ECCO Cool 18 GTX

Our ECCO Ranking: 10th/16

 

Style – Performance

 

Price - $280

 

Waterproof – Yes

 

Width options – Regular

 

Traction - Spiked

 

What they say:

 

The ECCO Cool 18 GTX don't just perform to exceptional standards, they look great too. A bold and contemporary design incorporates premium quality sports technology and comfort features to ensure all-day wearability.

 

Technology:

 

*Supple Dritton leather upper - Increased breathability and flex with the natural movement of the foot

 

*Zarma II spikes - The outsole features 8 of these spikes that provide stability and grip. They are easy to remove and inidicate when need to be replaced. Very green-friendly

 

*Perforated midsole PU grids - An advanced air channeling system provides 360 degree breathability without letting moisture in

 

*GORE-TEX SURROUND technology - Waterproof barrier against moisture

 

What customers say:

 

Pros – Looks cool

            Comfortable

 

Cons – Not a great bargain

 

What we say:

 

The ECCO Cool 18 GTX is basically the same as the Golf Cool GTX, save for some design tweaks, and we have somewhat mixed feelings about it. On one hand, we love the combination of breathability and waterproofing, which obviously makes this shoe great for all seasons. However, we are slightly disappointed by its performance. By no means is it poor, but it doesn't excel either. It's certainly not cheap, and for this price, we were expecting a bit more. While we love Zarma spikes, the outsole itself doesn't feature much in the way of extra traction. Regardless of this, the Golf Cool GTX is quite innovative with its Dritton leather and cooling system.

 

Our Score: 61/70

 

Style           Comfort      Breathability  Waterproof     Traction         Support         Value           Total

   9                    9                      9                     9                   9                     8                   8                 61

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