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ECCO Traditional Hybrid Golf Shoe Evaluate

There’s loads of cool gear within the golf gear world that doesn’t at all times match neatly into Most Needed Exams or Purchaser’s Guides. You continue to wish to know the way it performs. In our We Tried It collection, we put gear to the check and allow you to know if it really works as marketed. 

What We Tried:

The ECCO Traditional Hybrid golf shoe. A departure from ECCO’s typical efficiency golf sneakers, the Traditional Hybrid takes a extra conventional method to the golf shoe. Don’t fear, it’s nonetheless full of ECCO’s tech. Extra on that later.

Who Tried It:

Connor. Director of Gentle Items Testing and resident sneakerhead. I consider golf is best with a pair of cool sneakers and cozy joggers.

ECCO Traditional Hybrid: First Impressions

Ecco Classic Hybrid golf shoe

The Traditional Hybrid doesn’t look something like your typical ECCO golf sneakers. I’ve at all times thought-about ECCO’s mainline BIOM golf sneakers to be very trendy, virtually futuristic, trying. On this regard, the ECCO Traditional Hybrid is the antithesis of “trendy”. Glossy, calculated curves and edges are changed by a traditional costume shoe feel and look. 

The premium supplies and luxurious aesthetic are obvious however how’s the efficiency? Don’t fear, we’ll get there. That mentioned, my first impressions of the ECCO Traditional Hybrid are favorable. I’m usually not a conventional golf shoe man however one thing in regards to the quilted leather-based higher is asking my title. 

The Good

Ecco Classic Hybrid top view

Let’s begin with my favourite a part of the ECCO Traditional Hybrid: the supplies. The shoe is created from premium leather-based by way of and thru. From the buttery mushy higher (that breaks in completely, I would add) to the leather-based sock liner and insole, the Traditional Hybrid feels premium. 

Talking of supplies, the leather-based higher is coated in ECCO’s HYDROMAX know-how. Even after 9 holes within the rain, my toes have been dry. It’s not the identical degree of water resistance that ECCO’s GORE-TEX choices deliver however they held up remarkably effectively. 

Let’s speak about consolation. The premium leathers used to assemble the Traditional Hybrid lend themselves effectively to the general consolation of the shoe. As talked about, the higher breaks in shortly which gives a mushy really feel whereas strolling (no awkward creasing). So far as step-in consolation, most of it comes from the detachable insole. Whereas the cushion as an entire is on the agency facet, the general consolation was commendable. 

The Common

I’m going to nitpick for a second as a result of that’s what I do. For a golf shoe that’s billed as a historically styled shoe, the ECCO Traditional Hybrid lacked a number of the rigidity and stability you’d discover in one thing like a FootJoy. Was it unstable? Completely not. However, total, the shoe wanted one thing extra inflexible within the midfoot part to cease it from twisting whereas I used to be swinging. 

I additionally want the insole was glued in place. I do know that detachable insoles are ECCO’s factor as a result of they permit for further width (or to be used with your individual customized orthotics) however I discovered the insole tended to maneuver within the heel part throughout my downswing. If it had been glued, this might not have been a problem. 

The Dangerous

Traction of the ECCO Classic Hybrid

The one factor I’d change in regards to the ECCO Traditional Hybrid is the traction. Thoughts you, it carried out tremendous in dry circumstances. Nonetheless, in moist circumstances, I discovered it extremely troublesome to swing freely. Not solely did I lose management of my toes however I began to lose confidence in my swing as a result of I couldn’t discover agency footing.

If traction is your high precedence, I’d keep on with a few of ECCO’s spiked fashions, just like the BIOM G5

The Must Know

When you reside in North America, it’s essential to understand that, because of ECCO’s EU sizing, it may be laborious to dial in your match. When unsure, go for a dimension down out of your regular. 

ECCO Traditional Hybrid: Out of Their Consolation Zone

General, the ECCO Traditional Hybrid didn’t blow me away. That mentioned, I wasn’t significantly underwhelmed, both. This spikeless golf shoe strikes the center floor between trend and efficiency. I really like the supplies and luxury however discovered the traction to be not more than an afterthought. 

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