For those of you who have not heard of them, Duca Del Cosma are an upmarket Italian shoe brand that specialises in spikeless golf shoes.
You might be hearing a bit more from them in the future as they are giving their range a big push in the UK this year and therefore I thought I would check out the Camelot shoe.
It has a fairly classic look with a brogue pattern and you can get it in the white/cognac shown here or an eye catching white/lemon colourway - and these are two of the more restrained Duca Del Cosma designs.
Beneath the leather upper is a waterproof and breathable membrane to keep your feet dry in all conditions. The leather feels high quality and breaks in easily over a round or two to provide good support.
The polyurethane insole is comfortable, about medium depth and can be removed if required. It is a little bit on the shiny side like a normal designer shoe, so does not grip your sock as much as maybe a sports shoe does and that gives you an idea of the angle that Duca Del Cosma comes to golf from.
Beneath this is the PU sole that comprises of a TPU support board under the heel and midfoot and three channels cut under the forefoot to help the shoe flex as you walk.
There are two versions of the outsole on Duca Del Cosma and on this Camelot shoe I have got the SkyFlex outsole that I am assured has 383 rectangular nubs creating 3,064 traction points during the swing.
Across the forefoot there are also 7 channels to aid flexing either side of the white S-channel that will allow your foot to move laterally during the swing.
Quite a few manufacturers do this long central channel and I am a fan of it and it works well with the nodules to create what is quote a very solid feeling sole unit, especially around the heel which can feel quite firm on a hard surface.
The SkyFlex sole provided good grip for me and the design didn't seem to pick up much grass, although in soft conditions you do get a lot of mud in between the grips, so a blast with an air-pressure cleaner should clean it out.
The other sole option is the Airplay VI that is lighter and has a more nodule based design, so you can pick and choose the one you prefer.
The Duca Del Cosma Camelot has a relatively low profile design and a rounded toe shape as these things go, but the longer than average tongue and lacing section makes it easy to ensure you get a good fit.
The aim is for these shoes to be worn on and off the course and you can see the continental design background here, as you could walk out of your house in these, go to the course and wear them all the way home again.
They seem as equally at home on each surface and they feel more like a designer shoe that does golf than performance shoe from a sports background. That said the golfing performance is good, but I am not sure whether they can go more off course than the clubhouse as the designs are pretty out there.
They are at the top of the price range, but in terms of quality materials and build they do justify it, so for a quality pair of spikeless golf shoes that will stand out with a bit of Italian style then Duca Del Cosma is worth stepping out for.