The cleats on the bottom of golf shoes help you keep your feet planted during your swing, a feature that is especially important when playing in wet conditions.
Without cleats, one or both of your feet could slip during the swing.
Some golf shoes have molded grip bottoms rather than removable spikes or cleats.
Are spiked or spikeless golf shoes better?
Spiked shoes offer the most traction, as the spikes are larger than the “nubs” typically found on the bottom of spikeless shoes. If you typically play hilly courses or in wet conditions, spiked shoes may be the better bet. The spikes give you better traction and more stability in those conditions.
Why are golf shoes spikes?
Spiked shoes have spikes or cleats on the sole that grip the ground. They’re designed that way to prevent your feet from slipping as you swing. Spikeless shoes, on the other hand, have engrained patterns in the place of spikes, often with small studs to help create grip.
Do pro golfers still wear spikes?
Cumberpatch later said in an interview with Golf Channel that all but two sectional qualifying sites ban metal spikes for the qualifier. Metal spikes are allowed on the PGA Tour and the major championships, even at the U.S. Open. Janzen said on Twitter he received the spikes rule in an email.
Do you really need golf shoes?
Well the simple answer is, yes, you really do need golf shoes. And here’s why. First and foremost the golf swing is a basic turning motion. You need golf shoes with turf gripping spikes on the bottom to support your weight transfer and body rotation.