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Best premium golf shoes 2021/2022

Best premium golf shoes 2021/2022

Our best premium golf shoes 2021/2022 rankings represent the golf shoes that we feel are the best of the best. Of course, the top end of the spectrum almost always comes with a top end price. We set our benchmark at a RRSP of around USD 200 and up for our premium category.

Unlike many of the other golf shoe categories we will not be splitting the range by other characteristics like spikes or waterproofing. These will just be what we feel are the top premium choices on the market. 

All of our new golf shoe rankings lists are dynamic and limited to our top 3. Meaning, the lists may grow and/or change throughout the next 12-month period depending on what new products come to market. We do track all of the shoes we review in our best golf shoes for 2021/2022 rankings. So, if you don’t see what you are looking for here then you can always take a look.

We are paying more attention to the products launched later in the calendar year as the starting point for our consideration. We have noticed that several manufacturers tend to follow this lifecycle for their golf shoe lines so we will follow. Then come this time next year we will move everything forward to our 2022/2023 rankings.

We have recently expanded our foot print into the realm of social media. Now thebestgolfgear can be found on both Instagram and Twitter.  To help keep our readers up to date we plan to add notices of our new reviews and changes to our rankings lists on both platforms in the near future.  So if you want to keep updated on what’s happening then feel free to follow us.

So, if you are looking a premium pair of golf shoes and willing to spend that extra dollar to keep your feet as happy as possible then this is a good place to start your search.


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. 

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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


PUMA Proadapt Delta Mid Golf Shoes

Puma Men's Proadapt Delta Mid Golf Shoe, Black-Quiet Shade, 7

The PUMA Proadapt Delta Mid right away separates itself from most other golf shoes on the market. Few manufacturers have a mid-cut golf shoe on the market and we have yet to come across one that performs better. Based on its stylish looks and excellent performance it is very possible that this shoe is a trend setter. We would not be surprised seeing other manufacturers entering the segment in the future.

The mid cut adds extra support to a PUMA’s very well-designed PROADAPT DELTA cleated outsole keeping you locked in your swing in all conditions. The extra length seals the off foot better leading to even less moisture access. When coupled with the waterproof premium full grained leather you also get a great wet weather shoe. All told you really have a shoe that handles all conditions on the golf course.

We would advise you to consider half sizing up. We did find these shoes too have a little give once used for a few rounds but especially with a wider foot shape they do run small. Three color schemes are available and sizes range from size 7 to 13 with half sizes available. The Proadapt Delta’s features include:

  • FULL-GRAIN ATLANTIS LEATHER
  • ADAPTIVE FIT SYSTEM
  • ADAPT-WRAP Tongue
  • PRO-FIT INSOLE
  • MOLDED COMFORT COLLAR
  • ADAPT FOAM
  • Topline Chassis
  • PROADAPT OUTSOLE
  • PWRADAPT
  • DUAL-DUROMETER TORNADO CLEAT
  • PROADAPT LAST 
  • 1-YEAR WATERPROOF

This is a premium golf shoe and falls in the premium price ranges lower end. But the quality and performance does justify the attached price tag. If you are looking for added support, willing to try something new, or just want a great golf shoe we suggest you give them a try.

PUMA Proadapt Delta Mid Golf Shoe
  • ADAPT FOAM-Puma Golf's all new foam provides stable cushioning, excellent dimensional stability and both high energy return and ground feel
  • IGNITE FOAM-Revolutionary and proprietary midsole foam provides energy return, responsive comfort, stable cushioning, and superior step-in comfort
  • ADAPTIVE FIT SYSTYEM-An internal bootie encompassing your foot is combined with an external bootie to ensure your feet are fully supported in high-wear areas
  • IGNITE FOAM-Revolutionary and proprietary midsole foam provides energy return, responsive comfort, stable cushioning, and superior step-in comfort
  • PROADAPT OUTSOLE-Tour proven full length TPU outsole provides next level traction and support throughout your swing, while flex-groves in key areas improves natural movement and provides unrivaled comfort for walking all day