Crocs partners with Hank Haney to create a comfortable, sporty golf shoe
The last thing I thought I’d be doing in an equipment review is praising a golf shoe made by Crocs.
I’m one of those people who still refuses to own a pair of Crocs sandals. They got too popular too fast. I try not to follow the crowd, so I never bought a pair.
Now I have a better understanding of what I am missing out on. They’re so comfortable.
I took a pair of Preston Crocs (see photo above) for a test drive on my recent golf trip to Cincinnati, Ohio (read about it here and here). The shoe is a part of the Crocs Golf with Hank Haney collection that was released this spring. The shoe survived seven rounds in five days with ease. Although they were brand new out of the box, my feet never got sore or tired. They just felt good right from the get-go.
I especially loved walking off the course and wearing the Crocs back to the hotel or out to dinner. I might eventually wear out the spikes on the bottom treading on concrete, but I don’t care. I’ll just get another pair. All three styles of new Crocs golf shoes – the Drayden, Preston and Bradyn – feature Croslite™ material midsoles that provide form-to-foot cushioning not found in any other golf shoe.
The only minor complaint is they weren’t entirely waterproof, fending off the wet conditions I faced all week. My socks got a little damp once or twice but never were they drenched or entirely uncomfortable.
I remember a time when Crocs tried to sell a golf shoe that looked like Crocs sandals. I’m guessing they didn’t go far because I never saw a single pair on the course. These have some staying power. They look just like the regular sporty golf shoes that are getting more popular by the day.
The three styles all sit at a nice price range ($89 to $99) with some fun color combinations. I think the Preston – with its Charcoal-colored body and Pumpkin-colored trim – is the most unique, but several others caught my eye as well. The white Drayden and the black Bradyn both feature parrot green trim. For more, visit crocs.com.
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