Which Skechers golf shoes are best for me?

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Which Skechers golf shoes should I buy?

Four amateur golfers and Today's Golfer readers give their feedback on the best Skechers Go Golf model for you.

It's all fair and good us telling you which Skechers golf shoes you should buy, but for this test we decided to do things a little differently and let Today's Golfer readers give their open and honest views to help make your decision easier.

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The Skechers Go Golf shoes tested by Today's Golfer readers.

Each of our testers was been sent a different model from Skechers 2021 range and provided  feedback on the shoes, from their first impressions on style, design and opening-round comfort to how their shoe performs on the course over a longer period of time.

The testers then got together for a round at European Tour venue Forest of Arden where they discussed and compared their experiences with the different models of Skechers golf shoes to help you make the right buying choice.

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Skechers Go Golf Torque – Twist

Tester: Gary Stronach
Handicap: 10.9
Home course: Murrayshall Golf Club

Gary Stronach tested the Skechers Go Golf Torque - Twist golf shoes.

Week 1 with Skechers Go Golf Torque – Twist

What were your first impressions Skechers golf shoes out of the box?

I was very impressed. They were well packaged with stiff cardboard inserts to ensure the shoes keep their shape and information about the Skechers H2GO water protection system. There was also a sample of the sole material (Skechers GOGA MAX technology insole). It was actually nice to see what gives them their comfort.

The shoes are white with a hint of grey to the rear and there are very few seams that I can see, so should be great in wet conditions. 

The twist lace mechanism looks interesting with a ratchet dial at the top of the shoe on the outside of the tongue that tightens up the lace as you turn it clockwise.  The cleats on the sole are low profile and look quite grippy because of their shape and configuration.

How do they fit?

They fit like slippers. I’ve been a fan of Skechers golf shoes for some time now and have numerous pairs of their casual, training and golf shoes. I have always been impressed at how comfortable they are straight out of the box and the Go Golf Torque - Twist are no different.

How do the Skechers golf shoes compare to your normal shoe style?

This pair of golf shoes are cleated as opposed to spikeless and I was keen to try them again, as it’s been a number of years since I had my last spiked shoes, a pair of FootJoy DNA.

The Softspikes have a lower profile compared to normal cleats I’ve used in the past.

These are also the first pair of shoes I’ve had without laces as they have the new Skechers twist dial system. It should be easy to keep them clean, which is important for me, and as there appears to be very few seams in the manufacturing of the shoe this should definitely help with keeping them waterproof.

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Did they take any wearing in?

No, these shoes can definitely be worn straight out of the box. I played in them the day after receiving them. The upper material is soft to the touch and flexible, while the Skechers GOGA MAX technology insole is as comfortable as favourite pair of slippers.

What were your first impressions of wearing the Skechers shoes on the golf course?

The pair of shoes I received actually had an issue with the twist dial system on the right shoe, which took several attempts to catch and work properly. 

I was actually a little bit concerned as to whether or not they would work properly so did take my other pair of Skechers to the course with me, but, despite taking a few attempts, the new Skechers did catch and, thankfully, I was able to give them their first test.

It was a dry day but I certainly noticed that they had more grip than my usual pair of Skechers spikeless golf shoes and that my felt connected to the turf. This gave me more confidence when hitting shots, especially driver, as I felt I could load up the swing to create more speed and power.

This was just my sixth round at my new club and so far, playing off the White Medal Tees (Par 73), I’ve been averaging anything from two-over par to eight-over par (net), but in this pairs competition and I shot a three-under par net 70 to sit joint 1st! I can’t say it was all down to the Skechers Go Golf Torque - Twist golf shoes but they certainly inspired a lot of confidence, which is worth its weight in gold as a keen competitive golfer.

Gary Stronach tested the Skechers Go Golf Torque - Twist golf shoes.

How did your feet feel the next day?

They were fine as usual with no aches, pains or signs of blisters to report.

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Week 2 with Skechers Go Golf Torque – Twist

If you’ve played in different types of weather, how have the shoes performed? 

