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Review: Ecco S-Drive Golf Shoes

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, January 26th, 2018
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The Ecco S-Drive golf shoes are quite unique, even between the right and left shoes! This design is an asymmetrical concept which is not only interesting, it is stylish and highly functional.  I’ve been gaming these shoes for a few months with great results not only on the golf course, but in daily use.  Let’s take a look.

Ecco S-Drive Golf Shoes – Overview

The S-Drive is a light-weight golf shoe which is stabilized by bonded microfiber. The microfiber provides strength while still delivering support. Despite this strength, the shoe is still able to flex with the golfer in the golf swing or walking the course. In my case, it also walking to lunch from the office.

The inlay of the shoe can be removed to make the shoe more roomy for those who need the space. Rather than doing that, I switched out the inlay for some specialized golf shoe inserts since I’ve been fighting off plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a painful situation in the arch and heel of the foot. With or without the inserts the shoes are comfortable and stable.

The S-Drive repels water through the use of Ecco’s special “hydromax” leather.

Lastly, the outsole of the shoe provides great traction, performance and stability due to 800 “traction angles,” as seen in the photo below.

Looks/Style

The S-Drives are extremely stylish and I love the asymmetrical concept. Each shoe’s shape reflects the foot, not a cookie cutter pattern that the foot is jammed into. I love wearing these shoes on and off the course. At the office I get a lot of interested looks and questions about them.

Comfort

Despite not having much in the way of laces, I can tighten them perfectly which gives me great support without sacrificing comfort. The shape is very friendly to my feet. I’ve walked many rounds on hard ground with them with no fatigue or aches.

Performance

Most importantly I find the performance of the Ecco S-Drives to be fantastic. From the first round I put them on I seemed to gain power and accuracy in my golf shots. The solid base with great traction certainly helps me make better golf swings.

Sizing

Sizing is the one funky area with Ecco’s offerings.  They’re European sizes, which is fine. But the size ranges cover ranges like 8 to 8.5, 9 to 9.5, etc.  One has to definitely see how the fit is first to make sure the shoes are the correct size.  If the shoe fits, wear it.

Conclusion

The $160 retail Ecco S-Drives have been a great addition to my gamer setup.  I’m undefeated in golf money games since putting them into play. I may have to wear them to Vegas…

The S-Drive scores highly in the the most important categories in my personal rating system, performance, style, and comfort.


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