Changing times have allowed the increased participation and prominence of more women in the once male-dominated game of golf. Thankfully, shoe manufacturers have taken note of that fact and are actually offering more golf shoes that are specifically suited for female golfers.
However due to the actual number of golf shoe styles available, a neophyte golfer might actually end up becoming overwhelmed by the sheer variety. In order to avoid such a situation, it is best to narrow the selection according to the actual shoe style that you need.
It is a known fact that high-quality golf shoes usually come with steep price tags. Although a good shoe brand could possibly last you a long time, the name should still not lead you to make a hasty purchase.
In truth, neophyte golfers would be better off settling for a regular athletic shoe before investing in a more expensive pair. It is only when you feel that you are ready to get serious about the sport that you should consider buying those golf shoes.Saving that large purchase for a later time will save you from feeling buyer’s remorse in the end.
Thankfully, some more lenient golf courses will allow you to wear modern athletic shoes or sneakers as you practice your game. Nevertheless, you should still make sure that these shoes are actually designed to be worn on a golf course. Running shoes should be kept off the course since their added bounce and cushioning could prevent you from maintaining the right golfing stance.
Likewise, such courses could also allow you to wear golfing sandals or canvas shoes on the course during the warmer seasons. These shoes will be allow your feet to breathe on those particularly sweltering days. Golfing sandals in particular also provide added comfort since they can be worn without socks.
Unfortunately, other courses specifically catering to professional golfers might not be so lenient regarding the type of footwear allowed on the course. In case you encounter one of these places, then you really will need to buy a proper pair of golf shoes.
Although the most distinguishing feature of a golf shoe is its spiked sole, some courses might still discourage the use of these styles. After all, shoes with metal spikes in particular can inadvertently damage a course’s well-maintained lawn.
If you want to avoid the possibility of being turned away merely due to your shoes, it is recommended that you actually inquire about a golf course’s specific footwear policies beforehand. That way you will know whether it is safe to purchase a shoe with rubber or plastic spikes or whether it is better to go with a non-spiked pair.
Aside from the sole, another important consideration for your golf shoe purchase is its size. An ill-fitting shoe can diminish you confidence as well as affect your form. Therefore, it is recommended that you actually fit a pair of shoes before you buy them.
Women’s shoe sizes can vary between different styles and brands. If you try on enough pairs from different brands, you might find that a certain brand carries shoes that are too narrow or otherwise too wide in your regular size. Therefore, you want to make an online purchase in the future, you should still choose to make that first purchase in person. In that way, you will already be familiar with the sizing discrepancies of that particular style or brand.
Lastly, comfort is another consideration that should never be neglected. Your golf shoes after all serve as necessary sporting equipment and not as mere display objects.
The shoes will be worn for long periods of time and under changing landscapes and conditions. Therefore, it is important that your shoes actually feel good on your feet. Although comfortable and well-fitting shoes will not turn a neophyte golfer into a pro, they will help you maintain the perfect form instead of distracting you as you make every swing.