Duca del Cosma’s SS23 golf shoes are their most advanced yet


Duca del Cosma’s 2023 shoe collection is the luxury brand’s most advanced range ever – and it’s complemented by some beautifully crafted gloves.

They make some of the best golf shoes on the market and for 2023 Duca del Cosma have taken things to another level with new designs and ultra-lightweight outsole technologies, which push the boundaries of fashion innovation.

The Italian brand design shoes that are as good at making you look the part away from the course as they are at keeping you comfortable on it, whether you’re in the market for the best spiked, best spikeless models.

A new pioneering ultra-lightweight D-Eva outsole technology has been added to four Duca styles for 2023 to help ensure all-day comfort and game-enhancing performance in a lighter shoe without compromising on stability.

Spring Summer Collection

The 2023 Spring/Summer collection includes the standout Dandy men’s shoe and super glamorous Alexa women’s style.

“Our all-encompassing SS23 collection merges ultra-modern technologies with an abundance of style for golfers seeking top-quality shoes for the forthcoming season,” said Sjef van Gastel, CEO at Duca del Cosma.

“The introduction of our ultra-light D-Eva outsole delivers unparalleled performance benefits and helps position a selection of our shoes in the lightweight segment of the market having taken on valued feedback from customers.

“We’ve added new patterns and colors throughout to appeal to varying preferences and make even more golfers aware of our global award-winning brand.”

A waterproof sock system with OnSteam recyclable microfibre technology has also been applied to a number of shoes in Duca’s 2023range, while the breathable Arneflex insert sole is also manufactured using recycled materials and delivers unrivaled all-day comfort. You’ll also find a recyclable heel and toe-cap.

Pro Spike Collection

Duca have also introduced the four-model Pro Spike Collection, with each model featuring a sturdy Airplay 6 outsole crafted from a highly durable and responsive TPU material to deliver ultimate stability at every phase of the golf swing. Strategically positioned Softspikes Pulsar cleats, matched with secondary 5mm traction nubs on the outsole, offer exceptional grip across all ground conditions.

“We’ve designed and extensively tested the beautiful Pro Spike Collection in close collaboration with our Tour players to offer all golfers the ultimate pair of top-performing golf shoes this season,” said Mattiazzo.

“Tour players seek stable footwear they can depend on as the basis of a consistent swing. With this focus in mind, these latest styles reflect our approach in driving our Italian Golf Evolution forward to give more golfers greater enjoyment in the game.”

Let’s take a closer look at the new models in the men’s and women’s ranges.

Duca del Cosma men’s shoes highlights

Classic brogue styling

Bernardo is Duca's ultimate spiked golf shoe for men, whether you're a pro or an amateur. It features the technology of a lightweight Airplay 6 outsole, lightweight EVA midsole, precise placement of soft spikes to provide optimal traction during the swing, and uses premium waterproof material. There's also a premium Pro insole for all-day comfort and a toe bumper for added protection in the downswing. Available in white with red detailing.

Contemporary design for the fashion conscious

Like Bernardo, Orlando uses the lightweight Airplay 6 outsole, soft spikes, and premium waterproof material. But Orlando has more of a contemporary design for the golfer who likes to look the height of fashion both on and off the course. Duca say it's their most stable shoes ever. Available in white and blue with the red sole detail.

“Power in the golf swing comes from stability and as Tour players we demand that from our golf shoes to perform at the highest level," Duca staff player Joost Luiten said of the new models. "Walking the long courses each week on Tour in the new Duca shoes makes a big difference and it gives me confidence knowing my footwear is up to the test.”

Stand out from the crowd

Building on the brand’s popular brogue style designs in the ‘Classic’ range, the Dandy features a supremely fashionable houndstooth print on the upper to deliver a truly individual look.
Aimed at golfers seeking something exceptional, the shoe is crafted using soft Italian Nappa leather with a predominantly white outer.
It incorporates a highly comfortable Arneflex memory foam insert sole and an Airplay 11 outsole for uncompromising grip and stability.

New outsole and lightweight build

The Positano is one of several new men’s shoes in the ‘Sporty’ section to feature the D-Eva outsole offering a well-constructed fit to ensure golfers can perform at the highest level in a lightweight build without sacrificing foot support.
A three-tone color design on the premium Italian Nappa leather outer brightens up any fairway and clubhouse. It is available in White/Cognac/Jeans, Grey/White/Red and White/Navy/Red with two sets of laces.

