ECCO Corksphere Review

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Ecco shoes are designed with great quality materials and the latest technology, setting a new standard for style, comfort, and durability in their products. They focus on giving customers the highest quality designs possible. The Corksphere’s are just one of their long line of quality products that customers love.

These particular ones are a bit on the pricey side but they seem to be well worth the money. They are constructed to take quite the beating and will not fall apart any time soon. Consumers love the amazing comfort that they get from the Fluidform and Corksphere technologies, ensuring that they have the very best in-shoe experience. They may have a plain and simple look to them, only available in a couple of different color options. Some people are not a huge fan of the way they look but for the most part, reviewers are pleased with their purchase. These sneakers will be a welcomed addition to your shoe collection.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Fantastic comfortability 

Fluidform technology

Corksphere footbed

Great shock absorption

Shock-absorbent sole

Cons

Stiff; requires breaking in

Cannot fit additional insoles

Uppers

Uppers

The uppers of the Ecco's are made using Greywolf leather that is specially treated and tanned using a unique technique to make sure that they provide you with new dark-artisan quality which will not only look great but will feel great as well. This technique will provide the leather with a rough, dark, and waxy look to it while staying firm enough to hold their shape but soft enough to flex with your feet when hitting the road.

The lining inside of the sneakers is also made out of leather which gives you a soft and comfortable in-shoe experience that your feet can appreciate. The materials that create the uppers and the lining are breathable, which is much appreciated, especially if you're doing a lot of walking or wearing them on unusually warm days. Since they are well ventilated, they will help keep your feet cool and dry. Since that air can get into your shoes easily, you will get that airflow over your feet to cool you down and prevent overheating.

Additionally, the ventilation can allow the sweat from your feet to evaporate quickly and escape the shoes, ensuring that will not be stuck with damp feet throughout the day, promoting a healthier environment and reducing stinky foot odor.
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of the ECCO Corksphere's features Fluidform state-change technology to give you the perfect fit for a great underfoot experience. This process involves taking a liquid state material and allows it follow the natural curves of the last (3-D model of a human foot) then solidifying and becoming the soft and flexible platform that hugs your feet and gives you fantastic comfort.

They make sure to always follow the anatomical integrity of your foot within the shoe to ensure you get the cushion and padding right where it is most needed, including under your arches. Customers seem to enjoy the way these sneakers feel under their feet.

On top of the comfort the sole provides you, the Fluidform technology also helps increase the overall durability by providing a strong bond between the sole and the leather uppers so you will not have to worry too much about them falling apart at the seems.

The midsole is also going to feature flex grooves which can assist you in getting a more natural movement when you're walking around. They will allow your feet to bend and flex with your foot with all of your steps.

They offer fantastic shock absorption due to Corksphere technology. It is a floating footbed that will take on the impact of your feet hitting the ground while you are walking. This can help take some of the pressure off of your joints that can cause some joint pain in the future.
Outsole

Outsole

The rubber outsole of the shoes is designed to help ensure that you get some pretty good amount of durability to them so you won't have to think too much about them wearing down on you too quickly, causing you to have to replace them prematurely.

The sticky rubber helps give you some traction when you're out walking around. It is crucial that you can stay on your feet while you are out and about. When you're out and about the to the last thing you want to do is think about if your feet have to the potential to slip and slide around underneath you or not, but don't worry, these shoes can hold their own. Traction is not something you will have to fret over. They do a pretty decent job at keeping you upright so you can walk or run around and put your mind at ease knowing you have reduced your risk of falling and injuring yourself.

The sole features a visible tech window on them so that way you can see the cork look that resides in them. It gives them a unique look.
Weight

Weight

When thinking about your footwear of choice will want to ensure that you are finding some trainers that are as light as possible. You should not feel like you are walking around with unnecessary weights attached to your feet that are holding you back and slowing you down throughout the day. The great thing about these Ecco's is that they were constructed so that they can be lightweight so you will not have that problem. They weigh in, on average, at 13 ounces. This is for a women's size 8-8.5 medium width and will vary depending on the size you get.

