Skechers Go Golf Elite 5 Slip In Ladies Golf Shoe Review

Are the Skechers Go Golf Elite 5 Slip In shoes the most comfortable on the market? Our tester finds out

Skechers Go Golf Elite 5 Slip In Ladies Golf Shoes Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

A shoe with all the comfort features that will suit high arches with its unique Skechers Arch Fit support and dial closure. The synthetic leather upper will be sturdy enough for those who need full support but holds back those who are looking for something a little more flexible on their feet.

Reasons to buy
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    Wide fit

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    High arches

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    Slip on

Reasons to avoid
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    Outer looks a little plastic

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    Slightly heavy on the foot

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Skechers is a brand that is renowned for producing comfortable shoes and as the name suggests, the Go Golf Elite 5 Slip In is designed to give women virtually hands-free access and a precise fit. Did they stand up to the test as being one of the best women's spikeless shoes on the market?

I must confess to being more of a lace up sort of person, so I was curious when I first saw these shoes, which have a twist fit dial closure on the side. I'm sure many women will appreciate this ease of use to allow the most comfortable fit. I don't have problem feet, so in particular, Skechers' Arch Fit podiatrist-certified support, was of no benefit to me.

Skechers Go Golf Elite 5 Slip In Ladies Golf Shoes Review

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I played two rounds wearing these shoes, and given the esteemed reputation of Skechers, the material was not quite as soft as I expected. Perhaps my expectations were too high!  

What I did like was the color, can’t get away from black and white Skechers. These also have a splash of hot pink, which is a favorite color combination of mine, and two other color options are available in this model. The way the outer looks didn’t appeal to me because the material looks slightly more plastic than other Skechers I have seen, and I may have left the slip-ins sewed on sticker off the side. 

Skechers Go Golf Elite 5 Slip In Ladies Golf Shoes Review

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If you need a lot of foot support, find it hard to bend and don’t want to or can’t flex your foot through the swing then these shoes are probably perfect. They are extremely sturdy and the can be wiped of mud without staining. 

The spikeless outsole did allow me to feel planted to the ground, so the grip was notably good. Skechers are on the wider side and I imagine that I am describing someone's perfect shoe! But for me, I actually found it restrictive in my play.

If I take my personal needs out of it, this is a solid shoe that comes with a one-year waterproof protection warranty and will make the long walk more comfortable whilst being easy to slip on and off.  

For more golf shoe buying advice, check out our guides on the best golf shoes, or best waterproof shoes.

Genelle Aldred

Genelle Aldred has dived head first into the world of golf after starting on the greens in February 2022. She has two missions to get her handicap right down using PXG Gen 6 clubs and a Cleveland putter, and to get as many of her family and friends as possible to take up the sport. For over 15 years Genelle has worked as a Newsreader and Broadcast Journalist and is currently Deputy Chair of Women in Journalism. Now she gets to combine her passion with her work. Genelle was born in Birmingham, but her family quickly moved to Kent, Oxford and Sheffield before returning to the Midlands aged 13. For the past 20 years Genelle has lived between Birmingham and London before settling in north London where there are plenty of golf courses all around her!