Very important! You won’t be happy if your shoes do not fit; and money doesn’t mean fitting. When I was a junior golfer, I had a top branded pair of golf shoes that didn’t fit properly. The blisters that I was awarded with were unbearable. Don’t make the same mistake.
I suggest measuring both feet before selecting a size – if you get two different measurements then choose the size that is bigger.
Golf shoes need to feel secure on your feet to aid stability but also need to give your feet room to breathe.
A lot of golfer’s use thick socks when golfing for added comfort, It’s probably a good idea when trying on potential shoes to wear the sock type you’re most likely to be wearing when golfing.
When selecting a style, ensure you pick one that you are comfortable wearing. There are many options today to pick from such as traditional and athletic. Traditional shoes are made from leather and are very long lasting. The drawback to this style is the lack of breath-ability and flexibility. Athletic on the other hand, come in both spiked and without spikes, are lightweight and give plenty of flexibility. There are many styles to choose from, even sandal for the casual golfer.
As I explained earlier, money doesn’t always mean better. You can always find great deals online throughout the golf season. Shoes generally range from anything as little as £20 to £200 plus. So stick within your budget and look for those deals.
You should be looking for golf shoes that offer a waterproof element. You wouldn’t want to be walking the course with soaking wet feet. Many golfing manufacturers will offer 100% guaranteed waterproofed shoes for 12 months. Meaning if your shoes leak water within that time, you can get them swapped for a brand new pair; I have known golfers who have had their shoes leak water within a few months, after sending them back they get given a brand new pair. Be sure to check what the company offers.