G/FORE MG4+ Shoe Review

In this G/FORE MG4+ shoe review, we give our verdict after testing the performance on the course

A picture of the G/Fore MG4+ golf shoes
(Image credit: Kenny Smith)
Golf Monthly Verdict

A very comfortable shoe that looks the part and one that will definitely be worn on rotation throughout the summer months and beyond.

Reasons to buy
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    Really stylish

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    Mega comfortable

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Reasons to avoid
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    Sizing runs small

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G/FORE MG4+ Shoe Review

Even when putting a new pair of the best golf shoes into play for the first time, it often ends in disaster. That’s not to say they don’t excel in the long run, but normally a period of wearing in that involves some pain in the form of a blister or two is required. 

However, that was not the case with the MG4+ shoes from G/FORE. Comfortable from start to finish, they performed about as well as is possible on a debut outing and beyond. Exiting the course, there wasn’t even the slightest hint of a blister and performance in other areas was almost equally as impressive. This alone made the MG4+ shoes worth adding to our 2023 Editor's Choice.

The first thing I noticed when putting them on are the numerous nubs located on the actual footbed. Admittedly a little bizarre initially, this is a brilliant feature that made it feel like the bottom of my feet were being massaged as I played. It also gave me the impression that more air could circulate around the shoe, something that will come in handy in the summer months.

Andy Wright wearing the G/Fore MG4+ golf shoes at Gleneagles

G/FORE's MG4+ shoes are extremely comfortable right from the first outing

(Image credit: Kenny Smith)

Although a spikeless golf shoe, there was never a situation where I felt I was lacking grip from the non-slip outsole, even on a variety of slopey lies. I'm certain this is also thanks, in no small part, to the stability delivered by the heel cup at the back of the shoe that really locked my feet in place without sacrificing any comfort.

Having worn this shoe in various conditions and on different turf types, I can confidently say it's a shoe that stands the test of time, which is probably down to the high-quality construction and use of premium materials. 

G/FORE MG4+ shoe review

I tested this shoe in navy (above) and snow and found both to be stylish

(Image credit: Kevin Murray)

I have tested this shoe in the navy blue and snow colourway and found both to be very stylish in a classic and understated way, especially when complementing a well-coordinated outfit. Modern golf shoes can be quite flashy and busy so this was a welcome change. It also means they wouldn't look out of place if you decided to frequent the clubhouse after your round and couldn't be bothered changing your shoes.

Elsewhere, the premium upper is fully waterproof, making the MG4+ a proper all-rounder in terms of performance and easily one of the best waterproof golf shoes on the market. The only slight negative I can think of is that the sizing runs on the small side. I'm normally a UK 11.5 but required a size 12 in order to take advantage of the myriad performance perks. 

Without question, this is one of the best G/FORE golf shoes and well worthy of its lofty rating.

Andrew Wright
Freelance News Writer

A lifelong golf fan, Andy graduated in 2019 with a degree in Sports Journalism and got his first role in the industry as the Instruction Editor for National Club Golfer. From there, he decided to go freelance and now covers a variety of topics for Golf Monthly. 

Andy took up the game at the age of seven and even harboured ambitions of a career in the professional ranks for a spell. That didn’t pan out, but he still enjoys his weekend golf at Royal Troon and holds a scratch handicap. As a side note, he's made five holes-in-one and could quite possibly be Retief Goosen’s biggest fan.

As well as the above, some of Andy's work has featured on websites such as goal.com, dailyrecord.co.uk, and theopen.com.

What's in Andy's bag?

Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub-Zero (9°)

3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus (15°)

Driving iron: Titleist U500 (17°)

Irons: Mizuno mp32 (4-PW)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (50°, 54° and 58°)

Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x