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If you like wearing trainers on the daily and you want that same feeling in a golf shoe, then the new Charged Phantom SL by Under Armour could be the one.

Straight off the bat, they look like trainers, and I’ll be honest they don’t look too much like a golf shoe, but that is what I like about them.

They’re also incredibly easy to get on and off with EVA Sockliner but they are so comfortable that you won’t want to take them off, as they feel exactly like a pair you can wear on and off the course.

The spikeless design on the sole of the Charged Phantom makes them stand out.

This has been created by Under Armour with the research and development from the great JJ Rivet, who has researched the biomechanics of the golf swing to deliver a design that gives you the best traction throughout your swing, thanks to the rotational traction technology.

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Above the spikeless design, we move into the midsole where you will find the Charged cushioning, which I have to say is brilliant.

I played three rounds of golf in three days in Cyprus at Aphrodite Hills, a course with a lot of undulations leading to awkward stances, so it really is a test of your footwear.

I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by just how stable they were and how much grip I had. It felt like my feet were locked in and on top of that the comfort throughout the round was top drawer.

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I also wore them walking to the golf course and after the round in the clubhouse and to be honest, they are so comfortable, it’s easy to forget you still have them on.

The support around the midfoot from the storm knit design is light and if you have a faster swing with a lot of lateral movement, you’ll be pleased with just how supportive they are.


These aren’t waterproof, but they are water resistant, keeping you dry in a light shower, thanks to the UA Storm and Never-Wet treatment. They are also superb in warmer weather and extremely breathable, so your feet won’t overheat.

In my opinion, you won’t be wearing this in the cold wet winters but if you are playing abroad or looking for something for the warmer weather then the Under Armour Charge Phantom SL is a great option to consider.

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James Tait is bunkered’s Gear Editor. Want to know how the latest Callaway driver, Vokey wedge or Scotty Cameron putter performs? He’s the guy to ask. Better yet, just watch his videos on the bunkered YouTube channel. One of the biggest hitters in the UK, James also competes on the World Long Drive circuit and is a descendent of former Amateur champion Freddie Tait.

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