ECCO Golf Street Shoe review

We review the new Golf Street Shoes from Ecco.

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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.

Click to see ECCO Women’s Golf shoe review

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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.

Comfort
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.

Performance
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.
Final word
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.

7 thoughts on “ECCO Golf Street Shoe review

  • June 10, 2011 at 11:09
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    Been using mine for a year, now. No problems or complaints. The best thing about them has been that after 18 holes, there is no feeling of “I’ve got to get these things off my feet!”

    Have held up under all conditions and traction has never been an issue.

    Great, great shoe.

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  • June 12, 2011 at 03:19
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    Agree with all of the statements above and agree that the shoes are really comfortable to wear… only problem is that the mouldered sole leave way to much of a mark on the greens…. so while I can wear them on the range… I can’t wear them on my course… a real pity.

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  • June 12, 2011 at 04:23
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    That’s an interesting one Steve. I didn’t notice it too much but the greens I’ve been on have been pretty worn. I could imagine with softer greens there may be some indentation but perhaps it is more of a summer shoe on some courses.

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  • February 26, 2012 at 00:06
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    I was wondering how quickly the sole wears. I am heading to NZ for a long weekend and was considering taking these for a game of golf but also to wear casually and save packing that extra pair of shoes. On the other hand, I mainly purchased these for golf and based on the rave reviews about their comfort – it would be a pity to wear them out walking the streets!!

    Peter from Brisbane

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  • February 26, 2012 at 02:31
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    Peter,

    The soles are extremely hard wearing from my experience. I’ve taken them on golf trips away and done exactly what you plan. Wear them on and off the golf course.

    Michael

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