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A Versatile, Lightweight Travel Companion
on November 7, 2014
This durable, comfortable shoe is made for walking city sidewalks, hiking county trails, climbing Eiffel Towers, or just looking hip sipping coffee at a cafe. Being Eccos they have a certain European look, but the lining cushions your feet during long walks. The mesh uppers ventilate to keep your feet cool, but not too chilly in a wind (the toe area is double-meshed, the sides flanking the tongue are single-meshed, and the tongue is padded under the mesh.) I broke them in with a 6 mile walk on an uneven road and path, and they carried me easily throughout European city streets, museums, and Alpine trails.
The toggle bungee lacing is important to me, making it easy to remove and replace the shoes quickly (especially in airports or even entering a shoes-off home.) I had trouble with the laces from one shoe pulling out of the the plastic tip when I tugged them tight. The plastic tip can be opened up easily with a small screwdriver, and the lace ends are taped together. Retaping them and capping the back into the tip didn't work for long, and I eventually sewed the two lace ends together before stuffing them back into the plastic tip.
My shoe size is 9.5, but I found the size 42 to fit perfectly - size 43 was a bit too big, but easy to return. I have the "Warm Grey" color, which has a moss-green appearance that is unusual but looks good. The style is casual and sporty, and make great travel shoes. Consider them if you want a versatile, lightweight shoe for lots of walking, and like the convenience of the bungee laces, and want your feet to remain cool during all your activities.