Remember back in the old days, when playing a round of golf meant strapping on footwear that looked like a medieval torture device? You couldn’t even walk around the parking lot in those spikes, let alone the clubhouse. With the advent of soft spikes, the game changed. Gone was the pain of delaying your post-round beer and burger for a stop in the locker room. These days, the latest golf shoes are basically sneakers (except better, because you can play 18 holes in them). We’ve come a long way, baby.
Now, dress shoe designer Jack Erwin has entered the fray with a sleek leather option, and the game has changed again. The Golf Shoe, which is handcrafted in Portugal, would be just as at home on a restaurant patio as it is on the course. Your options are brunch-ready white or club-ready black – no change of shoes required either way.
The flexible, long-lasting outsole is made for comfort, durability, and traction — that means no more slipping around on impact. Water-resistant leather keeps the wet green from soaking through to your socks, while breathable mesh lining keeps sweat under control. Basically, this looks like a stylish sneaker but acts like a high-performance golf shoe. And we think the soft pebble-grain leather is perfectly on-theme for the U.S. Open in Pebble Beach, don’t you?
Sounds like we just gave you an excuse to buy a new pair of golf shoes.