Written By: Chris Conley
I am willing to bet Kankura is a brand of golf shoe that you have not heard of, I hadn’t heard of them until about a month ago when I was reading a golf digest article on the top shoes of 2015, and saw a pair of shoes that I fell in love with. That pair was the Scottsdale 3 in white by Kankura golf, so I hit the google machine to try and find out more about this company. Kankura is a company out of Portugal that makes high quality leather golf shoes, on first visit to the site you have find it is in Portuguese, but can be translated to English; some parts of the site translate better than others but what you gather from the site is a company that puts quality, style and comfort at the forefront of their shoe designs.
I reached out to Kankura and they sent 3 samples to review, and instead of doing one big review for each style they sent, I decided these shoes were each worth their own individual review, so check back for a review of two other designs by Kankura. There isn’t much to be gathered from their website about when Kankura was established or whose idea it was to start Kankura they seem to focus on their products and don’t oversell themselves as a company which is actually a happy site in today’s golf industry when brand seems to be more important than style and comfort. The below is taken directly from Kankura’s website and while it might sound a little off because of the translation, it hits their company’s goals right on the head, they focus on a quality, stylish and comfortable shoe that will sell itself.
“The majority of the golf players do it for pleasure. They play golf passionately and want to have a pair of shoes to wear for the whole golf day. They wake up and after enjoying a relaxing shower they decide what to wear that day: fashion sportswear and shoes, certainly.
The leathers used for all of their shoes are European hides that are prepared and tanned locally in Portugal.
The soles are made in Portugal as well using an ultra light weight material they focus on comfort, traction, flexibility and durability
Back to the Scottsdale 3, the shoe is amazing, like I said I’ve never received as many compliments on any golf attire in one round as I did wearing these. I played on a morning after a rain and even spikeless had zero problem with traction or grip during the swing. The shoes were amazingly comfortable for what turned into a 27 hole round and a few hours at the 19th hole after, if you are into style in shoes Kankura is the brand for you. They are expensive as they are 159 pounds (can’t find the symbol for that) which roughly converts to $243 but the quality is phenomenal and they will most certainly last forever and be able to be worn for more than just the golf course. If you want to stand out on the course scoop up a pair of Kankura’s today.
Check out their website HERE, make sure you translate it when you get the pop up.
More About the Author - Chris Conley
Chris is the founder of Average Guy Golf, he plays at an 11 handicap and has recently changed from TaylorMade to an all Ping line up, besides his Xenon putter. Chris who is 34 started, playing golf when he was 15 and one Mr. Eldric Tiger Woods hit the scene and made golf popular. He has a daughter who is 4 and loves going to the golf course, and practicing with her new Pink golf clubs that Santa brought her. Chris's goal with the site is to make your next round more enjoyable regardless of your score.