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Best Women’s Spikeless Golf Shoes of 2023

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Best Women’s Spikeless Golf Shoes of 2023

They say “good shoes take you good places” and if walking into the clubhouse with a score better than the last one counts as a good place, consider me convinced. 

Every year, the search for the right golf equipment can seem close to impossible with the number of options, styles and promises of a bigger and better game…even from a pair of shoes. 

With about seven million women in the game just in the U.S., companies are starting to catch on that women’s golf shoes are a priority.

For those of you searching for your mom, sister, daughter or girlfriend, we tried on a lot of what the industry has to offer in the spikeless shoe department and there are some stars in the lineup. But a few didn’t fair as favorably. 

The adidas solarmotion BOA is the best women's golf shoe for 2023

Women’s Spikeless Shoe Buying Considerations

Here are a few simple tips to keep in mind when searching for the right women’s spikeless golf shoe.

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Traction

In testing, we found that traction was a concern with ladies, especially those with a higher swing speed. While a spikeless shoe can seem like it won’t keep your grounded through your swing, some of 2023’s top performers excelled with keeping you glued where it matters, even in damp conditions. Looking for better traction, no matter the weather? Give the adidas Solarmotion BOA a peek or the Ecco S3 for a swampier round.

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Cost Versus. Performance

Some of this season’s higher-priced items didn’t take a spot on the leaderboard. When finding the best shoe for your budget that will also provide performance, check out the Inesis WW500s or adidas W Codechaos 22s.

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Width

If you’re a player who has a wider or more narrow foot than the average person, take note of which shoes are available in a variety of widths and sizes. Testing shows that, no matter the structure of your foot, a slightly wider toe box allows for a more stable swing and more comfort. If you’re curious about finding a better fit, the Payntr X003s and Skechers Go Golf Max 2s might be your best purchase.

Best Women’s Spikeless Golf Shoes 2023 – Results

Product
ElementsTractionComfortStabilityTotal
adidas Solarmotion BOA3rd1st6th1st93.0
Payntr X0038th2nd3rd2nd92.0
ECCO S32nd8th4th3rd91.5
Skechers Go Golf Max 29th8th1st4th89.5
Nike React Ace Tour 1st11th9th4th87.5
Skechers Go Golf Elite 5 GF11th14th1st9th84.5
adidas Code Chaos 229th3rd12th6th84.0
adidas Zoysia14th13th5th6th83.5
FootJoy Fuel Sport5th3rd9th11th83.5
ECCO Tray5th14th12th6th81.5
Puma Ignite Malibu5th5th14th9th79.5
Inesis WW50017th5th8th11th79.5
Under Armour Charged Breathe 211th8th16th13th75.5
Puma GS-Fast3rd14th17th13th75.0
Callaway Coronado V215th14th9th18th75.0
New Balance Fresh Foam Breathe20th14th6th16th74.0
FootJoy Traditions 11th5th19th17th70.5
Olukai Wailea16th19th15th19th68.5
Nike Ace Summerlite19th11th18th13th66.0
Olukai Kawela18th20th19th19th60.5

Spikeless Shoe Features That Matter

Elements

NIKE and ECCO both make good women's spikeless golf shoes.

If you don’t consider yourself a fair-weather golfer and are looking to squeeze in a round no matter what, finding shoes that won’t leave you with soggy socks is essential to a successful score. 

This was the year we felt manufacturers took into consideration that Ecco had been leading the pack when it came to utilizing materials like GORE-Tex and similar waterproof materials. 

The NIKE Ace Tour React earned the highest mark in inclement weather with their new mudguard wrapping that seals out morning dew or the remnants of an overnight storm. The Ecco S3 is the next most reliable shoe in dicey conditions.

Comfort

True to size? Half a size too small? A tad too big? The fit of your golf shoe is essential when it comes to making your best decision. 

Let us be the first to say that brand names and fashion-forward choices don’t always land you in the right pair. Carrie Bradshaw may have had her love affair with Mr. Blahnik but when it comes to walking 18 holes, we need a little more than a kitten heel and a prayer to get us through. 

If you’re looking for your most comfortable options, the Skechers Go Golf Max 2 and Go Golf Elite 5 came out on top. For a more modern look, try the Payntr X003 if you’re a player who gets their fair share of steps in from tee to green.  