These might not appear like it is a lightweight sneaker, however, it's right about on the line when compared to other similar products. These are not made for running, as they are just a tad bit too heavy for that, but the footwear is just fine for a casual type like these.
Style

Style

The ECCO Corksphere's have a very plain and simple design to them. They are low tops that feature a traditional lace-up design. The one unique thing about these shoes is they feature a little window in the sole of them to show off the look of the cork inside of the sneaker. They are only available in a couple of color options. You can pick from black on black suede, volluto on volluto suede, wild dove on wild dove suede, or tarmac.

There are some customers who do not particularly care for the style of the sneakers, but there are a few who love it. It seems to be more of a personal preference.
Fit

Fit

When choosing your footwear, you want to ensure that you get the right size so you will not experience pain or discomfort. You will want to guarantee that the fit you nice and snug so will not wiggle and wobble inside your trainers or risk walking right out of them. On the other hand, you want to try to ensure that they are not too tight that they squish and pinch your feet.

In the case of the ECCO Corksphere's, customers are stating that they run fairly accurate to size, making it easier for you to make a decision as to what you should purchase. Some reviewers did state that there is not a lot of extra room inside so if you have to add an extra insole into them you might not have the ability to unless you go up a size. If you can't decide or do not know what size you should order you can, and should, take a gander at the size chart, just to make sure.
Comfort

Comfort

When purchasing shoes you want to try to ensure that you find a pair that will be comfortable on your feet. You should not have to, or want to, wear something around all day that can cause pain or discomfort, and that is not something that you will have to deal with when wearing these shoes. They are designed with comfort in mind. From the uppers to the sole they will deliver a pleasant in-shoe experience.

The uppers are constructed out of soft and flexible leather that feels great on your feet. They hug your foot so you have a snug feeling when you're out walking. The midsole is made using Fluidform technology to create the perfect underfoot experience. Designed to form to your foot for ideal comfort.

Additionally, customers don't have any problems with rubbing or chafing when they are wearing these so you should not have any issues encountering nasty blisters that can cause you discomfort.
Durability

Durability

As you're shopping around for shoes you will want to try to ensure that you are buying a pair that is pretty durable and will not fall apart. It can be incredibly frustrating when spending your hard earned cash on a product just to have it wear down on you shortly after the purchase. That is not something that you will want to have to deal with it comes to the ECCO Corksphere's. They are built strong and they will survive for a long time to come.

The Fluidform technique that makes up the midsole helps bind the leather uppers to the sole so that way it gives it a strong binding and will not fall apart or tear at the seams. The sturdy leather is not going to rip or tear easily either. As long as the shoes are taken care of properly you will not want to go through the hassle of having to replace them for quite some time.
Flexibility

Flexibility

If you're thinking about what you are putting on your feet, you want to find something that will be flexible and move with your feet. You won't want to wear something that will restrict your movements. The great thing about these sneakers is that they can offer a little bit of that flexibility that you want in your shoes.

They have flex grooves built into the soles so you can get a little bit of bend to them so they will move with the natural movements of your feet. Unfortunately, there are a few who thought that they were a bit stiff and did not move the way that they would have liked when walking.
Support

Support

The ECCO Corksphere's offer a great deal of support. They will allow you to keep your feet snug in your shoe so you will not slip and slide around inside the trainers which can cause you to potentially fall and hurt yourself. The lacing system is going help keep your feet securely in, giving you a snug and secure fit.

They also will give you moderate arch support because of the Corksphere and Fluidform technologies, allowing the shoes to conform to your feet, giving you a more customizable feel. They will provide you with the padding that you need.

Bottom Line

If you're shopping around for a comfortable pair of shoes that can last you for quite some time then you might want to consider the ECCO Corksphere's. They offer a great deal of comfort that your feet can appreciate. They can take quite a beating and won't fall apart easily. They might have a bit of a high price tag but if you have the extra money to splurge mayhap these are a good choice. Some customers were not a huge fan of the style of them and they are not the most flexible, but for the most part, reviewers were satisfied with their purchase.