ECCO Casual Hybrid shoe

What did our test team make of ECCO's latest spikeless offering?

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Golf Monthly Verdict

The styling of the blue brogue-style model we tested is quite niche and arguably will only match with a small number of outfits, but for those seeking a premium looking, sophisticated and versatile pair of shoes that can be worn on and off the course, the Ecco Casual Hybrid could certainly fit the bill.

Reasons to buy
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    Premium, luxurious styling without the price tag. Excellent traction and on and off course versatility

Reasons to avoid
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    Styling of the wingtip version is quite niche and it could provide more cushioning.

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Golf Monthly's ECCO Casual Hybrid shoe review, a spikeless model that comes in a sneaker and brogue style depending on your preference

Ecco are known for being positioned more toward the premium end of the golf shoe market. But the stunning new Casual Hybrid has the same premium look to it, without the hefty price tag.

In fact, for £100 you can get your hands on a pair of sneaker-style spikeless shoes known for its comfort and traction technology as well offering style and sophistication in abundance.

We tested the wingtip version (RRP £110), which has a brogue-like persona that is arguably more appropriate in the clubhouse than on the course. But while it may not look like a typical golf shoe, there are plenty of features that make it feel and perform like one.

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The multiple traction elements on the E-DTS outsole create a stable, firm and grippy platform from which to swing. Only the steepest of slopes in wet conditions are likely to cause you to lose your footing.

On top of this is a comfortable midsole. The shoe itself has quite an unusual shape in that it is quite wide in the mid foot and towards the toe area, which actually gives the toes a little more room to move for comfort while locking the heel in place to maximize performance when you swing.

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Should you require even more width, you do have the option of taking the inner sole out but this does come at the detriment of a slight reduction in underfoot cushioning.

The leather on the upper of the wingtip version has a firmer overall feel than the sneaker style option. Even the laces have an unusual rough texture to them but with a proper pair of socks, they're still a joy to wear.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

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 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 3.3.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x