I’ve now played three rounds of golf with the new golf shoes. The first two rounds were in dry but cold conditions (3°C). The third round started in dry conditions again but was cold with wet and muddy patches underfoot due to the heavy rain over the last few days. 

There were lots of areas on the course that had been chewed up by various machinery, the chance of slipping.  The weather also changed as we played the last four holes with the heavens opening.

Thankfully with the new shoes and their cleats there were no issues at all with being able to continue playing during any of the three rounds and contact with the grass at all times was maintained very well.

Gary Stronach tested the Skechers Go Golf Torque - Twist golf shoes.

Are you noticing the comfort is having a positive impact on your game?

The comfort of the shoes so far has been great and the twist dial lace system stops the feeling of having a pressure point at the top of the tongue where the laces would normally be tied.

The tightness of the lace system is exceptional as well and can be easily adjusted as your feet settle in to the shoe during your round with a click of the twist dial. 

No breaking in at all is required with these shoes, which is impressive, as you could buy them and play in them on the same day. 

How easy are the Skechers shoes to keep clean?

The shoes are very easy to keep clean, even with cleats. I connect my garden hose with a handset to a hot water outlet in the garage and use an old tooth brush and some soap to clean my shoes after every round. 

With there being very few seals on the construction of the upper shoe and no laces, it’s very easy to hose the shoe down and then turn over to clean the sole.  Getting any grass or muck out of the cleats is easy enough as well, especially if they’re cleaned between every round, which stops any build-up.

Tell us more about the comfort of the shoes – have you had any issues? 

The only issue I’m monitoring is a pain I’ve started having again on the heel of my right foot. I had a similar pain from a previous pair of cleated golf shoes (FootJoy DNA) a number of years ago, which is why I moved to wearing Skechers spikeless golf shoes and have never looked back.

I’ll continue to monitor the pain over the next few weeks but one of the things I’ve noticed with the shoes is that the rear cleats appear to be quite well in from the end of the shoe, which may be causing a slight lack of support at the rear of the foot.

Gary Stronach tested the Skechers Go Golf Torque - Twist golf shoes.

Have you had any comments from your playing partners? 

My friends have commented on how white the shoes look and they like the idea of the twist dial lace system for ease of getting the shoes on and off.

How do the Skechers compare to your previous brand of shoes? 

Exactly as expected, as I’m a big fan of Skechers and wear nothing else.

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Skechers Go Golf Torque-Pro 

Tester: Steven Lester
Handicap: 6.4
Home course: Telford Golf Club

Steven Lester tested the Skechers Go Golf Torque-Pro golf shoes.

Week 1 with Skechers Go Golf Torque-Pro

What were your first impressions of the shoes out of the box?

I wear Skechers casual shoes but had never tried their golf shoes. My first impression on opening the box was that they looked very stylish and I liked the overall appearance.

How do they fit?

The fit was perfect, extremely comfortable, like slippers with superb grip.

Did they take any wearing in?

I had a tee time for the next day so would normally wear new golf shoes in around the house to break them in, but I took the chance, used them straight away and I was more than pleased!

Steven Lester tested the Skechers Go Golf Torque-Pro golf shoes.

What were your first impressions of wearing the shoes on the course?

I played 18 holes with no issues! They were very lightweight, my feet felt locked in and well supported.

How did your feet feel the next day?

Great – I wore them the next day for another 18 holes and my feet were still fine afterwards.

Really impressed with the overall performance and comfort. I would recommend Skechers to any golfer who is looking for comfort, grip, waterproof golf shoes that offer value for money.

Week 2 with Skechers Go Golf Torque-Pro

If you’ve played in different types of weather, how have the shoes performed? Has the weather impacted how you’ve played? 

I have worn them in all types of weather and was very impressed by how much they gripped in the wet conditions.

Steven Lester tested the Skechers Go Golf Torque-Pro golf shoes.

Are you noticing the comfort is having a positive impact on your game?

My handicap has come down from 6.8 to 6.4 and in the past 3 weeks I have come 2nd twice in club competitions. 

I’m not sure it’s all down to the shoes but it definitely helps feeling like you have nothing on your feet and an amazing grip. 

