The comfort right from the first wear is excellent. You’ll experience a soft feel all round – even the laces have a unique, silk-like texture to them that just adds to the premium feel. The upper material has a very smooth texture that you’ll enjoy too. The styling will appeal to nearly all ages and tastes and although they’re perhaps not the most breathable shoes on the market, the levels of grip, comfort and stability were very high indeed.
Appealing styling, exceptional comfort from the first wear combined with ample grip in different weather conditions and slopes.
Lacks breathability, leading to slightly sticky feet on hot days
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Skechers Go Golf Pro 2 Shoe Review - Technical Editor Joel Tadman reviews one of the new models from the 2017 Skechers Golf shoe range, the Go Golf Pro 2
Skechers Go Golf Pro 2 Shoe Review
Aimed At Golfers who prioritise comfort straight out of the box as well as performance at an affordable price.
Key Technology Skechers’ most advanced golf shoes to date feature 5Gen technology found in the lightweight and responsive shock-absorbing midsole, a H2GO Shield that’s seam sealed for waterproof protection, a heel lock for added stability and a full contact outsole for stability and performance in all conditions.
How we tested We laced up these shoes over a number of months on different courses, testing them in both dry and warm conditions as well and wet and cold weather on varying severities of slopes and lies.
Styling The shoes have a subtle, modern look – some dashes of colour and perforated detailing give them a premium feel and can be worn with multiple outfits.
Traction The nine cleats combined with the diamond-designed outsole nubs that vary in size meant the grip in all conditions and lies was up to the task.
Performance Arguably one of the more underrated golf shoe brands, the Go Golf Pro 2 impresses out of the box. The upper has a slightly thicker feel to it, which means the fit is nice and snug while the narrower heel section locks the foot in place. The toe section is perhaps squarer than most other shoes but it doesn’t detract from the fit or comfort.
As well as the ample padding underfoot, the shoes do the job in terms of offering golf-specific performance, like providing a stable, solid base from which to swing and coping with the different slopes and surfaces golfers encounter with aplomb.
On hot days, your feet do become quite moist - the level of breathability doesn't quite match the comfort or shelf appeal - but they're still an pleasant pair of shoes to walk and play in.
Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.
During these enjoyable years he has had some money-can't-buy experiences, like interviewing Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy one-on-one and covering the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor.
One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 4.7.
Joel's current What's In The Bag?
Driver: TaylorMade SIM2, 9°
Fairway wood: Titleist TSi3, 15°
Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18°
Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-PW
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and 58°
Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x
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