Best Golf Shoes For Seniors

All of the senior golfers I play with are out on the course at least 3 times a week. Also, these guys walk everywhere, even in the insane heat of Thailand. They need their golf shoes to be comfortable and durable. They can't wear out after 10 rounds and need to provide the support to a body which maybe isn't what it used to be.

I've looked at what my more seasoned golf pals are wearing and found some of the most comfortable golf shoes for seniors you can buy today. We've got spikeless golf shoes, modern golf shoes and more traditional golf shoes to cover all the bases.

Let's take a look at where your money is best spent and make those new golf shoes work for you on the golf course!

Best Golf Shoes For Seniors 2022

Best all round golf shoe made from quality materials

ecco h4 boa

Steve on my YouTube channel is massive fan of Ecco shoes. I've always heard people raving about how comfortable they are, but I was never that into the look of them in the past. Freddy Couples put the original Biom Hybrid golf shoes on the map when he started playing golf in them on TV, and Ecco struggled to get the Yak leather needed to keep up with the demand for these spikeless golf shoes.

The Biom Hybrid Boa Gore Tex Waterproof golf shoes have every feature you want in a shoe for seniors. First and foremost, they look great, and come in a variety of colors to suit any taste. They are a more modern looking golf shoe, but age is just a number and senior golf shoes don't need to look like they were made 100 years ago. They are versatile golf shoes in that you can wear them on and off the course and look and feel great.

The Boa fit adjustment feature is a complete godsend for older guys who suffer from a bad back and other conditions which can cause their feet to swell up when playing. You can tighten or loosen these shoes with a twist of the Boa controller without having to bend down for a lengthy period of time, and you can fine tune the perfect fit. This just isn't a feature you will find in a traditional golf shoe.

Out on the golf course, these shoes have you covered in terms of grip and keeping out the water. They are a spikeless shoe, but they are super stable, even in the wettest and greasiest of conditions. With Gore Tex technology included, you know you're getting the best waterproof golf shoes you can buy, while knowing that they will be really breathable and reduce sweating.

If spikes are your thing, the G5 model is essentially the same shoe but with replaceable soft spikes on the sole.

Easily the best golf shoes you can buy and they last for a long, long time. 

Pros

  • Supreme comfort
  • Stable throughout the golf swing
  • Gore Tex water proofing
  • Boa fit technology for the perfect fit
  • Soft premium yak leather

Cons

  • Price, but they last for ever

Look great these bad boys on or off the course

footjoy contour casual golf shoes

FootJoy have always made great shoes. For seniors, they made the pretty much bomb proof Aqualite range which would last for hundreds of rounds and perform time and time again. The problem with those "traditional" shoes is that they look a bit drab and boring. With the Contour Causal, FootJoy have got with the times while still keeping the needs of the senior golfer in mind.

This is another spikeless golf shoe, and has the laid back styling of a sneaker. Each colour combination is eye catching, and you know that you're getting the materials of premium golf shoes you'd expect from FootJoy.

The appeal of these shoes is that you can easily wear them on or off the golf course. They won't look out of place with a pair of jeans or dressed up a bit more for a smart casual event. The golf shoe market has had to adapt to these needs as golf clubs have began to relax their dress codes and become more accepting of sneakers and other athletic shoes in and around the club house.

I think the Contour casuals will become a classic golf shoe in time and a silhouette other brands try to imitate. 

Pros
  • Look at home on or off the golf course
  • Most versatile golf shoes tested
  • Great grip from the soft spikes
  • Competitive pricing

Cons

  • Not the most waterproof golf shoes

Guaranteed comfortable golf shoes from Skechers

skechers go elite pro sl

Like Ecco, Skechers were best know for their standard shoe offerings before they entered the golf shoe market. Many seniors jumped at the chance to wear Skechers golf shoes as they knew they would give them the fit, support and quality they were used to, at a price point they could afford.

Most Skechers shoes are basically tweaked versions of their sneakers and these designs make great golf shoes. The Elite Tour SL is more of a specialist golf shoe model, but still has that trademark Skechers look and feel. You get some nice color choices to suit your taste and the materials used look and feel of high quality.

My buddy Mike has two pairs of these shoes and loved that they didn't require any breaking in, they were ready to go straight out of the box.

The shoes feature a premium leather upper with H2GO shield seam-sealed waterproof protection. The low drop design keeps your feet low to the ground in a neutral position which really helps seniors with more static swings. The UltraFlight cushioning provides premium levels of comfort.

Pros
  • Comfort straight from the box
  • Great waterproof golf shoes
  • Good option for guys who don't normally wear spikeless golf shoes
  • A few color options

Cons

  • White version does discolour over time

Best low spin high launch hybrid clubs

UA hovr 2 golf shoe

The Cobra RADSPEED Hybrid looks the bomb. I really like the bright yellow detailing  and these clubs definitely have bag appeal out on the golf course.

The design delivers low spin, high launch, and forgiveness with Cobra's front-biased Radial Weighting system. Two 6 gram weights are placed in the front of the club head with a further 7 gram weight in the back,  creating balance for a super low spin shot with high launch. Jim who writes for the site plays with a senior who games these clubs and his long game has been revolutionised. He was struggling massively with his 5 iron and switched to the 21 degree model of the RADSPEED and now he's a demon from 180 yards.  

Hollow split rails placed at front of the club create 70% more flex from heel to toe, giving you a greater launch with faster ball speeds. A forged insert is thinner and more flexible for even more ball speed and greater stopping power into greens. Two Baffler sole rails prevent digging for better shots out of tougher lies, rough, or bunkers.

This is much more pricey than the Cobra Air X featured above and is aimed at the senior who has a more consistent swing and more speed. If that's you, I don't think you can look past this club. 

Pros
  • Radial Weighting – clever placement of weight enhances speed, forgiveness, and ball flight
  • Baffler rails on the sole for better turf interaction 
  • Forged face insert is thinner and more flexible for faster ball speeds and higher launch

Cons

  • Not adjustable - choose the right loft for you 

Save your back with easy to close velcro laces

skechers back 9 golf shoe

OK, these might not look the best, but if you struggle with a bad back, who cares? The velcro on top makes it super easy to put these shoes on and just as easy to take them off. Adjusting the fit is also a breeze. The spikes on the bottom are still soft but super substantial and will give you all of the traction you will ever need. 

These shoes are for a very specific sub set of senior golfer, but they shouldn't be overlooked. 

Pros
  • Really easy to put on 
  • Super soft feel
  • Excellent spikes for traction 

Cons

  • Not the best looking shoe
  • Only for a specific subset of senior golfer

Final thoughts on best golf shoes for senior golfers

Just because you're a "senior" it doesn't mean you have to compromise on style when it comes to your golf shoes. The options in this list have been chosen because they're obviously great options, but because they will suit the needs of a wide range of different seniors. I hope you can find the best shoes for your or at least get some inspiration. 

Last Updated on October 19, 2022 by Matt