Stability

PAYNTR is among the best women's spikeless golf shoes for 2023.

Keeping your ankles secure and allowing for just the right amount of movement is what makes a spikeless shoe valuable. The adidas Solarmotion BOA are a great place to start. Ease of use and dependability from BOA technology keeps you locked in without unnecessary constriction or friction. The Payntr X003 performs in the stability category due to its lace-locking design to keep your heels in place even through some of your most powerful swings. 

Some Spikeless Shoe Tips 

BOA is a trend in women's spikeless golf shoes and offers a nice lacing solution.
  • Women’s shoes may wear in different places than men’s. It’s important to keep an eye on the material around the heel of the shoe due to the more narrow construction. If you tend to blister or walk most of your rounds, go for a more cushioned heel bed for more durability and longer wear.
  • If you’re looking for a simple and clean streetwear-inspired style, the Olukai Wailea is great for clubhouse activities or transitioning from range to cocktails. 
  • Whether you choose spiked or spikeless, have your foot measured to ensure you’re buying the proper size.
  • In general, spikeless shoes are easier on turf than the more aggressively spiked shoes. If you want your superintendent and the golfers behind your group to like you, go spikeless.
  • Golfers looking for increased breathability should consider designs with a “knit” textile structure. Not only are knit/textile shoes breathable and lightweight but most are waterproof despite the mesh-like material. The adias Zoysia and Fresh Foam Breathe from New Balance are your best bets. 
How much should I spend on a shoe? 

While it’s possible to find a well-designed, full-featured golf shoe for around $80, most top performers sell for around $150 and up. Golfers who play just a few times a year may be able to find a suitable option for less. Our two cents? Never skimp on comfort to save a buck.

Will a men’s shoe perform the same for me?

It’s important to consider that women’s and men’s shoes are built with different shapes, fit and weight placement. Women’s shoes tend to have a wider toe box that narrows towards the heel. In addition, the angle of women’s hips (Q-Angle) typically results in different wear patterns (compared to men) as well. This can sometimes mandate different materials and modified designs for women’s options.

What is the main feature I should look for when buying a spikeless shoe?

Comfort is by far the most important factor, followed by traction. Stability is also an important consideration but different golfers require different levels of security. Only after you have those three considerations covered should style factor into the decision.

Is BOA/DISC technology better than laces?

BOA and DISC technology are less prevalent in spikeless designs. Some golfers prefer modern closure systems to traditional laces but it’s certainly not a universal choice. In addition, users of BOA and DISC report a tendency for their shoes to loosen throughout their round. Although it’s not a big deal to re-tighten, who wants to worry about it? Also consider that if a shoelace breaks, it’s easily replaceable whereas warranty replacements for other closure systems can take some time.

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2023

adidas W Solarmotion BOA Golf Shoes Review

93 overall

The Bottom Line

As the #1 Spikeless Women's Shoe of 2023, the Solarmotion not only provides a security with patent BOA techology, but a comfortable fit - including adidas' signature BOOST heel. A wider toe box allows the foot to spread, giving stability from toe to ankle.

Pros

Top notch stability and traction in any conditions. Gripmore tech allows for the right amount of movement through the swing but keeps the player grounded even in morning dew or post storm conditions. Side placement of the BOA Fit System allows for easy access - without any aesthetic obstruction or top of foot discomfort.

Cons

Potential for small hot spots on the inner side of the heel cup.

Product Details:

Regular fit

Micro-adjustable dial-based BOA® Fit System

Filmed textile and synthetic upper

Sock collar opening

BOOST midsole and Lightstrike cushioning

Gripmore® and Adiwear rubber outsole

1-year waterproof protection

Upper contains a minimum of 50% recycled content

Imported

Product color: Wonder Taupe / Cloud White / Wonder Quartz

Product code: GV939

 

2
2023

Payntr X003 Golf Shoes Review

92 overall

The Bottom Line

Sturdy and comfortable, the Payntr X003 provides security you'd get from a top tier running shoe. Incredible arch support for players walking their rounds. True to size and friendly for golfers with a wider foot. Lightweight construction with propulsion plates and a TPU outsole allows for better energy transfer and traction. Non-slip feel even on clubhouse or concrete flooring.

Pros

The X003's won't weight you down during your round - even with built in supports through the midsole and footbed. 36 hole approved in most any condition. Stylish and clean aesthetics.

