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True Linkswear Lux G Golf Shoe Review

True Linkswear is a relatively new name on the high-end golf shoe scene. With its slogan ‘Enjoy Your Walk’, the shoes we’ve tested so far from the brand have generally been casual, summery spikeless shoes. The All Day Knit 3 and Lux ​​Hybrid are excellent casual golf shoes, so we were excited to try out the new Lux G, which the brand bills as a step up in performance.

In terms of appearance, the silhouette is one that True Linkswear fans will be very familiar with. To me, it strikes a nice balance between a casual sneaker and an athletic golf shoe, blending the two styles together nicely. New to the Lux G is the mesh vamp on the upper. It has a shine and gloss that we haven’t seen on previous True shoes, and it’s much easier to clean and feels like it’s going to last longer than a pure knit upper. This upper is completely waterproof, and the brand is so confident in its durability that the Lux G comes with a 2-year waterproof warranty — impressive stuff. I can attest to the shoe’s waterproof capabilities from my field testing.

Outsole of the True Linkswear Lux G

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This brings me to what was probably the most impressive part of the shoe, the outsole. It uses a mountaineering-grade rubber tread, making it more than suitable for the different types of turf and terrain you’ll encounter on the golf course. It’s still incredibly low-profile, which makes the Lux G comfortable to wear on harder surfaces off the course. Some shoes, like the G/FORE G/18 or the Adidas Codechaos 22, also have excellent spikeless outsoles, but are too lugged to wear off the course—True has the balance right here.

The Lux G comes with the Wanderlux midsole that I’ve tested in other True shoes. While it’s not as comfortable as shoes like the FootJoy Pro/SLX or Ecco LT1, it’s a soft, well-cushioned midsole that I enjoy wearing. It has just the right combination of cushioning while walking and support that makes me feel secure while swinging. Similarly, this shoe’s cushioned heel lock system does a great job of keeping the heel of my foot comfortable while also giving me the feeling of being able to hit my fastest shot.

True Linkswear Lux G Golf Shoe Review

(Image credit: Jonathan Eley)

Sizing is a bit tricky with True shoes. I had to go up a half-size in the All Day Knit 3, but the Lux G is probably closer to true-to-size — so keep that in mind. A slight lack of color options — currently just three solid colors — is the only thing that really holds this excellent shoe back. For true versatility, I’d point you more toward True’s other offerings. But if you want that combination of performance and style, the Lux G is True’s best shoe to date.