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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

I would like to get a pair of the Ecco street shoes for golf, but have some questions;

1. I currently have a couple pair of Addidas that are pretty tall all the way through. Will a lower pair of street shoes make me have to adjust my swing so I'm not hitting any fat shots? Seriously? I know it sounds ridiculous but it's something I think about.

2. Are they worth the money? I think the price is outragous, but I can look for a sale or get them off ebay.

3. Are there times when they don't grip very well (rain)?

 

Just looking for anyones experience with them. Thanks.

post #2 of 19

Yes, Yes & Yes.

 

1. Yes...You may have a slight adjustment as your heels are lower

2. Yes...Even on Ebay they are $120 to $140

3. Yes...When you are standing on loose leaves or early in morning with wet cut grass, they gum up the treads a bit.

 

BUT....They are still worh it.

post #3 of 19

No.

 

Debatable. They are very comfy.

 

Only if it's very, very wet I reckon. Played the other day in mine and it was soft enough that drives were almost plugging in the fairway. No traction problems.

post #4 of 19

I have somewhat wide feet, and usually need a "W" in whatever size I get. Eccos are not wide, and do not come in "W" sizes. The pair of Eccos I tried on were a size too big in the length and they were still torture devices in the width. If you have wide feet, Ecco will prob not work for you.

post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by sacm3bill View Post

I have somewhat wide feet, and usually need a "W" in whatever size I get. Eccos are not wide, and do not come in "W" sizes. The pair of Eccos I tried on were a size too big in the length and they were still torture devices in the width. If you have wide feet, Ecco will prob not work for you.


This would not be the experience of the majority.

Ecco shoes are known to be wide.

They do not have W sizes because they are wide to start with.

 

post #6 of 19
I received them as a gift for father's day--I've never spent more than $50 on golf shoes. I have large, wide feet and the insole felt weird--my feet felt like they were riding high in the shoes. I played one round with them and developed terrible heel blisters. I returned them with the receipt and spent the extra $20 on the True Linkswear Tour shoes (very comfortable). If you have average to small feet; the Ecco's might be for you.
post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by Shorty View Post

This would not be the experience of the majority.

Ecco shoes are known to be wide.

They do not have W sizes because they are wide to start with.

 


 

No, it would not be the experience of the majority since the majority do not have wider than average feet. I do. As far as "known to be wide", not sure where you got that, or who "knows" it. It was not my experience, nor was it the opinion of the salesman at the Ecco outlet where I tried them on.

post #8 of 19

I usually wear a size 9 to 9.5 in a "wide" width for Foot Joy and Adidas.  I recently bought a pair of the Ecco street shoes in the 9-9.5 size and they fit fine.  At the same time I got a pair of the True Golf shoes in a size 9.  The True shoes have a wide, comfortable toe box, are very light and make you feel like you went outside in your house slippers.  They are very low, particularly at the heel.

 

Both are very comfortable and seem to offer about the same grip as long as conditions are not extreme.  The Ecco streets are not waterproof, the Trues are.  If it looks like rain I wear the Trues, if it doesn't I wear the Eccos.  The True shoes are noticeably lighter in weight and initially make your Achilles tendon feel a bit stretched because of the low heel.  If you buy the Trues be prepared for your playing partners to make fun of them but I think it's mostly envy.

post #9 of 19

My foot looks like a swim fin, all the width is in the toes. (Mortons' foot)

 

Ecco's have narrow toe boxes compared to True Linkswear Tours. ) Ecco's look and feel  like skate board shoe - like Vans, or Sketchers.

 

True Tours fit my deformed feet and run true to length with the fitting scale. An 8.5 on the fitting scale is an 8.5 shoe. 

 

True Tours allow me to come to a cleaner finish with better weight distribution compared to wearing skate board shoes.

 

Look like clown shoes, feel like bunny slippers. Comfortably Ugly.

 

PS: Depending on how the soles wear they may also become my street shoes. $160 is cheap compared to what custom shoes cost.  (White's boots - $550. Dress shoes over $1000)

 

PSS: White's makes work boots in the USA.  Not stylish but made to order custom fit is only an additional $60. Too bad they don't do custom designs.


