Martin Hopley
By Martin Hopley

All golf shoes are just the same aren't they? Well maybe in the past, but with the advent of street shoes, low profile shoes, natural motion shoes and high stability shoes among others, the type of shoe needs to match your swing and not just your style.

In order to find out the differences in stability between golf shoes I met up with Richard Fryer to explain the options in the FootJoy range and how to pick the right one.

With the new M: Project golf shoe, FootJoy have gone for a superlight, low support shoe and in our review we found that it was very comfortable but did not offer as much support as say the FootJoy Sport or FootJoy Icon. In turn the FootJoy XPS-1 golf shoe was the most stable shoe as it uses a special sole design to offer more lateral stability during the swing.

Most spikeless golf shoes such as the FootJoy Sport Spikeless and FootJoy Contour Casual offer higher levels of walking comfort but trade off a little stability and for some golfers this is a trade off that they are willing to make.

There is no way of accurately determining what type of shoe would suit you best without doing some trial and error, or spekaing to your local PGA Pro for advice.

One thing is for sure, the future of golf shoes is about picking the right type of shoe based on performance and not just style. And thankfully the choice of different shoe styles, weights and stability in the market has never been better.

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