Best Spiked Golf Shoes 2024

Looking for the best spiked golf shoes? We list our top picks

Best Spiked Golf Shoes
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There was a time when the best golf shoes in the game were unquestionably spiked. Now more and more tour professionals are wearing spikeless golf shoes, but that isn't to say the best spiked options don't offer best-in-class traction in all kinds of conditions when you're out on the course. In fact, some of the top models on the market right now are spiked golf shoes. 

Ultimately the type of golf shoes you chose to wear depends on what kind of conditions and courses you regularly play. The best pairs of spiked shoes in this list offer grip and stability on wet surfaces, bunkers and just about any stance golf throws at you. These shoes are ideal for winter golf when the ground is a little more softer underfoot. But don't think spiked shoes are only to be used when the ground is wet. Many of the best modern spiked shoes come with a very low-profile, meaning you don't feel the spikes on dry ground and they also leave very minimal damage to greens. 

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So, to help you narrow your search for the best spiked golf shoe, we have listed below some of the best models currently on the market. We've selected a range of brands and price-points to hopefully suit every golfer out there. This guide focusses only on men's spiked shoes, but check out our guide on the best women's golf shoes too. Alternatively if you would rather get a spikeless pair, check out our guide on the best spikeless golf shoes. We also have guides on the best golf shoes for walking and the best golf shoes for winter as well.

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Best Spiked Golf Shoes

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Best overall

FootJoy Hyperflex Carbon Golf Shoe and its excellent pink and blue colorway resting on the golf course


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A stunning golf shoe that offers a locked-in sensation

Specifications

Sizes: 6-12
Waterproof: Yes
Colors: 3 (White/Multi, White/White, Black)
Sole design: Six-cleat sole
BOA option?: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Superbly comfortable, molded midsole
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Stable, locked-in sensation
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Athletic look

Reasons to avoid

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The sock area is tricky to clean if dirty

The new HyperFlex range comes in three men's models - HyperFlex, HyperFlex BOA, and HyperFlex Carbon, with the Carbon version containing a carbon fiber construction which makes it incredibly lightweight. Having tested it on the course, these are certainly one of the best golf shoes for walking, and were so light, it felt like we weren't even playing in a pair of shoes. 

Aside from that, there's a lot to like about this model and, from a performance perspective, the absolute highlight we thought was the Ortholite Impression Footbed. This technology has elevated the HyperFlex Carbon from a good golf shoe to a great golf shoe because, as soon as we slipped our foot inside, we could feel the technology at work. It delivers excellent comfort throughout our round but also helps to improve the locked-in feel this shoe delivers. After only a few rounds, the footbed had actually molded to our feet, adding to the comfort on offer here. 

Aesthetically, the HyperFlex Carbon has stuck to the similar blueprint of its predecessor, but this time around, FootJoy has included some new splashes of color that elevate the overall shelf appeal. It's part of a clear effort by FootJoy to go a bit bolder and brighter with some of its color options. It is worth noting that the waterproof upper on this shoe is very easy to clean, making it one of the best winter golf shoes if you manage to get them mucky on the course.

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Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 3 Golf Shoes Review

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A complete golf shoe that is undoubtedly one of the best on the market.

Specifications

Size: 6-14
Waterproof: Yes
BOA option: No
Colors: 4 (Black, Red, Blue, Photon Dust, plus several special editions)

Reasons to buy

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Outstanding comfort and feel
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Total performance
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Look absolutely fantastic

Reasons to avoid

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Laces feel a touch cheap

Replacing the Victory Tour 2 shoes below, (which I absolutely loved), the newer 3 model takes total performance even further, getting 5 stars in our review. Why? Well looks wise Nike improved the aesthetics in several subtle ways - the new Full-grain leather upper has a supple feel and sophisticated look. The swoosh and midsole sections look slightly different and better in my opinion, and overall I think the shoe looks more refined. I also absolutely loved the color I got sent and there are also several other colors to choose from, as well as special edition designs too for events like The Masters. 

Comfort wise these are right up there with the best on the market thanks to the extra padding around the ankle, and the internal strap on the inside of the shoe which actually contours to your feet. Nike also stitched a Zoom Air unit directly to the upper which delivered exceptional feel, and the foam towards the heel felt very cushiony, almost bouncy when walking on the course

Grip and stability was also good, and the shoes are 100% waterproof as well. In short, I love this shoe and it covers all the bases to a very high standard. It may come with a pretty punchy price tag, but I really do think it is worth it. (you can also find these shoes with money off sometimes as well so we do recommend keeping a look out for sales on them). 

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Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour NEXT% Shoes resting on the golf course

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An incredibly comfortable golf shoe that looks fantastic

Specifications

Sizes: 3-14
Waterproof: Yes
Colors: 8+
Sole design: 4 spike sole
BOA option?: No