The original Ecco Biom Hybrid golf shoe was the Danish footwear company's best selling model, bringing its raw Natural Motion to re-connect players with the ground.
It's therefore no surprise that Ecco have decided to bring out the next generation model for Spring/Summer 2015, nor is the fact that a shoemaker, who thrives on innovation, has made the Biom Hybrid 2 even better.
Ecco's premise behind Natural Motion was to remove the over-built and over-compensation nature of many modern golf shoes, moving players feet closer to the ground and giving them the feel that their feet are controlling the motion.
In the Biom Hybrid 2 this has been taken a step further. The shoe is 15% lighter than the original thanks to the creation of an extra-thin midsole, that, as well as being lighter, brings the player closer to the playing surface.
A new premium insole in the shoe incorporates silicon printing to help prevent the foot slipping during the swing, complementing the anatomical last that Ecco has developed by scanning the feet of 2,500 athletes.
The Biom Hybrid 2 also showcases a new TPU outsole. This is harder in areas of the sole that need the most stability and softer in areas of the sole that are key to comfort when walking around the course. Ecco has neatly reinforced this concept with a two coloured sole that also helps to make the shoes stand out from the crowd.
Grip is provided by Ecco's Tour-Proven Traction system, where moulded traction bars offer hundreds of traction angles to ensure maximum grip on every lie you might encounter on the course.
Like all Ecco golf shoes the Biom Hybrid 2 is made using an advanced Direct-Injection process that bonds the shoe to create a one-piece construction without the need for glue or stitching. This gives the shoes a water-tight seal that complements the Hydromax treated yak leather uppers for a high level of weather protection.
Michael Waack, Head of Global Golf at ECCO, praises the expertise behind the new shoe that has led to them being number one choice for Fred Couples and other Ecco Golf staff players:
We've taken what many have declared the world's most comfortable golf shoe and made it even better. That we can do this is a testament to our skill as shoemakers and the drive that pushes us to pioneer new innovations season after season.