Martin Hopley

The Skechers Go Golf Focus shoes comes in a standard and a Collegiate version, but both are essentially the same shoe. The Collegiate I tested has a different design pattern with a blue or black colour around the heel and white on the forefoot, where as the standard Focus has a more conservative single colour style.

Skechers Go Golf Focus Collegiate Golf Shoe

The first thing you will notice when you put them on is that the upper is synthetic like a football boot and this makes it light and flexible so it hardly needs any breaking in.

The H2GO Shield upper is seam-sealed to give waterproof protection, yet it did seem reasonably breathable in dry conditions.

There did not seem to be a great deal of lateral support in the forefoot, so the Focus will suit golfers who like a more mobile shoe.

However, the rear of the shoe did provide a solid base from which to swing as the high heel section secures the foot and little rubber dots on the inside really grip your foot well to stop any internal slipping.

Skechers Go Golf Focus Collegiate Golf Shoe

Compared to some of the other Skechers shoes I have tested, the Focus was a little broader across the fore foot and this will suit golfers who prefer a medium to wide shoe.

Skechers Go Golf Focus Collegiate Golf Shoe

The tongue was not as padded as others Skechers shoes, probably due to the upper material, so when you tied up the laces tight it could have been more comfortable, which is disappointing as the majority of Skechers Go Golf shoes excel in this area.

The Focus is meant to look athletic and this extends to the sole that uses a 5-GEN midsole cushioning that is inspired by Skechers' running shoes.

Skechers Go Golf Focus Collegiate Golf Shoe

Like most Go Golf shoes it has a lower profile heel to toe drop than average to get your foot closer to the ground and the removable Goga Mat insole is about average for depth and comfort.

Skechers Go Golf Focus Collegiate Golf Show

The sole subtly extends beyond the edge of the shoe on the outside of both feet and that helps the stability during the swing and the comfort as you walk.

Skechers Go Golf Focus Collegiate Golf Shoe

The sole features elongated hexagons that sit under 9 spikes in an unusual pattern with 3 spikes on the heel combining with a line of 7 raised up blue grip pads that all come together to provide good grip.

Skechers Go Golf Focus Collegiate Golf Shoe

It all does the job well and on firm surfaces and it felt a little more comfortable than the sole of the Skechers Go Golf Pro 2, but both are probably more at home on parkland courses than links. If it is a particularly muddy parkland course then you will need a good air-jet to clean out your hexagons.

Skechers Go Golf Focus Collegiate Golf Shoe

The Focus is also about 30g lighter than the Go Golf Pro 2 at just over 400g (14.2 oz) but £10 more expensive, so like most things in life, less is more.

Skechers Go Golf Focus Collegiate Golf Shoe

The Skechers Go Golf Focus is about lightweight performance in a sporty style so if that is what you are after then it is worth a look. It's a little pricey and the tongue padding could be better, but on the flip side the support and grip for your heel is very good and the Collegiate version is one of Skechers' more exciting designs.

Golfalot Rating: 4 stars
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Skechers Go Golf Focus Golf Shoe - Product Details

UK LaunchFebruary 2017
UK Launch RRP£139
USA LaunchFebruary 2017
Shoe StyleShoe
Sizes6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 12
Colour OptionsWhite/Red, Black, Grey/Blue
Manufacturer's WebsiteSkechers Website

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