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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.