Best Puma Golf Shoes 2024

Which are the best Puma golf shoes?

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The legendary German sportswear company Puma is one of the biggest of its kind in the world and has acquired a reputation for innovative designs in football and athletics, and now making some of the world’s best golf shoes.

Certainly, Puma’s range of golf shoes has millions of fans from all over the world while Bryson DeChambeau, Rickie Fowler, and Lexi Thompson have showcased their range to great effect.

The Best Puma Golf Shoes 2024 At A Glance:

Best spiked golf shoe: Puma IGNITE ARTICULATE | BUY NOW – UK | BUY NOW – US

Best spikeless golf shoe: Puma GS-Fast | BUY NOW – UK | BUY NOW – US

Best waterproof golf shoe: Puma Alphacat Nitro | BUY NOW – UK | BUY NOW – US

Best women’s golf shoe: Puma Laguna Fusion Knit | BUY NOW – UK | BUY NOW – US

We’ve also drilled down into the best golf shoes from big sportswear brands such as adidas, Nike. But let’s start with our selection of the best Puma golf shoes.

Best Puma Golf Shoes: Men’s

Sleek spikeless design with great practicality

The Puma Alphacat Nitro is a spikeless shoe with premium cushioning that provides explosive energy and propulsion with each step. Puma keep creating fashion-forward designs with hi-tech materials and advanced performance. 

My favorite part of the Alphacat Nitro design features innovative Nitro Foam material, which is infused with nitrogen gas to create exceptional cushioning and energy return with every step.

The material is extremely lightweight and allows for an energy-saving design. The Upper EXOShell is engineered with mesh to provide enhanced structure and support both during the swing and while walking.

Pros

  • Soft under foot
  • Lightweight
  • Super supportive

Cons

  • Not much color choice
Sizes: 6 – 12
Colors; 3
Waterproof: Yes
BOA: Yes

Stylish support

Puma have released some of my favorite golf shoes in recent years thanks to a combination of comfort, great looks, and value.

The GS fast golf shoe follows that trend. Inspired by Puma’s superb RS line, you may have spotted the GS fast on the feet of a host of YouTube golf stars, including Tubes and our very own John Robins.

I really liked the all-white color, which I managed to keep looking fresh without any difficulty. The flowing graphic upper has a seam-sealed design that is fully waterproof and the molded TPU piece gave a good level of support to my heels and kept my feet secure.

I love a spikeless shoe that looks and feels as good with my everyday trousers or shorts as is does with my golf clothing, and the GS Fast excels in that area, providing style and comfort.

Pros

  • Super comfortable
  • Great heel and foot support
  • High traction

Cons

  • Style may not be everyone’s cup of tea
Sizes: 7 – 12
Colors: 6
Waterproof: Yes
BOA: No

A shoe to sort every generation

Rrp: $99.95

Price: $72.15
Alternative Retailers
PGA TOUR Superstore
$119.99
The Ignite Articulate brilliantly combines comfort, style, and performance. It has been designed to perform from any lie, any stance, and any swing. This is the brand’s most versatile version in the Ignite series and I can see why.

The slip-on design has plenty of heel support and cushioning for out-of-the-box comfort and I’ve never had any issues with pinching or blistering.

Having chosen to wear Puma golf shoes for the past few years I couldn’t envisage them being able to improve on predecessors, but they’ve really surprised me.

Puma’s special PU Foam provides excellent cushioning, making this one of the most comfortable shoes I’ve worn in 2024. My first round in them saw me tackle an especially undulating course and I had no issues.

There are shoes with better traction in this guide, but Puma’s eight cleats and ‘Hex Traction Lugs’ still provide excellent grip.

Pros

  • Excellent cushioning
  • Super supportive
  • Look good with any outfit

Cons

  • Similar to previous models
Sizes: 7 – 15
Colors: 8
Waterproof: Yes
BOA: Yes

The king of practicality

Price: $129.95
Alternative Retailers
DICK'S Sporting Goods
$129.99
PGA TOUR Superstore
$129.99
Golf Galaxy
$129.99
The sporty IGNITE range has been popular amongst golfers around the world for the past few years now and this shoe is no different. Whether you're getting ready at home or at the course it really doesn't matter thanks to the super practical spikeless design of the ELEVATE.

Having worn previous iterations I had high expectations and they certainly delivered, they're a great shoe for on and off the course and look great with nearly every outfit! Not to forget how comfortable they are, the IGNITEFOAM midsole is super comfortable and gives plenty of support during the round.

Thanks to the EXOSHELL the shoe has a high durability and makes the shoe really lightweight which is perfect when you're wearing the shoes all day from home to the course and back.

Pros

  • Durable
  • Great heel support
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Traction could be a little better
Sizes: 7 – 15
Colors: 8
Waterproof: Yes
BOA: Yes

Tour-proven performance

Rrp: $94.04

Price: $69.95
The ALPHACAT looks like a lot of golf shoes, and it really is. In terms of sturdy spikeless options, you will struggle to find one as durable.

