Yes, these shoes are premium-priced and you don’t get off-course versatility, but there’s excellent stability, grip and all-around comfort to be had. Plus they look incredibly stylish and you'll certainly be the envy of your fourball should you rock up to the tee in a fresh new pair.
Impressive style, all-round performance and protection from the elements
Top-end pricing may deter the budget-conscious golfer
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Ecco Biom G3 Shoe Review - We try Ecco's new Biom G3 shoe on the course in a variety of conditions to asses its performance.
Ecco Biom G3 Shoe Review
This shoe is aimed at golfers wanting premium styling, maximum grip and best-in-class waterproof protection and breathability.
Key technology Ecco’s renowned Biom Natural Motion last combines low-to-the-ground stability with a glove-like fit. Eight Zarma-Tour spikes work together with hybrid cleats on the toe and rotation line to offer optimal grip and a more stable footing. They also stop dirt clogging. The uppers are made of yak leather from Ecco-owned tanneries for a supple, premium look and feel. A neoprene collar around the heel adds stretchable comfort and softness.
Performance The grip from different lies was exceptional. The soft feeling all around your feet and ankle combined nicely with the stability of the outsole. For extra width you can remove the washable insole
Styling The look is premium, understated and classy, with a flash of sporty influence on the midsole and ankle sections and a nice shine to the leather, appealing to a wide range of tastes.
Verdict Ecco prides itself on utilising premium materials and construction methods, and the Biom G3 is a statement of its capabilities. Most golfers will enjoy the roomy fit in the midfoot, which is combined with the more snug heel section to aid performance.
The Gore-Tex protection, meanwhile, ensures your feet will stay dry and won’t get sweaty thanks to the excellent breathability.
The leather is soft, supple and durable – there’s barely a mark on it after five rounds. We also noticed a reduction in the amount of dirt that clogged up on the outsole compared to traditional cleats – a nod to the Zarma-Tour spikes.
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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. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.
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 86 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 3.2.
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Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x
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