REVIEW: ECCO Pro Cage Shoes w/ BOA
While the new sole of the ECCO Pro Cage is the most noticeable change, the uppers have some really nice features too. The “cage” stability built around the heel is also a nice feature that ECCO has used on a couple models. It is a really lightweight molded cage that offers support without getting heavy in the heel area. The midsole is also softer than some previous ECCO shoes I’ve owned which also makes for a more cushioned step while walking. It is a nice balance of squishy and firm so that there is comfort, but not loss of connection to the ground. They also have water-resistant HYDROMAX® treated textile so that you don’t have to worry about wet feet during those dew sweeper or wet rounds. While not true “mudders” they will hold up nicely to some inclement weather. They looks like a fabric with spider webs on them offer flexibility and breathability yet are water repellent.
The biggest feature of the new ECCO Pro Cage shoes is the BOA lace system. I’ve had BOA before and just like I said about those shoes I say about these too, “Why do I own any shoes without BOA?” Seriously, BOA is the bees knees!! The simple click and turn system to tighten the laces is so quick, easy and precise. Taking them off is even easier, just lift up on the dial and they completely loosen up. While I’m not super concerned about every last second of the day, these save a ton of time getting on and off. While some still are concerned about the “thin” wires of the BOA system, those stainless steel laces are breaking anytime soon. BOA guarantees it.
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+SPYDR-GRIP® outsole works
+Comfortable right out of the box
+BOA is aweseom
+Nice on or off the course