Clothing & Footwear

What do you wear for a 6-mile walk?


Paul Davies

03 June 2024

Have you ever stopped to consider how far it is we walk during an average round of golf?

The game can be so gripping from tee to green that our focus takes over, and a 15-minute hole can seemingly go by in the blink of an eye. The reality is, we end up walking around 6-miles when we play a standard 18 holes of golf.

It may sound like a long distance, but when you take into account the standard course yardage contributing to our step count, as well as navigating to the left and right of the fairway, doubling back on ourselves and looking for balls, and walking from one hole to the next, it can end up being a long time spent on our feet.

Another thing to consider is that in the runup to summer, the weather’s getting hotter, and the ground’s going to get firmer, and take more impact, making our feet feel heavier as we stroll along.

Activity in the hotter weather is also going to make us sweat more as we walk the golf course, so it’s important we’re equipped with clothing that will keep us feeling light and cool for the duration of the time we’re playing golf.

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It’s simply a case of making sure that you’re best equipped for the activity you’re embarking on. If you were mountain hiking, you’d want your boots to protect your feet as you scale the difficult terrain. The same premise is applied to golf, you want shoes that are comfortable, grippy, and keep your spirits up as you play your round.

It goes without saying that when you’re walking around and shifting your golf gear for over four hours at a time, you’re going to need comfortable golf shoes that will keep up with your step count!

In the pro shop we stock all kinds of golf shoes, and the latest offerings from Skechers are a real treat to wear throughout the warmer months. Today we’d like to walk you through what makes these shoes such a necessary part of your summer golf outfit.

 

Skechers Vortex Slip-in golf shoes

Fresh from Skechers, the Vortex Slip-in golf shoes will keep you feeling on top of your game, even if when match extends into a playoff. As the name implies, this shoe has a very convenient hands-free design that gets you ready for golf in no time at all.

Once you slip your feet into the shoes, you can adjust the tightness of the shoe with the Twist Fit dial on the side. Simply twist until you feel snug and comfortable, and untwist again when you want to take them off. No more faffing about with laces when you’re in a pinch!

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The interior is designed to give you total comfort when you’re walking the course in the summer heat. Fitted with an Arch Fit insole, you’ll feel happy and content the entire time you’re wearing the Vortex shoes. The removable insole actually moulds pleasantly to your feet to increase weight dispersion, giving your stance extra stability when you take a golf swing.

The heel pillow is easy to grab to get your feet in and out, and stays in place when as you move about. The sole features five spikeless studs and a soft-spiked surface to give you constant grip whether you’re walking on grass, mud, or sand.

 

Skechers Pro 6 SL golf shoes

If you prefer to wear shoes with laces, the Pro 6 SL will be right up your street. Skechers has given this shoe a lightweight yet solid construction to both protect your feet from the elements and help you retain your energy as you play your round.

This shoe also benefits from Skechers’ tried-and-tested Arch Fit insole, and the interior cushioning feels great and encompasses your feet and provides comfort from heel to toe. Offering excellent protection from the outdoor elements, this shoe has a waterproof synthetic upper that will keep your feet dry, so you won’t have any bad weather disrupting your focus.

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With a spikeless TPU outsole, you’ll have stable footing at every section of the golf course. The sole is comprised of a unique studded design that makes them stylish and perfect for use both on and off the golf course.

Should you be on the hunt for new golf shoes this season and you have yet to settle on what kind of pair would best benefit you, we’d be happy to walk you through what we have available in the pro shop.

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