Best Ecco Golf Shoes 2022

We take a look at the best Ecco golf shoes available in 2022

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Best Ecco Golf Shoes

Ecco has been making excellent golf shoes for a long time now and has been at the forefront of golf shoe innovation for many years, manufacturing some of the most comfortable products in what is now an extremely crowded marketplace. Without a doubt, the best Ecco golf shoes compete with just about any model on the market in 2022. 

Ecco is now renowned for its comfort, support and style. Many of the best Ecco golf shoes utilise Gore-Tex technology to create excellent waterproof protection and breathability all in one. Gore-Tex is a material that allows sweat and heat to escape from the shoe while never letting water in - Ecco's use of the material on its shoes make them some of the best waterproof golf shoes and most breathable golf shoes on the market. Indeed, the brand is rather famous for many of its spikeless designs while also making a range of excellent spiked models.

So what are the best golf shoes from Ecco? We’ve picked out our favourites below to help you find your next pair of excellent golf shoes to make the game just that little bit more comfortable and enjoyable. Additionally if Ecco is not for you, we have also created guides on other brands too including the best FootJoy golf shoes and also the best Under Armour golf shoes.

Best Ecco Golf Shoes

Ecco Biom C4 Shoe review

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Specifications

Sizes: 6-12
Colors: 4 (White, Navy, White/Black, Grey/Blue)

Reasons to buy

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Supreme comfort
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Incredibly soft leather upper
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All-over breathability
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Suitable for all feet widths

Reasons to avoid

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Toe area prone to staining 

One of the most technology-packed spikeless golf shoes we've tested this year, the Ecco Biom C4 seriously impressed us with its overall comfort, grip, style and breathability. It's built nicely on the foundations of the excellent Biom H4, which carries over into 2022, but the new sneaker-style has won our hearts from a style perspective, and the performance is there to match.

The Biom C4 uses Ecco's Exhaust Grid technology that scoops fresh air towards the sole of the foot to keep it cool. This, combined with Gore-Tex surround and breathable Ortholite insole makes this the most breathable shoe we've tested in 2022 by some stretch. Another excellent touch from Ecco is that the insole is removable to allow for more width in the shoe. This will make the Biom C4 suitable for those with wider feet and there was still the same amount of comfort and cushioning with the first insole removed.

I's certainly a step in the more athletic direction for an Ecco shoe, and we think this aesthetic move will attract golfers of all ages into Ecco shoes - we think these are some of the best looking golf shoes this year

Ecco Biom H4 Golf Shoes

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Reasons to buy

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Stylish and extremely comfortable
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Ample grip from different lies and protection from the elements

Reasons to avoid

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Softer feeling shoes underfoot

Three years on from the Biom Hybrid 3, Ecco has introduced the next generation of the hybrid performance model. Not only does the Biom H4 look sportier and more athletic thanks to the new Biom 2.0 last that it has been crafted on, but the traditional areas of performance have also been enhanced. From an aesthetic point of view, we think the look is excellent, being neutral enough for those who will be put off by a design that is too 'out there'. And yet the pops of colour and subtle features, definitely boost the shelf appeal.

Admittedly there are possibly softer feeling shoes on this list but this is a minor thing because we felt the performance in this and also the women's version to be excellent. Ecco’s Fluidform technology creates a moulded midsole that strikes the right balance of cushioning and stability whilst the leather upper creates a premium feel and features a Gore-Tex membrane for good protection from the elements.

Ecco S-Three Shoes

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Reasons to buy

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Ample grip from different lies
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Protection from the elements

Reasons to avoid

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Bulky for a spikeless model

A model that blends on-course performance with off-course style, the S-Three delivers dynamic comfort and modern looks with a mix of technologies to enhance performance. The most notable innovation here is the Zonal Fluidform Technology with three distinct zones of softness to ensure the right balance of cushioning and stability exactly where you need it.

