Best golf shoes for 2021/2022

Best golf shoes for 2021/2022

The changing of the seasons is upon us and we are now headed for the final stretch of 2021. For many golfers in the northern hemisphere this means a change in footwear to accommodate the changing weather conditions. Those in a more constant climate it may be business as usual. For our group, it marks the point where we will begin tracking and ranking the new arrivals of golf footwear coming to market. And our Best golf shoes for 2021/2022 is where we will do it.

Similar to the format of our latest articles, we have drawn a line in the sand with our best golf shoes for 2021/2022. Now we intend to look forward. We will emphasize shoes coming onto market towards the second half of 2021 until about the same time next year.  For those of you who have been checking in lately this message may be a little repetitive. You can also take a look at some of our previous best of golf shoe listings for our views on earlier models if you dont find here yet what you are looking for. 

Since we are now looking forward the rankings here will be dynamic in that new products will be added and ranked as we have the chance to give them a look. The golf shoes for 2021/2022 rankings also is a general listing of the new shoes coming to the market. We will also be launching more targeted golf shoe rankings aimed at meeting specific golfers needs in the near future. So, if you are trying to satisfy one particular dimension don’t take for granted that it is at the top of this list.

Golf is no different than any sport or activity that involves being on your feet. When your feet hurt it distracts your focus from the job at hand. You quickly find yourself trying to find positions to minimize the discomfort. Your sore feet can end up having your complete swing in knots. We hope that our golf shoes for 2021/2022 rankings can help you find the golf shoes your feet deserve. Thus keeping your feet comfortable and your footwork under control resulting in your scores being where they should be.

Adidas ZG21 Motion Primegreen BOA Mid

adidas Men's ZG21 Motion Primegreen BOA Mid Cut Golf Shoes, Core Black/Screaming Green/Footwear White, 7

The ZG21 Motion Primegreen BOA Mid Golf Shoes are an additional are the latest iteration in Adidas’ highly successful Motion golf shoe line. If we begin with thew obvious, like the other shoes in this line, 50% of the upper is recycled content and the shoes contain No virgin polyester. So, if you want to feel good about being green and carbon footprints (no pun intended :-)) they are a good start.

They are made to accommodate a wide foot and they do so very well so for those golfers with less than an average foot width you really may find yourself swimming in them, especially towards the toe box. Having a relatively wide foot and a high arch I felt very comfortable wearing them. There are three color schemes and range in sizes from 7 to 15 including half sizes so there should be ample options for you to find the size and look you are looking for.

If you are familiar with the other iterations of the ZG21 Motion line there are no surprises with these. The Six-spike, Thintech TPU outsole manages to keep you locked in during adverse playing conditions and the waterproofing works very well, especially from a textile shoe. They are lightweight and won’t slow you down even during the longest days on the course. There is a lot of spring and cushioning that really does reduce the wear and tear on your feet during a day on the course.

This all leads to what separates this version from the other, the BOA lacing system. We had some back-and-forth discussions about them and really struggled to find any consensus in the group. My personal opinion was that regardless of the fact that the lacing system really did fit like a glove to my foot I had it in my head that I was wearing biking shoes. I definitely took some abuse here and maybe it is just my odd traditionalist lace them up mentality. I guess the easiest is just to say I am more used to laces on golf shoes despite the fact of having several pairs of BOA system biking shoes that I love. 

I do want to make it very clear. The comfort and performance are all there in the ZG21 Motion Primegreen BOA Mid Golf Shoes. Style is subjective and my hang ups definitely should not dissuade you from giving these a try. Adidas has been supplying the golf industry with top end options in footwear and gear for quite some time now and these ZG21’s are no different. 

ZG21 Motion Primegreen BOA Mid Golf Shoes
  • Comfort, stability and a micro-adjustable fit define these men's adidas golf shoes. A mid-cut waterproof upper hugs the foot for a supportive feel while the BOA Fit System ensures just the right fit with the turn of a dial. A Boost midsole charges every step with energy. A six-spike outsole lets you play through all conditions with confident footing. This product is made with Primegreen, a series of high-performance recycled materials.
  • Customizable fit
  • Micro-adjustable dial lace system
  • Engineered textile upper
  • INSITE sockliner and Lightstrike cushioning