Ecco has long been at the forefront of hybrid golf footwear and they are again pushing the boundaries of traction and stability with the Biom Hybrid 3 golf shoe.
It's predecessor, the Biom Hybrid 2 was a stand out shoe in our testing, so it's interesting to see the changes Ecco has brought to its latest incarnation.
The Biom Hybrid 3 features a groundbreaking Tri-Fi-Grip outsole, using what Ecco calls 'zonal performance', with a segment for stability, one for durability and a third for rotational support.
The zonal structure is a product of intensive research and data analysis in the Ecco Golf Lab with all three zones manufactured using an ultra-durable T.P.U material meaning the shoes can be worn on or off course without affecting performance.
Lead Designer Andrzej Bikowski explains the evolution to Biom Hybrid 3:
We approached this project with the question; how can we make the best, better? By combining our new Tri-Fi-Grip innovation with the same technological features created by the Biom last, I believe we have achieved our goal.
The fact that all Ecco Biom Hybrid 3 models offer complete waterproof Gore-Tex construction further exemplifies our commitment to progress and excellence.
Zone 1 of the Tri-Fi-Grip outsole centres on delivering outstanding lateral stability throughout the swing. Zone 2 forms the middle of the outsole and is designed to guarantee walking comfort through the round and beyond. It also features a durability region in the heel where shoes can be prone to wearing. Finally Zone 3 is a specially engineered rotational section designed to optimise the movement in the forefoot through slim, rounded lugs which promote fast and easy rotation through the swing.
In addition to the new outsole technology the Ecco Biom Hybrid 3 has a Racer Yak leather upper that offers excellent breathability and durability, coupled with 100% Gore-Tex waterproof protection that is guaranteed for three years.
It incorporates Ecco Freedom Fit which gives a snug heel setting with a roomier forefoot area as well as Biom Natural Motion technology that brings the player closer to the ground while offering an anatomical last shape with superb cushioning and advanced support.
Comfort is further enhanced by removable Ortholite inlay soles, offering long-term cushioning, enhanced breathability, moisture management and the option of extra width.
The Ecco Biom Hybrid 3 golf shoes are available for both men and women and available as lace-up shoes or with the BOA closure system.