How easy are the shoes to keep clean?

The cleats are easy to get any dirt and loose grass out unlike other brands I wear. This coupled with being waterproof and extremely comfortable. 

They are so easy to keep clean, after the round I wipe them with soapy water and a brush and they look like new. 

Tell us more about the comfort of the shoes – have you had any issues?

As I said, it feels like you have nothing on your feet. I’ve also noticed recently that many more golfers that play at our course are wearing Skechers and all have said how amazingly comfortable they are. 

Steven Lester tested the Skechers Go Golf Torque-Pro golf shoes.

Have you had any comments from your playing partners? 

Many of my mates noticed my new shoes and were asking where I got them from and how much were they. 

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Skechers Go Golf Elite Tour SL shoes

Tester: Dean Oakley
Handicap: 15
Home course: Leighton Buzzard Golf Club

Dean Oakley tested the Skechers Go Golf Elite Tour SL golf shoes.

Week 1 with Skechers Go Golf Elite Tour SL shoes

What were your first impressions of the shoes out of the box?

Firstly, I loved the colour of the shoes; the illuminous green sole against the grey upper really stood out.

Style wise, they look modern and sleek and looked comfortable due to the wide mid sole and toe box, which is definitely appealing to me.

How do they fit?

The fit is perfect and the first time I put them on it was as though I'd put on an old pair of slippers, very comfortable with plenty of room.

You can really feel the cushioned insole and to back up my initial thoughts on my first visual impressions, they are a great fit across the mid sole and in the toe box.

I have fairly wide feet and I felt as though they had been custom made for me.

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How do the Skechers compare to your normal shoe style?

In the past I've really struggled finding shoes that are comfortable to wear straight out of the box and that are such a good fit for my feet. These tick all of the right and also looking the part.

I tend to go for either white or black golf shoes but I love the colour on these and couldn't wait to show them off to my playing partners.

Did they take any wearing in?

No, not at all. I purchased a pair of shoes from a different brand last year which I returned after one round as they had cut my feet to shreds within the first six holes of being worn.

Today's Golfer reader Dean Oakley tests the Skechers Go Golf Elite Tour SL golf shoes on the range.

What were your first impressions of wearing the shoes on the course? What were the conditions on the day, and did this affect the performance of the shoes?

The Skechers shoes are ridiculously comfortable and having completed my first round in them I could have easily played on without any discomfort or fear of discomfort.

My course is quite hilly in places with lots of undulations so having a good solid base is essential and these stood up to the task and then some, especially on what was a windy day that started out with a lot of dew on the ground.

I don't think it's any coincidence I shot one of my best ever rounds in them, a nine-over par 80!

How did your feet feel the next day?

I used to be a postman and did the job for 10 years, which means my feet have been through a lot over that time. Having suffered with some real chronic foot pain for years and I can honestly say that my feet feel great and I can't wait to go out and play in the Skechers golf shoes once more.

Week 2 with Skechers Go Golf Elite Tour SL shoes

If you’ve played in different types of weather, how have the shoes performed?

Luckily I managed to avoid all of the wet weather this weekend, playing twice in beautiful weather Friday. It was quite windy today and I definitely felt like I had a rock solid base from my Skechers. 

Are you noticing the comfort is having a positive impact on your game? 

Absolutely. My feet feel much less fatigued which is giving me more energy to use in my golf swing. My home course has a couple of long walks between holes on the back nine and the additional comfort is giving me much more energy to use in the latter stages.

Today's Golfer reader Dean Oakley has found the Skechers Go Golf Elite Tour SL shoes easy to clean.

How easy are Skechers golf shoes to keep clean? 

Generally very easy. However, I did notice that some dirt had found its way between and under the green and white parts on the sole and I was  not able to clean those parts. I'll keep an eye on it to see if it becomes a problem. 

Dean Oakley tested the Skechers Go Golf Elite Tour SL golf shoes.

Tell us more about the comfort of the shoes – have you had any issues? 

None whatsoever. I am really impressed with just how comfortable they are and the width on the shoes makes them a really good fit for me and my wide feet.

