Admittedly, the Biom H4 comes in at a premium price point, but justifiably so in our opinion. Made from the finest materials, and packed with performance, this could easily become your go-to golf shoe for seasons to come.
Premium, modern styling combined with excellent comfort, protection and golf-specific performance through ample grip and stability
Some may want a softer-feeling golf shoe underfoot
By Joel Tadman
In this Ecco Biom H4 shoe review, Joel Tadman takes a pair out to the golf course to see what comfort and performance golfers can expect
Ecco Biom H4 Golf Shoes Review
Known for its traditional, premium styling, Ecco is looking to branch out to the slightly younger and young-at-heart demographic with the sleek, ultra-modern Biom H4.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a new Biom model (the Hybrid 3 was launched in 2017) and the H4 represents a significant design shift. We have to say, we love the direction Ecco has gone with this new spikeless golf shoe.
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From a styling perspective, these hit the perfect note. Being pretty neutral overall means golfers won’t be immediately put off by the design and it can match with different outfits.
But the pops of colour and subtle features, like the embossed leather upper and brown leather patch on the tongue, provide enough pizazz to bolster the shelf appeal. It strikes the perfect balance of visually appealing without being garish, and in four colour options there is enough choice on offer too, but it is arguably more of a summer shoe.
The experience inside the shoe doesn’t disappoint either. The room upfront increases comfort by giving your toes room to manoeuvre while the back section is more locked in position, a trait the golfer needs to maximise grip and stability.
With a new BOA option on both the men’s and women’s models, which sees a unique dial, lace and guide configurations, this model’s already impressive comfort levels has hit new heights.
We can’t stress enough how good the BOA lacing system is and, thanks to its arrival, you can really customise the fit to make your golfing experience even more pleasurable.
It isn’t the softest feeling spikeless shoe underfoot, but sometimes you don’t want your golf shoes to feel overly squishy when on the course - there’s enough give there not to feel cumbersome when walking, while still providing a solid base from which to swing.
The grip from the outsole also impressed. While mud did gather in the deep channels when testing in moist conditions, it didn’t seem to effect the traction we experienced.
Regardless of the lie we faced, the sole held firm when we needed it to. Plus, it has the Gore-Tex membrane for peace of mind should you get caught in a passing shower.
Additionally, the lightweight nature of the Biom H4, coupled with the contemporary and understated design, means this shoe is more than suitable for wearing away from the course and the softer section around the ankle means you can easily where them with no socks if you wish.
With the new BOA option, which sees a unique dial, lace and guide configurations, this model’s already impressive comfort levels has hit new heights.
We can’t stress enough how good the BOA lacing system is and you can really customise the fit to make your golfing experience even more pleasurable. It’s arguably more convenient on top of the tongue and doesn’t detract from the shoe visually.
Ecco Biom H4 Golf Shoes Review
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
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