How many golf equipment reviewers test out a product for an entire summer and dozens of rounds from Utah to Michigan before posting their review? My guess is one. Case in point is this review of the Ecco Cage Pro Golf Shoes. I’ve been gaming these treads for almost a YEAR. A YEAR. I’ve walked 100’s of miles in them and hit thousands of shots, good and bad.
Cage Pro Overview
Ecco is renowned for their stylish and comfortable shoes, whether they be golf shoes or street shoes. The Cage Pro follows that mold. I wouldn’t wear them for a year if they weren’t comfortable.
The Cage Pro is a “hybrid” golf shoe, meaning it can be worn on and off the course. I’ve done both with great performance and satisfaction.
This super-lightweight shoe has soft “Dritton” leather which is water resistant via “HYDROMAX” treated leather. Despite being water resistant, the leather remains breathable to help keep the feet free of moisture.
The outsole features “SPYDR-GRIP” technology (I know… who thinks of this stuff?). This technology provides “pivot points” which boost the shoe’s stability.
Available sizes run from men’s 5 to 13.5, but be aware that all Ecco shoes are “euro” sizes and they go full sizes, not halves. This means that if you are a 9 or a 9.5, there’s only one shoe size. This is why I recommend trying them on before picking up a pair. Despite being a US 9, I often find myself going with a “42” euro in Eccos, which they say is about an 8.5. If I went with the next size up, that could be as large as a 9.5 and too big for me.
Available colors include white with blue trim, white with gray trim, white with red trim, gray with yellow trim, black with gray trim, and a brown/orange combo. My choice, the white with gray trim, matches the widest variance of apparel, which is why I went that route.
On The Course
As I mentioned in the opening, I’ve gamed these treads for nearly a year with great results. The “SPYDR-GRIP” looks like it might slip, especially on wet ground, but the traction is fantastic. I kept a mental note on those treads in particular and I think I’ve slipped perhaps twice in thousands of swings.
While walking the hard ground of my hilly home course, the Cage Pros performed great. I’ve benefitted from a stable platform for my swing gives me great traction. The shoes don’t beat up my bones either, meaning my back, knees, ankles etc. Some shoes “walk hard.” These don’t.
And of course I’m happy with the style of the Cage Pros. Unique, sharp looking, classy, and not overstated.
At $210 there are certainly less expensive golf shoes on the market. The Cage Pros are still a great value because of their performance, style, and especially their durability. Highly recommended.
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