The cushioned insoles are a great addition too and I no longer have to rush to put my trainers back on at the end of my rounds to relieve my feet. 

Dean Oakley tested the Skechers Go Golf Elite Tour SL golf shoes.

Have you had any comments from your playing partners? 

Having told my playing partners that I'm reviewing the shoes they are all very keen to hear my feedback and I cannot recommend them highly enough.

One of my playing partners today remarked that he'd always heard Skechers were very comfortable but had never tried them. It was great to be able to give him such positive feedback and he said he'll definitely consider them on his next purchase. I've also had positive remarks on the colour and styling on the shoes. 

How do the Skechers Go Golf compare to your previous brand of shoes? 

I've got nothing but positive things to say about the shoes and they are easily the most comfortable golf shoes I've ever played in.

I'm playing four rounds of golf in one day in June to raise money for a charity and I was thinking I'd need to take two or three pairs of shoes to help me get through the day, but with the Skechers being so comfortable I'm thinking I'll just need the one pair.  

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Skechers Go Golf Elite 4 shoes

Tester: Ian Rutland
Handicap: 9.2
Home course: Lamberhurst Golf Club

Ian Rutland tested the Skechers Go Golf Elite 4 golf shoes.

Week 1 with Skechers Go Golf Elite 4 shoes

What were your first impressions of the shoes out of the box?

Straight out of the box the shoes look very well finished. Style wise they seem to be a hybrid of a traditional golf shoe and a trainer with what looks like a thick, well cushioned sole.

How do they fit?

They feel like a great fit. A big challenge with golf and sports shoes in general is that the sizing of different brands varies enormously. In some brands I am a UK 8 but in others a 10. These seem spot on with my normal shoe size of 8. The fit feels snug but not tight which bodes well for the level of support they may give out on the course. 

How do they compare to your normal shoe style?

These shoes are much more consistent with the more contemporary styles I have favoured over recent years but they are not overly flashy and wouldn’t upset someone with more traditional tastes. 

Did the Skechers golf shoes take any wearing in?

Having walked around the garden for a few minutes in the shoes, first impressions are that no wearing in will be required as the fit is good and the shoes feel quite supple. 

What were your first impressions of wearing the shoes on the course? What were the conditions on the day, and did this affect the performance of the shoes?

The biggest compliment I can pay them is that I forgot I was wearing a new pair of shoes as soon as I started swinging a club on the range.  

They are really comfortable and the inner sole provides great cushioning.  Like many courses in England we have had virtually no rain for 6 weeks or so so conditions are more July like underfoot than April.  

The shoes performed well and gave great grip on the hard ground and as I mentioned in one of my videos, I felt as though I was standing tall in the shoes.  So, so far so good.

How did your feet feel the next day?

Nothing adverse to report. I often have a tight achilles the day after a game and I had no such problems today. I’m playing again tomorrow and look forward to seeing how the shoes fare second time around.

Week 2 with Skechers Go Golf Elite 4 shoes

If you’ve played in different types of weather, how have the shoes performed? Has the weather impacted how you’ve played?

I have now played in the shoes for about six rounds and last Saturday was their first test in very wet conditions.

The shoes continue to perform very well and very importantly my feet remained bone dry despite the heavy rain.

Grip has been good in all conditions and the shoes seem to pick up less mud and grass than other soft spike or studded soles shoes I have.  

Today's Golfer reader Ian Rutland has been impressed by the Skechers Go Golf Elite 4 shoes.

How easy are the shoes to keep clean?

The type of leather used on the Skechers' Go Golf uppers seems to make them easier to clean than my Ecco shoes and a simple wipe down after play is keeping them in pristine condition.  

Have you had any comments from your playing partners?

My regular playing partners have taken a reasonable amount of interest in the testing and have drawn positive comparisons to their preferred brands, most thinking they are more aligned with the newer brands on the market such as Under Armour, than older, more established brands such as Footjoy  

Tells us more about the comfort and how they compare to your previous brand of golf shoes?

The shoes are as comfortable as any other I have – I am a regular wearer of Ecco shoes. They are not a distraction in any way.  

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