Proper care and attention is required to maintain and prolong the look, performance, feel and comfort of golf shoes. Faced with a wide range of hazards, both leather and synthetic golf shoes must be thoroughly cleaned and properly stored between rounds in order to prolong the look and life of the shoes. We recommend rotating shoes between rounds - properly maintained the rotation of two pairs of shoes will last much longer than twice the life of a single pair.

Pre-Round Care
Use a shoe horn when putting on your golf shoes to protect the heel counter of the shoe. Damage to the heel counter can cause improper fit in the heel which can lead to blistering and overall discomfort.

Post-Round Upper Cleaning and Care

  • Clean leather or synthetic shoes after each round by removing dirt and residue using FootJoy shoe cleaner or mild soap and water.
  • Allow to air dry at room temperature.
  • White-based shoes can be cleaned by applying FootJoy white cleaner to remove unwanted scuff marks as well as conditioning the leather.
  • Dark-based shoes should use a combination of FootJoy shoe cleaner and the applicable color shoe creme to maintain the look and conditioning of the full grain or calfskin leather.
  • Nubuc Leather shoes should be treated with a Nubuc Care Kit (available where shoe care products are sold) which contains liquid cleaner and a brush. Apply the cleaner to remove any dirt or residue and then using the brush, brush Suede/Nubuc that is matted, shiny or dirty in the direction of the nap- once clean, brush against the direction of the nap to regenerate the original look and feel of the nubuc.

    Post-Round Outsole Cleaning and Care
    All non-leather outsoles should be wiped clean of dirt and residue- check to ensure cleats are intact and secured properly into their respective receptacles. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN

    Shoe Care Tips

    • Rotate your shoes: As mentioned above, we suggest you rotate at least two pair of golf shoes- rotating your shoes allows the material to recover and dry naturally thus preserving their comfort, performance and durability.
    • Excessively Wet Shoes: If your shoes become soaked:
      • Clean quickly
      • Place crumpled newspaper inside for 8-10 hours to soak up all excess water.
      • Remove newspaper and replace with FootJoy Cedar Shoe Trees. Cedar shoe trees will bring the uppers back to normal shape, smooth the linings and absorb any remaining water and odor. The absorption properties of cedar make them far more effective than plastic shoe trees.
      • We strongly recommend leaving Cedar shoe trees in your shoes at all times when shoes are not in use.


    Do Not:

    • Do not dry your shoes using a blow-dryer or by putting them on any external heat source. This could damage the Uppers and Outsoles.
    • Do not store your golf shoes in your car trunk, where high temperatures can break down shoe materials resulting in decreased lifespan of your shoes.


    Additional Cleaning Tips:

    1. Remove the shoelaces. Also, if they aren't glued into place, remove the inner soles.
    2. Wipe the mesh lightly with a clean cloth, using soap and warm water (not hot).
    3. Scrub tougher stains with an old toothbrush and a gentle laundry detergent.
    4. For a final clean on mesh shoes (to help tackle persistent stains), put the mesh golf shoes and laces in a mesh washing bag, and place in the washing machine. Wash on a gentle or delicate cycle.
    5. Allow them to air-dry. You can add newspaper initially to absorb moisture for 30 - 40 minutes. Remove the wet newspaper and add shoe trees when still damp to maintain their shape.



    Soap and Water

    1. Soak in the sink with a squirt of liquid dish soap or laundry detergent and warm water.
    2. Dip a soft cloth or soft-bristled cleaning brush in the soapy water. Scrub the mesh to remove dirt, dust and residue.
    3. Blot or dab at the mesh with a cold water dampened cloth to remove soap residue.
    4. Allow the tennis shoes to air dry. Do not place the shoes directly in the sun, but rather allow them to air-dry in a shaded area or indoors.


    Shoe Cleaning Foam

    1. Spray the mesh with shoe foam cleaner. MProject Shoes is an example where this could be used.
    2. Scrub the cleaner into the foam with a cloth or soft-bristled brush. Many foam cleaners have a brush on the top of the can of cleaner. This brush is a firm brush which should not be used on the mesh; it can rip or tear the mesh.
    3. Blot or dab at the mesh with a cold water dampened cloth to remove soap residue. Repeat the process until the mesh is clean.
    4. Allow the golf shoes to air dry. Do not place the shoes directly in the sun, but rather allow them to air-dry in a shaded area or indoors.