Central to its effectiveness is Puma’s Adapt midsole which promises to return energy. Whether your feet feel energized after 18 holes is up for debate but what is not in doubt is the excellent stability you get.

That’s also because of the Proadapt outsole, which has an abrasion-resistant TPU perimeter and central crystal rubber portion. Together they offer oodles of grip and will cope with even soft winter fairways.

Pros

  • High energy midsole
  • Great stability
  • Secure sock-like fit

Cons

  • Simple design
Sizes: 7 – 15
Colors: 6
Waterproof: Yes
BOA: Yes

Best Puma Golf Shoes: Women’s

Out-of-the-box comfort

Price: £100 / $100
Puma Golf’s Fasten8 generation footwear was designed on a completely new Ignite spikeless traction platform on three unique, versatile, and fashion-forward upper silhouettes.

They provide wearers added stability and comfort in multiple show-stopping designs, featuring Puma’s proprietary Disc technology, a traditional lacing style, and the new SoleLace, for the ultimate in locked-in comfort.

Each of the models in the Fasten8 family are built from the ground up using Puma’s Pro-Form TPU outsole with an organically-altered traction pattern, featuring over 100 strategically placed directional hexagon lugs in proper zones, for maximum stability and traction.

In addition, a full-length Ignite Foam midsole, wrapped in SoleShield for added durability, delivers unparalleled comfort and energy return to help golfers play their best all day long. SoleShield is a new micro-thin TPU film that is vacuum-formed around the midsole to make cleaning off dirt and debris a breeze.

The upper features a flat-knit waterproof mesh vamp with PwrFrame reinforcement. The PwrFrame TPU is an ultra-thin frame that is strategically placed in high-stress areas of the upper for lightweight support and increased stability.

Pros

  • Great for on and off the course
  • No heel rubbing
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Low profile
Sizes: 5.5 – 12
Colors: 4
Waterproof: Yes
BOA: No

Lightweight, knitted comfort

Rrp: $89.95

Price: $54.97
A very contemporary offering from Puma (as you might expect) and one that could be worn as a trainer day-to-day.

There is also plenty going on for your money with the crystal-carbon rubber outsole forming a deceptively sturdy base. The traction lugs also grip pretty well.

Puma’s Fusion Foam system also gets a good workout here, and the waterproof mesh upper is more rigid than you might expect. It may look like a standard Puma trainer but offers so much more.,

Pros

  • Super lightweight
  • Day-to-day golf shoe
  • Good traction

Cons

  • Not as supportive as most of the other shoes
Sizes: 5.5 – 12
Colors: 5
Waterproof: No
BOA: No

Golf Shoes Buying Guide

How do we test golf shoes?

Here at Today’s Golfer, our team of carefully selected reviewers tests and assesses each product over an extended period of time. Having tested tens of thousands of products over the years, we know exactly what to look for. We will ask every possible question about each product that we review. With a range of everyday golfers testing products you can rest assured that if it’s a situation that can arise for you on the golf course, we’ve already put the product through that scenario before recommending it.

With golf shoes, testing means wearing them for multiple rounds so we can determine the out-of-the-box performance in a variety of conditions. The overall performance of a product will depend on variables such as grip, durability, versatility, comfort, and fit.

We are lucky enough to attend product launches and meet the manufacturers to understand why they release a new product and its benefit to the consumer. The TG team pride ourselves on the fact that we understand and test all of our products to give you our honest and in-depth opinion on whether it is worth buying or not. The reviews and recommendations are there with you the readers as our highest priority, so we can recommend products that will help you improve your game.

See a full guide to how we test golf equipment.

How to choose a golf shoe

One of the most important things to get right for the golf season is your golf shoes. There are a number of different variables to consider when picking what’s going to be on your feet out on the course. To assist you along your shoe-buying journey we have put together what we think are key points to consider when buying your next pair.

Budget

The first thing we advise when buying any golf product is to set yourself a realistic budget and stick to it. You can spend anything from £50 to £250 on golf shoes, depending on the brand, style, tech, and materials.

With hundreds of different models available, setting a budget for your next golf shoes will help to narrow down your search.

If the brand isn’t important to you then you’re more likely to be able to spend less money than if your heart is set on a pair of current FootJoy or Ecco shoes for example.

If you’re just starting out in golf, this is your first pair of golf shoes, or you only play occasionally we’d recommend setting a lower budget. Firstly, there’s no point in blowing a fortune on the shoes if you’re going to discover you don’t actually like the game as much as you hoped or only get on the course a couple of times a year. Secondly, the money you save on shoes can be spent adding other equipment, paying for some rounds, or getting yourself some lessons.

Spiked or spikeless

Many of the best golf shoes seen above and across the best brands now are split evenly between spiked and spikeless which both have their advantages and disadvantages.

Spiked

Golf shoes with spikes tend to give better grip/traction out on the golf course with them having soft spikes placed around the outsole. Spiked shoes are the more durable option as they have replaceable spikes, meaning if you look after and replace them there should be no reason they won’t last a long time.

