Skechers Go Golf Elite Tour SL Golf Shoe Review

Our verdict on the Skechers Go Golf Elite Tour SL Shoe

Skechers Go Golf Elite Tour SL Golf Shoe Review zoomed in picture on grass
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Golf Monthly Verdict

If you are looking for all-out comfort, these are certainly a strong contender. They also have enough structure and grip to stand up well to the specific challenge of swinging a golf club in less than perfect underfoot conditions. At under £150, we think these offer good value for money.

Reasons to buy
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    Roomy fit, ideal for those with wider feet

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    Extremely comfortable

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    Good grip

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    Clean aesthetics

Reasons to avoid
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    Not as breathable as some other premium spikeless designs

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Skechers Go Golf Elite Tour SL Golf Shoe Review

When it comes to spikeless comfort, Skechers golf shoes have always impressed. The brand clearly understands how to make shoes that can be worn for hours straight out of the box and the Elite Tour SL model is no different. In fact, this was exactly how we tested them at Essendon Country Club.

Skechers finish position

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The combination of the Resamax insole, UltraFlight cushioning and the flexible outsole make these incredibly easy to wear. They offer trainer-like comfort but with enough structure to provide you with a stable base to hit from.

With such a high level of cushioning within the shoe, we felt there was a slight trade-off in terms of breathability but for us, the positives out-weighed the negatives on this front. The fit was generous and we think they are some of the best golf shoes for wide feet. In particular, there is plenty of room in the toe area which contributed to the comfort we experienced during our test day. 

Skechers sole design

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The Skechers Go Golf Elite Tour SL provided plenty of grip throughout the round, albeit we tested them on a perfectly sunny Spring day. The range of traction points on the outsole suggest these would continue to perform well in the wet. We also liked the accent of bright blue colouring on the sole which gave an otherwise simple and somewhat classic design a modern edge. 

Skechers putting

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It is also worth mentioning that these shoes have a waterproof leather upper and feature the Skechers H2GO Shield seam-sealed waterproof protection which should help the Elite Tour SL protect your feet in wetter conditions.

There might more refined spikeless golf shoes on the market but for under £150, we think these are an excellent all-rounder. The sometimes contrasting demands of comfort and stability are perfectly balanced in the Skechers Go Golf Elite Tour SL and because of the simple aesthetics, we think they look smart both on and off the course.

Neil Tappin
Digital Editor

In his current role, Neil is responsible for testing drivers and golf balls. Having been a part of the Golf Monthly team for over 15 years and playing off a handicap of 3, he has the experience to compare performance between models, brands and generations. For 2022 he thinks the main trend in drivers is: "In a word, consistency. Whilst all the brands are talking about ball speed (and the new drivers are certainly long), my biggest finding has been how much more consistent the ball flights are. Mishits don't seem to be causing the same level of drop-off or increase in the spin numbers. This means that more shots seem to be flying the way you want them to!" As far as golf balls are concerned the biggest development is in the, "three piece, non-Tour, urethane-covered section. For regular golfers, these models offer superb performance at both ends of the bag without denting your wallet quite as much as the premium Tour-played options."

Originally working with the best coaches in the UK to produce instruction content, he is now the brand's Digital Editor and covers everything from Tour player interviews to gear reviews. In his time at Golf Monthly, he has covered equipment launches that date back well over a decade. He clearly remembers the launch of the Callaway and Nike square drivers as well as the white TaylorMade driver families, such as the RocketBallz! If you take a look at the Golf Monthly YouTube channel, you'll see his equipment videos dating back over a decade! He has also conducted 'What's In The Bag' interviews with many of the game's best players like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. Over the years, Neil has tested a vast array of products in each category and at drastically different price-points. 

Neil is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus Fairway Wood: Titleist TSR2 Hybrid: Titleist TS3 Irons (4-9): Mizuno JPX 919 Forged Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 46˚, 50˚, 54˚, 60˚ Putter: Odyssey Triple Track Ten Ball: Titleist Pro V1X