G/FORE G/Drive Twilight Golf Shoes Review

In this GFORE G/Drive Twilight Golf Shoes Review, Neil Tappin sees what this premium spikeless design has to offer

GFORE G/Drive Twilight Golf Shoes Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

For those golfers in search of a spikeless shoe with a simple, modern aesthetic, the G/Drive shoe from G/Fore also offers excellent on course performance.

Reasons to buy
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    Moderm, premium styling looks very smart

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    Impressive golf-specific performance

Reasons to avoid
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    Dual dial cable lacing system makes this less appropriate for off-course wear

Glance at a cross section of today’s golf shoe market and you’ll notice just how much the styling has moved on in recent times. Perhaps the brand that best epitomises this is G/FORE. Whether you’re looking for something sporty or more traditional, its eye-catching and edgy designs are vying for your attention. It is this combination of stand-out aesthetics and impressive, golf-specific performance that has enabled G/FORE models to be considered among the best golf shoes on the market in 2022.

The G/Drive is a spikeless design that features a cable lacing system. As you can see from the images, this consists of two dials that sit to the side of the tongue. I was impressed by how well they helped pull the top of the shoe down onto my feet for a snug but very comfortable fit. Just as you'd find with the BOA lacing system on some of the best FootJoy golf shoes, the dials were easy to use and I also felt they added to the premium look.

Dual dial lacing

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The blue and white ‘Twilight’ version I tested combines a fairly traditional colour combination with some ultra modern flashes, like the large heel area and the trademark G/FORE skull and crossbones branding on the tongue. For me, this worked really well in creating a modern, premium look that could be worn with both trousers and shorts.

G/Drive heel design

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Of course, anyone investing in new golf shoes will likely want excellent traction and good waterproof protection too. In this regard, the G/Drive model performed exactly as we’d expect from a premium offering and I’d be confident wearing these in all weather conditions. The success of this sole in particular, makes this one of the best spikeless golf shoes we have tested this year. 

One final thing worth pointing out is, having heard that G/FORE shoes can come up a little snug, I went up half a size from my usual 11. This was a good decision as the pair I tested were very comfortable, straight out of the box. 

Neil Tappin
Neil Tappin

In his current role, Neil is responsible for testing drivers and golf balls. Having been a part of the Golf Monthly team for over 15 years and playing off a handicap of 3, he has the experience to compare performance between models, brands and generations. For 2022 he thinks the main trend in drivers is: "In a word, consistency. Whilst all the brands are talking about ball speed (and the new drivers are certainly long), my biggest finding has been how much more consistent the ball flights are. Mishits don't seem to be causing the same level of drop-off or increase in the spin numbers. This means that more shots seem to be flying the way you want them to!" As far as golf balls are concerned the biggest development is in the, "three piece, non-Tour, urethane-covered section. For regular golfers, these models offer superb performance at both ends of the bag without denting your wallet quite as much as the premium Tour-played options."

Originally working with the best coaches in the UK to produce instruction content, he is now the brand's Digital Editor and covers everything from Tour player interviews to gear reviews. In his time at Golf Monthly, he has covered equipment launches that date back well over a decade. He clearly remembers the launch of the Callaway and Nike square drivers as well as the white TaylorMade driver families, such as the RocketBallz! If you take a look at the Golf Monthly YouTube channel, you'll see his equipment videos dating back over a decade! He has also conducted 'What's In The Bag' interviews with many of the game's best players like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. Over the years, Neil has tested a vast array of products in each category and at drastically different price-points. 

Neil is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus Fairway Wood: Titleist TSi2 Hybrid: Titleist TS3 Irons (4-9): Mizuno JPX 919 Forged Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 46˚, 50˚, 54˚, 60˚ Putter: Odyssey Triple Track Ten Ball: Titleist Pro V1X