Rev Up Outdoor Recreation in the ECCO MX GORE-TEXRelease: 1 October 2021
Trail and hiking shoes may be a prevailing trend as of late, but for Danish brand ECCO, it’s rooted into their history. Having ventured into the great outdoors over 30 years ago, ECCO pack decades of exploration experience into their latest MX trail machine, which is also as capable on-road as it is off.
The MX moniker is derived from the muddy and high-octane world of motocross racing, and the nature of this sneakerboot beast is just as revved up. Starting from the bottom up, the very aggressive rubber tread is lifted straight from its two-wheeled inspiration, which is connected to a one-piece foam midsole using ECCO’s signature FluidForm direct-injection technology.
Up top is a blend of traditional ideas and modern execution. On the hardware front, woven midfoot loops work in conjunction with metal hook eyelets for speedy lacing, locking down a breathable and quick-drying abrasion-resistant textile upper. But won’t that make it ineffective for trudging through wet and muddy conditions? Nope, a GORE-TEX lining ensures not a drop of water gets in, while simultaneously pulling out sweat vapour. The ankle collar is cut at the right height to offer both protection and flexibility, which is made more ergonomic with large pull tabs.
As for colourways, the MX features outdoors-friendly shades of forest green and slate grey, but they’re not so GORPcore that they’d look out of place on a sidewalk. As ECCO intend, the MX can switch between vastly different terrains with ease.
Take the new MX for a whirl from ECCO direct today.