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The Best Golf Shoes, According to Experts

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Early on during the pandemic, people realized that golf has social distancing built right in. As long as you don’t share a cart with someone from outside your pod, it’s pretty easy to play a round without getting within six feet of each other, even on the green. As Dan Schwabe, PGA Class A golf professional and golf instructor at Presidio Golf Course, says, “You already have half the distance with a golf club in your hand.”

Whether you’re just starting out or have a handicap in the single digits, the right golf shoes provide comfort and stability and can be as important to your game as the right clubs, balls, or gloves. To find the best golf shoes for you, we spoke to Schwabe and eight other golf professionals from around the country. Here are their favorites for everyone from beginners to pros.

The best golf shoes for beginners

If you are playing golf for the first time and don’t want to invest a lot in your shoes, Dawn Mercer, Director of Instruction at Innisbrook Golf Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida, says that “a lot of people really like Skechers because they are really comfortable and lightweight.”