Skechers Go Golf Elite V.4 Shoe

Joel Tadman tests Skechers' new hero spikeless golf shoe for 2020 out on the course

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Golf Monthly Verdict

A solid, stylish spikeless option from Skechers that comes in five colour options and offers very good value for money.

Reasons to buy
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    Immediately comfortable and ready to wear on the couse out of the box. Relatively stylish and offers surprisingly high levels of grip.

Reasons to avoid
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    Lacks any wow factor of note.

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Skechers Go Golf Elite V.4 Shoe Review - Joel Tadman tests Skechers' new hero spikeless golf shoe for 2020 out on the course

Skechers Go Golf Elite V.4 Shoe Review

Key technology - The low-drop design keeps the golfer’s feet low to the ground and combines with Skechers’ Gripflex spikeless TPU outsoles for superior balance and traction. - In-shoe comfort is enhanced through Ultra Go and GOGA Max cushioning, while the leather uppers boast waterproof protection. - There is also the Prestige version, which features a knit section on the upper and a more relaxed fit. You can read more about the technology and options here.


GM Review

Skechers golf shoes are growing in popularity with its impressive, immediate comfort and abundance of choice in styles.

The Go Golf Elite V.4 is the new hero spikeless model for 2020 and aims to build on the brand’s sterling reputation. We tested the white/navy pair over a number of rounds and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Soft is the feeling you get everywhere – be it around your ankle, under your feet and even in your hands as you tie the laces that have a silk-like touch.


Looks wise, these shoes are simple but versatile, and while we’d probably prefer the colour of the tongue to match the rest of the upper, they still look the part out on the course. The subtle pattern on the leather upper adds shelf appeal while maintaining the main block colour to help match the shoes to multiple outfits.

They performed too, with the outsole provide the optimum blend of stability, walking comfort and excellent grip. In all but the wettest of conditions, you should find the mix of lugs provide a stable footing from which to swing with power and confidence. You feel nice and low to the ground and the rebound from the midsole gives you a genuine spring in your step all the way to the 18th green. They’re also lightweight, waterproof and easy to keep clean with dirt wiping off easily.

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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