When we got sent a pair, the leather's thickness was immediately apparent and yet it was soft too which gave a really snug feel when we tried them on. We also felt it moulded to the shape of our feet too. Stability and traction was also good and the waterproofing was an added bonus. Modern but sophisticated, this shoe strikes a likeable balance visually as well. There are also a number of cool colours to choose from too enhancing the shelf appeal.

Ecco S-Lite Shoes

Reasons to buy

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Super-light feel
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Surprisingly effective grip
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Wide range of colours

Reasons to avoid

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Lacks underfoot cushioning 
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Not waterproof

If you are in the market for a summer golf shoe, then the S-Lite is definitely a model to consider. The S-Lite's are one of the lightest shoes we have ever tested and yet no compromise was made on grip and performance either. The flexible, low-profile design helps you to really feel those subtle bumps and mounds while also pushing the traction elements deeper into the ground for the grip you need when going after a big drive.

Comfort comes from the light feel and the softness of the Yak leather whilst the six vibrant colour choices ensure you can choose a pair to match your outfit. Admittedly the lack of waterproofing can be an issue especially if you play somewhere that gets a lot of rain even in the summer. However as far as summer specific shoes go, the S-Lite is one of the best models in the game, and the versatility on and off the golf course makes up for this too.

Ecco Biom Cool Pro Shoes

Reasons to buy

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Stylish, modern looks
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Premium performance, especially around grip, stability and comfort

Reasons to avoid

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A firm and raised feeling underfoot won't be to everyone's taste

The Biom Cool Pro is one of the most feature-packed spikeless shoes on the market, comprising unique innovations that enhance grip, stability, comfort and protection. One such unique innovation is the Gore-Tex Surround, a technology that features a TPU Exhaust Grid built into the midsole of the shoe with larger, angled openings that channel air directly to the sole of the foot while also allowing moisture and heat to escape. This combination provides breathability and 100 per cent waterproofing from the first tee to the last green and beyond.

Not only is the performance top-notch but we love the looks too.  The cross diamond pattern on the upper is very smart, as is the clever and effective design of the Gore-Tex surround as well as the subtle flashes of colour and traditional touches like the brown leather on the tongue. For more of the best waterproof golf shoes, have a read of our comprehensive guide.

Ecco Biom Hybrid 3 Shoes

Reasons to buy

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High level of grip for a spikeless shoe
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Excellent protection from the elements
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Modern styling will suit a variety of tastes

Reasons to avoid

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The shape won't suit everyone
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Some may prefer a softer feeling shoe

Ecco is synonymous with comfort and the Hybrid 3 is no exception. Freedom Fit mixes a snug heel setting with a roomier forefoot area that allows toes to move naturally. In addition, Fluidform technology bonds the upper and outsole unit, creating a bond between the sole and its leather upper without the use of stitching.

Additionally the Tri-Fi-Grip outsole provides performance in terms of stability, durability and rotational support throughout the swing. There were times when we were worried about going after a shot from a wet, sloping lie but we needn’t have been, as the Biom Hybrid 3 maintained our connection to the ground with ease. The 100 per cent Gore-Tex waterproof protection makes them far more than just a summer shoe and with so much choice in the line, ranging from clean and classic to outlandish, every taste should be catered for.

Ecco Biom G3 Shoes

Reasons to buy

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Excellent grip and stability
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Top-notch waterproofing and breathability

Reasons to avoid

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Felt a bit higher off the ground than normal

Whilst the spikeless offerings from Ecco may steal most of the limelight the brand also makes some excellent cleated offerings, the Biom G3 being the best of the bunch. It features Ecco’s renowned Biom Natural Motion which combines low-to-the-ground stability with a glove-like fit. This provided a soft feeling around our feet and ankles. In our testing we found the grip from different lies to be exceptional because of the Eight Zarma-Tour spikes which work together with hybrid cleats on the toe and rotation line to offer optimal grip and a more stable footing.

