Skechers Go Golf Elite 2 Shoe Review

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Combining comfort, traction and stability, the Skechers Go Golf Elite 2 shoes give you high end performance at a budget friendly price.

Introduction

Matt Kuchar may does not have a future in acting, but I do chuckle at his Skechers commercials.  The guy won an Olympic bronze medal wearing Skechers, yet the brand still takes a lot of ribbing.  Are they a serious golf shoe maker or just good at marketing?  I was eager to find out for myself when the Skechers Go Golf Elite 2 arrived.

Looks

The Skechers Go Golf Elite 2 have a clean, contemporary look. The stitching and small holes on the side of the shoe provide visual interest, while the prominent grey tongue really compliments an otherwise all-white shoe.  The blue lace loops coordinate well with the blue section of the sole, offering a nice splash of color.

Comfort

I slipped on the Skechers Go Golf Elite 2 with bare feet to check sizing (which was spot on) and was amazed at the comfort.  The snug fit and interior materials made me feel like I’d have no problem going sockless if desired.  The insole is cushiony without feeling mushy.  The overall comfort is outstanding.

Performance

With keywords such as lightweight, and cushioning 5Gen foam, I expected a golf shoe that was more about comfort than performance, but I was pleasantly surprised.  The sole is fairly stiff and gave me a stable base for my golf swing.  My heel not only felt secure inside the shoe, but it was also positioned low, keeping my foot in a neutral position and my body balanced at address.

Traction was very strong.  The small nubs worked well on tight turf and bare ground as compared to more waffle-like outsoles.  Performance was equally impressive in longer grass.  With any aggressive spikeless design, how quickly the material wears down will have to be monitored.  The Skechers Go Golf Elite 2 come with a 2-year waterproof warranty, and I can report my socks stayed dry after heavy burst of rain developed on my first day of testing.

Conclusion

For a leather golf shoe that is comfortable and grips the ground with a stable platform, the Skechers Go Golf Elite 2 are a great value at $100.  The fit was as good is it gets for me.  I like the style, and foresee these shoes getting a lot of action.  And for you skeptics out there – try them on.  You’ll see why Kuch always has a smile on his face.

Buy Skechers Go Golf Elite 2 Shoes HERE

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Matt Meeker

Matt lives in sunny Orlando with his wife who allows his golf obsession to stretch the limits of normalcy. He's also a proud coach with The First Tee of Central Florida who loves teaching kids about golf and life skills.

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8 Comments

  1. I have the go golf drive 2 and among the dozen or so pairs of golf shoes (Nike, fj, puma, adidas) the skechers are the most comfortable.

  2. The review is accurate about the comfort of these shoes. I like the shoe, but there are some flaws that should be mentioned. The “small holes on the side of the shoe provide visual interest” – unfortunately, I find a lot of grass gets caught in these small holes.

    The traction is really good on the course, but I find grass hard to remove from the sole. It is a trade off that I am willing to take, but people should be aware.

    Lastly and almost most important is that these shoes tend to squeak when walking in the real world and not on the golf course. This “feature” hurts the shoe when trying to stay in your spikeless shoes before or after the round. To me, this should be an easy fix for Skechers, but it should be included in any review, so it is not a surprise. Many spikeless shoe wearers want to wear the shoe beyond the 18 holes.

    • Matt Meeker

      Thanks for the feedback Andy. Like most all the reviews we do – individual results may vary.

      I haven’t experienced the grass in the holes, but will definitely be looking closer next time I take them off after play. One of the things I enjoy about spikeless shoes is the ability to wear them to and from the course as you mention. If I had heard any squeaking, I’d definitely have mentioned it. I’ve worn the shoes on about every type of surface I can think of. I just tried to make them squeak on my kitchen floor to make sure I hadn’t missed something. There is a very subtle squish sound when I walk on hard surfaces, but nothing a casual observer would notice or note.

      Thanks again for sharing your experiences.

      Matt M

  3. John Bumgarner

    Kuchar wears Go Golf Pro which retail for around $150, and are a more traditional golf shoe in terms of spikes. I have also for a few years. I also like the Go Golf Blades, which are more of an athletic shoe, super lightweight and great for walking.

    If you sign up for a Skechers account online, you’ll get email notice for 30% off sales they run two or three times a year.

    • Matt Meeker

      You are correct John – Kuch does wear the soft spike version. If you take a look at the new Go Golf Pro 2 you’ll note that from the sole up, they look exactly like the Elite 2. Great discount tip!

      Matt M

  4. The squeaking is very real. After about 3 holes in the heat (when feet begin to perspire) my left shoe begins to make sounds. Quite frankly, it really sounds like a farting sound with each step. Very annoying and something I don’t find with any other shoe. They are very comfortable but I have decided to save these for winter months and see if the problem persists. Our golf pro at our club says others have reporting a similar complaint so I don’t think I’m crazy.

    • Matt Meeker

      The fact that you golf makes you somewhat crazy Doug – but your observations don’t. Thanks for sharing.

      Matt M

  5. I have a pair of the GoGolf not the 2. They are very comfortable, and no issues. I play 3-4 times a week, so they get a good workout. I have several pair of their shoes and I order them direct from Skechers. You can join their Elite club and get free shipping on all orders, plus they offer specials, usually 10/20% discount.

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