Three GM read­ers put Ecco’s dis­tinc­tive new Cage Evo shoe to the test

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ith ev­ery pass­ing year, golf shoes seem to be get­ting more and more futuristic. That is all down to a tech­nol­ogy race in which man­u­fac­tur­ers are striv­ing to cre­ate the per­fect blend of com­fort, grip and sup­port.

This year has been no dif­fer­ent, and Ecco thinks it might have re­ally cracked it with its eye-catch­ing new Cage Evo model.

Last year’s Ecco Cage fea­tured the ex­cel­lent Champ Slim-Lok cleats and a fully-in­te­grated wrap de­sign that boosted both heel and un­der­foot sup­port. For 2016, Ecco di­rected its at­ten­tions to­wards trans­form­ing the shoe’s up­per.

What it has come up with is a “struc­tured tex­tile bonded with polyurethane web­bing.” In lay­man’s

Wterms, this is a very flex­i­ble up­per de­signed to cre­ate an in­cred­i­bly com­fort­able fit while walk­ing and play­ing, yet still de­liver that much­need pro­tec­tion from the el­e­ments that all golfers want.

It’s a shoe whose de­sign is cer­tainly likely to prove more di­vi­sive than a tra­di­tional leather model, so could it sway our three cho­sen Golf Monthly read­ers, who all cur­rently favour a more sub­tle look?

To find out, and to put Ecco’s claims of com­fort to the test, we took our trio of read­ers along to Mar­riott Tu­dor Park in Kent to play 18 holes over its hilly park­land lay­out.

They wore their own shoes for the front nine, be­fore switch­ing half­way to the Ecco Cage Evo so they could di­rectly com­pare the com­fort, grip and over­all ex­pe­ri­ence… Our three read­ers get down to some se­ri­ous on-course test­ing

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