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When you discuss golf shoes with people few brands stand out like ECCO. People who wear ECCO shoes swear by them and are extremely brand loyal. As a reviewer for The Hackers Paradise, one thing is certain, I love golf shoes. But I am not brand loyal and wonder if a brand like ECCO could convert me? While at the PGA Merchandise Show, THP got the chance to get a small private showing of the new lines coming out from ECCO and were eager to test some of them out. One of those styles that they showed us was the Casual Cool II Premiere and although different looking, we were eager to try them out.

From ECCO:
This golf shoe features distressed leather upper with rubber detailing, a textile and microfiber lining, a removable leather and Cambrelle covered inlay sole with the Ecco Comfort Fiber System and a single density TPU outsole.

After the show, we reached out to the company and they were thrilled to help out. About 2 weeks later a package arrived and it contained the Casual Cool II Premiere in black and silver. Here are the available colors: Black/Buffed Silver/White Lexi, White/Cloud Lexi, White/Sand Lexi. Our first impressions were that they were not really our cup of tea when it comes to the looks department. They looked more like soccer shoes than they did golf shoes. For the players that prefer the traditional saddle look, then these might not be for them.

Once unwrapped, we had to see what all the fuss was about with the rave reviews that ECCO has been getting. After slipping them on, I realized what people were talking about, these are really comfortable. I found myself walking around the house in them most of the day before heading out to the course. At the range we noticed no loss of comfort, in fact they were so comfortable I kept them on while eating in the grill before heading out to play 18 holes.

Out on the course we had the same results. Extreme comfort! However I would like to note that while playing we had two spikes just come out of the bottom of the shoe. Both the left and right foot had the spike under the toe just completely come out on the course somewhere. We did not notice it until the 18th hole in which both of the spikes were missing in the front. It did not alter play, performance, or comfort however. The shoes still fit like a glove and held up fine to all of the Florida elements. Over the next few weeks we wore these shoes on the course and despite the fashion problems they may have caused with a few outfits, my feet always felt great before, during, and after the round.

Overall, we finally understand what all the fuss is about. The ECCO Casual Cool II Premiere shoes were extremely comfortable. The look may not appeal to us as much as others, but we got quite a few compliments on them while out on the range. In fact on my 2nd day out there, a gentleman went and purchased them in red after seeing mine on the 1st day. With a price at around $170 these shoes will not be for everybody. But if you are looking for extreme durability and comfort, then ECCO’s must be on or near the top of your list for shoes to try out. You can read all about these at their site ECCO Casual Cool II Premiere.

Till Next Time

Josh B.

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Josh is the Publisher of The Hackers Paradise and co-founder of THP Media with his wife Morgan Babbitt. Together they share a passion for golf, and they travel the country along with their two dogs in the THP Tour Van bringing their love and knowledge of the game to golfers everywhere.

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  1. The Echo says:

    Great review. I like the look and with that comfort, I have to get them. I am due for new shoes anyway.

  2. Mark P. says:

    Not sure about these, but I am a huge ECCO fan. The comfort is the best out there.

  3. Puttin4Bird says:

    Great review! You’re right, the looks aren’t really what you’d come to expect from a golf shoe. I was thinking the exact same thing when I first opened it. Don’t get me wrong, they’re not ugly, just different.

    A lot of times the fashion side of our brains ends up being very painful on the feet when it comes to trying to wear the shoe that looks good. I don’t know, if the comfort is that great I could probably look past the fashion side of it, and who knows, they might grow on you after a while.

    Thanks for the review!

  4. Harry L. says:

    ECCO Flexors are the best shoes I’ve ever owned. They are the only shoes that truly fit my feet. I liked my first pair so much that I went out and bought two more pair. I’m a little disappointed with the styling this year though. I hope they go back to a less “athletic” styling next year. I also wish more models were available with the Flexor last shape.

  5. MO_Hacker says:

    I would love to have a pair of ECCO’s but they are out of my price range. I really like some of their designs, although, the ones in the review aren’t among them.

  6. pm says:

    How do these compare to the Nike Air Zoom Elite II that you tested back in October of 2008?

    Thanks,
    p

  7. JB says:

    pm,
    I preferred the Nike shoes. I love the looks and really think the comfort is close to the same. However I do not think you can go wrong with any of them. Both are great high quality golf shoes.

  8. AJ says:

    Can’t get past the poor aesthetics.

  9. The Gasman says:

    Im ready for another pair of casual cools. My pair now are pretty beat. The losing spikes things kind of sucks, I had the same problem with the last pair. I must be alone, but I like the looks of them. Ill be picking these up soon.

  10. Dan says:

    nice shoe! just ugly…

  11. Mike says:

    I just got these. Very comfortable while wearing around the house. Havent had a chance to play a round with them yet.

    I heard somewhere that the Ecco shoes dont come with the spike tightened, so be sure to tighten them before your round.

  12. Art the Golfer says:

    Quick question on this article. In the beginning of the article the author say “Here are the available colors: Black/Buffed Silver/White Lexi, White/Cloud Lexi, White/Sand Lexi.”

    Then at the end of the article he says “a gentleman went and purchased them in RED after seeing mine on the 1st day”.

    Where did the red color come from? Do they have this color or not? I saw a picture on their website but have not seen it sold anywhere, please help…

  13. Great site, where did you come up with the information in this blog post? I’m pleased I found it though, ill be checking back soon to see what other articles you have.

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