SQAIRZ Golf Footwear Review by Dr. Leighton Peavler, PT, DPT, OCS Physical Therapist, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
“Initial out of box impression — high quality material, solid feeling, durable golf shoe. They look really good.
Initial feeling — Stability meets comfort — there is lots of room in the toe area, I have wide feet and these feel really comfortable. Added perk … the laces have rubber on them that creates a secure feeling when lacing them up. This is important for ground reaction forces and vertical force production; thus increasing club head speed.…
Performance Putting: I tend to play with an open stance throughout the bag, so I wasn’t necessarily using the squared toe for putting; however I experimented with various alignment aids and could see where a technical player could really like the visual feedback of a squared stance.Performance Walking: I have been dealing with a right achilles injury for a few weeks secondary to increasing my running volume during COVID-19 lockdown. I was a little worried about walking in a new golf shoe, but didn’t feel any achilles pain during the round. I actually think the heel to toe profile in this shoe helped my achilles feel better.
Performance Driver: I’ve done previous tests comparing club/ball speed with barefoot versus spineless, versus spiked golf shoes. In other spiked golf shoes speed is around 114 (club) and 171 (ball) MPH. My ball speed over 10 drivers was a little better with SQAIRZ golf. I did see 1 number hit 120 mph with ball speed nearing 181 mph.
From a physical therapy standpoint, this shoe is a nice marriage of stability and comfort. I’ve found that firmer golf shoes were tougher to walk in and reserved for riding days. These are definitely on the firm spectrum but incredibly comfortable for walking and provide the stability needed to produce proper ground reaction forces and thus optimal ball speeds.
Final thoughts: If you are looking for a shoe that gives the best of comfort and stability, this is your shoe. I do believe that clients of mine who suffer from ankle/foot problems will benefit from the profile of this shoe (plenty of room, plenty of support, increased heel to toe drop compared to other golf shoes which could reduce stress). Overall, I can confidently recommend SQAIRZ golf shoes.”
“The most important new piece of equipment in my bag, and it’s made such a huge difference already, are my new SQAIRZ golf shoes. The real benefit of these shoes and I got to tell you, I’m about a two hundred and sixty yard driver. We live at sea level, not much carry, very little role, but I’m still a pretty powerful guy. This has added 20 yards to my drives and ten yards to every iron in my bag.” – Bill Flower
“I do a lot of walking on the PGA Tour and I wanted a comfortable pair of golf shoes as well as one that gives me the stability I need to play my very best—I found that in Sqairz.” – Sepp Straka
“I just wanted to let you know that I love my Sqairz. They are so comfortable that I find myself wearing them around the house after the round is over. I had my first career ace yesterday and tied my career low round with a 69. I am striking/putting the ball better than ever and my shoes are definitely a factor. Thanks for offering an exceptional product.” – Matt Doty M.D.
First Round Review with SQAIRZ…
I am now 60 years old and was formerly a 2-4 handicap player in my early to mid-50’s, but I have only been able to play 2-3 times per month for the past few years recently due to travel and work load and saw my game deteriorate and handicap move up to a 10-12 level, somewhat as expected right and I was adjusting to bogey golf and shooting in the mid 80’s to 90, father time always wins and I was not really putting much into my game… But I also had a feeling from a few swings a couple of months back that maybe my Adidas shoes, while comfortable to walk in as I love to walk our course for health reasons, and hey even with a bad score I get something out of the 3-4 hours…were also possibly allowing my foot work to be much sloppier and potentially causing me swing issues and eventually score issues.
I saw your commercial with Sir Nick, and thought maybe I was on to something… so I purchased not only 1, but 2 pair of your shoes, why not dive in right? and here are the results of my first round out:
First, I found the style, while a bit odd looking, not objectionable, but more importantly fresh out of the box I found them very comfortable to walk in. After walking my first round I had no foot pain or fatigue, and when my round was over I could have walked another 9 holes, which I normally don’t feel that way as a 60 year old these days… but most importantly I found my swing as hoped and promised was more in control and my game showed substantial improvement.
I hit the ball much more solid. On the front 9 and other than a couple of 3 putts, not the fault of the shoes by the way, I played solid and shot 39 which is rare these days… long/short, I ended up shooting 76 after not breaking 80, but maybe once or twice the past few years! But wait, that score was even better when considering I made a triple bogey on hole 14 from a very good drive with one terrible approach swing and worse putting that was for sure not the fault of the SQAIRZ.
