Editor’s Picks: These 5 lightweight and breathable shoes are perfect for summer golf

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These super-ventilated shoes are perfect for summer rounds.

There’s nothing like walking 18 holes in the height of summer to make you yearn for maximum breathability in your footwear. While seam-sealed waterproofing and heavy-duty leather is highly useful material for golf shoes in the colder months, during stretches of hot weather, our toes want ventilation and they want it now!

Luckily, there are plenty of options out there that are both lightweight and structured enough to offer the support you need throughout the swing. And as an added bonus, they look pretty stylish too.

Check out our five favorite lightweight and breathable shoes for summer below.

1. New Balance Fresh Foam Breathe

“Breathe” is right there in the name of these shoes, so you know you’re getting a winner when it comes to air circulation.

New Balance Fresh Foam Breathe

The New Balance Fresh Foam Breathe spikeless golf shoe is constructed with a breathable mesh upper. The upper features overlays that offer a supportive fit. The CUSH+ insole and 10 MM drop Fresh Foam midsole offers comfort and responsive cushioning. The Smart rubber outsole, featuring pressure mapping colors that highlight key performance zones, offers maximum durability and traction.
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2. Nike Roshe G

If you like coordinating your outfits to match from head to toe, this pretty shade of lavender is a great choice to go with multiple shades of pink and other pastels.

Nike Roshe G

Building on the popular Roshe shoes designed for everyday comfort, the Nike Roshe G spikeless golf shoe comes with a lightweight, breathable upper with a flexible cupsole-like design for maximum cushioning. The foam midsole is also flexible and provides support with every step. Underneath, the spikeless outsole is made to be versatile and able to handle wet or dry conditions with ease. Additional features include gussets on the tongue to help keep debris out and pull tabs at the top and back for easy on and off wear. It’s the kind of golf shoe you could (and should) wear all day long if you feel so inclined.
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3. Puma Monolite Cat EM

Nothing says cool and dry like all-over perforation. An ideal shoe for summer.

Puma MonoLite Cat EM

The Puma MonoLite Cat spikeless golf shoe resembles a boat shoe and is made for a similar purpose: to keep your feet dry and cool on warm summer days. The shoe features a mesh upper that provides breathability to help keep your feet comfortable while the Carbon Rubber outsole with GripZone traction for on and off-course versatility. It’s not the kind of shoe that’s going to prevent your feet from getting wet, but it will help them dry quickly if and when they do.  Comfortable, lightweight and stylish, it’s te eperfect shoe for all-day wear, on and off the golf course.
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4. Adidas ClimaCool Cage

If you’re seeking ventilation with ultra-stability, the ClimaCool Cage offers a lateral stability weld to keep your foot in place throughout the swing.

Adidas ClimaCool Cage

The Adidas ClimaCool Cage spikeless golf shoe provides a stylish approach for hot, summer days on the golf course. The shoe features breathable mesh fabric with Climacool moisture management to keep your feet cool, comfortable, and dry through the heat and humidity. The ClimaCool Cage is designed with a soft lining and a lightweight cloudfoam sockliner for comfort as you make your way through the course. Extra stability is provided in the midfoot with the lateral stability weld and exceptional traction is found through the Swing Plane Traction heel-to-toe zone. The Puremotion outsole offers durability so you can enjoy your ClimaCool Cage on or off the golf course.
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5. FootJoy Flex XP Women

I’m a longtime fan of FootJoy shoes, and not only is this one stylish and also super comfy, it comes with a one-year waterproof warranty.

FootJoy Flex XP

FootJoy Flex XP Women

All-over lightweight performance mesh provides the breathability you need, while a soft EVA midsole offers comfort and stability. Traction zones on the outsole ensure maximum grip on and off the course.
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Golf.com Editor

As a four-year member of Columbia’s inaugural class of female varsity golfers, Jessica can out-birdie everyone on the masthead. She can out-hustle them in the office, too, where she’s primarily responsible for producing both print and online features, and overseeing major special projects, such as GOLF’s inaugural Style Is­sue, which debuted in February 2018. Her origi­nal interview series, “A Round With,” debuted in November of 2015, and appeared in both in the magazine and in video form on GOLF.com.