We review the new Golf Street Shoes from Ecco.
Fred Couples appears comfortable on any golf course but he does look extra cool in the Ecco Golf street shoes he has been wearing. Ecco provided Aussie Golfer with a pair to check out and as you’ll read below, we found them just as comfortable as they look.
Very few golf shoes can be worn both on the golf course and in the local cafe. These Ecco Street Golf shoes feel and look like trainers or street shoes, and could easily pass with a pair of jeans at the pub. They are vastly different looking to most other golf shoes on the market with a flat sole and come in a range of great colours.
It is all very well having cool looking golf shoes but it you can’t get around 18 holes, what’s the point?
These are definitely the most comfortable golf shoe I’ve ever worn. They feel exactly the way they look; like a street shoe with plenty of cushioning.
My only word of warning would be to those who prefer a high arched golf shoe. These are a flat shoe without a huge amount of arch support but this could easily be solved with a supportive insert.
I would hesitate to take these out in wet conditions, but that has more to do with the fact I’d rather they didn’t get wet rather than any performance issue. Over the past few months, it has been impossible to play golf in Australia on a dry golf course and the shoes have held up well. The uppers are made from full-grain leather and I haven’t had an issue in the wet.
The soles are solid with a series of dimples (or traction bars) pre-moulded into the bottom and easily provide enough grip in most conditions.
These are great golf shoes and precisely what the market has been crying out for. Something a little more hip, and comfortable.
The comfort of these shoes lies in the soft sole and foot support which provide a little more give during the golf shot. For this reason (like any shoe) make sure you get the right size. Find your size which provide a good, firm fit and you can’t go wrong.
The only problem I now have is choosing which pair of jeans to wear with them to the pub.
Two styles are currently available in Australia, the licorice/fanta/coffee seen here, and the moonless/black/chilli red
Ecco Golf Street shoes provided by Ecco Shoes. Photos by Chris Davis.