Editor’s picks: 5 best shoes to wear to and from the course

Slip on shoes

Golf shoes have come a long way over the years. They are arguably the most stylish pieces of course-ready apparel made today. From spiked to spikeless and trendy to traditional, you can tell a lot about a person by what they wear on their feet. That goes for what golfers wear to and from the course, too.

When a locker room is available, there’s a stigma about changing your shoes in the parking lot. Do you know why that stigma exists? No, it’s not because your buddies want to avoid the attendant tip. If it is, don’t accept the invite. The real reason is that your pals are embarrassed about being seen with their off-course footwear.

Don’t overlook what’s going on your feet before the first tee and after the 18th green. Keep it simple! Slip on, slip off. Your feet will thank you and let’s be honest, they could probably use a breather. If you’re going to be on a country club patio for an after-round drink, stick with something closed soul to maintain a business casual look. For your local muni, rock those sandals.

These are the 5 best pairs of shoes available in GOLF’s Pro Shop.

All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy a linked product, GOLF.COM may earn a fee. Pricing may vary.

TravisMathew Cuater Tracers 2.0

Merge style and comfort with Cuater’s Tracers casual shoe. Tracers provide extreme comfort with extra padding in all the right places, a molded Ortholite insole, slightly wider slip-on construction, and side elastic with extra stretch. The shoe features a raised tongue to cover your socks and an all-over rubber cup sole that offers a lightweight feel.
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Johnnie-O The Canvas Loafer

They’re no spikes, but pair the Johnnie O Canvas Loafer with any outfit to bring your golf game’s style with you in the real world. The loafer is constructed with washed canvas, featuring a slip-on design for easy on and off wear.
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Puma OG Slip-on

The Puma OG Slip-on represents heritage and performance. It is constructed with premium full-grain leather on the upper for a soft feel, durability, and a sophisticated look. The inner shoe features a Pro-Fit insole for extreme comfort and the outer features hidden traction suitable for on and off course wear.
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Oakley Ellipse Slide

The Oakley Ellipse Slides are a quick and comfortable way to start your day. Slide in and keep it moving. These sporty slides display the Oakley ellipse and print logo across the top.
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Johnnie-O Dockside Flop

This iconic flip-flop features a full-grain leather strap with understated embroidered logo detailing. It also provides extensive arch support, a comfortable toe post, and PLUSfoam material that will have you feeling like you’re floating on air.
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Golf.com Editor

Reilly is GOLF’s social-media editor. In September 2017, he took over the reins to the brand’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages. He manages GOLF’s short- and long-term social strategy and produces social video content. Beyond the social space, he contributes to GOLF.com and GOLF Magazine as a writer. His ranking of the best golf scenes in Seinfeld is his magnum opus.