Ecco S-Three Shoe

What did we make of Ecco's latest spikeless shoe offering?

Ecco S-Three Shoe Review
Golf Monthly Verdict

Yes they have a premium price, but once you try on a pair we’re confident you won’t hesitate in reaching for your wallet. Comfortable, breathable and versatile, the S-Three is up there as one of 2020’s best spikeless shoes.

Reasons to buy
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    Stylish and extremely comfortable while providing ample grip from different lies and protection from the elements.

Reasons to avoid
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    Premium price may be a stumbling block.

In this Ecco S-Three shoe review, Joel Tadman gives them a thorough test out on the course to assess the fit, feel and performance.

Ecco S-Three Shoe Review

Key technology - Zonal Fluidform Technology creates a moulded midsole with three distinct zones of softness to ensure the right balance of cushioning and stability where golfers need it. - The Gore-Tex waterproof uppers are made from thicker Ecco Soft Calf Nappa leather made in Ecco’s own tanneries. - Ecco’s outsole design provides more than 100 traction bars and 800 traction angles for grip in all playing conditions. You can read more here.

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GM Review Not often has a pair of golf shoes blown us away but the spikeless Ecco S-Three provided genuine wow factor as soon as we took them out of the box.

Modern but sophisticated, this shoe strikes a likeable balance visually. The generally clean upper design minimizes any distractions and bolsters versatility while the flashes of colour at the rear provide shelf appeal.

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The leather is fairly thick but incredibly soft and supple, and as a result feels fantastic when you slide your feet in. The fit is snug, exactly what you want from a golf shoe, and it feels like the entire shoe moulds to the shape of your feet as you walk.

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For us, it has to be up there as the most comfortable golf shoe Ecco has ever made. But importantly, you don’t lose out on performance. These shoes still provide that stable footing you need when unleashing a driver or hitting from a sideslope in wet conditions. There's a decent amount of rigidity in the outsole to provide swing support, while also being flexible where it needs to be when walking.

The Gore-Tex protection provides piece of mind that your feet will stay dry in bad weather while the clever outsole design creates a strong connection with the ground.

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We love the leather detailing on the tongue and the subtle pattern around the top of the ankle. We tested the white pair, which is more of a light grey, and has a black section in the rear of the sole with navy elements above it. This combination seems a little strange, although we love the colour transitions that run from front-to-back along the spongy-soft midsole.

Joel Tadman
Joel Tadman

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