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28 September 2016

Must-Have Shoes

On September 1st Caroline Masson won her first LPGA Tour event. Part of the gear that helped her win at the Manulife LPGA Classic was her Ecco Biom Hybrid 2 shoes.

Caroline’s shoes, which were crafted specifically for the Olympic Games, continue on the success of their predecessor the Ecco Biom (Biomechanical Optimization) Hybrid, which have been hugely popular. The Hybrid 2 continue to utilize the company’s Natural Motion technology which empowers the foot's own natural systems for absorbing impact. It results in improved comfort and performance, while strengthening muscles and ligaments. What’s different from the original Biom Hybrids is that the Hybrid 2s are now lighter and thinner.

The Hybrid 2 use yak leather uppers which are treated with an anti-stain formula called HydroMax to protect the shoes from the elements. Meanwhile, the Ecco DTS (Dynamic Traction System) outsole features TPU traction bars, which provide more than 800 traction angles for maximum gripping. The outsole is a patented design that was first introduced on the now famous Golf Street model Fred Couples wore to The Masters in 2010.

Like the other Ecco shoes, the Hybrid 2 is supported by a Direct-inject-technology (DIT) with using polyurethane as a midsole. This is a technology that is not found in other golf shoe brands. Other shoes usually use a cement construction or some form of EVA as a midsole. The DIT, which combines with a silicon-printed insole, helps to increase stability through the swing.

The Ecco Biom Hybrid 2 is available in five different color combinations: concrete (grey)/royal blue, black/brick red, camel/fanta (yellow), white/black, and white/red. 

 

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