Last week we talked about the importance of getting ready for the 2017 golf season and to evaluate your golf club grips. This week it’s time to look at your golf shoes – most golfers will walk anywhere from three to five miles during an 18-hole round. If you play two rounds of golf a week, you would walk more than 500 miles a year. Due to swinging, twisting, torque, balance and walking on all kinds of turf and pavement, the need to replace your soft spikes increases even more.
Here are some helpful hints for taking care of your golf shoes and more importantly, your feet.
An advantage of two pair of shoes allows you to have waterproof shoes if you tend to play early morning when the dew is still on the ground or to have a “nicer” pair of shoes that you can wear to guest day events or for tournaments. Plus, most women golfers I know are experts at having multiple pair of shoes that “match every outfit!” Technology has come to golf shoes as well - designed to keep your feet comfortable and dry - while still looking good.
Finally, take a personal golf shoe inventory of your collection of golf shoes. Most golf manufacturers offer a one or two year waterproof warranty – meaning if your shoes are older than two years, you may benefit from investing in a new pair with a new waterproof warranty. Whether you replace spikes or purchase new shoes, make sure they are comfortable and keep your feet stable during your golf swing.