You would expect a company that makes shoes want to make the most comfortable and safest golfing shoes possible, wouldn’t you? Most people tend to be aware of the discomfort that can occur when wearing ill-fitting shoes, but very few people consider buying shoes with an arch supported sole which are the most comfortable. A poorly manufactured shoe can cause problems with your lower back, because it can place too much stress on your ligaments. Shoes with an arch are the best option for this type of foot, as they have been designed specifically to reduce the pressure felt by your back muscles when walking or running. The problem with many golf shoes is the fact that golf is a game where most of the activity is done standing, so it’s not surprising that many golfers find that their feet tend to feel sore after only a few holes of golf.
It is common for a person to get plantar fasciitis after he has used the same pair of shoes for several months. Plantar fasciitis is caused by irritation in the tissue at the bottom of the foot and can be treated by using specially designed shoes. In general, it is a good idea to start treating foot inflammation with a shoe that helps reduce weight on the inner side of the foot, because this will relieve the tension in the plantar fascia ligament. The shoe you choose must be designed especially with the plantar fascia ligament in mind, and you should never wear a shoe that makes you tired or uncomfortable after only a few holes of golf.
Another common complaint among golfers is blistering. This can often be avoided by choosing a pair of shoes with a good shock absorption system and a good, well cushioned shock absorber inside. However, most golfers tend to overlook this aspect, and therefore end up with blisters. One way to prevent blisters is to wear a pair of shoes which are particularly designed with a toe box that provides good arch support. Footbeds which are made of a special leather material which provides good cushioning also help greatly to prevent blistering.
The next thing to consider is the outsole. The most important element in the outcome is the traction component, and the type of material which the outsole is made of has a lot to do with the quality of traction. Many of the cheaper brands provide only a very basic traction component which does not offer very much in the way of durability. If you are concerned about durability then you should probably stick to more expensive brands. There are many high quality pairs of shoes that are designed with a very solid outsole which offers excellent durability and reliability.
Flexibility is also an important factor to consider when choosing your new set of golf shoes. It is always better to choose a pair that is more flexible than others, but you have to make sure that the outsole has enough flex to provide good cushioning. When looking for the most comfortable pair of shoes, the secret lies not so much in looking for the most comfortable brands, but rather in finding a pair that best suits your feet and your body structure. For instance, if you tend to have a round foot you should look for a more flexible pair. A more tapered shoe will suit a slightly straighter foot.
Comfort is the most important thing, but durability, flexibility and durability are also important. If you have spent several hundred dollars on a new pair of golf shoes, don’t forgo them just because they are a bit uncomfortable. Your feet will thank you for it.