But here is what ties it all together and the key of my first round, on the last 4 holes, after that train wreck on 14, is was able to birdie 3 of the final 4 holes with well struck drives and approaches on holes that I usually struggle on as being a walker and with the finishing holes increasing in elevation changes and difficulty on our Fazio designed course, my legs and feet start to get tired and my swing follows. With the SQAIRZ I felt very comfortable and had no foot pain and a surprising amount of energy left and was able to translate that into a very strong finish even after that usually demoralizing 14th hole performance.
Now I am not much of an infomercial consumer, but your commercial and product caught my eye and ear on the golf channel and I have to say, that first round made a believer of me and I can’t wait to get back out and see how they are on round 2 after getting broken in a bit.
In my 40 years of teaching golf, these are the best golf shoes I’ve ever worn. SQAIRZ is the future of golf footwear!
These shoes are amazing! Since I began wearing them 15 rounds ago I have seen my scoring average drop 2.3 points, handicap has come down a full point to 2.4, and I’ve posted 3 under par rounds.
The shoes are extremely stable and very comfortable especially in the wider ball of the foot. The shoes make setting up to the ball while putting on the course a breeze!
First off, the SQAIRZ design caught my eye the first time I saw them because of their sleek and cutting edge look! The first time I wore these shoes I shot my best round of the year in them. Alongside with me shooting the best round of the year, over a period of 7 rounds my handicap has dropped from an 9 to a 8. The shoes allowed me to square-up my feet from my drives to my putting and it helped change my game tremendously. The shoes are very reliable and feel unbelievably sturdy so you can swing with no worries of slipping or sliding. Overall these shoes have helped my game get better.
I have been wearing the Sqairz golf shoes for a few weeks now. The comfort and stability is unlike anything I have experienced in another golf shoe. They provide a strong base and connection to the ground allowing me a balanced turn, full release and follow through of the golf club towards the target. On the putting green, my lag putting has improved exponentially. I pick a spot in front of me, square up to it and feel confident I have selected the right line. I highly recommend golfers of any skill try these shoes and work with them to fit within their own game improvement areas.
I want to say a few words about the Sqairz golf shoe. I have been lucky enough to be wearing the shoe for about 6 months now and can say with confidence this is the best golf shoe I have ever worn. My first thought about the shoe was this shoe was built specifically to help with my directional aiming. Well, that part is undeniable true, bad alignment will almost certainly contribute to inconsistency.
What I have found was there is a lot more with this shoe. First off comfort. Undeniable support, and because of the square design, I have more room in the toe area, therefore when I set up, I feel like I have more of a stable foundation to make my swing. A bit to my surprise was the confidence with my direction when putting. I start my set up with my feet, I pick my line, adjust my feet to the line and then simply try to make a similar stroke every time. In the end more putts have found the hole and the amount of 3 putts have been drastically reduced. My handicap has gone from a 6.3 to a 4.6.
I have worn my new Sqairz shoes for the past 6 weeks am very impressed with how comfortable they are, and how they have helped me properly set myself up. The balance, traction and stability has helped me with setup. At first I was only using them for putting, but soon found out it worked for woods and irons. They are very comfortable and kept my feet completely dry during the recent soggy conditions.
My Sqairz golf shoes have been a welcome addition to my quest for better scores and more confidence. After 11 rounds, they have helped to lower my number of putts per round, and have become the best and easiest fix I’ve found to date.
Another benefit has been the confidence I feel they give me when setting up; the traction system is great and I am getting more distance from drives. The traction is also noticeable in wet conditions and side hill/downhill lies. The Sqairz shoes are very comfortable, offer stability and have a cutting edge look.
I’ve been wearing the Sqairz golf shoe since early April, and I am delighted with the combination of stability, support, comfort, and style. Over the last twenty years, I have seen golf shoes evolve to lightweight sneaker designs, and this is the first shoe that I can recall that is a return to the classic golf shoe intent: to provides a stable platform to generate force.
The Sqairz shoes still look great after more than 30 rounds, and remain waterproof and comfortable. I especially like the sta-put laces, which remain secure for 18 or more holes.
Sqairz has allowed me to feel superior stability and support throughout the golf swing which has helped me leverage the ground for increased power and more distance.