Ecco Biom C4 Shoe Review

Dan Parker discusses why the Ecco Biom C4 Shoe might be the best spikeless shoe of 2022

Ecco Biom C4 Shoe review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

We love Ecco's move to an even more athletic look whilst sticking to its roots of market leading comfort and breathability. While the price may be on the high side, we feel it's money well spent here. A standout spikeless golf shoe for 2022.

Reasons to buy
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    Incredibly soft leather upper

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    All-over breathability

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    Supreme comfort

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    Suitable for all feet widths

Reasons to avoid
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    Toe area tricky to clean and prone to staining

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Ecco Biom C4 Shoe Review

The Ecco Biom C4 is one of the most technology-packed spikeless golf shoes we've tested this year. It seriously impressed us with its overall comfort, grip, style and breathability and it certainly merits a mention in any conversation about the best golf shoes

Ecco have 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, but the really important thing is that the performance is there to match, making this one of the best golf sneakers out there. 

The first thing to note is how athletic these shoes look. It's welcome step into the more athletic direction for an Ecco shoe, and this bold aesthetic move should attract golfers of all ages into Ecco shoes. We think these are some of the best looking golf shoes of this year but the performance is right up there too. Straight out of the box these shoes are comfortable and require no breaking in whatsoever. This is in part because of the super-soft Ecco performance leather used across the shoe as well as the Ecco Fluidform technology that creates a balance of cushioning and rebound below the foot. If you carry your golf bag or play on a particularly hilly course, you should consider the Biom C4 which in our view are some of the best golf shoes for walking.

The full range of colors for the new Ecco Biom C4 golf shoe

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The Biom C4 also 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. It will be ideal if you regularly play in hot conditions and want to avoid sweaty feet and smelly shoes - we were very excited to wear this shoe throughout the summer months.

The insole is removable to allow for more width in the shoe which we feel is another excellent touch from Ecco. This will make the Biom C4 suitable for those with wider feet, while we noted that there was still the same amount of comfort and cushioning with the first insole removed. It's this sort of attention to detail that we loved about the Biom C4 and will make this shoe suitable for an even wider range of golfers.

The Gore-Tex surround of the Ecco Biom C4 golf shoe

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It’s a common misconception that spikeless shoes tend to offer less grip and stability than their spiked counterparts. While that is true in some cases, we're happy to report that the Biom C4 is also one of the most supportive and grippy spikeless shoes of 2022. It achieves this thanks to Ecco's MTN grip outsole which has three different sections for stability and control. You can certainly feel these at work and the grip was pleasingly effective, even in damp conditions. The Biom C4 is a waterproof golf shoe and despite all those holes on the side of the outsole, there was no leakage when we tested them on a typically damp UK afternoon in February. We'd stick to spikes in truly wet conditions, but the Biom C4 is capable of holding its own when there's water about. 

Our one qualm is that the toe section of the shoe is very tricky to clean and the material used can be prone to staining. This is especially prominent on the follow through foot, where the toe will often make contact with the ground. The holes that make up the outsole may also be prone to gathering mud, which will make them a little trickier to clean than most shoes. These are only small gripes however, but they are worth noting if you like to keep your white shoes in impeccable condition. There are four colors available including the all-white version we tested, plus an all-black version, a white and black sole version with a final grey colorway available too.

The shoe and outsole of the Ecco Biom C4 golf shoe

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Overall, this is a one of the most complete golf shoes we’ve tested and they are easily one of the best spikeless golf shoes of the year. While the price (RRP £210) might be slightly eye-watering for some, after testing them in a variety of conditions we feel like you get your money's worth with the Biom C4. Supreme comfort, good grip, all round breathability and a sporty look, these will be one of the most comfortable walks on the golf course you'll ever have. 

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Dan Parker
Staff Writer

Dan has been with Golf Monthly team since 2021. He graduated with a Masters degree in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and looks after equipment reviews and buyer's guides, specializing in golf shoe, golf bag and golf cart reviews. Dan has now tested and reviewed over 30 pairs of golf shoes and is an expert in the field. A left-handed golfer, his handicap index is currently 6.5 and he plays at Fulford Heath Golf Club in the West Midlands. 

Dan is currently playing: 

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth 2 

Fairway: TaylorMade Stealth 2 15°, Ping G425 Max 21°

Hybrid: Ping G425 

Irons: Cobra King Tec Utility, Ping i230 (5-PW) 

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour X

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x