LPGA Pros Look For Performance, Comfort, Style And Stability
Who knows better about performance golf shoes for ladies than LPGA pros?
Nobody walks and swings more on the course than they do. Comfort and stability are first priority but fashionable flash is increasingly important.
During the Symetra Tour Pro Am partner Caroline Westrup said, “Fashion has helped the LPGA with a prettier look.” Her favorite color is purple and Footjoy supplies her pairs to match any of the purple ensembles supplied by Golf4Her.
Many of the gals were wearing Footjoy including our other Pro Am partner Madison Pressel. She switched after another a college brand caused a stress fracture. She is so happy with her Footjoys, she said, “I’m afraid to try any other.”
Italian pro Giulia Molinari was also sporting Footjoys with an Italian flag imprinted to put a bounce in her step. After posing for a photo she said, “I love my Antigua. It’s sooo comfortable.”
When asked about her shoes, Boomer Sooner Okie, Kendall Dye declared, “I’m Ecco – all the way.” Others echo that sentiment but the shoes pros choose are as diverse as their personalities. Puma powers the feet of several Lexi wannabes. Nike girls match their brand head to toe even if they aren’t paid (Michelle Wie one of the exceptions).
There is a trend now among the larger manufacturers to design colorful shoes to match the rainbow spectrum of their wardrobe offers. Callaway is an example of that as well as Adidas who was a Pro Am sponsor delivering their new Climacool Knit slip-on shoes to the female participants at registration. The wide instep and cloudfoam insole really feels like walking on a cloud. The color? A very pretty turquoise they describe as Energy/Blue/Glow/Nightsky. Adidas has years of experience in the sneaker market that pays off in athletic performance.
New Balance and Skechers also carry that history of athletic stability and comfort. New on the Skechers front this year is the Elite 2 Stellar model with an anchor emblem on the heel making it double as a boat shoe. America’s Cup Race in Bermuda anyone?
Many additional pretty, sophisticated shoes and sandals brands are on the market for us amateur golfers but performance wise, these are the shoes the LPGA pros mostly choose.