A highly-versatile golf shoe

The stylish Pagani shoe, crafted from premium microfibre, is a standout model in Duca's ‘Fashion’ segment. It merges unrivaled fashionable looks in an athletic design to offer golfers a highly versatile option.
It is another style to feature the latest D-Eva outsole technology and Arneflex memory foam insert sole to deliver all-day sneaker-like comfort, while the waterproof sock system is essential for protection in wet conditions.
The Pagani is available in three stylish colorways, including a striking white model with a contrasting houndstooth print that is sure to catch the eye of others.

Modern take on the classic brogue

Providing on-trend looks in the ‘Fashion’ category, the trendy Girona is a modern take on the sophisticated brogue design. Featuring the lightweight D-Eva outsole, the shoe is crafted from premium Italian Nappa leather to deliver optimal comfort and outstanding style on the course and in the clubhouse.
The waterproof capabilities and breathable Arneflex memory foam insert sole make it ideal for wearing in all conditions to ensure feet remain dry. It comes in the White/Green/Navy and Navy/Red colorways with two pairs of laces.

Remaining in the men’s collection for 2023 are the classically-styled and award-winning Churchill, Regent and Elpaso; the sportier styled Flyer, Kingscup and Kuba 2.0; plus the Tour-inspired JL1 & JL2 shoes designed by six-time DP World Tour winner and duca staff player Joost Luiten.

Duca del Cosma women’s highlights

Feature-packed for the fashion conscious

The chic Alexa model is a contemporary, feature-packed design that stands out for all the right reasons. Under the brand’s ‘Fashion’ choices, it incorporates the Airplay 17 outsole with strategically positioned nubs to deliver grip and stability during the swing.
Available in White, Pink and Taupe/Cheetah, the shoe is designed to complement a number of daring golfing outfits.

Stylish and stable for more speed and stamina

Stability is the key criteria incorporated into these shoes to assist players at all levels in improving traction, increasing speed, and enhancing stamina.
Precisely placed soft spikes provide optimal grip and traction during the swing, which is no surprise as the Avanti shoes were developed and tested in collaboration with experienced tour pros.
Premium waterproof materials and a lightweight outsole combine to provide exceptional comfort levels.

Perfect for on and off the course

The Padova shoe is the perfect choice for golfers seeking a ‘Sporty’ sneaker-style with the performance of a top-quality golf shoe. It features the innovative D-Eva outsole to provide a lightweight feel, optimal support and a sturdy grip.
The easy-to-maintain recycled microfibre upper ensures the shoe is suitable for the golf course and other activities away from it.
The refreshing White option with subtle pink detailing delivers a clean look, whilst those golfers seeking a bold appearance might choose the White/Aqua colorway.

Designed with Duca's Tour Pros

The Duca del Cosma Sabina offers fantastic stability and grip. The lightweight outsole features eight soft spikes to provide superb traction during the swing, while premium waterproof materials have been handcrafted for exceptional comfort. The Sabina was developed and tested in collaboration with tour pros, so you know there are going to be zero compromises in performance.

The perfect shoe for making a fashion statement

The classic Serena design delivers elegance in abundance and is sure to turn heads. Crafted from premium quality Italian Nappa leather and soft recyclable PU patent material, the shoe provides optimal comfort and breathability.
The White/Taupe and Navy/White color options deliver a guaranteed fashion statement for those golfers wanting to impress.

All-day comfort in an on-trend model

Women golfers looking to dazzle on and off the course can look to the trendy Boreal shoe from the ‘Fashion’ category.
It offers a super appealing appearance and top functionality, via the premium Nappa leather construction and Arneflex insert sole that provides exceptional comfort in all activities.
Available in a refreshingly bright Silver color and a clean White colorway with a contrasting Ambra outsole.

Remaining in the women’s collection for 2023 are the award-winning Wildcat, King Cheetah, Bellezza and Caldes shoes; plus the sporty Queenscup and Kubananeo styles.

Complementing the shoes, Duca have seven glove models – four men’s and three women’s – in a host of colours and styles for right and left-handed players. They range from £17.50 to £24 with our picks the men’s Elite Pro Fontana and women’s Yasmine.

To find out even more about all of the brand’s shoes and gloves, visit ducadelcosma.co.uk

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Rob Jerram is Today's Golfer's Digital Editor.

Rob Jerram
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Rob Jerram is the Digital Editor of todays-golfer.com. He specializes in the DP World Tour, PGA Tour, LIV Golf, and the Ryder Cup, spending large chunks of his days reading about, writing about, and watching the tours each month.

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