Unless you are a good weather only golfer you know the discomfort of spending several hours with soaked feet. Then finally removing your shoes to feet that look prunes and spending the next days trying to get your shoes dry before the smell sets in. We sat down and put our 5 best golf shoes for rain on paper in the interest of trying to spare some of you from the discomfort.
While deciding on the entries we looked to find shoes that not only keep your feet dry but performed well on the course under these adverse conditions. Hopefully our recommendations will help you find your best golf shoes for rain and happiness for your feet.
Our 5 top picks
|Callaway CORONADO V2||Adidas ZG21 BOA||Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 2||Puma Ignite PWRADAPT||Sketchers GO GOLF Torque|
|Sizes||8-14||7-15||3.5 – 16||7-15||8-13|
|Fit||REG / WIDE||REG||REG||REG/WIDE||REG/XWIDE|
|Material||LEATHER / MICROFIBER||SYNTHETIC||LEATHER||MESH||SYNTHETIC|
|Buy on Amazon||Buy on Amazon||Buy on Amazon||Buy on Amazon||Buy on Amazon|
Callaway Coronado V2 – Best golf shoes for rain
- Highly breathable
- Optimal Traction
- 8-14 Size range
- Regular and Wide fit options
- Opti-dri microfiber leather upper
- 2 Year limited waterproof warranty
BGG.com User Review Rating 4.8/5
This time the Callaway Coronado V2 takes top and is our choice for the best golf shoe for rain. As we mentioned in our best golf shoes for men rankings this is a great shoe and has everything you need to keep your feet dry and your feet in place. For those who did not read our previous comments on the Coronado V2 here is what we said….
In our small group here, there are actually a couple of pairs in play and I personally still have the V1 as part of my shoe lineup and would lean heavily replacing them with the V2 when it is time.
What you are getting first off is an extremely comfortable shoe. I have no complaints with the original version and Callaway has taken it a level further. But where we see the shoe excelling is the grip and support offered from the 9 spike TPU Fusion-Lite™ outsole. When you are playing in less-than-optimal conditions is where you will appreciate the Coronado V2 the most. You are able to swing with confidence knowing your shoes will remain locked in and in balance.
The microfiber leather upper keeps the water out and your feet dry in very wet conditions so you are spending less time thinking about your feet and more time focusing on the golf ahead.
There are three color options with a little more flare than the original and with sizes from 8-14 in both a regular and wide fit most golfers will find their size. For a shoe with the quality and features of the Coronado V2 the retail price is significantly less than some of our other top shoes making Callaway’s entry a very attractive option for those looking to save a few dollars and still get their feet in a top end shoe.
Callaway Coronado V2’s key selling points:
- Waterproof opti-dri™ microfiber leather upper
- CounterLok™ heel stabilizer for additional support during the swing
- ForgedFoam™ midsole for superior comfort and performance
- Opti-vent™ mesh liner for breathability and heat management
- 7mm Molded PU insole for superior comfort
DURABILITY & TRACTION
- 9 Spike TPU Fusion-Lite™ outsole for maximum stability and control
Our Runner Up – Best golf shoes for rain
In previous articles we have already mentioned that adidas is just doing it right with regards to their golf shoe lineup in recent years and their entry, the Adidas ZG21 BOA, for the best golf shoes for rain is no different.
The Waterproof Sprintskin synthetic upper is a lightweight four-layered innovative construction. It combines layers of textiles and polyurethane films to provide optimal resistance from moisture keeping the inner layers dry so your feet remain comfortable.
When you combine a lightweight Sprintskin upper with an Ultra-light Stability Fin for increased lateral stability and an Ultra-thin TPU outsole to optimize grip you end up with extremely light shoe packed with performance. Quantitively the ZG21 BOA is approximately 20% lighter than their similar previous models and when walking for soggy wet fairways being light on your feet is highly desirable.
We felt the biggest drawback for the ZG21 keeping it from taking our top spot was the fact that is currently is only available in a regular size version which may be problematic for some of us wide feet golfers and the price is retailed somewhat higher than the Coronado V2. They are far from a narrow shoe so a half size up may make all the difference for many.
