There are so many benefits to walking the golf course, and I wish more players would get off the cart when they can. I am a firm believer that you play your best golf when you have more time in between shots to calm yourself down, and think your way through your round rather than speeding around on a cart.
Additionally, walking 18 holes can burn as much as 2,000 calories. I don’t think there is another physical activity where you can get that kind of a workout without even thinking about it.
I walk the golf course almost every time I play. I estimate that I cover around 400-600 miles a year. Golf shoes are REALLY important to me. I am always in search of my next pair because I go through them fairly quickly.
The movement away from the old, traditional shoe has been a welcomed change for me. I've recently been looking for a new pair, and decided to try out a brand that was offering a huge discount on their shoes. I won't mention them by name, but it was a complete disaster.
By the 4th hole I had started developing blisters on both of my feet, and I felt like my left foot was stuck in the ground while I was swinging. By the 9th hole I was walking barefoot, and my wife had to meet me with band aids, and another pair of shoes just so I could finish the back 9 (yea she's awesome).
The moral of the story is that you get what you pay for. The reason their shoes were so inexpensive was because they had not invested in quality material, and it was obvious from the second I teed off.
Time to step it up a notch
I decided it was probably worth investing a little more money in my feet, and I ordered a pair of TRUE Linkswear shoes. I have been hearing about them for a while now, and I wanted to find out if their shoes were as comfortable as they claimed.
I decided on the TRUE Motions because I prefer a more casual look/feel to my shoes. I'm not a fan of feeling attached to the ground when I swing, and I don't feel the need for having deeper spikes.
Out of the box, I love the way these shoes look. They don't seem like a traditional golf shoe, which is exactly what I was looking for. I think it's great that smaller, more independent companies are sprouting up like TRUE Linkswear. Traditional golf apparel has always felt stale to me, and personally I want to get away from that look.
Overall, I think they've done a great job of designing a shoe that looks different, but is still tasteful and stylish.
Let's get down to it though. Are these shoes comfortable, and are they worth your money?
The answer is an unequivocal yes.
These are not only the most comfortable golf shoes I've ever worn, they might be the most comfortable sneakers I've ever worn. I have been a loyal customer of the New Balance 990 series for more than 15 years because they make me feel like I am walking on a cloud. I think the TRUE Motions might have one-upped them on comfort, and that’s saying a lot.
These shoes are like a lightweight slipper that is lined with the softest pillow you have ever slept on. The most surprising part is that when you wear them the first time, they feel like they have been broken in already. I can't say I've ever had that happen before with any kind of shoe or sneaker.
I've now played five rounds with my TRUE Motions, and I absolutely love them. I actually think to myself during the round how comfortable they are, and my feet don't hurt at all afterwards. My golf course is extremely hilly, and can be physically taxing, so this is a huge benefit to me.
Aside from the comfort, I am completely satisfied with the grip these shoes offer as well. I’m not a golfer that needs deep spikes in my shoes. I actually prefer to be less connected to the ground. If you are looking for a more traditional shoe then you should give their Game Changer Pro model a look.
It is refreshing to see that a smaller company can make a superior product that lives up to their claims. There are so many products in the golf industry that never live up to the hype, and there's nothing worse than wasting your hard-earned cash on false marketing claims.
It’s clear that they have invested in high-quality materials, and it shows when you see and feel the shoes in person. All of the design in the world can't compensate for a shoe that isn't comfortable though, and I've finally found a pair that delivers everything in one complete package.
At $119.99, the TRUE Motions are certainly not the cheapest shoe around, but like I said earlier, you usually get what you pay for in this category. If walking the course and comfort are important to you, I believe these shoes are well worth the investment. You can check out their full line of shoes here.
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