With winter well and truly upon us, there’s a very good chance that it’s time for you to go shoe shopping.
Not the boring kind at the mall with the Mrs: golf shoe shopping.
Certainly, you don’t want to be trudging around on damp, muddy fairways in anything less than a decent set of clogs, and the good news is we may just have found the perfect pair for you.
ECCO Biom G3 Golf Shoes
ECCO isn’t a brand that needs too much introduction, but they seem to have taken things up a notch with last week’s launch of the new Biom G3 golf shoes.
You may or not have had the privilege of experiencing the Biom Hybrid G3s, and there are some striking similarities. On the face of it, the only major difference seems to be the spikes!
But the key USPs of the Biom G3 shoes is their use of ECCO YAK leather uppers, which lay down the marker in terms of durability.
Additionally, the trademark GORE-TEX construction is the ultimate weather buster, which will ensure your feet remain as dry as a bone – even if you’re a committed enough golfer to head out in torrential rain.
Here are some of the other key features of ECCO’s landmark new golf shoe.
Flexible and Durable
In addition to the ECCO YAK leather uppers, there is additional durability provided by the ECCO Fluidform Direct Comfort Technology.
It’s a bit scientific, but stay with us: the technology involves a ‘state change’ process whereby fluids mould around an anatomical last.
In layman’s terms, it’s a way of developing a one-piece shoe, with a bond that ensures superior durability and flexibility when compared with its glued or stitched counterparts.
It also strikes the balance between cushion and bounce, thus making for a lighter and more-comfortable feel.
A Perfect Fit
ECCO’s well-known Biom Natural Motion last combines low-to-the-ground stability with an ideal fit.
It really does fit like a glove, and, more importantly, ensures a natural arc of the foot with each step. It almost feels like you don’t have any shoes on!
Courtesy of eight Zarma-Tour spikes with a flexible design to prevent clogging, world-class levels of traction come guaranteed.
They work in tandem with hybrid-cleated studs (located in the toe and rotation area of the sole), and, to consolidate this, there is also a rotation line.
So you can turn and swivel all you like – there’ll be no slipping.
The Biom G3 golf shoe has a removable Ortholite foam insole (which you can also put in the wash) that gives you the comfort and cushion you need for the long walk ahead.
It also ensures that the shoe breathes effectively, but if you’ve got wide feet and need that extra bit of space, you can simply remove the inlay and carry on.
The uppers are comprised of premium ECCO Tumbled Textured YAK leather, from ECCO-owned tanneries, which all amounts to a pretty impressive look and feel. For good measure, it’s rather shiny at first look, but there’s more to it than that.
The grain in the leather is higher than usual, and it’s pretty malleable when you touch it. The surface texture is aesthetically-pleasing, and you know it’s going to be a good fit before you even try it on.
This point is further driven home by the presence of a double-layer neoprene collar, which gives it the flexibility and stretch that will surely mould perfectly around any heel. Most importantly, this shoe oozes comfort – both inside and out.
What we like most about the design that’s gone into this shoe is how ECCO have built on the strengths of the Hybrid G3s, and made incremental improvements with fresh technology to put something together that really does move the needle.
We expect to see a flurry of new shoes hitting the market with the onset of winter.
But there’s no doubt that these crafty and innovative Danes at ECCO have stolen an early march. The Biom G3 golf shoes get a big thumbs up from us over here at Golf Assessor.