Ecco USA began developing the Ecco Biom in 2007 with the help of triathletes and the Sports Institute of Cologne. The shoe was designed to let people walk, run, and train as naturally as possible. Their design is based on four principals: bring the foot close to the ground, minimalistic upper and midsole design, anatomically correct, and a midsole that delivers flexibility and elastic support. If you are looking for a minimalistic shoe that performs, then the Ecco Biom Train should be on your wish list.
The shape of the shoe is based on scans of 2,500 feet. The company put a lot of thought and effort into designing a shoe that conformed to the way the foot naturally moves. The shoe is as close to anatomically correct as possible. It is lightweight and lets the foot move naturally while still providing support and durability. This is, in part, due to the midsole which is made from a polyurethane material.
Polyurethane is a material that adapts quickly to a variety of situations. In the case of the Ecco Biom Train, is absorbs shock without adding weight to the shoe. It is flexible enough to move with the foot but hard and durable enough to provide stability.
Ecco’s direct inject technology creates a strong sole that provides premium cushioning, comfort, and stability. The seal is water tight but flexible. You wouldn’t know that it was built without the use of stitching. The direct inject enhances durability so your shoe lasts for a long time.
Feet are kept cool and dry through the use of a 2 piece air mesh upper. The upper provides maximum ventilation while promoting flexibility. The rubber outsole allows for superior traction and support which means you can move comfortably over any terrain and just about any type of weather conditions.
The Ecco Biom Train is a well made shoe designed for more naturalistic movement of the foot. It delivers just enough protection and support from the heel to the ball of the foot to keep you running comfortably.
For a minimalistic shoe, the Ecco Biom Train certainly contains a lot of technology. However, if you are transitioning from the standard running shoe to a true minimalistic shoe then this shoe is definitely worth giving a try. Most of the feedback regarding the Ecco Biom Train has been positive and reviewers enjoy the lightweight feel of the shoe on their feet.
The Ecco Biom Train is available in textile and leather options. It is situated at the high end as far as cost is concerned. The style is simple but does offer a splash of color for something truly fun.