Gear & EquipmentMarch 31, 2011

Ecco's latest: BIOM golf shoes

Ecco Golf continues to garner publicity for its Street collection, which began when Fred Couples was identified wearing them in the Masters a year ago. Then there was recent video posted by Graeme McDowell on Twitter of Jack Nicklaus wearing them in a charity event at PGA National.

The Danish shoemaker recently introduced a new line of shoes, BIOM Golf, that have been worn on the PGA Tour, by Vijay Singh, among others.

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The BIOM features what Ecco calls Natural Motion technology that was designed to work with the natural abilities of the foot to absorb impact by landing more toward the mid-foot than the heel. The company says it provides stability when swinging a club, but also is better for the foot and for foot health when walking. The company has researched extensively foot biomechanics (hence BIOM) that led first to a BIOM running shoe in 2009, followed by a BIOM walking shoe and now the BIOM golf shoe.

The shoes are said to put the golfer's feet closer to the ground as well. Then there's the leather used: Tibetan yak, "three times stronger than ordinary leathers," the company said.

The MSRP: $220.

-- John Strege

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