Submitted by: Sean Mennell
There are plenty of golfers that enjoy walking the golf course. It is a relaxing way to spend the day and it is a good form of exercise. Some golfers believe walking improves their scores.
Unfortunately walking 4 to 5 miles around the course can give you blisters, but this can be easily prevented by choosing the right golf shoes and taking a closer look at the materials that are designed to look after your feet. The good thing is most of the materials come with your shoes as standard.
The primary cause of blisters is friction, sweaty feet and excess heat. Friction can be prevented by choosing shoes that are roomy and give you a snug fit so they feel comfortable. You don’t want shoes that are to snug, you want to prevent rubbing. Your golf shoes should have sufficient room for your toes. Make sure there is half an inch or so between your longest toe tips and the end of the shoe.
Let’s take a closer look at a couple of the features inside that will help prevent blisters.
Your feet can create moisture inside your shoes especially when you have been walking a lot. But thanks to moisture wicking your feet can stay dry all day long. There is a special material lining inside, that draws the dampness away. Now we don’t know how it does this, but trust us it works superbly well.
We recommend you invest in a pair of sock liners, they are made from a moisture wicking fabric that draws dampness away. Much better than absorbent cotton. Most golf shoes should come with these, but incase they don’t invest in a pair, you can buy them online or in your local store.
Another thing to look out for other than blisters is something called plantar fasciitis.
This occurs when the plantar fascia (PF) becomes inflamed. This runs the length of the bottom of the foot causing pain in the heel. I can be difficult to overcome considering how much most people are on their feet.
Golfers that are on their feet and walk a lot are exposed to PF. This can be easily prevented. Test your shoes for plenty of cushioning in the heel, arch and ball of the foot. Once tested and you have plenty of supportive cushioning you will find this will keep the weight evenly distributed and it will relieve stress on the plantar fascia.
Your golf shoes should be light and flexible at the midsole so that the foot rolls naturally rather than slapping the ground. Another good way to prevent PF is the stretch your feet for 5 minutes on the day you want to tee off.
Remember, your golf shoes are there to support your feet and give you more comfort when walking those 18 holes. Go to your local golf store or browse online. Either way you will find a pair that will prevent your feet from getting blisters in the future.
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