Best Under Armour Golf Shoes 2024

What are the best Under Armour golf shoes in 2024?

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Since they started making golf shoes in 2016, Under Armour have developed many of the game’s best golf shoes and in that time they have made huge inroads into the highly-competitive golf shoe market. The American company is best known by golfers for their association with Jordan Spieth.

That partnership has been a productive one with the former World No.1 lifting three Majors, multiple PGA Tour titles, and winning the Ryder Cup while wearing Under Armour golf shoes and apparel.

Jordan Spieth wears Under Armour golf apparel and shoes.

The Best Under Armour Golf Shoes 2024 at a glance:

Best spiked golf shoe: Under Armour HOVR Drive 2 | BUY NOW – UK | BUY NOW – US

Best spikeless golf shoe: Under Armour HOVR Tour | BUY NOW – UK | BUY NOW – US

Best waterproof golf shoe: Under Armour Charged Draw 2 | BUY NOW – UK | BUY NOW – US

Best women’s golf shoe: Under Armour Charged Breathe 2 | BUY NOW – UK | BUY NOW – US

UA have a reputation for making excellent and innovative golf shoes that don’t cost the earth. The HOVR cushioning system and other footwear tech have been influential across the industry. Their range also offers up great options across all ages and genders.

But let’s start with the best Under Armour golf shoes…

Best Under Armour Golf Shoes: Men’s Models

Grip is so good it may as well be spiked

UA have spent many years trying to redevelop their shoes to help enhance golfers’ performance on the course.
Despite being spikeless, the HOVR Tour creates enough grip to rival spiked models. Put it like this, you could clearly see where we'd been standing after a 30-minute range session! It produces incredible traction, even in wet conditions.

The HOVR tour combines the high-traction spikeless sole with Under Armour's famous HOVR foam, which was first used in a range of their running shoes. It provides maximum comfort through cushioning and shock absorption, returning energy to the golfer and we're big fans.

The TPU outsole is durable and lightweight with soft rubber spikes to help with better traction in key areas. The TPU continues up from the sole to the heel of the shoe to stop any movement and keep your foot secure throughout the swing.

We love the bold styling and the fact that even with a knitted upper, the shoes are fully waterproof. You also get full peace of mind from the one-year warranty.

Pros

  • Unreal traction
  • Secure heel fit
  • Comfy sock-like upper

Cons

  • Firm TPU sole takes getting used too
Sizes 7 – 15
Colors 2
BOA No
Waterproof Yes

Best for grip

The HOVR Drive 2 was designed by Under Armour to incorporate comfort and performance and is one of the best spiked golf shoes of 2024.

UA use their HOVR technology, designed for cushioning and energy return, throughout the sole of the shoe to support the natural motion of the foot and minimize the impact on the body. It is one of the most comfortable shoes we've tested and there were no issues with any pinching or blistering through a full round.

The microfiber upper means the shoe is lightweight but it's impressively supportive, and breathable. When partnered with the waterproof membrane it kept us cool and dry.

A 3D-printed toe guard gives added durability, protecting the toe from wearing out for players that drag their feet during the golf swing. The HOVR Drive 2 is fully waterproof and comes with a one-waterproof year warranty.
Sizes 7 – 15
Colors 2
BOA No
Waterproof Yes
Price: $184.00
Like the HOVR Drive 2, the spikeless version incorporates HOVR technology. It is designed for cushioning and energy return throughout the sole of the shoe to support your feet's natural movement and reduce the impact on your body.

It also uses the same breathable and supportive microfiber upper with a lightweight waterproof membrane to keep your feet cool and dry.

HOVR Drive is one of the best spikeless golf shoes of 2024 and one of the main reasons for that is the heel. It is molded to support your foot and gives a better fit, sitting higher up your Achilles. We found it to be true to size and our feet felt locked in.

