Skechers golf shoes are renowned for their comfort, but what about the rest of the performance? Find out in our Skechers Go Golf Pro 5 Hyper golf shoe review.
Skechers Go Golf Pro 5 Hyper Golf Shoes review: NCG Summary
This is an extremely comfortable golf shoe with modern sporty styling. It offers exceptional grip and traction and would work all year round given its grip & durability.
- Extremely comfortable
- Great grip
- Nice shape and styling
- Pin stripe effect on the top may not be to everyone’s liking
Skechers Go Golf Pro 5 Hyper Golf Shoes
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They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression.
It is fair to say my first impression of this shoe out of the box was not the best. But this is more to do with my personal taste for going for plain colours and a ‘safe’ look.
These certainly were something different for me being red and grey. This combined with the pinstripe look on the top, made me intrigued to see if the first impression was warranted or not
On Course Testing
I am normally a UK 12 but tried these in 11. Surprisingly they fit brilliantly and were perfect for my slightly wider foot as well. Then on to the important bit, how valid was my first impression?
By the end of the round, I have to say my mindset and impression of these shoes totally changed. You might not get a second chance to make a first impression, but you definitely get a second chance to totally change that first impression. I absolutely loved these shoes and even ended up loving the grey and red colours. I am a changed man!
Sadly my golf has not changed. Being in and out of the rough and trees gave these shoes a good workout over changing terrains. This was not only a comfy shoe but felt sturdy and supportive whether on or off the fairway or marauding through trees and bracken. This shoe I would be happy to wear throughout the year across all seasons.
These shoes definitely provide a comfortable walk on the course. The design is most likely aimed at the younger golfer but due to the comfort the slightly older golfer, who might happen to be aged 46 (myself), ends up being at ease with the design. The sole definitely provides support and the striped effect on the top of the shoe, though not to my personal liking, is something a bit different and did not detract from the shoe overall.
The research and development that has gone into this shoe is clearly effective via the podiatrist certified arch support. There is a lot written about foot fatigue, and these shoes seem to have addressed this in a comprehensive manner. I can honestly say it is the comfiest golf shoe I have worn, combined with no issues at all when it comes to grip. Interestingly I am normally a UK size 12 but the size 11 fit perfectly well and so that might be something to consider when ordering.
The 19th hole
It is fair to say that before putting them on I would have been apprehensive wearing these off the golf course. But by the end of the round, it would not have bothered me walking into the Clubhouse spike bar. Primarily as they are more comfortable than my normal shoes. Overall, a fantastic shoe and I am now a Skechers convert.
Fit: True to Size/Small/Large/Wide/Narrow
Style: Athletic/Traditional/Off Course Friendly/All Weather/Casual
Out of Box Comfort: 10/10
Value for Money: 9/10
Skechers Go Golf Pro 5 Hyper Golf Shoes review: The Details
Sizes: UK 6-13 (inc. half sizes 8-12).
Colours: Grey/Red / Black/Grey / Black
More info: Skechers Website
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How do we test golf shoes?
At National Club Golfer, we are passionate about producing accurate and thorough reviews and making sure our testing process is rigorous so we get a good understanding of how each pair of shoes performs.
Each shoe is worn out on the golf course whilst playing golf, so we can get an idea of overall performance in terms of factors like comfort, grip, stability in the golf swing, waterproof protection and how they actually look on the golf course.
What is important when buying Golf shoes?
When buying new golf footwear its important to know what attributes or features you value the most before deciding on a brand or model to buy. For example, do you want spiked or spikeless shoes?
A lot of golfers think comfort is paramount when choosing a shoe, we are going to be standing in them for 3-5 hours right? Some golf shoes on the market have special insoles and cushioned mid-soles designed to keep your feet feeling fresh.
Grip is vital to good performance on the golf course as any foot slip in dry or wet conditions can not only cause the golf club to swing improperly but may also lead to an injury.
Nearly all golf shoes will either be fully waterproof or offer some kind of water resistance, and this is important as real die-hard golfers play in every weather condition. Having wet feet for 4 hours is not and will never be fun.
How good the shoe looks is of course subjective to personal style, but is important to any player. Do you prefer an athletic-looking shoe, or are you more traditional? Does your shoe offer on-course off-course style or do you want shoes purely for the course? Does the style of shoe you like have the best color options for your golfing wardrobe?
Price is the last factor to consider. With the models above we have tried to find shoes at all different price points so if you want a shoe at a lower cost, you can get one. Or if you want to spend more, you can do that too. Importantly there is something for everyone.
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