ECCO Casual Cool II Hydromax Golf Shoe Review
Scandinavian design is about clean lines, functionality, and craftsmanship and this design philosophy sometimes gets lost when talking about golf shoes. Danish shoemaker ECCO, is about form following function and making comfortable golf shoes that perform well in all conditions.
I was lucky enough to get a pair of the ECCO Casual Cool II Hydromax Tie from 2009 Spring/Summer collection.
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Look and Feel
The minute I unboxed my ECCO Casual Cool II Hydromax shoes, I was amazed by how lightweight and supple the Hydromax leather was with its distressed leather uppers and rubber details. I really liked the mix of solid and perforated leather details in the tongue and side portion of the upper, that give the Casual Cool II Hydromax a very young, trendy look, that has nice masculine details.
New for 2009 is the use of the raised Four Dots logo that are featured in the saddle portion of the shoe in black leather, which is inspired by the four, circular-formed letters of the company’s iconic logo.
Other details include the use of a low profile Direct-inject PU constructed midsole/outsole, that creates very comfortable, lightweight, and weather resistant pair of golf shoes. Round that out with a transparent single-density colored TPU outsole and Stinger III cleats with Q-Lok for traction and flexibility on the course.
The ECCO Casual Cool II Hydromax are not just about clean lines and being aesthetically pleasing, but they also perform well too.
The use of ultra-soft, high-grade leathers with hydrophobic treatments in the leather, give the Casual Cool II Hydromax superior water resistance. The Hydromax leather does an excellent job of keeping your feet dry in not only wet conditions, but also in hot an humid conditions. I wore the Casual Cool II Hydromax during several 90+ degree days in Florida with 70% humidity and my feet never felt better during and after my round of golf. I was quite surprised by this, because normally when I wear leather golf shoes on a hot and humid day, my feet are burning up and sweaty. This wasn’t the case.
The green-friendly outsole design features molded traction bars combined with Stinger III cleats from Champ with the Q-Lok insert system that did a great job of providing just the right amount of grip and traction you need on the golf course. The use of a single-density TPU outsole provided superior shock absorption and comfort all day long, especially when your walking the golf course.
Inside the shoe is an internal stabilizer that reduces torque and provides swing stability. This technology isn’t visible, but you’ll appreciate the support you get during your golf swing.
“Comfort and performance are about more than features and benefits, they are a fundamental part of the ECCO philosophy,” says Michael Waack, Head of Global Golf at ECCO.”
Overall, I couldn’t be more pleased with how well the ECCO Casual Cool II Hydromax golf shoes performed and worth every penny in my opinion.
If your looking for a pair of well constructed golf shoes, that use high-grade leathers, and perform well, then checkout the ECCO Casual Cool II Hydromax.
ECCO Casual Cool II Hydromax retail for $190