Are you a golf shoe-aholic?
Golf shoes that fit your game are a key component in your success on the golf course. I know a few people who try to play in sneakers, but not me. I need all the support and stability I can get when I swing that golf club. No slipping or sliding, thank you very much. And I want my shoes to look good. It’s not possible to buy enough shoes to match every outfit, although I know a few people who make a good attempt at it. But finding a comfortable golf shoe that’s hip and stylish is not always easy.
Recently I received a pair of really beautiful golf shoes from ECCO. I had hoped to review them myself but the size the ECCO people sent were just a little too big for me. (When it comes to fitting my feet to shoes, I almost always have to try them on!) But I was lucky enough to get one of my golfing friends, Fran, willing to test and review the new shoes out on the course.
The ECCO Women’s Life Street Bootie – It’s a very pretty shoe and Fran’s first reaction was super positive. ECCO has a reputation for always producing a great product, that’s well made and with that special touch that makes their shoes distinctive. This shoe has a leather upper which she reported was very comfortable, and they use something they call Hydromax technology for stability and grip. For that “extra something” they added a metallic finish that makes the shoe actually sparkle! Fran admits to being a shoe-aholic! so she was impressed. Price tag is $180.
She wore the shoes for a round or two and liked the shoe overall. The one thing Fran was not fond of was the height of the counter. That’s the side of the shoe from sole to ankle and on this Bootie style shoe it is as high or even higher than what you’d find in an athletic sneaker.
“I wear a lot of shorts when I play golf, so the Bootie style isn’t something I like wearing with shorts. The shoes look great with long pants, but not with shorts, at least not for me. I won’t wear them in the warmer months, but they’ll be fine when the weather is cool.”
I guess it all comes down to a matter of taste. If you like the Bootie look, you’ll love these ECCO golf shoes. The same style comes in white as well as the tan and the company has similar styles with a lower counter if you prefer that look. You should check out the ECCO Golf Shoe website for more styles and information.
What do you look for in a golf shoe? Do you buy a pair based on looks, price, brand? Add your comment.