Pros And Their Kicks: The Best Golf Shoes In The Game

The best golf shoes in the game – the best golf shoe game, if you will – undoubtedly belongs to one Justin Thomas.

The dude just slays in his FootJoy Classics, week after week. But, if you’re in the under-20 set/are a big fan of the Back to the Future self-lacing shoes, you’re probably weak in the knees for Rickie Fowler’s high-tops.

These two examples of strong shoe game on the PGA Tour are likely foremost among barstool discussions of kicks on the course. But what are the other high-profile players striding the PGA Tour’s manicured fairways in?

Read on for a quick look at the top pros and their kicks.

Phil Mickelson

(Photo source: Twitter)

Lefty likes them exotic leathers! Lizard. Crocodile. Gator. Dodo bird if he can find it. You’ll rarely see Phil the Thrill without a belt-and-shoe combo that would cost most Americans several months pay. Custom all the way for this gentleman of the game.

Matt Kuchar

(Photo source: Skechers)

The butt of innumerable Skechers jokes from the savages at No Laying Up, Kuchar has been a spokesperson for the brand for the past several seasons. As such, you’ll only see him sliding in the back door for top-10 finishes with one brand on his feet.

Brooks Koepka

(Photo source: NIke)

Since joining the Nike stable, Brooks Koepka has laced up whatever the Swoosh’s spiked model of the moment is. He’s a Nike Lunar Command 2 loyalist at the moment.

Rickie Fowler

(Photo source: Puma)

While Puma’s poster boy doesn’t always wear high-tops, these Titan Tour Ignite High-Tops he’s worn on occasion this season have generated all the #buzz Puma hoped for and more.

Jason Day

(Photo source: Twitter)

Jason Day followed Dick Fowler’s lead at the British Open this year when he laced up these Air Jordan I PE shoes. He’s generally a Nike Lunar Control Vapor man, however.

Rory McIlroy

(Photo source: Nike)

Rors slides his feet into Nike Lunar Control Vapor shoes more often than not when he steps onto a golf course. Interestingly, he’s the best player in the world to go with a “spikeless” shoe. The soles feature Nike Articulated Integrated Traction, which basically looks like a spiny snake.

Justin Thomas

(Photo source: FootJoy)

While most high-profile pros opt for (their sponsors push for) sporty, sneaker-style looks, Justin Thomas prefers a classic look. Thomas FootJoy Classics are some of the sickest kicks in the game.

Hideki Matsuyama

Whatever shoes Hideki Matsuyama was wearing at the Memorial in June, let’s hope he’s moved on to something a little quieter. (He didn’t, Matsu still wears Asics GreenFiL shoes)

Jordan Spieth

(Photo source: Under Armour)

Spieth Ones, baby! Under Armour unveiled Jordan Spieth’s signature shoes in 2016. UA markets the Ones as “Complete comfort. Absolute precision” and “Ultra Sleek Lightweight Comfort.” So there.

Dustin Johnson

(Photo source: adidas)

While DJ doesn’t have a shoe bearing his name, he did have a hand in the redesign of the Adidas Tour360, which just went on sale. Sprintskin technology, anyone?

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