Clothing & Footwear

What do you wear for a 6-mile walk?


Sam Shipman

03 June 2024

Have you ever stopped to consider how far it is we walk during an average round of golf?

The game can be so gripping from tee to green that our focus takes over, and a 15-minute hole can seemingly go by in the blink of an eye. The reality is, we end up walking around 6-miles when we play a standard 18 holes of golf.

It may sound like a long distance, but when you take into account the standard course yardage contributing to our step count, as well as navigating to the left and right of the fairway, doubling back on ourselves and looking for balls, and walking from one hole to the next, it can end up being a long time spent on our feet.

Another thing to consider is that in the runup to summer, the weather’s getting hotter, and the ground’s going to get firmer, and take more impact, making our feet feel heavier as we stroll along.

Activity in the hotter weather is also going to make us sweat more as we walk the golf course, so it’s important we’re equipped with clothing that will keep us feeling light and cool for the duration of the time we’re playing golf.

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It’s simply a case of making sure that you’re best equipped for the activity you’re embarking on. If you were mountain hiking, you’d want your boots to protect your feet as you scale the difficult terrain. The same premise is applied to golf, you want shoes that are comfortable, grippy, and keep your spirits up as you play your round.

It goes without saying that when you’re walking around and shifting your golf gear for over four hours at a time, you’re going to need comfortable golf shoes that will keep up with your step count!

In the pro shop we stock all kinds of golf shoes, and the latest offerings from FootJoy are a real treat to wear throughout the warmer months. Today we’d like to walk you through what makes these shoes such a necessary part of your summer golf outfit.

 

FootJoy UltraFIT spikeless golf shoes

FootJoy is the No.1 shoe in golf for a reason, and UltraFIT spikeless shoes will keep your feet feeling snug and comfortable at every stage of the golf course. The supersoft interior feels fantastic when you slip your feet inside, and they feel fantastic to wear for hours on end.

Once you slip your feet into the shoes, you can adjust the tightness of the shoe with the Boa lacing system dial on the side. Simply twist until you feel snug and comfortable, and untwist again when you want to take them off. No more faffing about with laces when you’re in a pinch!

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FootJoy’s EVA midsole has been engineered to provide the wearer with stable underfoot comfort that keeps your feet in optimum comfort from heel to toe. Besides feeling and looking fantastic, the UltraFIT shoes will be an asset to your golf performance.

On the outsole, you’ll find FootJoy’s spikeless TPU inserts, these studded softspikes are sturdy and will keep you solid and upright as you move yourself through your golf swing. If you’re looking for an ideal summer golf shoe, you can’t go wrong with these!

 

FootJoy Pro SLX spikeless golf shoes

Another fantastic shoe offering form FootJoy, the Pro SLX spikeless shoe is made of a supple lightweight leather that’s 100% waterproof. Not only with the shoes feel light and easy to wear for hours, they offer a fine degree of protection from the weather too.

Inside the shoe, you’ll find FootJoy’s StratoFoam midsole. This section of the shoe will provide your feet with excellent underfoot comfort with each step you take. The Pro SLX’s construction allows for both medial and lateral foot support, helping your control and power as you turn yourself through your golf swing.

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These shoes also have a unique outsole that provides you with stellar traction. FootJoy’s PWR TRAX outsole system features spikeless studs and a sturdy traction design that follows the perimeter of the sole.

Should you be on the hunt for new golf shoes this season and you have yet to settle on what kind of pair would best benefit you, we’d be happy to walk you through what we have available in the pro shop.

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