Martin Hopley

The Skechers Go Golf Pro 2 golf shoe is the second generation of their tour player shoe and sees the design updated with a low profile style.

Skechers Go Golf Pro 2 Golf Shoe

Instead of the sole having a defined heel arch in the sole, it is now all one level with the heel drop reduced to 19mm (0.75 inches) to get your foot closer to the ground.

Skechers Go Golf Pro 2 Golf Shoe

A lot of Skechers' golf shoes feature this low profile design, which means there is less of a drop between heel and forefoot than most other golf shoes in the market.

The sole also features the 5GEN lightweight and responsive shock absorbing midsole combined with a diamond-design traction plate outsole for comfort and grip.

Skechers Go Golf Pro 2 Golf Shoe

It looks pretty good and the comfort is about average for a premium shoe. There are nine Softspikes that use the Stealth Pin system on each foot in traditional positions that provide decent grip.

Skechers say that the sole is a 'quick release, full contact outsole', which means that there is nothing other than the spikes to get clogged up with grass and it is not bad in this respect.

Skechers Go Golf Pro 2 Golf Shoe

However on firmer ground you tend to feel the spikes a little more than other shoes that have moulded parts of the sole raised up around the replaceable spikes and having these would help with the comfort in these conditions.

The upper is made from a soft leather that breaks in easily and features H2GO Shield waterproof protection that comes with a 2 year guarantee and keeps your feet dry.

Special mention must go to the tongue which is well padded and one of the best in the market, which it needs to be as the lightweight laces would probably dig in otherwise.

Skechers Go Golf Pro 2 Golf Shoe

The throat is a U shape that is also tapered to get wider as it goes up the foot which really helps the fit and the Go Golf Pro 2 was one of the most secure shoes I have worn in a while.

Skechers Go Golf Pro 2 Golf Shoe

The Go Golf Pro 2 is reasonably light to wear at 433 grams or 15.3 ounces so it makes walking a pleasure. It is also a relatively deep shoe so if you have tall feet or use orthotic insoles then there should be plenty of space.

In some shoes the insole is thick and a major part of the comfort story and in others it is a thin lining. The removable insole in the Go Golf Pro 2 is more middle of the range and works with the foam in the sole to provide the comfort.

Skechers Go Golf Pro 2 Golf Shoe

Skechers says the insole uses Goga Mat Technology to make it feel like a yoga mat, so if you partake in the odd downward dog then you will know what it feels like.

Skechers Go Golf Pro 2 Golf Shoe

The heel area of the shoe is quite robust with extra support around the ankle area and may take a bit more breaking in. However, this means that it works with the rest of the shoe to provide the necessary stability.

Skechers Go Golf Pro 2 Golf Shoe

When it comes to the trade-off between stability and flexibility for your feet to move during the swing, the Go Golf Pro 2 feels that it has got the balance about right for an all round shoe.

Aside from that, what you see is what you get. There are three fairly conservative colourways of black, white and grey, but if you want something different then an extra £13 will get you the LX version that has a more premium nubuck leather upper and three more colour options of chocolate, charcoal and grey.

Skechers Go Golf Pro 2 Golf Shoe

Overall, like the styling, the Skechers Go Golf Pro 2 is a steady, level par type of shoe that offers decent comfort and will be more at home on parkland courses with a bit of give in the surface.

Golfalot Rating: 4 stars
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Skechers Go Golf Pro 2 Golf Shoe - Product Details

UK Launch20 January 2017
UK Launch RRP£129
USA Launch20 January 2017
Shoe StyleShoe
Sizes6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 13
Colour OptionsBlack/Blue, Grey/Navy, White/Grey/Blue
Manufacturer's WebsiteSkechers Website

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Steve V
August 2018

Having owned a pair for a little over 4 months I have notice the lining on the inside on the heal has rubbed through . The don't seem to breath to well in the hot weather not very happy with them at all. When I contacted Sketchers all they said was take them back to the retailer?

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