Best Golf Shoes For Plantar Fasciitis 2024

Do you struggle with plantar fasciitis? Here are some of the best golf shoes to help...

Best Golf Shoes For Plantar fasciitis
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Pain of any sorts in your feet can be incredibly distracting during a round of golf. For those who suffer with plantar fasciitis - an intense stabbing pain felt in the heel of the foot - flare ups and constant pain can ruin a round of golf and potentially stop you from playing the sport altogether. However, the perfect pair of golf shoes can both help alleviate pain and make the long walk around a golf course a much more pleasant experience. With any luck they'll help you play better golf too!

The best golf shoes for plantar fasciitis have incredibly soft midsoles and insoles that cushion your feet. They have especially good padding around the heel area and offer excellent support around the ankle so your feet don't move around too much. Plus it's also worthwhile getting a fairly lightweight pair of shoes, too, so that your feet and legs don't come under too much stress while you walk the golf course.

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While it must be stressed that we at Golf Monthly aren't podiatrists and our recommendations below are strictly our golf knowledge rather than medical, we do know a seriously comfortable golf shoe when we test one. On that basis, we've collated a mixture of the best spiked shoes and best spikeless shoes for those with plantar fasciitis. It's worth noting we've added more spikeless shoes to this list as they tend to be the most comfortable of the two types of golf shoe. You can also check out our guides on the best golf shoes for wide feet and best golf shoes for walking for even more options that are easy on your feet. 

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Best Golf Shoes For Plantar Fasciitis

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Spikeless Models

Cole Haan ZeroGrand Overtake Golf Shoe resting on the golf course showing off its excellent white and orange colorway

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A stunning golf shoe that delivers comfort and support in spades

Specifications

Sizes: 6-12
Waterproof: Water Resistant
BOA options?: No
Colors: 8 (White/Orange; White/Black; White/Navy; White/Pink; Royal Blue/White; Black; White; Grey)

Reasons to buy

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Incredibly lightweight
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Stylish design
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Easily worn on and off course
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Soft, supportive midsole

Reasons to avoid

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Outsole is not ideal in wet conditions

Perhaps one of the most lightweight golf shoes on the market right now, the Cole Haan ZeroGrand offers a designer look but also delivers comfort in spades. When we say lightweight, we mean these shoes weight quite literally next to nothing and offer a very cool sporty look that will help you stand out as a serious player when you rock up to the course. In fact, we feel there's a lot of versatility on offer here and would feel very comfortable wearing these not just on the golf course, but in our daily lives as well. 

On that note, let's talk a little more about comfort, with these shoes coming with a midsole that feels almost like a memory foam mattress to walk on. Cole Haan call this their GrandFoam midsole plate. It feels soft and full of bounce as you walk around the course and we felt it really hugged the bottom of our feet when walking - a fantastic sensation to say the least. In fact, we would even go as far as saying that this was one of the most comfortable golf shoes we've tested this year. 

Cole Haan aren't a brand that you'd regularly come across on the course, but they're certainly shaking things up with aesthetics here. This shoe a great addition to those who are looking for a more easy-going look, something you might find from some of the best casual golf shoes on the market. The only downside here is this shoe is only water-resistant and not waterproof, so it doesn't quite match up to some of the best winter golf shoes for performance, but will come into its own when during the summer months. 

Ecco Biom H4 2023 Golf Shoes

Ecco Biom H4 2023 Golf Shoes

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This improves on the success of the previous H4

Specifications

Sizes: 6-13
Waterproof: Yes
BOA option?: Yes
Colors: 3 (plus BOA options)

Reasons to buy

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Modern, stylish design
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Excellent waterproof protection
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Outstanding comfort

Reasons to avoid

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Distinct Ecco design does divide opinion

We have always liked the H4 shoes (as you can see with our review of the older version), and the newer design did not disappoint either. It has a reworked upper which was mainly noticeable in two areas. In the toe it looks a touch slimmer whilst the tongue itself has been redesigned completely. We liked both of these design alterations.

It is visually appealing thanks to the combination of a simple aesthetic that also features some pops of color. It isn’t over the top and garish, but rather has subtlety to it. The shoes felt soft but not overly squishy and the tongue in particular was a new design element which felt comfortable. 

The outsole itself gave very good grip and despite mud and sand gathering in each channel this didn’t seem to impact the grip and stability. In wet conditions the shoes also performed well and we found them to be reasonably easy to clean after too.

Under Armour Charged Phantom SL Golf Shoe

Under Armour Charged Phantom SL Golf Shoe and its blue mesh upper resting on the golf course

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A lightweight golf shoe that is extremely versatile

Specifications

Sizes: 6-14
Waterproof: Water-Resistant Design
BOA options?: 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

Many of the best Under Armour golf shoes are jam packed with technology that will help cushion your feet as you walk around the golf course. With the brand boasting a breadth of experience producing high performance athletic-wear, the Charged Phantom SL shoes are one of the most stable best spikeless golf shoes out there. Visually, they are a stunning pair of sneakers, offering an eye catching colorway on the midsole that blends a lovely a dark navy with white. We liked the versatility these shoes offered. They look similar to a running trainer and we used them heading out for walks, trips to the supermarket and even to the pub. 

On first impressions, we loved the fit they delivered. It was snug and the material wrapped nicely around our feet to provide a locked-in feel that was really comfortable. The Charged midsole that separates the footbed and outsole is another highlight of this shoe. It delivered a lot of responsivity as we pushed through each shot. We felt really strong and well supported here and that gave us a lot of confidence that we could really rip through each golf shot. Another nice touch was the TPU infused yarn that is wrapped around the toe of the shoe. It delivered a secure feeling, much like a sturdy leather-based shoe, but was very welcome when things got a little wet on the course. 

The last thing to note here is the grip. While it doesn't quite match up to whats on offer in some of the best spiked golf shoes,  this is a shoe built for warmer temperatures and in fairness, did perform nicely in dewy conditions on the course. The sole of the Charged Phantom SL features a ton of rubber nubs that are strategically placed to resist rotational movement and help you really plant your feet. We were really impressed with this factor, especially on a damp driving range in March.

Puma Ignite Elevate Golf Shoe

The stunning Puma Ignite Elevate Golf Shoe resting on the golf course showing off its thick sole

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