Best Budget Golf Shoes 2024

Looking for a golf shoe that won't break the bank? Well, in this guide, we have you covered

An array of the best budget golf shoes on the market in a grid style format
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Golf is already an expensive game to play, once you have bought a bag, balls, clubs etc. You have spent a small fortune never mind then getting the right apparel and shoes. That is why when it comes to golf shoes we have found you can save a good chunk of cash while not compromising performance. So we have perused the best budget golf shoes that we can find on the market. A definition of budget here is anything under $100, we understand this is still a decent chunk of money it is still a lot lower than some of the more expensive shoes on the market. We have made sure to include some great shoes under $50 in this guide too so make sure to keep an eye out for those. 

Even with the budget on the mind at under $100, you can still get some great shoes from some of the best brands in golf. The are some of the best FootJoy golf shoes and even the best adidas golf shoes in this list that offer you value for money and high-end performance.

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Other brands you may be unfamiliar with, like Stuburt, are also fantastic options when it comes to saving money on golf shoes and, what's more, we've been sure to find a mixture of spiked and spikeless shoes in this list as well as. So, without further ado, check out the best budget golf shoes below.

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Best Budget Golf Shoes

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Top pick

Adidas CodeChaos Shoes, adidas golf shoes on grass

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Specifications

Sizes: 6.5-11
Waterproof: 100%
BOA Option: Yes
Colors: 4 Men's (White, Black, Grey, Green) 2 Women's (White, Black)

Reasons to buy

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Super comfortable
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Provides excellent grip from a range of different lies and ground conditions
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Lots of performance for the price

Reasons to avoid

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Lucid colours won't be for everyone
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Certain sections more difficult to keep clean than others

This shoe is ranked as one of the best adidas golf shoes that you can buy on the market, the Codechaos gives the user a top performance that doesn't hurt the wallet, and these shoes will definitely have heads turning out on the course.

For some, the bold and bright colors might not suit their taste, but the flexible and lightweight breathable performance certainly will. The upper is made of a multi-layer mesh that has a thin film on the top. What this offers you is waterproofing and durability for the shoe, while also giving you repellant qualities and making sure water and dirt do not stick to the shoe and stain them. 

When it comes to technology in these shoes they do not disappoint, they have full-length boost cushioning, this is across the entire midsole. what this does is create an energy rebound and puts a spring in your step. There is also rubber wrapping around any parts that may expand when stepping giving a broader range of stability.  The grip from the bottom of the shoe was developed with swinging a golf club in mind, they studied the golf swing to see where loads were mainly inputted and made sure that the distribution and shifting of the weight did not cause any slipping. 

Best versatility

Under Armour Charged Phantom SL Golf Shoe Review

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Specifications

Sizes: 6-14 (Size 6 Only Available In Blue)
Waterproof: Water-Resistant Design
BOA Option: No
Colors: 4 (Black, White, Blue, Blue Mirage/Midnight Navy)

Reasons to buy

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Machine Washable
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Extremely comfortable
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Multi-purpose shoe

Reasons to avoid

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Style may not be to everyone's taste

These shoes come in at the high end of the budget but the Under Armour Charged Phantom Sl golf shoe will make sure to offer you longevity and style, as Under Armour is well known for manufacturing a lot of the best golf shoes that you can get.

Under Armour says they are ‘The golf brand for athletes,’ making it no big surprise that we think they have created one of the best hybrid crossover style shoes you can get. This is because the Phantom SL can be worn on or off the course with ease and not look out of place.

Not only is this a versatile shoe but it is a very comfy shoe too, it has a snug fit that comes from a Storm Flat Knit Collar that goes around the ankle. This makes your feet feel locked in but without feeling uncomfortable. Ther is also a TPU-infused yarn that wraps around the toe of the shoe, this also helps with feeling secure and makes sure you can swing as hard as you want without not feeling committed.

Best low-profile

The Puma Ignite Fasten8 Pro Golf Shoes on a green background

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Specifications

Sizes: 7-12
Waterproof: 100%
BOA Option: No
Colors: Multiple - Model pictured is Quiet Shade/Gold/Black

Reasons to buy

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Highly supportive throughout the swing
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Low profile look

Reasons to avoid

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Not the most eye catching shoe

Puma has offered up a technology-packed shoe in the way of the Puma Ignite Fasten8 Pro, and we think it is one of the best spikeless shoes you can get. It offers a great mix of both support and comfort for out on the course. 