Cons

Tongue of the shoe slid very minimally - but was noticable on some higher impact swings.

Product Details:

Regular Fit

Product color: White & Silver

Product Code: PG40006-10

Designed to enable female golfers to maximise energy return within their swing.

Clarino™️ microfibre upper provides lightweight support and water resistance.

Pebax™️ propulsion plate allows golfers to more effectively harness ground forces.

TPU outsole delivers traction in three dimension for the life of the shoe

Single Density PMX Foam Midsole™️ provides maximum energy return & ultimate under foot support.

NeverWet™️ superhydrophobic solution offers non-wicking and water-resistant protection.

Patel footbed, open cell foam compresses less than 5% – so cushioning, fit, & comfort never change.

Single Density PMX Foam midsole is engineered to be softer for energy return and responsiveness, enabling the golfer to maximise energy return within their swing.

3
2023

ECCO S3 Golf Shoes Review

92 overall

The Bottom Line

One of the lightest shoes in the test - the Ecco S3 provides Gortex water protection for early morning dew players. BOA technology eliminates the need for tieing your shoes, making car to course transitions simple. Heel is protected and secure without any pinching or blistering for a trustworthy base while swining.

Pros

True to size and extrememly lightweight. The S3's can even be stored in your bag without extra weight. One of the highest scoring shoes for all element play.

Cons

Product details list "Extra Width" - beware these are one of the more narrow constructions found in testing. On the higher end of the pricing scale.

Product Details:

Breathable and premium ECCO leather with 100% GORE-TEX waterproof protection, so your feet stay dry

X-TENSA INVISIBLE TECHNOLOGY links the sole unit to the laces via internal enforcement for enhanced stability

E-DTS® traction system consists of approximately 100 TPU traction bars boasting 800 traction angles ECCO ZONAL FLUIDFORM™ Technology midsole with 3 different zones offers ground-breaking comfort, stability and flexibility

Removable, washable OrthoLite® insole for long-term cushioning and breathability

BOA® Fit System provides a micro-adjustable, effortless precision fit for dialled in performance

Item No: 10297360607

Color DUSTY BLUE/AIR

4
2023

Skechers Go Golf Max 2 Golf Shoes Review

90 overall

The Bottom Line

If comfort is what you're looking for, the Go Golf Max 2 scores at the top of our rankings for support and cushioning around the entire foot. ArchFit advancements give a little extra foundation for golfers who struggle with any foot specific conditions. Waterproof construction allows for agreeable play in any condition.

Pros

A true to size fit, the Go Golf Max 2's are perfect for player's that prefer to walk. The entire insole is "cloud-like" with ultra shock absorbing cushion that allows for support where you need it and security through the entire swing.

Cons

Even though the upper will keep you dry, traction was not stellar when it came to damp conditions. If you are a higher swing speed player, beware there may be some slipping through your tee shots.

Product Details:

Product Color: Black/Multi

Product #:123030 BKMT

Patented Skechers Arch Fit® insole system with podiatrist-certified arch support

Podiatrist-designed shape developed with 20 years of data and 120,000 unweighted foot scans

Removable insole helps mold to your foot to reduce shock and increase weight dispersion

Ultra-lightweight, responsive ULTRA FLIGHT® cushioning Waterproof

Durable synthetic leather upper with hotmelt overlays

Spikeless, durable grip TPU outsole

5
2023

Nike React Ace Tour Golf Shoes Review

88 overall

The Bottom Line

New from Nike, the FlyEase lacing feels like BOA reimagined. Impressive in all conditions, the mudguard wrap allows players to think about their game, rather than wet socks. Easy to clean and comfortable for a round, the React Ace Tours are a step forward for the women's department at Nike Golf. The footbed is responsive without excessive padding or reinforcement.

Pros

Extreemly easy to clean. Secure fit with a thoughtgul sockliner.

Cons

Waterproof yes, but lacking traction. Slippery on both turf and clubhouse surfaces, the React Ace Tour score high for elements - sans the security in your swing.

Product Details:

White/Light Smoke Grey/Black

Style: CW3096-124

2-year waterproof warranty

The FlyEase lacing system acts like a harness for your foot

A foam sockliner cushions every step.

Mudguard wraps the entire shoe, adding durability to high-wear areas.

 

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