Edited by The Tin Man - 8/6/11 at 12:16pm
post #10 of 19

I have wide/flat feet.  I own two pair of Ecco's -- some "traditional" style and a pair of Street Premiers.  The "traditional" ones are narrow and uncomfortable, and I never wear them.  The Ecco Street Premiers are the most comfortable thing I've ever worn on a golf course.  Hell, they're nearly as comfortable as my running shoes.

post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by Pope33 View Post

I would like to get a pair of the Ecco street shoes for golf, but have some questions;

1. I currently have a couple pair of Addidas that are pretty tall all the way through. Will a lower pair of street shoes make me have to adjust my swing so I'm not hitting any fat shots? Seriously? I know it sounds ridiculous but it's something I think about.

2. Are they worth the money? I think the price is outragous, but I can look for a sale or get them off ebay.

3. Are there times when they don't grip very well (rain)?

 

Just looking for anyones experience with them. Thanks.

First let me say, I have a pair of Ecco and like them the best of any golf shoe I have ever owned, with one caveat, can't walk in them.  I have worn them for 12-15 round of golf, have walked in them twice and got bad blisters on my heels, that being said, when I ride and wear them I have no issues.

 

1) I have not noticed any difference with a regular pair of golf shoes and my Ecco's

2) They are expensive but I think they are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn to play golf.

3) I have never had an issue with slippage, just this weekend played in a drizzle and never lost my footing.  Personally, if you lose your footing when you swing, you are doing it wrong!

 

 

post #12 of 19
This was my experience. I tend to walk a lot of rounds. The heel blisters I got from walking one round with the Ecco Streets were deep and resulted in me not being able to comfortably walk or run in any shoes for a week.
post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 

Sounds like a mix opinion on the shoes. Think I'll wait till they have been out for a while and come down in price. Thanks

post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by lumpuckeroo View Post



First let me say, I have a pair of Ecco and like them the best of any golf shoe I have ever owned, with one caveat, can't walk in them.  I have worn them for 12-15 round of golf, have walked in them twice and got bad blisters on my heels, that being said, when I ride and wear them I have no issues.

 

1) I have not noticed any difference with a regular pair of golf shoes and my Ecco's

2) They are expensive but I think they are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn to play golf.

3) I have never had an issue with slippage, just this weekend played in a drizzle and never lost my footing.  Personally, if you lose your footing when you swing, you are doing it wrong!

 

 



I'm wearing mine right now and my feet feel great. I walked 18 in them this morning on a hilly course. Teed off at 8:15 while the course was still pretty soggy from last night's rain and this morning's dew. My feet stayed nice and dry and I did not slip at all.

 

I haven't even come close to getting blisters from them but I can see where that would be possible. I tried on several pairs at the store and noticed that some of them tended to slip at the heel. I almost gave up on buying a pair for that reason but the last pair I tried on did not slip so I bought them. They seem to be getting more comfortable the more I wear them. I've had them two weeks and have played several rounds in them. I think they're fantastic.

 

Also, I have big feet. I wear a 13W in most shoes. That's what my Dry Joys are. The Streets come in 12-12.5 (45) and 13-13.5 (46). I had a little trouble finding a pair that fit me just right. All the 46's were just a little too big and some of the 45's were just a little too snug. The ones I bought are size 45 and they're just right. I guess you just have to try on a bunch of them until you find a pair that fits right.

 

post #15 of 19
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Sounds like a mix opinion on the shoes. Think I'll wait till they have been out for a while and come down in price. Thanks




They are Eccos.....they won.t come down in price over time.......you may be able to get a pair on ebay for $120, but you.ll have to pay shipping
post #16 of 19

Just purchased a pair for $99 off e-bay, love 'em only needed to make a slight adjustment to my swing as my older shoes were also Ecco with a low turf profile.  Only used for 4 rounds so far but no problems to report, haven't yet played in the rain but temps in the ow to mid 90's every time.

post #17 of 19

I tried some on, and couldn't find a proper fit. The European sizing gives a range rather than an exact size. I wear a size 10 Foot Joy. That would equate to a size 44 which fits a 10-10.5. The size 44 is too big,and the 43 is too small.

post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by caniac6 View Post

I tried some on, and couldn't find a proper fit. The European sizing gives a range rather than an exact size. I wear a size 10 Foot Joy. That would equate to a size 44 which fits a 10-10.5. The size 44 is too big,and the 43 is too small.

It's not a range - the shoe isn't adjustable - but rather I think they are saying that its more like a 10.25.  I just got some, my American size is 13, and the 47's fit me perfectly.  (Actually, Ecco's are all I wear for work now too ... love em.)

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