Golf shoe inserts may not improve your score, but they won't handicap your feet. 

While golf tends to be a low-impact sport, golfers need to place special attention on their feet just like high-impact athletes. Because the game of golf requires so much time being spent standing and walking, the environment within the golf shoe is critical for the golfer’s foot health and overall physical structure. Golf shoe inserts are known for making golf shoes much more comfortable, but they’re also an important part of taking care of your feet while they are confined to this type of footwear. Foot health is something that should be addressed and maintained every day, even if there isn’t any pain. Take care of your feet today so that you can have more pain-free rounds tomorrow.

Finding the Best Insoles for Golf Shoes

There are a few things to take into consideration when looking for the best insoles for your golf shoes. You’ll need to find the right amount of arch support, the type of heel pocket or shape that is right for your foot, the type of cushioning you want (or not), and the metatarsal support (or lack thereof) that is best for you. And because dress shoes tend to be tight, without a lot of room to spare, you will likely be limited to insoles that won’t add much bulk. While these seem like a lot of factors that can be combined in a huge range of products, it really isn’t difficult to find the best golf shoe inserts for you.

Full Length vs. 3/4 Golf Shoe Inserts

Some golf shoes can accommodate a full-length insole, maybe even one with metatarsal support in addition to the arch support. The benefit of a 3/4 insole, however, is that it won’t add too much bulk to the tightest part of the shoe. These insoles support the heel and arch but don’t go as far up as the toes, so your golf footwear won’t become even more tight and restrictive than it already is. Full-length insoles can come with additional metatarsal support, which we’d recommend for the amount of time you spend standing in golf shoes, provided your shoes can spare the room. If you aren’t sure what kind of arch support you would prefer, you may want to consider a medium amount of support and see how that does.