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The Skechers GO GOLF Torque Twist golf shoe is incredibly comfortable right out of the box. Strong value.
Prior to this review, I’d never worn a pair of Skechers shoes. What I did know is that every year their booth at the PGA Show got bigger and that Meeker raved about them, so I decided it was time to see for myself what they were about. The GO GOLF Torque Twist made it clear why Skechers continues to expand its reach: the shoes are just plain comfortable.
The Skechers GO GOLF Torque Twist has the look of a dialed down, traditional athletic shoe. From the player’s perspective, the shoe is all white. There is some texture along the sides, but it’s nearly monochromatic. Around the heel, the white mixes with silver, more textures come into view, and the Skechers “S” logo appears.
Overall, this shoe has an aesthetic that aims for the middle of the bell curve – it may not light anyone’s fire, but no one will hate it either. There are three colorways available – white, black, and grey with neon green accents.
I didn’t even get the second shoe on before I texted Meeker an, “Ok, I get it now.” Right out of the box, the Skechers GO GOLF Torque Twist is as comfortable as any shoe I’ve worn. There is absolutely zero break in period. I tried them on to make sure they fit, then immediately walked 18 holes.
The comfort comes from two things. First, the shoe is roomy. The toe box is wide, and no part of the shoe constrained my foot. Second, everything about the shoe is soft. The upper moves easily, the GOGO MAX insole is cushy, and the Twist closure gently snugs around your foot.
My Skechers GO GOLF Torque Twist got a torture test in their first round – wet, sloppy, half-frozen conditions that challenged their waterproofing and their traction. These shoes were up to the task. For a shoe that costs just over $100, the waterproofing is excellent. My feet were bone dry after the round, and I didn’t even consider how wet the course had been until I sat down to write this review.
The traction that these shoes provided was also quite good. Each sole has six replaceable Softspikes and some molded traction elements. They are not the most aggressive soles, but they provided plenty of grip even on a muddy day.
Overall, I was very impressed with the GO GOLF Torque Twist and barely thought about them as I played. If I were going to nitpick, I would note that the heel is a little loose and the shoe doesn’t provide much structure. The Twist closure works well, but if you like a shoe that really locks your foot into place, these aren’t for you.
If comfort and value are your top priorities, the Skechers GO GOLF Torque Twist golf shoes are hard to beat. For $110, you get shoes with a 1-year waterproof warranty that make you feel like you’re walking on air.