Best Golf Shoes at the Wyndham Championship

The 2021-2022 PGA TOUR season is winding down but the golf shoe game is just starting to heat up. This week, my golf shoe endeavors took me (virtually) to the Wyndham Championship where a few players caught my attention right from the jump.

I was very impressed with the number of noteworthy shoes considering the strength of the field. If it were up to me, each golfer on this list would earn enough FedEx Cup points for their shoes alone to put them into the the top 125.

Maybe one day I’ll have that kind of pull. I need some Tour guy giving out post-round interviews about how he was more worried about making the Spy Kicks top five instead of actually playing decent golf!

Here are the best golf shoes I saw at the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina.

Harold Varner III in the French Blue Air Jordan 12 Low G

Harold Varner III in the French Blue Air Jordan 12 Low G

Technically, we can call the French Blue Air Jordan 12 Low G an unreleased shoe because it’s not yet available at retail. The keyword being “yet.” In all of my research, my findings have been consistent: this shoe will most likely get a general release to the public on Aug. 12 with a retail price of $220. Sneakerheads rejoice! Anytime a shoe this sweet makes its way to retail, you know the golf gods are blessing us for some reason or another.

Too often we see players wearing unreleased colorways or models with no hope of them ever making their way to the general population. In fact, last week I wrote about a different color of the Air Jordan 12 Low G that was spotted at the Rocket Mortgage and we still haven’t heard any more details on that specific pair.

I will say this: if Varner is wearing it, I want it. That man wears nothing but heat! Give me every shoe we’ve seen HV-3 over the last year or two and I’ll be set for life.

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Kevin Chappell in the Air Jordan 1 Low G Wolf Grey

Kevin Chappell in the Air Jordan 1 Low G Wolf Grey

Are you tired of the Air Jordan 1 Low G yet? You know I’m not, especially because Kevin Chappell was spotted in one of the more rare pairs, the Wolf Grey variant. Funny story: When NIKE released the first three colors of the Air Jordan 1 Low G, I got up early that Saturday morning to try my luck at my local Golf Galaxy. I just missed out on grabbing the Wolf Grey pair but was lucky enough to find the Shadow pair in my size.

You couldn’t find the Wolf Grey Air Jordan 1 Low G anywhere and I think I know why. The shoe and colorway is eerily similar to that of the Air Jordan 1 Dior, a shoe that fetches a pretty penny on the resale market. Why spend the money to design a new color when you can use similar color blocking and sell every pair?

If anyone has a pair in a size 11 or 11.5 and wants to give me the hookup for retail, I’d have a hard time saying no! Maybe Kevin and I are the same size?

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Matthew NeSmith in the NIKE Air Zoom Infinity Tour NXT%

Matthew NeSmith in the NIKE Zoom Infinity Tour NXT%

I love bright colors, especially when it comes to golf footwear. Tour pros love to stick with white shoes which is almost too boring to bear. You mean to tell me that you have access to any shoe, any color that (insert shoe brand) makes, and you chose to go with a plain white shoe? That’s why I’m giving props to Matthew NeSmith this week for his sick pair of the NIKE Air Zoom Infinity Tour NXT%.

The neon blue and pink are giving me some serious Miami Vice vibes that I’m really digging. I’m all about finding those seldom-worn colorways and giving them they love they deserve. Life is too short to pick the boring pair of golf shoes—NeSmith definitely has the right idea here.

Make golf footwear cool again!

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Mackenzie Hughes in the FootJoy Tour Alpha

Mackenzie Hughes in the FootJoy Tour Alpha

 

FootJoy claims the Tour Alpha contains the most advanced stability system they’ve ever created—but who really cares about stability when the shoe looks this cool? Something about the Tour Alpha from FootJoy just looks so futuristic.

OK, I know plenty of you (Mackenzie included) care about performance so here’s your plug: the FootJoy Tour Alpha was MyGolfSpy’s best spiked golf shoe of 2022. Killer looks and killer performance? These aren’t your dad’s saddle-style FootJoys of old. When FootJoy puts out something like the Tour Alpha, you know they mean business.

Should I grab a pair and give them a go? Never been much of a FootJoy guy but I could see myself getting along with these really well!

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Rickie Fowler in the PUMA IGNITE Articulate

Rickie Fowler in the PUMA IGNITE Articulate

You probably saw that Rickie Fowler switched back to his trusty Scotty Cameron putter but he also made a shoe switch. That was the first time I saw Fowler wearing something other than the PUMA PROADAPT Alphacat. I just wrote 100 words to rant and rave about how cool Fowler’s custom pair was last week and this week he just throws a wrench into things by breaking out a totally different model, the PUMA IGNITE Articulate.

Look, I wouldn’t write about Fowler so much if he wasn’t giving me so much good content. You really don’t see Tour players switch shoes during a season so the fact that Fowler decided to give this pair a go must be a testament to how good they are, right? Or he was he just looking for something to spark a good finish to the Wyndham Championship to get him off of the bubble and solidify his spot in the FedEx Cup Playoffs?

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That’s a Wrap

Thanks for joining me today on this journey through the ever-changing world of golf shoes on the PGA TOUR. Did you have a favorite? Be sure to let me know below. And, if you’d like, you can send me some photos of what you’re rocking on-course this week over on Instagram.

Tip for the day: Clean your shoes like you clean your clubs. If you want consistent performance out of your wedges, you clean the grooves between shots, right? Doing the same for your golf shoes can promote more consistent traction across the board.

 

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