ECCO Biom A 2.1 Running Shoe - Men's

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Don’t cheat yourself from the benefits natural foot movement lace up the ECCO Biom A 2.1 Running Shoe for men and feel the strength and stability barefoot running develops. Your feet evolved to flex and stabilize naturally and traditional running platforms provide a crutch that prohibits that muscle development. Lightweight and strong Yak leather uppers hug your feet for a fantastic fit are coated to repel water while soft direct injected polyurethane midsoles and rounded heels offer light cushioning and a smoother heel to toe transition. Designed with elite runners in mind a minimalistic upper design and low profile outsole keeps you closer to the ground for a more anatomically sound gait. Once you adapt to the more natural motion your lets will be stronger and more stable than ever.

Specifications

  • Upper: Polyurethane coated Yak leather
  • Midsole: Direct injected polyurethane
  • Shank further from foot for increased strength
  • Rounded heel construction
  • Outsole: Low profile TPU
  • Forefoot height: 15 mm
  • Rearfoot height: 23 mm
  • Weight: 10.8 oz

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Review Summary

3.5 out of 5

2 Reviews

Pros
  • excellent craftsmanship: 1

Cons
  • no cushioning: 1

2 Ratings & Reviews


25-34 yrs

Good for running
April 20, 2012

I've had ECCO shoes for more than ten years now, can't remember how many ECCO shoes I had. I bought Biom A 2.1 Running Shoe for my excising. It's very comfortable to wear, durable and affordable. Highly recommended.

sinistra
from San Francisco

Didn't work for me
May 18, 2011

This is a difficult shoe to review for a couple reasons. On the one hand, it is a beautifully crafted, extremely well-made running shoe, probably the highest quality in terms of materials and workmanship of any running shoe I've ever owned. So it gets 5 stars in that regard. However, it's performance as a running shoe gets about 2 stars. Although the fit is excellent and feels very good on the foot, the shoe has virtually no cushioning to speak of and feels extremely hard underfoot when running, particularly in the heel, but also in the forefoot. I experienced heel pain even when doing short test runs (10-20 mins.). I never felt comfortable running in the shoe due to this lack of cushioning. I understand this shoe is categorized as a "minimalist" shoe, but oddly, it feels more like a normal training shoe on the foot, and certainly isn't super lightweight at 10.5 oz. Yet when running, it offers less underfoot than a traditional lightweight racing flat, most of which have more cushioning yet weigh significantly less than these shoes. So I have to ask myself, "what's the point of wearing these shoes" when I can find many lighter weight running shoes with more cushioning and which feel better. Cannot recommend.

Pros: excellent craftsmanship, Cons: no cushioning

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Available sizes, while supplies last, include size 40, size 41, size 42, size 43, size 44 and size 45: 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45.

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