foam sensation over time but while maintaining a slight spring in your step that helps reduce foot fatigue towards the end of the round.
The performance impressed us too. We felt low to the ground and that the outsole was really getting into the turf when we swung, which helped generate power with control.
No doubt the ultra-thin TPU outsole, which features six strategically placed cleats, aided our grip and stability.
The ZG21 is clearly a sporty and athletic golf shoe for the player looking to make a statement with what he or she wears, but there are more subtle colours available (all black and all white) as well as a BOA laced option.
Ecco Biom H4 Golf Shoes
Sizes: 6.5-12.5 Waterproof: 100% BOA option: Yes
Colors: 4 Men’s (White, Black, Grey, White) 4 Women’s (White, Black, Pink, White)
+ Stylish and extremely comfortable
+ Performance and protection from the elements
– Not the softest feeling underfoot
The Biom H4 has been given some big upgrades from its predecessor.
A new MTN Grip outsole, which provides excellent traction and stability, also features Ecco’s Fluidform technology and TPU inserts at either side of the shoe that will secure various foot shapes comfortably in place. In addition, the insole can be removed if extra room is required for those with very wide feet.
As a result we found the H4’s to be extremely comfortable and the grip from the outsole impressed too.
From a looks perspective we think Ecco nailed it here. The shoe looks traditional in a lot of ways but also has pops of colour and subtle features that add to the shelf appeal – a worthy inclusion in this list of the best golf shoes for wide feet.
Under Armour HOVR Drive Wide Golf Shoes
Sizes: 7-12 Waterproof: 100% BOA option: No
Colors: 2 Men’s (White, Black)
+ Excellent grip and stability
+ Lightweight and comfortable
– Not a lot of colour options
Under Armour’s E sizing feature means the HOVR Drive shoe is one of the best options for golfers with wide feet.
A nice fit is enhanced by underfoot cushioning, which is provided for by HOVR foam, and new, lower profile Rotational Resistance spikes (RST 2.0) that maximise traction.
Additionally, the Clarino microfibre upper is breathable and waterproof to keep your feet cool and dry at all times.
Finally we think the Drive is a really good-looking shoe. The classic white with the silver trim is really classy and will go with pretty much any outfit.
These are definitely up there with the best Under Armour golf shoes on the market.
Skechers Go Golf Elite V.4 Golf Shoes
Sizes: 6.5-12 Waterproof: 100% BOA option: No
Colors: 3 Men’s (Black, White, Grey)
+ Immediately comfortable and ready to wear out of the box
+ Relatively stylish and offers surprisingly high levels of grip
– Lacks any wow factor of note
A solid spikeless shoe option with several colour options and great value for money, the Go Golf Elite V.4 performed well. The outsole gave stability, walking comfort and the grip was right up there as well.
Soft is the feeling you get everywhere – be it around your ankle, under your feet and even in your hands as you tie the laces that have a silk-like touch.
In a variety of conditions, dry or wet, the lugs on the shoe gave stable footing so you can swing with confidence.
They’re also lightweight, waterproof and easy to keep clean with dirt wiping off easily.
Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour Wide Shoes
Sizes: 3-15 Waterproof: 100% BOA option: No
Colors: 8 Men’s (Black, White, Blue, Red, Lime, Sail, Aurora Green), including special edition models
+ Good choice on colours, sizes and widths
– Long tongue section
Inspired by running shoes, the Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour line is designed to be as comfortable as possible for every shape of foot.
This is thanks to the Foam padded collar, Nike React technology, and the Flyknit construction is lightweight, breathable and supportive.
The outsole is certainly very stable and the cleats along with the other traction elements surrounding them certainly provide excellent grip in a variety of ground conditions.
We found the foam padding to offer excellent comfort, but it is noticeably tight around the Achilles to stabilise the heel so be prepared for that when trying them on or testing them. This may take a bit of time to get used to, as does the long tongue section.
There is no doubt though that they feel more like a performance golf shoe rather than a trainer that’s been adapted for golf. They are comfortable, but the more important take away is that you know the technology is there to help you swing with confidence.
Finally a thin, stretchy skin helps keep out water and makes it easy for you to keep your shoes clean too.
For more of the best Nike golf shoes, be sure to have a read of our specific guide on the current range.
Duca Del Cosma Belair Wide Golf Shoes
Sizes: 6.5-12.5 Waterproof: 100% BOA option: No
Colors: 4 Men’s (Black, Blue, White/Cognac, White/Orange)
+ Excellent comfort
+ Perfect for those seeking something different
– Alternative design will put some off
The Duca del Cosma brand may be less well-known to many golfers, but the Italian company has been going for nearly 20 years now.
One of its best models for wider feet is the Belair which is an eye-catching spikeless model made from soft, perforated Nappa leather.
These shoes are extremely comfortable to wear, with a waterproof internal bootie membrane ensuring they do a great job of keeping water out while also allowing moisture to escape. A memory foam leather insole helps further in this regard.
There’s no doubt that these shoes stand out, with distinctive looks that are quite different to other shoes on the market, so if you’re looking to create your own individual style on the golf course this year, it’s certainly worth taking a look
Puma Ignite PWRADAPT Caged Crafted Wide Shoes
Sizes: 7-15 Waterproof: 100% BOA option: Yes
Colors: 4 Men’s (White, Blue, Grey, Black)
+ Stylish and very comfortable
+ Good grip from a variety of lies
– Can be slightly tricky to slide on
Using premium materials that will naturally patina over time, we found this to be a very comfortable shoe that offers one-of-a-kind styling.
