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World-class quality with out-of-the-box comfort. The most durable spikeless shoe in golf.
If we were to play word association and you said “Ecco,” the first word that would come to my mind is “Quality.” Having both worked in golf retail and owned virtually every brand of shoe there is, I can tell you that when it comes to quality of construction, no shoe in your local big box can compare to an Ecco.
With the Street EVO One, Ecco is pairing that quality with improved comfort and tasteful modern styling. This shoe shows that the company credited with inventing the street golf shoe has no intention of abandoning the throne any time soon.
I associate Ecco shoes with lots of great characteristics – durability, quality, style – but never out-of-the-box comfort, until now. The Ecco Street EVO One is the first Ecco that I’ve worn that feels as good on the first wearing as it does after a month. Though it’s very comfortable immediately, it still feels like a traditional Ecco: there’s good structure and support across your entire foot.
The Street EVO One is immediately recognizable as an Ecco Street shoe, but it does push the line forward. The embossed design, dark grey insert, and different “levels” of leather keep the shoe from being plain, but without being gaudy. The contrast laces and four dot logo give the shoe a needed splash of color.
Overall, the look of the Street EVO One is fairly conservative, but without being dull. This is a shoe that a younger golfer could wear to dress “up” or an older golfer could wear to add a bit of Freddie Couples swagger.
Fun fact: the soles of Ecco’s Street shoes are made of the same material that roller blade and luggage wheels are. What does that mean to you as a golfer? It means that unlike most spikeless shoes, this sole will provide traction for years.
Beyond the durability, this shoe provides an excellent combination of balance, traction, flexibility, and light weight. This isn’t the lightest, lowest, or most flexible shoe, but it offers a blend of all these features that makes for a very satisfying experience. When I played in these shoes, I felt very connected to the ground and had no issues with traction, even on dicey lies.
In most things, the saying, “you get what you pay for” is true. Ecco spits in the face of that notion by delivering a superior shoe at a cost that is in line with or below many other major label shoes.
If you’re tired of replacing your golf shoes every year, it’s time to invest in quality and get yourself a pair of Eccos. I can’t guarantee that they’ll give you a swing like Freddie, your feet will be comfortable.
The Ecco Street EVO One is available in six colors and retails for $160.