Additionally Ecco recently added to this impressive shoe by introducing X-Tensa Invisible Technology which links the sole unit to the lacing system for a tighter connection and even more stability. Finally in terms of looks, we thought it was premium, understated and classy, with a flash of sporty influence on the midsole and ankle sections being welcome additions.

Ecco S-Casual Golf Shoes

Ecco S-Casual Golf Shoes

Reasons to buy

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Usable on and off the golf course
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Breathable and stable

Reasons to avoid

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Design may not suit some people's tastes

The best Ecco golf shoes always look great and the S-Casual continues that trend. These shoes work excellently both on and off the golf course because of the casual styling and excellent performance. On the links Ecco has implemented its HydroMax treatment to make the shoe highly-water repellant whilst the E-DTS Traction system helps you stay firm and in control to deal with whatever the golf course throws at you.

Ecco Women's Cool Pro Shoes

Ecco Women's Cool Pro Shoes

Reasons to buy

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Deals with any weather
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Four cool colours to choose from

Reasons to avoid

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Narrow choice in sizing

A worthy inclusion in our best women's golf shoes guide, this model has been created to deal with every type of weather. The strong Yak leather construction makes them very light making them the perfect summer shoe and a model that can be worn all day. Additionally the Gore-Tex Surround gives 100% waterproof protection for when the weather turns nasty too.

What to consider when buying golf shoes

Comfort - As you would expect, comfort is king when it comes to golf shoes. An uncomfortable golf shoe is useless so it is worth trying some models on before you buy so you know what you like the feel of. For example some models have specific foam technologies, or specific sole designs that are designed to house your feet in comfort all day when out on the golf course.

Grip/Stability/Traction - Spikeless shoe design has improved massively in these factors. Previously, spiked models were the only way to ensure grip and stability in difficult lies or when the weather makes ground conditions slippery. This is no longer the case because most of the models above have specifically designed traction patterns and lugs to make sure your feet don't slip.

Looks - This is entirely subjective but you need to make sure you like the look of your golf shoes and there is a model above for all different types of fashion sense. 

Waterproofing - Most golf shoes these days offer a degree of waterproof protection but some are better than others so if you see yourself playing in the rain a lot models like the Biom H4 or S-Three are perfect for all weather play.

Sizes - Be wary of different sizes because many brands like Payntr and Nike offer shoes that can come up quite small or large if you have got the wrong size. As such it is worth checking out brand websites to see how the shoes convert to size guides from around the world. Ecco's sizing is pretty standard but it is still worth trying on some models to see what they feel like to your feet. 

Price - The last factor to consider is price. With the models above we have tried to find shoes at all different price points so if you want a cheap model, you can get one. Or if you want to spend more, you can do that too. Importantly there is something for everyone.

If you enjoyed this guide on the best Ecco golf shoes, be sure to check the Golf Monthly website where we have done guides on the best Nike golf shoes and best adidas golf shoes as well.

FAQs

What is special about Ecco shoes?

The brand has certainly become well renowned for the comfort of its shoe range. Using a range of proprietary technologies in the midsole, we agree that Ecco shoes are some of the most comfortable on the market. 

Dan Parker
Dan Parker

Dan is a Staff Writer and has been with the Golf Monthly team since early 2021. Dan graduated with a Masters in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and primarily looks after equipment reviews and buyer's guides on the website. Dan was a custom fit specialist at American Golf for two years and has brought his expertise in golf equipment to a huge range of buyer's guides and reviews on the website. A left handed golfer, his handicap index is currently 9.8 and he plays at Fulford Heath Golf Club in the West Midlands. His golfing highlight is shooting 76 at Essendon Golf Club on his first ever round with his Golf Monthly colleagues. Dan also runs his own cricket podcast and website in his spare time. 


Dan is currently playing: 


Driver: Ping G425 Max 

Fairway: Ping G425 Max 

Hybrid: TaylorMade Rocketballz 

Irons: Ping i59 (4-PW) 

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro

Putter: Wilson Staff Infinite Buckingham 

Ball: TaylorMade TP5 Pix

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