ECCO started out in 1963 as a small family business in Denmark owned by Karl Toosbuy. With the “shoes must follow the foot” philosophy, ECCO reached a global market, selling millions of shoes every year including new collections like ECCO Golf Shoes and Kids Collection. The “Joke”, “Time”, and “Free” ECCO shoes were the first innovations of the company, imprinting the company’s logo to the soles of the shoes.
The 80’s were the breakout years for ECCO, backed up with the increasing demand for the company’s shoes. ECCO had to open up manufacturing sites established in Japan, Cyprus, and Portugal. The next decade was the forming years of ECCO Golf, with the vision of breaking traditions to provide more functional golf footwear.
Technology Used by ECCO Shoes
ECCO continuously works alongside research facilities to provide comfortable and functional footwear for wide range of consumers. Some of these facilities work on the behavior of the human foot that will lead to newer product designs that will definitely benefit people in all walks of life. Here are some of the technologies that ECCO pioneered through the years.
Direct Injection Technology (DIT)
This technology provides lightness, durability, and flexibility of shoes. The process involves the creation of the sole under high pressure.
ECCO Comfort Fibre System
This technology is applied to the shoes’ vegetable tanned insole. Since it is free of metals, it can be easily taken out and washed.
The first golfing shoe that ECCO created had a modern look despite having the form of traditional golf footwear. ECCO golfing shoes were made of leather, equipped with spikes for better grounding and power. Newer versions of the classic shoe are already equipped with a new traction system, the ECCO Dynamic Traction System (E-DTS). 2009 marked the company’s production of casual-inspired shoes, which can be worn in and out of the field. Here are the latest models in the ECCO golf footwear collection.
- Tour Golf Hybrid
- Tour Golf Hybrid GTX
- BIOM Zero Golf
- BIOM Golf
- Cool III
- Classic Hybrid
- BIOM Hybrid
- Golf Street
- Golf Street Hydromax
- Classic Hybrid
- Golf Street
- BIOM Hybrid
- BIOM Golf
The price of ECCO golf footwear ranges from $150 to $250, with the Tour Golf Hybrid as the most expensive shoe in the ECCO collection. The Classic Hybrid, BIOM Hybrid, and Golf Street golf shoes are the cheapest golfing shoe for both men and women. The ECCO Men’s BIOM Hybrid golfing shoe top the best sellers at the Amazon online store, with runner-ups from brands like Adidas, Nike, and Callaway.
Most people reviewed ECCO shoes as the most comfortable golfing shoe in the market these days. Lots of people also loved the durability of the footwear. The only issue that many experienced with the brand is the sizing of the shoe. What makes ECCO golfing shoes one of the best when it comes to golfing footwear?
ECCO Dynamic Traction System (E-DTS)
This technology is a major breakthrough for ECCO, which is loved by many casual and professional golfers. This tried and tested technology boasts of its Advanced Hybrid Outsole Technology. This includes the 800 traction angle water-resistant traction bars along with the DIT technology that ensures stability and comfort.
Triple-Component ECCO Comfort Fiber
This insole technology enhances cushion while providing a cool and dry shoes interior.
This is the technology used for treating the shoe for excellent weather protection.
Natural Motion Technology
The is the flexible midsole arch applied on the shoe that can support the foot skeleton. This provides additional support and comfort.
Although most of the golfing footwear are built with the E-DTS technology, there are also some footwear equipped with replaceable spikes to provide more options for casual and professional golfers. These footwear also include the BIOM Golf and the World Class GTX golfing shoe. The Advanced Cleated Outsole Technology ensures comfort, stability, and convenience through the shock-absorbing and traction features.
BIOM Natural Motion Technology
This technology mirrors the natural motion path of the human foot. With its design patterns, it enables users to move comfortably and avoid risks of injuries. It also has a lightweight construction that helps improve power and stability.
This is the waterproof membrane layered into the brand’s leather uppers. This technology keeps the golfing shoe durable and waterproof, helping the feet stay dry and comfortable for all kinds of environment.
Leather ECCO golf shoes are made from yak leather, which has a distinct feature compared to other kinds of leather. It’s extremely durable, lightweight, and highly breathable.
As a worldwide brand, ECCO made partnerships with various international icons and star athletes. Fred Couples is one of the featured golfers of ECCO, who started out his PGA career in 1980. Despite his back injury, he was able to grab 15 PGA Tour titles including the Shell Houston Open (2003), Memorial Tournament (1998), and Bob Hope Chrysler Classic (1998). In 2012, he won the Senior Open Championship against Gary Hallberg.
Graeme McDowell is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland. He is a 2-time PGA Tour and 9-time European Tour winner. In 2013, he grabbed two European Tour titles including the Volvo World Match Play Championship and Alstom Open de France. His favorite ECCO golfing shoes are the shoes in the Tour Hybrid collections.
Thomas Bjorn is a professional golfer from Denmark who plays in the European Tour. He turned pro in 1993 and joined the European Tour three years later. He’s a 13-time European tour winner, getting three titles in 2011 alone (Omega European Masters, Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, Commercial Bank Qatar Masters). He’s also a fan of the ECCO Tour Hybrid collection.
Other Endorsement Partners
- Caroline Masson (Classic Hybrid)
- Belen Mozo (BIOM Hybrid)
- Stuart Appleby (BIOM Hybrid)
- Line Vedel Hansen (BIOM Hyrid)
- Thongchai Jaidee (TOUR Hybrid)
- Wu Ashun (TOUR Hybrid)
- Anreas Harto (TOUR Hybrid)
- Gerina Piller (BIOM Hybrid)
- JB Hassen (TOUR Hybrid)