Oakley Torque Golf Shoe
I’ve now played about 3 rounds with the new Oakley Torque shoes, and here are my thoughts about them.
I was looking for a new pair of golf shoes that might be more comfortable for walking. They needed to be lightweight with fairly flexible souls, but still provide some decent traction. I was open to either spikeless or soft spiked. Most of my other golf shoes are more of a “stability” shoe with firmer soles and soft spikes (e.g. Adidas Adipure, Powerband). So, I stopped by my favorite local golf shop, Peninsula Golf, and tried on a couple of different shoes. First off, I really didn’t expect to like them as much as I do. At first glance, I wasn’t particularly excited by the look. But, some shoes look different on the feet than they do on the shelf. These actually look pretty slick and minimal when worn. The fit is true; I pretty much wear a 9.5 in every shoe. They’re really lightweight and surprisingly soft. The spikeless bottoms provide great traction but don’t feel too firm under my foot like some soft spikes can. Also, I can attest to the waterproof casing as I’ve accidentally stepped into a couple of water puddles with them and my socks stayed dry. Another great thing is that they wipe off really easily (especially if you do it quickly after stepping in gunk). Compared to the Ecco Street Premiere’s – which I also own, these are more comfortable, lighter, and provide better traction. For a relatively affordable shoe ($100.00 retail at the time of publishing), these are a good buy. At the end of my rounds, my feet didn’t feel fatigued and I was tempted to wear them to just walk around running errands afterwards, but didn’t want to wear down the soles unnecessarily. These are easily my new favorite golf shoes. At least for walking.