Additionally, a full-length IGNITE midsole provides ample underfoot comfort, while they come with a one-year waterproof warranty. Grip is provided by Puma’s proprietary PWRADAPT traction that features seven cleats that deliver even on difficult terrain.
It definitely offers a more roomy fit in the forefoot area yet the design of the caged area ensures your feet are secure when you pull the laces tight, presuming you have the correct size of course.
Overall, with this performance and the sporty, modern look, we definitely think these are some of the best Puma golf shoes on sale at the moment.
Stuburt Evolve 3.0 Spikeless Shoes
Sizes: 7-12 Waterproof: 100% BOA option: No
Colors: 3 (Men’s (Black, White, Grey)
+ Great value on offer
+ A very solid golf shoe
– Perhaps lacks wow factor
The Evolve 3.0 Spikeless seeks to combine a fashionable, street-inspired look with comfortable performance.
Constructed with full grain leather, a cushioned midsole, and Stuburt’s Dri-back waterproof technology it does everything a modern golf shoe should and the added value element could be another factor to consider.
Mizuno Nexlite 008 BOA Golf Shoes
Sizes: 6.5-12 Waterproof: 100% BOA option: Yes
Colors: 3 Men’s (White, Black, Blue) 2 Women’s (Grey, Sky Blue)
+ Outstanding waterproof capabilities
+ BOA system ensures good fit
– Textured look of upper will put some off
At just 235 grams per shoe, you’ll feel like you’re floating the fairways with these on your feet. And with the BOA fitting system, golfers will be able to find a comfortable fit no matter the foot shape.
Why else do you think this shoe also made it into our list of the most comfortable golf shoes?
Additionally, there is also a good amount of traction on offer thanks to the spikeless rubber X10 outsole and they are fully waterproof, coming with a one-year warranty.
Inesis Waterproof Grip Shoes
Sizes: 5.5-12.5 Waterproof: 100% BOA option: No
Colors: 6 Men’s (White, Blue, Black, Snow, Grey, Brown) 4 Women’s (White, Blue, Snow, Sepia)
+ Solid walking comfort
+ Great value on offer
– Perhaps may not have the durability of other shoes on this list
Our final pick to make this best golf shoes for wide feet guide comes from Inesis.
When it comes to Inesis products, a common theme is often the good usability and these Waterproof shoes fit into that as they are comfortable, waterproof, supportive and they offer great value too.
We like the understated and simple design with a variety of colours to choose from as well.
How we test golf shoes
We test out golf shoes very regularly because each member of the Golf Monthly team plays golf regularly as well. The procedure revolves around using the golf shoes over several rounds and in different conditions to test things like grip, stability, comfort and so on.
We always test shoes for waterproofing too which either means playing in the rain, or pouring some water on the shoes if the weather doesn’t deliver some dark clouds!
Our ethos is to be as honest and insightful as possible in our reviews and guides so you are more informed.
To learn about the products in great detail, we usually attend product launches and meet with the manufacturer’s R&D experts to understand the new technology.
That isn’t to say manufacturers can buy a good review though, because we tell it how it is for all golf product reviews, not just golf shoes.
What to consider when buying golf shoes for wide feet
There are a number of factors to consider when picking out your next pair of golf shoes especially if you have wider feet than others. Let’s take a look at them.
Measurements – Obviously, you should start by knowing what size your feet are not just in terms of length but width too. Because shoe sizes often vary from brand to brand, you yourself knowing your feet size is invaluable to knowing which models to go for.
Comfort – Once you know the right size to go for, comfort is the next factor to be aware of. If a shoe isn’t comfortable, you aren’t going to wear it so we recommend trying on different models before you buy.
When you are trying shoes on, listen for a ‘whoosh’ sound which should indicate air leaving the shoe which usually suggests a good fit. Walk around in the shoes too so you can feel any pinching and whether your feet are moving around inside them. A correctly fitted shoe should so neither of these things.
This is important because if your feet slide around inside, or you get rubbing and blisters, you won’t wear them again and they could damage your feet and performance.
Spiked or spikeless? – Next up is to decide between spiked and spikeless. There is a mix of styles above but you should know that they have pros and cons.
Spiked golf shoes offer better grip and stability but don’t sit as low to the ground as spikeless models.
Spikeless golf shoes offer off-course versatility but might not offer as much traction. Have a think about which factor is most important to you here.
Waterproofing – If you have large, small, narrow or wide feet, waterproofing is always important. Us golfers are outside all day sometimes and that means the occasional bit of rain is inevitable sometimes and your shoes need to be able to deal with this. Therefore always check if a model is waterproof.
Styling – We are sure you agree the models above show how golf shoe design is so diverse and different at the moment.
Brands not only create traditional, classic-looking shoes, but also modern styles that can be used off the golf course too.
Therefore it is important to think about what your shoes look like and what style suits you. Whatever you like or dislike, there is something for everyone these days.
Budget – Finally be aware of your budget because you can find a good, comfortable golf shoe for your wide feet at every price point.
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