Skechers Go Golf Max Sport Shoe

We test the Skechers Go Golf Max Sport shoe out on course.

Skechers Go Golf Max Shoe Review
Golf Monthly Verdict

An ideal summer shoe with exemplary grip even in damp conditions. Amazingly lightweight and soft underfoot and, if you like the athletic look, this has to be on your shortlist if you're in the market for a summer shoe.

Reasons to buy
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    Outstanding grip even in damp conditions. Insole is one of the softest and most comfortable we have tried this year.

Reasons to avoid
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    Not fully waterproof. Not as breathable as a leather shoe.

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Skechers Go Golf Max Sport Shoe Review

Skechers renowned comfort reaches new levels in its Go Golf Max Sport shoe, an ultra-light, soft and grippy summer shoe. The Go Golf Max Sport is made from a mesh and synthetic upper which makes it incredibly lightweight on the feet - it is without a doubt one of the lightest golf shoes we have worn.

This means they barely leave an impression on your feet and our legs certainly felt less fatigued after wearing them for 18 holes. The slip-on design makes them easy to slip in and out of after a round and the Goga Max insole is one of the softest we've ever tried.

Combine this soft insole with the lightweight mesh material and a grippy outsole and you've got the makings of a great comfortable golf shoe. The mesh top does mean that this shoe isn't fully waterproof - one of the only negatives there is - but this has to be expected in a shoe that is designed for use in the height of summer when conditions should be at their driest.

The shoes are still water repellent however - something Skechers annoyingly felt the need to write on the upper of the shoe - which means if you are caught in a sharp shower or the ground is damp underfoot, water still stays out.

When we first tested the Go Golf Max Sport, there had been a lot of overnight rain and we were pleasantly surprised with how water wicked off the upper of the shoe while the outsole gave us plenty of grip. The overall grip of this shoe is probably the stand out quality when compared to other spikeless shoes on the market.

Skechers has used the durable TPU spikeless outsole employed on the Go Golf Max Sport on a number of its other spikeless shoes and its ability to keep you locked into the turf while still provided a low profile is exemplary in its class.

Design wise, we wish Skechers hadn't added so much text onto the shoe. The large Skechers print on the back is a bit garish and the 'water repellent' mark along the side is an unnecessary reminder that you're not fully waterproof protected.

The overall profile of the shoe is appealing on and off course though and we liked the flashes of lime green on the version we tested. If that colors isn't to your taste however, there's a more subtle black or grey colorway available too.

Dan Parker
Staff Writer

Dan has been with Golf Monthly team since 2021. He graduated with a Masters degree in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and looks after equipment reviews and buyer's guides, specializing in golf shoe, golf bag and golf cart reviews. Dan has now tested and reviewed over 30 pairs of golf shoes and is an expert in the field. A left-handed golfer, his handicap index is currently 6.5 and he plays at Fulford Heath Golf Club in the West Midlands. 

Dan is currently playing: 

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