By Joel Tadman published
The new ECCO Cage Evo shoe has been unveiled, a model that uses a special webbing to create a better fit and provide extra protection from the elements
Ecco may be known for its stylish spikeless shoes, like the Casual Hybrid model , but with the new Cage Evo shoe it has stepped outside the box to create something very different.
Its new cleated model takes the fully-integrated Direct-Injection Process wrap design from last year’s Ecco Cage model (see our video review below) - a system that sees heel-to-toe support increase stability – and combines it with a new distinctive upper that features a performance, PU-structured textile bonded with polyurethane webbing.
This webbing provides an anatomical outsole that aligns and moves in unison with the foot's essential muscles and ligaments for increased flexibility and comfort. The lightweight and eye-catching upper is also exceptionally water-repellent thanks to Ecco’s Hydromax treatment.
Returning from the Ecco Cage alongside the DIP wrap is Ecco’s Freedom Fit, which combines a snug heel with a roomier forefoot that allows your toes to move more naturally, plus low-profile Champ Slim-Lok cleats that increase grip.
“With the original ECCO CAGE having been so well-received internationally, we’re extremely excited about the introduction of this lightweight and eye-catching addition to our cleated family,” says Michael Waack, Head of Global Golf at ECCO.
With the Cage Evo (RRP £160) you’ll also find an integrated shank that matches the foot’s natural shape for a better fit, plus a removable inlay sole so you can customise the width on offer.
Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf.
During these enjoyable years he has had some money-can't-buy experiences, like interviewing Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy one-on-one and covering the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor.
One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 4.7.
Joel's current What's In The Bag?
Driver: TaylorMade SIM2, 9°
Fairway wood: Titleist TSi3, 15°
Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18°
Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-PW
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and 58°
Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x