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It's bee a few years since ECCO intro'ed its first generation of the BIOM series of shoes-based on scans of runners feet/biomechanics ---leading to running kicks designed to encourage natural foot motion.
|BIOM EVO RACER-about 7.8 oz|
Noticeably, the BIOM FIT FRAME is designed for a more glove like fit than prior versions, there is a reduced sole height and heel drop (5mm) more a more natural feel-though it is higher than other natural style shoes of other brands...and the flexible, kinda spongey like PU sole- and new floating shank eases transitions to push-off.
|in whole sizes-36-41 for women-|
|BIOM EVO RACER-mesh upper|
|BIOM RACER men's-sizes 40-47|
There's also a Lite Run BIOM shoe-with a 0mm heel-toe drop, weighing in at 8.3 oz---the most minimalist shoe of the bunch-with same terrific glove like fit----breathable mesh textile uppers with reinforced mid foot, direct-injected PU midsole....pictured below-the men's version- in sizes 40-47.
|BIOM LITE RUN-men's|
|BIOM EVO RACER men's|
|BIOM EVO RACER in Yak leather upper-Men's|
|BIOM EVO RACER men's-|
|BIOM EVO RACER-men's w/mesh uppers|
|BIOM EVO RACER|
|BIOM LITE RUN men's|
|BIOM TRAIL-with a rubber outsole with specially designed traction pattern, direct-injected PU midsole, natural anatomical last, bio-mechanical flexible midsole construction with breathable mesh uppers-super comfort!|
AND maybe its best selling BIOM division-the BIOM GOLF shoes ($199-$235) ...very popular with hackers and pros...
Lucky us, we got a pair of the lightweight (around 12.5oz) BIOM TRAIL for winter-made of waterproof/breathable Gore-Tex® upper. The kicker really cuddles/cradles our feet---and we use them as our go to gym shoe. It's technically not for that----but the fit and energy return AND FLEX of each step of a heel to toe walking motion is outstanding. And we really pound the pavement most days so appreciate the grippy outsole too that also seems to spring up for efficient energy return with each stride.
Plus, we can wear when it's raining outside. For running, we prefer 0mm or 1mm heel to toe drop---so this wash't a trail runner for us to go running on a trail BUT---we would highly recommend these- for those runners who like a 12mm heel-toe drop. Nice.
Super ventilating, fast draining and extra light water shoes---by ECCO are as well made as the BIOM series. And one thing is for sure-these kind of water shoes are multi-funtional-with enough good looks -to wear around town, IMO.
|Acqua Sport-mesh upper, speed lace construction-fun colors available $130|
|lightweight EVA and rubber outsole-with integrated mesh drainage system|
|suede peep toe Ouyen with ankle strap $170|
We previewed what we consider to be feminine classics-shoes/sandals that nicely fit into any wardrobe that also can transition from office to nights out.
|pretty leather Okoya peep toe pumps on a stacked platform- $160|
|Oshima ankle strap leather sandal left-$160|
|solid chunky heels are easy to walk in...perforated double strap uppers-|
|Cage straps sandals on chunky heel -pretty lavender with a bit of metallic sheen|