The sole has a lightweight design and feels flexible without any compromise. The strategically-designed sole spikes provide high levels of traction during the swing. The HOVR Drive Spikeless is fully waterproof and has a one-year warranty.

Pros

  • Great Traction
  • High heel support
  • Breathable

Cons

  • Slight creasing on the toes after one round
Sizes 7 – 15
Colors 3
BOA No
Waterproof Yes

Best value for money golf shoe

The perfect all-rounder in the 2024 collection, UA have taken some key aesthetics from their favorite sneakers and put them into the Phantom and we love the results.

The Charged Cushioning midsole sole is used in many of their running models and uses a molded compression foam which we found to be responsive and durable. The shoe has a bootie design with a sock-style fit which is super comfortable and forgiving on your heel, even if you play more than 18 holes.

This is one of the most breathable golf shoes in the collection thanks to the lightweight mesh upper. It uses reinforcements to support your golf swing and you feel confident wearing it.

Strategically placed studs are designed to react with the ground to reduce lateral movement in the swing and the rubber studded sole definitely gave excellent traction on the course.

The Charged Phantom is not a waterproof shoe but it comes with UA’s Never-Wet treatment, which we found was perfectly adequate in showers but didn't offer enough protection if you plan to play a full round in the rain.

Pros

  • Great grip
  • Super lightweight
  • Very comfortable

Cons

  • Could have more support when swinging
Sizes 7 – 15
Colors 3
BOA No
Waterproof No
Spikeless golf shoes have taken golf by storm over the last decade with many believing they’re a more comfortable option. In the case of the HOVR Fade 2, we'd have to say that's true.

Not only do they feel great for 18 holes or more (we used them for 36 straight out of the box), but they also provide just as much grip as the majority of spiked shoes we've tried.

The Fade 2 has a microfiber upper making for a lightweight shoe with traction that supports your swing.
The HOVR technology in the sole eliminates the impact on your feet while walking the course and helps support the motion during your golf swing. UA use an anti-microbial sock liner to further aid comfort and breathability.

The only downside is that this shoe isn't waterproof. But for less than £100 it's an impressive performer, a great summer shoe, and one of the best Under Armour golf shoes we've tested.

Pros

  • Great heel support
  • Soft leather making for lightweight comfortable fit
  • Trainer style
  • Good grip

Cons

  • Low profile design may cause some slight discomfort
Sizes 7 – 15
Colors 3
BOA No
Waterproof No

Best value spiked golf shoe

When in the market for new golf shoes it can be tricky to decide whether to get spiked or spikeless, waterproof or non-waterproof, or even which color to buy. Whatever you're looking for, value for money is always a crucial factor, and this ticks that box.

The Under Armour Charged Draw 2 is £95, but for that, you get a great-looking fully waterproof shoe that provides comfort and superb traction. It has nine cleats in total with the RST 2.0 spikes built to secure the foot and stop lateral movement when swinging.

Like many in UA's 2024, the Charged Draw 2 has a microfiber upper and a TPU outsole, which we found made the shoe breathable, durable, and flexible. The 'Charged Cushioning' sole is uber comfortable and responsive.

This is one of the most cleanly designed shoes we've seen in 2024 and we were delighted to discover it's got substance as well as style with the Draw standing up well to wet and muddy conditions and cleaning easily.

The shoe also comes with a one-year waterproof warranty just for your peace of mind. And if you're loving the Charged Draw 2 but wishing it was spikeless, scroll down and your prayers will be answered.

Pros

  • Great value for money
  • Easy to clean
  • 9 spikes for great grip

Cons

  • Not as soft as other models
Sizes 7 – 15
Colors 3
BOA No
Waterproof Yes

Great partner for on and off the course

Price: £85 / $100
The Charged Draw 2 spikeless offers many of the same features as the brilliant spiked version seen above. However, the spikeless has no waterproof membrane.

