Breathability isn’t everything in a golf shoe, but for the sake of keeping those feet nice and cool during the scorching summer months, its nice to know footwear brands have put more focus on creating shoes that are comfortable on the back nine—and that means creating shoes that feature lightweight uppers that breathe easy and often.
You may not have the best back swing, but if you go with one of the following shoes, at least you will be more comfortable than your competition. Here are The 10 Most Breathable Golf Shoes Available Today.
No. 10 - Ecco Street Premiere
By far the most stylish golf shoe on the list, the Ecco Street Premiere isn't waterproof at all, but it is one of the more breathable golf shoes on the market today. The shoe is constructed from a thin distressed leather, with perforations along the sides to allow temperature regulation. If you're a golfer looking for all-day comfort, the Premiere will keep your feet nice and cool through 18 holes.
No. 9 - Nike TW '14
One of the best golf shoes around is also one of the most breathable. Coincidence? Don't think so. The latest signature shoe for Tiger Woods, the Nike TW '14, features updates on the upper that give it far better breathing properties than its predecessor. The shoe's waterproof microfiber synthetic leather upper may not show it, but the TW '14 is perforated in key areas to allow air flow. It also features a more comfortable mesh tongue that helps immensely with ventilation.
No. 8 - Oakley Cipher 2s
The standard Oakley Cipher 2s isn't all that breathable considering its main selling point is its waterproof capacity. But the 2s version (which is spikeless) of Oakley's latest golf shoe features a slightly tweaked upper to give it that necessary ventilation. It's constructed from a welded moisture-wicking textile and synthetic material that helps regulate temperature control by letting those dogs breathe easy. The shoe is covered in cooling zones to let air penetrate and keep the feet comfortable while you work on your back swing.
No. 7 - adidas adiCross Tour
A popular choice amongst tour players, the adidas adiCross Tour may not look all that breathable at first glance—since the shoe has a premium full-grain leather upper. But what you may not notice at first is the mesh paneling beneath the Three Stripes logo that offer your feet a window to the outside world, allowing them to breathe freely. The shoe also features a low-profile design, so your ankles aren't restricted.
No. 6 - FootJoy FJ Sport
A perforated leather upper, paired with a mesh liner combine to make the FJ Sport one of the more breathable spiked shoes on the market. In addition, the shoe also has mesh panels going from the toe, up to the tongue for even more ventilation during the warm summer months.
No. 5 - FootJoy Superlites Spikeless
If we didn't know any better, we'd think the Superlites Spikeless from FootJoy was a gym sneaker. But since we know better, it definitely belongs between the links. It features a stretchy mesh upper for breathability and comfort, along with a lightweight liner that allows air to penetrate through to your feet. The shoe's mesh tongue also works to enhance ventilation, so you can focus sinking that hole-in-one you've always dreamed of.
No. 4 - True Linkswear Sensei
Made for golf, but ready of anything, the Sense from True Linkswear is a lightweight cross-trainer designed for pure comfort between the links. A light synthetic mesh upper gives the Sensei excellent breathability, along with all-day comfort. The shoe is so versatile, True Linkswear even suggests using it as a running shoes. In fact, it has even been spotted at marathons.
No. 3 - Nike Lunar Ascend
The Nike Lunar Ascend doesn't get a whole lot of love compared to the Nike TW series, but in terms of breathability, the shoe is just as impressive, if not more. Built with a Hyperfuse upper for lightweight durability and breathability, the Lunar Ascend looks more like a running shoe than a golf one. Don't let its looks fool you though, this bad boy was made for the golf course.
No. 2 - Oakley Sabre
Waterproof, yet still breathable? Now that's the kind of shoe you want. Made from a synthetic and water-shedding textile upper, the Oakley Sabre helps protect your feet from the elements, while you focus on finding the fairway. The shoe is covered with mesh vent zone that allow air to penetrate through, but not moisture. The Sabre comes with an impact-absorbing EVA midsole for comfort, and a high-grip rubber outsole for proper traction.
No. 1 - Puma Faas Lite Mesh
If breathability is what you're after, this is the shoe you want. Weighing in at just 6.5 ounces, the Puma Faas LIte Mesh is a golf shoe in the body of a track spike. The lightest shoe in golf, the Faas Lite features an upper constructed from a thin, single layer mesh that reduces the weight of the shoe, while enhancing breathability. It also feature coolCELL technology designed to help regulate temperature so your feet stay cool and comfortable. An EcoOrthoLite sockliner offers yet another layer of lightweight breathability.