Skechers Go Golf Elite V.4 Shoe

We take the Skechers Go Golf Elite V.4 to the course to test out

Skechers Go Golf Elite V.4 Shoe Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

It's hard to fault this impressive golf shoe. Comfortable, breathable, stylish and has genuine all year round playability thanks to the grip and waterproofness. These should be high on your shortlist if you're after a new pair.

Reasons to buy
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    Decent grip in damp conditions and delivers on comfort straight out of the box with good support.

Reasons to avoid
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    White midsole prone to staining if used in wet, muddy conditions.

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Skechers Go Golf Elite V.4 Shoe Review

Skechers is renowned for making some of the most comfortable golf shoes on the market and its Go Golf Elite V.4 has only enhanced Skechers' reputation.

The Go Golf Elite V.4 is a stylish, all-weather golf shoe that takes Skechers' renowned comfort to the next level. The full leather upper of the shoe is soft, breathable and fully waterproof which makes the shoe ideal for a range of conditions and perfect for the UK golfer who is used to playing in changeable weather conditions.

Skechers Go Golf Elite V.4 Shoe being tested

On a slightly muddy day, you can see how the white outsole is prone to getting dirty.

Skechers used its high-performance Goga Mat cushioned insole in the Go Golf Elite V.4 and you can feel the supportive cushioning working its magic throughout the round, giving your feet an easy ride across 18 holes. One of the most impressive things about these shoes is how there is almost no need to break them in. With a leather shoe like this, you'd certainly expect it to take two or three rounds to soften up, but that was not the case with these Skechers.

While the comfort is immediate, it is also long lasting. We've used these for five rounds now and have only found them increasingly pleasant to play golf in.

Skechers Go Golf Elite V.4 Shoe on the putting green

The Go Golf Elite V.4 excels from a performance perspective as much as it does a comfort one too.

We first tested these shoes when there had been some significant overnight rain and the ground was fairly damp. Normally, we'd play it safe and wear a spiked pair of shoes but we were seriously impressed with the grip provided by the spikeless Go Golf Elite V.4. This excellent grip in wet and dry conditions is thanks to Skechers' Grip Flex TPU traction outsole which uses a combination of multi-directional cleats and lugs that provide superb traction and stability across multiple conditions.

Skechers Go Golf Elite V.4 Shoe sole during swing

We were very impressed with the grip provided by the Grip Flex TPU outsole.

We found this outsole excelled in the damp conditions, truly making this shoe one that can be confidently used all year round. We've since used the Go Golf Elite V.4 on much drier golf courses and the low profile outsole also makes this a great shoe for use over the summer months on harder ground.

Our only concern would be that the white material on outside of the outsole is prone to staining and needs to be kept constantly clean so it doesn't permanently mark - but this is only a small concession against what we found to be one of Skechers' best golf shoes.

Dan Parker
Staff Writer

Dan has been with Golf Monthly team since 2021. He graduated with a Masters degree in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and looks after equipment reviews and buyer's guides, specializing in golf shoe, golf bag and golf cart reviews. Dan has now tested and reviewed over 30 pairs of golf shoes and is an expert in the field. A left-handed golfer, his handicap index is currently 6.5 and he plays at Fulford Heath Golf Club in the West Midlands. 

Dan is currently playing: 

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth 2 

Fairway: TaylorMade Stealth 2 15°, Ping G425 Max 21°

Hybrid: Ping G425 

Irons: Cobra King Tec Utility, Ping i230 (5-PW) 

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour X

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x