Skechers Go Golf Elite V.3 Approach RF Shoe

We test this new wallet-friendly spikeless pair of shoes from Skechers out on the golf course.

Skechers Go Golf Elite V.3 Approach RF Shoe Review
Golf Monthly Verdict

Skechers’ appeal comes down to comfort at an affordable price and it delivers on that again here. It might lack eye-catching features, but it offers an awful lot of appealing elements, especially around comfort and grip while also being lightweight. If you’ve got an outfit to go with the navy, grey or black colour options, it is certainly a spikeless option worth considering in 2019.

Reasons to buy
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    Very soft and comfortable, can easily be worn for 36 holes. Variety of traction elements provide ample grip, even in wet conditions.

Reasons to avoid
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    Styling is a little bland, no white colourway available.

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Skechers Go Golf Elite V.3 Approach RF Shoe Review - We test this new wallet-friendly spikeless pair of shoes from Skechers out on the golf course.

Skechers Go Golf Elite V.3 Approach RF Shoe Review

This shoe is aimed at golfers seeking spikeless comfort and performance at an affordable price.

Key technology This waterproof shoe features an all-new spikeless-designed traction outsole for stability on the course. The RF stands for Relaxed Fit and it combines a leather and woven fabric upper. It also features Skechers’ H2GO Shield to keep the elements at bay and a low-drop design to keep your foot low to the ground in a neutral position. Finally, a Dynamic Traction Plate aids in the quick removal of dirt.

The styling of these shoes is modern but fairly basic, with not many design features or flashes to catch your eye besides the unique outsole design. No white colour option limits the appeal in terms of matching your outfits.

This shoe certainly offers a roomier fit than most golf shoes on the market, which should suit those with wider feet but be sure to check first before parting with your cash. The feel is pleasingly soft out of the box, especially underfoot and around the ankle.

The soft feeling your feet no doubt comes from the responsive 5Gen cushioning, which does genuinely give you a spring in your step, while the variety of outsole nubs, some of which are quite sharp to the touch, combine to provide ample grip from a spikeless shoe, even in the wet conditions we tested in.

The mesh section ensures the flex point at the base of your toes doesn’t permanently crease, meaning it will look like new for longer than an all-leather shoe. The silk-like feel of the laces is a nice touch, as is the perforation detail on the upper.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x