Golf shoes used to be a pretty boring affair. Plain leather, black, brown, or white. Occasionally saddle shoes, but that was it. Wingtips with nails on the bottom, basically.
While you may pine for golf’s more formal days, there’s no doubt we’ve never seen such a great variety of footwear on the market.
Think about what we see every week on the PGA Tour: Matt Kuchar in his Skechers, Justin Thomas in his FootJoy Classics, Rory McIlroy in his Nikes, Keegan Bradley in his Jordans. With the Tour as proving ground for what will sell at retail, it’s not surprising to see such a multiplicity of styles on the market.
Here’s a look at some of the best golf shoe releases of 2017:
Adidas Crossknit Boost
Foam midsole with patented Circle knit upper creates a distinct-looking, uniquely cozy looking golf shoe. Plenty of technology in a refreshed trainer-style shoe. $160
Adidas Gripmore 2 Summer White
Here’s a stylish pair of post-Memorial Day golf shoes for your collection: the adicross gripmore 2, Summer Whites edition. Casual, comfortable, perfect for your summer golfing. $120
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2005/06 Final Day
Seven points clear with a few games remaining wiped out? No worries, just win on the final day. Literally, that's it, just win. Nope. Spurs fucked it up in grand fashion by losing to West Ham which opened the door for you guessed it, Arsenal to sneak into the Champions League. Bloody hell it's almost beyond a joke. Source: The Telegraph
2016/17 Champions League
Spurs really got creative with this one, taking one of the easiest Champions League groups possible and failing to qualify from it before the final game was even played. Oh, and three of the matches took place at Wembley. This shit is too good. Source: The Mirror
2015/16 Final Day
Ho ho ho, happy St Totteringham's Day everybody! Tottenham very well may be the only team in world football to finish third in a two-horse race and by god, isn't that just the funniest thing you've ever heard? Essentially, Arsenal finished above Tottenham once again. Shock. Source: The Telegraph
1987 FA Cup Final
Coventry City 3-2 Tottenham Hotspur. That is all. Source: Getty Images
2009 League Cup Final
Losing in a final is one thing but bottling penalties is the ultimate sin. Jamie O'Hara and David Bentley, hang your heads in shame. Tut tut. Source: Daily Mail
2010 FA Cup Semi-Final
I mean come on, it was Portsmouth. It was lined up on a plate for Spurs and they literally just chucked it on the floor. Tremendous. Source: CNN