Ecco S-Lite Shoe

Technical Editor Joel Tadman tests out Ecco's featherweight S-Lite shoes

Ecco S-Lite Shoe Review
Golf Monthly Verdict

if you’re looking for a stylish pair of shoes you can wear to work and then for a quick nines holes afterwards in the summer without sacrificing performance, you should certainly consider the Ecco S-Lite.

Reasons to buy
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    Super-light feel, surprisingly effective grip and a wide range of colours.

Reasons to avoid
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    Lacks underfoot cushioning. Pricey considering it isn't waterproof.

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Ecco S-Lite Shoe Review - Technical Editor Joel Tadman tests out Ecco's featherweight S-Lite shoes

Ecco S-Lite Shoe Review

Key Technology

  • Lightweight Yak leather uppers lined with a soft textile offer breathability and natural water-repellent properties.
  • The E-DTS Lite outsole provides flexibility and traction via more than 100 studs and 800 traction angles for grip in all playing conditions.
  • The multi-injection production process has enabled Ecco to design a base that’s 66 per cent thinner than any other TPU outsole the company has previously created.

Styling The subtle diamond pattern on the uppers adds to the visual appeal, as to the leather details around the heel and on top of the tongue. The six colours range from traditional grey to vibrant yellow and red.

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Performance Summer shoes need to be light, comfortable and versatile and not many pull this combination off better than the new Ecco S-Lite. In fact, it’s one of the lightest golf shoes we’ve ever tested yet one that still doesn’t sacrifice the grip you need to perform.

Comfort comes from the light feel and the softness of the Yak leather. There isn’t a great deal of underfoot cushioning, but the wider fit and a snug heel shape ensure an enjoyable wearing experience from the first tee.

The flexible, low-profile design helps you to really feel those subtle bumps and mounds while also pushing the traction elements deeper into the ground for the grip you need when going after a big drive.

The six vibrant colour choices ensure you can choose a pair to match your outfit (they arguably go better with shorts) and they can be worn to and from the golf course too thanks to their traditional styling, which includes premium brown leather details.

This enhances their value for money, although £160 for a minimalistic, non-waterproof shoe seems a little on the steep side. But that's said, it's still one of our favourite spikeless shoes of 2019.

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 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.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x