Golf style: Under Armour Performance Spikeless shoe review
Under Armour are a relatively new sportswear brand compared to Adidas, Nike, Puma and some of the other big names. It was started by an American football player back in 1996, and they introduced their first line of golf shoes only last year.
With stylish, inspirational athletic clothes, Under Armour are already the must-have brand in gym wear, and now they are looking to become the latest big thing in golf apparel.
I reviewed the women’s Under Armour Performance Spikeless shoes to see if they live up to the hype.
I wasn’t sure how comfortable the cork-covered innersole would be, or what the sole would be like to walk on off the course. They also felt a bit heavier than you’d expect from a spikeless shoe.
But the look was smart and clean, and I knew the white and blue combination would go nicely with most of my golfing wardrobe.
Feel and fit
Designed for a narrow foot, these weren’t as comfortable as some other golf shoes are on their first wear.
However, once I’d worn them in a bit they fitted like a dream. The cork innersoles also felt really soft and comfy.
Plus, even though these are technically spikeless, the nubs on the sole provided the grip of a spiked shoe. This was due to some fancy technology called Under Armour Rotational Resistance, and it definitely stopped my feet rotating too much in the swing. I need all the help I can get when it comes to improving my game, so this was very welcome!
The waterproof outer layer also means they’ll be great to wear well into the winter and in all kinds of weather conditions. You won’t have to suffer with soggy, cold feet wearing these.
The technical stuff
Features of the Performance Spikeless shoes:
- Breathable microfibre upper to provide comfortable, lightweight support
- Innovative UA Storm technology that is waterproof & breathable
- Cork-covered EVA footbed
- EVA midsole that is both lightweight & responsive
- UA Rotational Resistance outsole for lockdown traction & on-course flexibility
- Spikeless outsole for a lighter, more flexible feel without any compromise in traction
These are great if you want a spikeless shoe that is acceptable to wear off the course but also has a powerful grip.
They’re not as light as some golf shoes, but it’s reassuring to know that they’re designed to work with you and help you develop your game.
Hardy and water-resistant, they are easy to wipe-clean after a round. Or if you prefer a shade that is better at hiding the dirt, they also come in a grey/green option.
To view the full golf shoe range visit the Under Armour website HERE