With spikes on the outsole, the shoe has added pressure points on the foot which can result in a slightly less comfortable fit. Spiked golf shoes are less versatile as they aren’t designed to be worn both on and off the golf course.

Spikeless

The spikeless option may not give golfers as much traction as spiked golf shoes but they have come a long way in recent years. Spikeless golf shoes tend to feature small rubber molds on the outsole to aid grip, however, with technological advancements, companies are finding new ways to improve spikeless traction.

The use of compounds such as TPU has allowed brands like Under Armour and Ecco to produce a spikeless shoe that, when partnered with rubber molds, gives arguably as much traction as a spiked shoe. Spikeless shoes are becoming more and more durable, and modern styling makes them more attractive as an everyday shoe. With brands using tech from their running shoes in golf shoes, they are often uber-comfortable too.

Spikeless shoes are lighter and much more versatile. They’re a shoe that you can drive in and hit drives in.

Waterproofing

Some of you may live in an area of the world that gets a lot of rain, making a waterproof shoe a must. Or you may be a golfer that likes to prepare for any outcome on the course and doesn’t want to be left with soggy feet from an unexpected shower.

In the UK waterproof shoes can be a sensible option when picking out what to wear on the course. Many golfers buy a waterproof pair for winter, and a more breathable lightweight shoe for summer.

Buying a pair of shoes that are guaranteed waterproof can cost a little more so if you live in a part of the world where rain rarely falls (hello Dubai), then you can save yourself a bit of cash with a non-waterproof model.

Correct fit

Arguably the most important part of picking out a new golf shoe is getting something that fits your feet correctly. This will help prevent blisters and stop your feet from moving around, which can limit your control during the swing.

When putting on a shoe for the first time always make sure there is no pinching or movement. When your foot slides in you always check your toes fit at the end of the shoe and have a walk around in them to make sure they feel comfortable. We’d even recommend making a few golf swing motions to ensure they are fit for purpose.

Under Armour use ‘normal’ laces throughout their range of shoes. But most brands including FootJoy, adidas, Nike, and Ecco use a system called BOA. This lets you twist a dial to tighten the specially formulated laces and can provide a better fit that doesn’t loosen when playing. While BOA often creates a more secure fit, the look and feel aren’t for everyone and BOA models tend to be more expensive.

Comfort

With your average round of golf being more than four hours, comfort is king when buying golf shoes. If your shoes are uncomfortable and hard-wearing on your feet, your mind will be distracted from playing good golf.

Try to find a shoe with good cushioning for the bottom of your foot and around the heel. Good heel and ankle support will keep your foot secure and will help with your golf swing.

You want to make sure that the shoe isn’t too soft as that may also hinder you in the long run as it won’t be as supportive. Look for a balance of support and comfort to make the most out of your new golf shoes.

Styling

Modern golf shoes come in many styles. It’s not all about the traditional look on the golf course anymore. A classic-looking shoe can now be seen next to the latest pair of sneakers on the tee box.

There are golf shoes out there for everyone, from brogues to lightweight, knitted models. You need to consider what shoes you wear and like wearing off the course and then you should have no trouble getting a style that suits you on the course.

We’d always recommend you thoroughly research all of the options and create a shortlist to try.

Best Puma Golf Shoes: FAQs

What golf shoes does Rickie Fowler wear?

Rickie Fowler has been the poster boy for Puma Golf for many years now and has always been seen wearing the latest and greatest Puma golf shoes. Rickie’s latest piece of footwear on the course has been the Puma IGNITE ARTICULATE golf shoes.

Do Puma golf shoes fit true?

After a range of testing around the Puma golf shoe range, we’ve found they do fit true to size and in some cases may come up half a size larger in the IGNITE collection of shoes.

About the author

Will Shreeve-Peacock is a golf equipment writer for Today's Golfer.

Will Shreeve-Peacock – Golf Equipment Writer

Will Shreeve-Peacock is a golf equipment writer for todays-golfer.com, specializing in golf shoes, GPS watches, rangefinders, and training aids.

He has a degree in journalism from Sheffield Hallam university and four years of experience working in golf retail with American Golf. Will was part of the sales and fitting team, making him the perfect man to review golf equipment.

Trained by a range of manufacturers, including Titleist and TaylorMade, to enhance his product knowledge, Will has all of the skills required to recommend the best equipment for amateur golfers.

Will uses a Cobra LTDx driver (10.5º), Cobra LTDx fairway wood (15º), TaylorMade P790 (2-iron), Callaway X Forged 18 Irons (4-PW), Wilson Staff Model Wedges (52°, 58°), TaylorMade White smoke IN-12 Blade putter and the TaylorMade TP5x Golf ball.

When he’s not testing golf shoes, he chooses to wear FootJoy Hyperflex or Under Armour Charged Phantom. He uses a Shotscope Pro L2 rangefinder and his favorite ever training aid is the PuttOut Pressure Putt Trainer and mat.

You can contact Will via email or follow him on Twitter here.

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