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ECCO BIOM ZERO GOLF SHOES - Initial Impressions

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ECCO BIOM ZERO GOLF SHOES

Initial Impressions

 

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FROM ECCO:

Improve your game with the BIOM Zero, the lightest most flexible and low-profile golf shoe ECCO has ever produced. This minimalist inspired men's golf shoe is made with a premium Yak leather upper and water-repellent Hydromaxâ„¢ treatment; the second skin leather lining wicks away moisture while remaining remarkably soft. With BIOM technology this ultra-lightweight, exceptionally low profile golf shoe has dynamic traction and takes comfort to the next level with an experience that's as close as you can get to playing barefoot.

 

 

UPPERS MADE OF YAK LEATHER

 

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The first thing you immediately notice freeing the Biom Zero from their box is the smell of fine leather. There is no doubt in one's mind that ECCO has produced a high end luxury shoe here and really making it apparent is just how soft they are. The outer leather has been treated with ECCO's patented Hydromax treatment and reinforced by a second skin lining to ensure your toes stay dry when it matters.

 

 

BIOM ANATOMICALLY SHAPED

 

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The fit is quite remarkable even for my slightly wider than normal feet. ECCO say it's as close to playing barefoot as one can get I must agree, the shoe almost molds to your foot and being “Ultra-Lightweight” means at no time does it feel out of place. There's really good arch support and noticeable outer stability as well.

 

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The inlay is “anatomically shaped” to cradle your and pamper your feet in a very cushioned foam. I just gotta say it; these things are uber comfy.

 

 

LOWER TO THE GROUND, NATURAL MOTION TECHNOLOGY

 

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There really isn't much sole to these at all, but fear not this does not come off as unnatural compared to what you normally might be used to. Those from a traditionally thicker sole should have no trouble transitioning to the BIOMs. Once again, as pointed out before there's a lot of stability to the BIOM ZERO's.

 

 

ECCO-DYNAMIC TRACTION SYSTEM® (E-DTS®) HYBRID TECHNOLOGY

 

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Spike-less? Yes. Traction-less? No. ECCO's “soft Spike” Dynamic Ttraction System® is along to ensure you don't slip when the pressures on.

 

 

Look for a follow up report after I've had a chance to put some serious playing time on these.

 

FOR MORE INFO:

http://us.shop.ecco.com/men-golf/ecco-mens-biom-zero-golf-lace-130314.html?dwvar_130314_color=58247#cgid=golf-men-biom

http://ca.shop.ecco.com/

 

 

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Mmmmm, baby.  Those are some nice looking shoes.  Had a pair of Ecco's several years ago - up there with True Linkswear in terms of comfort!

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Mmmmm, baby.  Those are some nice looking shoes.  Had a pair of Ecco's several years ago - up there with True Linkswear in terms of comfort!

 

The Trues I have are like big slippers, these feel more a part of the golfer.

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Gotta agree with the slipper vs. golf shoe comparison. I have True's and ECCO's and prefer the latter from a performance standpoint. I love the comfort of the True's, of course, but they can feel a little mushy at times.

 

Looking forward to reading about the performance of the BIOM Zero's.

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When I play in the afternoon, I wear my Ecco streets.......as most of my golf is a 8 AM shotgun, there is too much dew on the ground for the Ecco's to hold.

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When I play in the afternoon, I wear my Ecco streets.......as most of my golf is a 8 AM shotgun, there is too much dew on the ground for the Ecco's to hold.

 

Thanks Foz I'll keep this in mind when I'm going out early.

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I've used Zero since summer 2013. Can't compare it to real barefoot shoes like Vivo. Too much stability and the sole is too stiff. I think it would've been a better shoe with a different sole. It's like they've just used the sole from the regular street.

 

It's a good "crossover" model though. Nice way for those interested in zero drop and barefoot to try it without too extreme shoes.

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I've used Zero since summer 2013. Can't compare it to real barefoot shoes like Vivo. Too much stability and the sole is too stiff. I think it would've been a better shoe with a different sole. It's like they've just used the sole from the regular street.

 

It's a good "crossover" model though. Nice way for those interested in zero drop and barefoot to try it without too extreme shoes.

This is an interesting point. I have a pair of Vivo's and you feel everything through the sole. I was thinking the ECCO's would be better with more structure, but it sounds like there may be too much.

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This is an interesting point. I have a pair of Vivo's and you feel everything through the sole. I was thinking the ECCO's would be better with more structure, but it sounds like there may be too much.

 

I would suggest Puma Faas Lite if you want the light, zero drop feeling without the thin Vivo sole. Yes - you can feel if it's heads or tails when stepping on a coin in Vivo. 

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Nice review. I just picked up a pair of these a week or so ago and have yet to take them out of the box.

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Wish I had $299 to spend on a pair, decided to get a pair of the streets instead for $100 :)

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