A technology packed spiked golf shoe that delivers on Skechers renowned comfort thanks to some excellent proprietary technology. For us, it's the best shoe in the extensive Skechers range and it's also the shoe of choice for Matt Fitzpatrick on Tour.
Arch Fit technology significantly reduces foot fatigue
Softspikes are easily replaced
Low profile look with excellent grip
Would be nice to have a full-leather upper
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Skechers Pro 5 Hyper Golf Shoe Review
Skechers has been making some of the best golf shoes since I can remember, with the brand's key focus being on providing golfers with an extremely comfortable walk on the golf course. Since signing up US Open winner Matt Fitzpatrick as brand ambassador at the start of 2022, I think Skechers have made a concerted effort to appeal to the younger golfer while keeping it's classic customer base on side with some serious comfort and practicality. The Pro 5 Hyper is the brand's flagship spiked shoe for 2022 and - after carrying the US Open winner - I was excited to see how these shoes performed on course.
Looks wise, I think Skechers is getting closer to the 'younger' and sportier look a lot of other brands are going down. For me, the Puma Ignite Articulate and adidas Tour 360 22 are more appealing, eye-catching shoes in this space of the golf shoe market, but that's no to say the Hyper 5 is an ugly shoe. I like the low profile nature of the outsole, the chunky sole and the way the blue of the outsole blends into the back of the shoe. I'm not so sure about the striped effect on the upper of the shoe, which in person makes it look like its wearing pinstripes. However, what I am a big fan of is how the brand has used blue on the outsole instead of white. A huge bug bear of mine is white shoes with white outsoles that get dirty and stained after just a few rounds. The blue here will disguise any ingrained dirt and keep the shoes looking fresher for longer.
Moving away from aesthetics and Arch Fit technology is truly the stand out feature on this shoe and one I implore you to try out for yourself at some point. Arch Fit is used throughout the midsole of the shoe and is designed to reduce pressure on your foot by distributing weight over a wider area, thus reducing foot fatigue. Admittedly, it's a strange feeling at first as it feels like the arches of your feet are being pushed up, but I was soon very much used to - and enjoying - the sensation beneath my feet. Combined with the Resamax cushioning underfoot and it's easily the most comfortable golf shoe of the year underfoot.
After testing this shoe over a number of rounds I can attest that Arch Fit really does aid in reducing foot fatigue. Having the weight more evenly distributed of your feet when you're walking really does stop aching, especially where you might tend to put too much pressure on a certain area. It's worth noting that Arch Fit is available in a number of Skechers shoes from its 2022 range with the Go Golf Drive 5 offering the same benefits with a spikeless outsole. It is something truly unique to Skechers shoes and if you struggle with foot fatigue of plantar fascitiis I would seriously consider trying a pair of these for yourself.
The spiked outsole on the Hyper 5 is as comprehensive and efficient as any other spiked shoe currently available. While the likes of the FootJoy Tour Alpha and Under Armour HOVR Drive 2 may have slightly more support around the sides of the feet through the golf swing, the Hyper 5 offered me plenty of grip. For me, Arch Fit alone makes this shoe a stand out option of current spiked golf shoes and one you should definitely try on at your local shop. If you're after a reliable workhorse of a golf shoe that was keep your feet relaxed and planted to the ground, the Pro 5 Hyper is an excellent choice.
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Dan is a Staff Writer and has been with the Golf Monthly team since 2021. Dan graduated with a Masters degree in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and primarily looks after equipment reviews and buyer's guides, specializing in golf shoe and golf cart reviews. Dan has now tested and reviewed over 30 pairs of golf shoes since he joined Golf Monthly and is an expert in the field. A left-handed golfer, his handicap index is currently 7.8 and he plays at Fulford Heath Golf Club in the West Midlands.
Dan is currently playing:
Driver: TaylorMade Stealth 2
Hybrid: Ping G425
Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro
Putter: Wilson Staff Infinite Buckingham
Ball: TaylorMade TP5x Pix
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