There is a lot of fanfare backing this shoe from tour players and regular golfers alike and we could not find anything that would be to the contrary and this is why the ZG21 BOA has made it to our runner up for best golf shoes for rain rankings.
Adidas ZG21 BOA
- Regular fit
- Micro-adjustable, dial-based fit system
- Waterproof Sprintskin synthetic upper
- INSITE® sockliner
- Lightstrike cushioning
- Boost midsole
- Six-cleat Thintech TPU outsole
- BGG.com User Review Rating 4.7/5
Adidas ZG21 BOA ‘s key selling points:
A confident swing comes with stability and comfort. The low, secure feel of the adidas ZG21 BOA Golf Shoes provides a solid foundation for a powerful, accurate drive. A hybrid Lightstrike and Boost midsole charges each step with energy and a lightweight feel. The BOA® Fit System enables a quick, micro-adjustable fit. The waterproof upper keeps feet dry through damp conditions.
This product is made with recycled content as part of our ambition to end plastic waste. 20% of pieces used to make the upper are made with minimum 50% recycled content.
The BOA® Fit System’s lightweight yet durable Li2 dial platform provides multi-directional tightening and loosening that modulates tension with enhanced speed and effortless execution.
CAN’T STOP. WON’T STOP.
The incredible energy return of adidas Boost is created by fusing together energy capsules, giving you the power to keep your feet moving
Six-cleat Thintech construction brings you close to the ground for better transfer, balance and stability, and consistent ball striking with increased power.
Our other top picks – Best golf shoes for rain
Our last podium place for the best golf shoes for rain is the Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 2. Not only is the shoe one of the best performing shoes in our ranking its looks are in a class of its own. While it may be a classic silhouette styled shoe the lines, colors, tech and wow are all Nike.
Nike teamed with Golfer Rory McIlroy to optimize not only the feel, grip and performance of the Air Zoom Victory Tour 2 but also its look. They are extremely comfortable as the supple full grained leather, react foam and Zoom air units all do their part in making it a smooth ride.
It is almost a shame to trounce around in the wet and soggy fairways in a shoe that looks this good but this is why we are here and they do their part to keep you in control during all of your swings with a hybrid outsole design combining an integrated traction pattern with 7 removable spikes.
With sizes starting at 3.5 and up to 16 it is hard to imagine someone not fining their size although there is still currently only a regular fit option available. The fit is true to size so for those with wider feet some attention might need to be given to finding the size that works best for you. The suggested retail price, while not the most expensive on our list, is still premium priced but the look and feel of these shoes would not leave you feeling you have overspent.
Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 2
- Moulded heel cup helps support and stabilize your foot
- Internal foam pods cushion your heel
- Optimal traction
- Extreme comfort
- 7 removable spike system
- 2-year waterproof warranty
- 2 colors: White/Metallic Platinum/Black
- BGG.com User Review Rating 4.4/5
Air Zoom Victory Tour 2’s key selling points:
CLASSIC LOOK. INNOVATIVE PERFORMANCE.
Staying true to the sophistication of its predecessor, the Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 2 brings cutting-edge innovation to a classic silhouette. The updated design pairs supple, sophisticated leather with hidden performance details, like Zoom Air and exceptional traction—so you can play at your best from teebox 1 to the 18th green.
Sophisticated and Supportive
Full-grain leather has a supple feel and a sophisticated look. An internal strap stretches over your foot then locks you in, conforming to its shape.
A Zoom Air unit is stitched directly to the upper instead of being set into foam, so it responds to every step. A full-length plate beneath the Air unit helps increase stability and energy return. Nike React foam under the heel delivers an extremely smooth ride.
Hybrid outsole design combines integrated traction with 7 removable spikes for optimal gripping power. The data-driven design delivers best-in-class traction in a variety of conditions.
The Puma Ignite PWRADAPT caged golf shoe is next up on our best golf shoes for rain rankings. It is a mouthful to say but it is a great shoe from a brand that may not be as popular as some of the other names in golf footwear.
