ECCO BIOM H4 BOA

Our ECCO Ranking: 1st/14

 

Style – Performance

 

Price - $230

 

Waterproof – Yes

 

Width options – Regular

 

Traction - Spikeless

 

What they say:

 

The ECCO BIOM H4 BOA is made in durable ECCO leather with a micro-perforated embossing and GORE-TEX waterproof technology to keep your feet dry even in wet weather. The new ECCO MTN GRIP outsole features our signature FLUIDFORM Technology, as well as a smart-looking PU midsole with TPU inserts on either side that securely hug your foot and offer added stability while you're on the green. The elevated appearance and understated design will ensure you look good on and off the course.

 

Technology:

 

*Durable ECCO leather upper treated with GORE-TEX waterproofing technology – Keeps your feet dry in wet conditions

*BOA Fit System - Dial located at the top of the tongue. It offers a uniquely agile and snug closure system

 

*BIOM Natural Motion Technology - Brings you closer to the ground using an anatomical last. This essentially encourges a more natural walking motion, enhancing feel and comfort.

 

*FLUIDFORM - Direct injection of fluid materials into the midsole for amazing comfort

*PU midsole - Comfortable cushioning

*TPU inserts on either side - Hug your foot and offer extra stability

*X-TENSA INVISIBLE TECHNOLOGY - Links the sole unit to the laces internally, which further enhances stability

 

*Ortholite inlay sole - Optimal in-shoe comfort and optional extra width when taken out

 

*ECCO MTN GRIP outsole - Has 3 zones; one for stability, one for durability and one for rotation. This basically means there are 3 separate types of traction on the oustole. The outsole is also very flexible and comfortable.

 

What customers say:

 

Pros – Really comfortable

            Breathe quite well for a leather shoe

            Good waterproofing

            Fits wide feet

            Feels stable

 

Cons – A bit difficult to clean

 

What we say:

 

The ECCO BIOM H4 BOA is our new favorite ECCO golf shoe! We've always been a fan of the BIOM Hybrid series, and this is by far the best one yet. In the past, we felt they lacked just a bit of support and overall performance. However, this time around, they hit the nail on the head. The BIOM Hybrid 4 BOA, in our humble opinion, is one of the most comfortable golf shoes out there. The FLUIDFORM system in the PU midsole feels awesome, and there's no doubt this golf shoe is perfect for walking the course, particularly on wet days, as the Gore-Tex upper ensures a totally dry foot. The traction system is largely the same as the BIOM Hybrid 3, consisting of three different zones, with each one serving a specific purpose. This BOA version of the H4 adds just a but more of a custom fit, which costs an additional $30. While the BIOM H4 BOA is certainly not cheap, it is made of high quality leather and will definitely last a long time. In our eyes, the biggest improvement in this model is the support. While perhaps not enhancing the look of the shoe, the TPU inserts on the sides of the shoe really do add lateral stability. We recommend the ECCO BIOM Hybrid 4 BOA for the low handicap golfer who demands the highest in performance and durability.

 

Our Score: 65/70

 

Style           Comfort      Breathability  Waterproof     Traction         Support         Value           Total

   8                    10                   8                    10                  10                  10                  9                 65

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