UA back their Never-Wet technology to make the shoe highly water resistant but, unless you're desperate to go spikeless and save a tenner, we'd recommend you go for the spiked model. This version has a mix of rubber and TPU on the outsole, positioned to give you the best traction on the course.

Pros

  • Great value for money
  • Easy to clean
  • 9 spikes for great grip

Cons

  • Not as good a quality as some of the other shoes on the list
Sizes 7 – 15
Colors 3
BOA No
Waterproof No

Best Under Armour Golf Shoes: Women’s Models

Breathable traction

The best women's golf shoe combines style with comfort and durability
Under Armour have put more thought into their women’s range than ever before and moving away from stereotypical colors is just the start. A large percentage of UA’s design team are female meaning there’s far more consistency across the brand’s shoes.

This shoe has been designed from the ground up with female golfers in mind. Sleek, breathable, lightweight, and great both on and off the golf course.

The Breathe 2 has a microfibre upper which makes the shoe durable whilst maintaining breathability. The waterproof membrane has also been treated with UA’s Never-Wet treatment to keep your feet cool and dry during any adverse weather conditions.

The shoe partners a charged midsole with a lightweight TPU outsole, well known for its traction, Under Armour strategically placed RST 2.0 spikes to help secure the foot and fight against lateral movement while swinging. Comfortably one of the best women’s golf shoes of 2024.

Pros

  • Great traction with 9 spikes
  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Good value for money

Cons

  • TPU sole feels quite heavy
Sizes 3 – 7.5
Colors 1
BOA No
Waterproof Yes

Comfort spikeless support on the course

Price: $90.00
The Breathe 2 spikeless offers many of the same features as the spiked version seen above. The differences? No spikes, obviously, but it's also not fully waterproof. Instead, UA back their Never-Wet technology to make the shoe highly water resistant.

The shoe has mixed rubber and TPU on a spikeless outsole which is positioned to give you the best traction out on the course.

Unless you're desperate for spikeless, we'd recommend spending the extra cash on getting the waterproof spiked model, especially if you're a British or year-round golfer.

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Good value for money

Cons

  • TPU sole feels quite heavy
Sizes 3 – 10
Colors 2
BOA No
Waterproof No

Super soft comfort, perfect for warm weather

The knit version of Charged is fantastic looking. If it wasn't for the sole you'd be convinced it was a gym or casual shoe.

It's a lightweight option with a fully knit upper and a soft, flexible feel. Our female partners were delighted with the comfort and said it would be an ideal shoe. to wear straight from work to the course in the summer. We wouldn't fancy getting caught in a rain downpour in it, though.

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Good value for money

Cons

  • Not good in wet conditions
Sizes 3 – 10
Colors 2
BOA No
Waterproof 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 what benefit it has to you the consumer. Here at TG we 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 the advancements in technology, 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 alwas 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. Finding a balance of support and comfort is what you should be looking for 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.

Whilst Under Armour make some of the best golf shoes in the game, here at Today’s Golfer we’d always recommend you check out all the options. Use our guides to the best Nike golf shoes, the best FootJoy golf shoes, and the best Adidas golf shoes to help make your choice.

Best Under Armour Golf Shoes: FAQs

Is Under Armour a good golf brand?

Yes! Under Armour is a great brand that produces some of the best apparel in golf. Many of their products feature across a range of our best equipment pages, including best golf polos and best golf trousers

What type of golfer wears Under Armour shoes?

Under Armour is a brand for everyone, whether you’re a multiple Major champion like Jordan Spieth, the local golf club’s longest-standing member, or a teenager trying out a new hobby. Their styles cater to a range of ages and all genders.

Are Under Armour golf shoes waterproof?

Under Armour have both waterproof and non-waterproof golf shoes. In most cases, it will state if the shoes are waterproof on the box. If not, the retailer you’re buying from should have it in the product description and be able to give you details of any warranty. Under Armour’s non-waterproof shoes use a treatment to help with water resistance and will still provide a small amount of protection if you’re caught in a shower.

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