This shoe has been designed with support and grip in mind. The PWRCAGE saddle is essentially a mini boot within the shoe that tightens the “cage” as you lace and tighten up. This external layer provides maximum support while inner layered Adaptive Fit System conforms to the contours of your foot extremely well. When we gave them a try, I was surprised how little friction and wear my foot felt despite not having broken the shoes in before.
When you add in the lightweight materials used for construction of the Ignite PWRADAPT you are left with a shoe that feels like it is almost an interrelated part of your foot. This high degree of support is critical in keeping your foot stable. Then the GripZone Traction and Tornado cleats do the rest of the work. They have created a bottom of the shoe that really digs in when needed allowing you to be able to swing freely and transition the power through your swing. You are able to keep focus on what is going on infront of you and not worry about your footwork.
The Ignite PWRADAPT is a little lighter of a shoe than some of our other entries and while they do come with a 1-year waterproof warrantee it would not be my choice for a winter golf shoe or in a monsoon but they more than do the job and keep your feet dry and warm in summer shower weather. Regular and wide fit options are available with eight color schemes so you are sure to find a shoe that meets your sizing and fashion demands.
Puma Ignite PWRADAPT
- Performance Flat Knit Mesh
- PRO-FIT INSOLE
- Adaptive Fit System
- PRO-FORM TPU
- GripZone Traction
- 7 Tornado Cleats
- 1 Year Waterproof
- Regular and wide fit options
- Size 7-15
- Fit: slightly long, consider going down ½ size
- BGG.com User Review Rating 4.5/5
Puma Ignite PWRADAPT ‘s key selling points:
PWRCAGE ULTIMATE SUPPORT
360-degrees of support around your midfoot for unmatched stability.
An internal bootie encompassing your foot is combined with an external bootie to ensure your feet are fully supported in high-wear areas. Refined, anatomical last shape provides excellent fit and ample forefoot volume.
Ignite Foam – revolutionary and proprietary new foam provides energy return, responsive comfort, stable cushioning, and superior step-in comfort.
SUPERIOR ENERGY RETURN
Midsole foam provides energy return, responsive comfort and stable cushioning.
Pro-Form TPU – Premium TPU outsole compound provides excellent performance, grip, and abrasion resistance on all surfaces.
ERGONOMICALLY DESIGNED TRACTION
GripZone Traction – anatomically positioned flex grooves that allow your foot to move naturally while providing essential support for unrivaled connection with the ground.
Tornado cleats – grip the ground underneath your feet, giving you the ultimate ground-feel and unbeatable traction.
proprietary sole system – provides revolutionary 3-dimensional traction and cushioning for ultimate performance and comfort.
The last entry on our best golf shoes for rain are Sketchers GO GOLF Torque golf shoes. We believe that for many golfers out there you are not looking to invest a lot of money in a golf shoes that will be used to walk through the mud and there is a very good argument for it. Many of my golf group have a pair of golf shoes that are just meant to get out there and get the job done.
They will keep your feet dry and you standing upright. Are they the shoes that have the most bells and whistles? NO…. the most tech? NO…. but considering they may be approximately 30% of the cost of a premium golf shoe they more deliver a price quality ratio that is worth it and more.
Available in regular and extra wide options there will be a pair that work on your feet so if you are looking for a decent golf shoe to muck up and get the job done at the same time we suggest you give the Sketchers GO GOLF Torque a look, they may just surprise you.
Sketchers GO GOLF Torque
- H2GO™ Shield waterproof protection with one-year warranty
- Replaceable Softspikes® for maximum grip featuring Stealth PIN system
- Lightweight, responsive ULTRA FLIGHT® cushioning
- High-rebound Goga Max cushioned insole
- Smooth synthetic nearly seamless upper
- Molded rubber grip bottom plate
- 3/4-inch heel
- BGG.com User Review Rating 4.7/5
GO GOLF Torque’s key selling points:
Add stability to every swing with the Skechers GO GOLF® Torque shoe. A sleek and classic design with replaceable Softspikes®, ULTRA FLIGHT® cushioning and Skechers H2GO™ waterproof protection.
This year I am tracking all the balls I find during my golf rounds to come up with this years winner of the OFF PIST GOLF BALL OF THE YEAR. If you would like to see if any of our recommendations strayed from the fairway come take a look.