When we tested this shoe we found that the best technology in this shoe gave you a comfortable and grippy feel while also feeling very supported within the shoe, making this a shoe you could wear all year round. This shoe from Puma features their PWRFrame tech, which they use in some of the best Puma golf shoes you can get in golf. This tech gives you a very stable platform, probably one of the best platforms for stability we have found in a spikeless shoe. What this did is instill lots of confidence no matter what lie you are in or how your feet are positioned. 

The microfiber upper of the Fasten8 Pro is made to be fully waterproof while making sure you have superior comfort from the ignite foam which is used throughout the midsole of the shoe. These shoes felt great straight out of the box with very little breaking in needed. 

Best for the office

FootJoy Contour Jogger Shoe Review

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Specifications

Sizes: 6-15
Waterproof: Water Resistant
BOA Option: No
Colors: 4 (Navy, Tan, Charcoal, Brown)

Reasons to buy

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Premium styling
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Excellent comfort
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Decent grip and support

Reasons to avoid

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Not waterproof

When comfort is your main goal then the Contour Jogger Shoes made by FootJoy are really some of the best. they have a lovely soft suede upper giving great comfort with a padded tongue to hug the top of your foot. Pair this with a soft but responsive sole from the Stratolite foam, you can wear these shoes all day, every day, and not feel uncomfortable.

The Contour Jogger Shoes are some of the best spikeless golf shoes we have seen on the market and we think they bridge that gap between the course and the office. They are visually pretty and with the comfort and water resistance of these shoes they really do tick the boxes.

Best spiked

Adidas Tech Response 2.0 golf shoes review

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Specifications

Sizes: 7-15 (wide fit available)
Waterproof : Water Resistant
BOA Option: No
Colors: 3 (Black, Grey and White)

Reasons to buy

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Excellent value for money
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Low profile outsole is comfortable and efficient on all ground types
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Super lightweight

Reasons to avoid

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Simple looks
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Synthetic upper not as breathable as some

With the Tech Response 2.0 you get a variety of materials used in the upper to make the shoe comfortable and lightweight. The upper is made up of textile mesh, which is in the direct upper, this is then mixed with synthetic leather which is used for the bulk of the shoe. 

Because of how lightweight this shoe is you get very little foot fatigue when you have walked the course. Also, with the Cloudfoam sock liner and midsole, you get plenty of support and cushioning underfoot. The outer sole has a mix of soft spikes and plastic lugs which help to deliver extra grip. 

We find these shoes to look a little clumsy and boxy and the fact there are only three color choices for this shoe isn't great (fairly boring black, grey, and white) If they delivered some better options in way of style this shoe would tick more boxes.

Best waterproofing

stuburt pct II golf shoes

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Specifications

Sizes: 7-12
Waterproof: 100%
BOA Option: No
Colours: 3 (White/Navy, Grey/Blue, Black)

Reasons to buy

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Out-of-the-box comfort
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Lightweight feel
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Decent value for money

Reasons to avoid

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Waxy finishes takes away from premium look
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Some may feel it looks a little clumpy.

These shoes from Stuburt the PCT II golf shoes use a microfibre upper and have been fitted with a lightweight midsole that helps to prolong the life of the cushioning. We noticed on testing that these really were lightweight, straight out of the box they felt light in hand and on foot, while also being very comfortable too. 

Comfort, however, is rather subjective so this may not be the case for you in terms of comfort depending on the shape and width of the foot. But with plenty of cushioning where it is needed the comfort certainly ticks a box for us. 

Stuburt has a DRI-back technology which is also featured in this shoe for full waterproofing, they also offer a one-year waterproofing warranty. We found that the wax-style finish on these shoes was the only drawback and we think it may well divide opinion. they are not the first manufacturer to use this finish and we are sure won't be the last, however, some golfers just don't like it.

How we test golf shoes

Our golf shoe testing revolves around us putting the shoes through testing in different conditions and weather. This is so we can gain a better idea of overall performance in terms of factors like grip comfort, grip, stability, waterproofing, and how they look on the golf course. That means that every shoe in this guide has been personally tested by a member of the Golf Monthly team.

We find this is the best way to test Golf shoes, as it gives the consumer a feeling for how they perform in the real world. Especially in different variables like weather and ground conditions, as well as different stances and levels of power being put through the shoe. 

By using the shoes we can tell little things like which shoes may be more narrow or wide and which shoes come up a little smaller than others in the same size. This allows us to pass valuable information to the consumer for they to make more informed decisions. We can also see which performs well in real life off the course, and whether some shoes rub more with the use or can go on the feet straight out of the box. 

We are very comprehensive in our tests to the point where we will regularly 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, as all our reviews are made by golfers, for golfers. 

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