The new ECCO BIOM Natural Motion Golf Shoes were developed to make your favorite leisure activity easier on your body. The first BIOM collection shoes were running shoes, after research into the human foot revealed that it's healthier to have your foot closer to the ground than most athletic shoes allow. It turns out that excessive cushioning and "support" are actually counterproductive, as over time, they weaken the muscles and ligaments of the foot. The same applies to golf shoes, and this January, ECCO BIOM Natural Motion Golf Shoes will be hitting stores.
Far from stodgy, orthopedic-looking shoes, the BIOMs are sporty and classy, made with luxurious yak leather (a soft, thin and lightweight leather three times stronger than typical leather). The heels may look thick, but are actually partly hollow, allowing your foot to rest low to the ground for a stable, healthy platform. The sole of the shoe is made of polyurethane, the same material used to make superballs, which won't break down over time the way rubber or ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) does.
The ECCO BIOM Natural Motion Golf Shoes will be available from ECCO in January for $225.00 per pair. And yes, just to reiterate, they are made of Yak and superballs.
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