Before I cover some of the best “golf shoe” Crocs, let’s first address the burning question: Can you actually play golf wearing Crocs? And by Crocs I mean the standard classic clog.
You can play golf wearing Crocs. Although they are very comfortable, the problem is that most golf courses wouldn’t allow people to play in Crocs.
Also, don’t expect Crocs to grip the grass because they don’t have molded grips, spikes, or cleats, as well as built-in stabilizers that allow you to maintain your footing on uneven grounds.
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Playing golf wearing Crocs (my experience)
At one time, I did play golf wearing Crocs.
I was incredibly surprised at how nice playing in them was. I wasn’t expecting much and ended up throwing the longest drive I’ve ever thrown at that particular course.
Even my club’s director wears Crocs exclusively when playing and he is good.
Of course, I’m not going to start playing golf wearing Crocs anytime soon. I’d much rather wear proper golf shoes but Crocs certainly wasn’t bad at all. Wearing waterproof socks also helped.
Best “golf shoe” Crocs
Now that we’ve addressed whether you can play golf wearing Crocs or not, let’s look at some of the best “golf shoe” Crocs you can buy to combine the best of comfort and performance.
1. Crocs All-Terrain Clog
If you want to rock the laid-back Crocs look when playing golf, then instead of wearing the standard clog, your best bet would be the Crocs All-Terrain Clog.
Unlike the standard clogs, these All-Terrain clogs are built for hiking outdoors, so they have rugged lug outsoles with enhanced tread for better traction.
I actually bought these to replace my aging golf shoes because they were inexpensive.
So far, I’ve worn them for 3 rounds of walking (with socks) and 1 driving range session (no socks). They are light, comfortable, and have good traction.
The shoes are loose and comfortable, and I had no problems playing side-hill lies or in the sand. I prefer these Crocs over my old pair of FootJoys.
In terms of sizing, these Crocs fit like my Rockport and New Balance shoes.
Are these Crocs comparable to golf shoes? Absolutely not.
The molded grips, spikes, or cleats fitted in proper golf shoes allow you to grip the grass so you can maintain solid footing, even on uneven ground.
However, these Crocs are not only comfortable but also have a decent amount of grip on the grass of a golf course compared to the standard clogs.
I’ve bought many different types of Crocs over the years but I think these are probably the most comfortable, best fitting, and “grippiest” pair I have ever owned.
2. Crocs Preston Golf Shoe
If you want a pair of golf shoe-Crocs that actually looks like a sneaker, then consider the Crocs Preston Golf Shoe. It’s a wingtip golf shoe featuring a lace-up vamp and massaging insoles.
The classic, premium-leather, water-resistant upper combines traditional styling with the lightweight comfort you have come to know and love from Crocs.
I think the Crocs golf shoes are very comfortable and work great on the golf course. I usually wear a size 9 in my Nike sneakers, and these Crocs golf shoes run about ½ size smaller.
After a round of golf, these golf shoes stretched a little and the width is now perfect. I did get a small blister on the side of my pinky but added a band-aid there which solved the problem.
The second time around, I got no blister and the Crocs golf shoes felt so good that I bought a second pair as a backup. Walking in these for 18 holes feels like a spongy mat.
My other golf shoes are FootJoy and Callaway (both of which are plastic spiked ones). So far, these Crocs golf shoes are the best and most comfortable golf shoes I’ve worn.
Others are hard to clean but Crocs need no cleaning as no grass gets stuck on the bottom. The rubber “knobbies” are round with no sharp edges for grass to get stuck onto.
3. Bistro Clog (With GolfKicks)
If you’re a golfer, you’ve probably heard of Golfkicks, a traction kit that consists of little golf spikes that can transform almost any sneakers into golf shoes.
The end product will look something like this:
Golfkicks work great on Crocs. The kit comes with everything you need to install them on Crocs. I installed my spikes on a pair of Bistro clogs, and I had fun on the golf course.
It’s a fun conversation starter too.
Honestly, there is a part of me that wants to tell you that you can’t because the thought of seeing a guy in Crocs on the golf course is a little frightening.
But, if you must, you could put these in Crocs.
Just make sure you don’t overspin the treads in your sole or they won’t hold as well. The hand tool and HEX insert bit for the drill are both included in your Traction Kit.
If your “Golfkicks” are properly installed on flat rubber soles, they rarely fall out. Take your time to watch and follow all of the instructional videos to make sure they stick correctly.