Ecco Yucatan Review
Looking for shoes that have all day comfort, support and will stand the test of time? Look no further, because the Ecco Yucatan checks all the boxes. This versatile sandal is made of quality nubuck leather and features a supportive and well-cushioned midsole, as well as a grippy rubber outsole. Be it a nice stroll down the neighborhood or a cross-country hiking trip, the Ecco Yucatan will have you covered.
- Open-toe design
- Soft and breathable lining
- Durable construction
- Supportive cushioning
- Excellent grip and traction
- Arch support
- Lack of width options
It also features a heel break at the heel, as well as ridge-like grooves, which enable the wearer to have better control over their movements. The forefoot area is rockered for more effortless toe-offs. Since it was designed to be an active-wear, many people choose to take it on hiking or traveling, as well as the beach, while there are others who prefer to wear them for long walks, due to its excellent comfort levels, as well as support. All in all, it provides a smooth heel to toe transition for an easy ride, no matter the terrain.
The midsole together with the rubber outsole, make up Ecco’s patented Receptor technology. This technology greatly improves the wearer’s overall performance, as well as stability on uneven surfaces, by enhancing the levels of responsiveness they have with the ground beneath them, ensuring that they are properly balanced at all times. The cushioned support does not stop there, however. This design has a dual-density footbed, featuring the same material as the midsole for great arch support. The sides of the footbed also go up, hugging the contour of the feet, further improving the stability of the feet by eliminating the possibility of the underfoot slipping inside the sandal. The EVA footbed is covered with a soft polyester-microfiber fabric for additional cushioning and protection against unpleasant odors.
The lining is made of nylon and soft spandex, which are excellent at absorbing excess moisture and drying fast, for a comfortable stride. This means that the wearer does not have to worry if they accidentally step into a puddle or walk around in the rain. For cushioning and protecting the feet against bad odors, an EVA footbed has been incorporated. If the sandals get dirty, it is best to spot-clean them using a nubuck-friendly cloth and some water and let it air dry. This design comes in a variety of sizes in both men’s and women’s, accommodating a wide range of foot shapes, thanks to its customizable fit.
The EVA footbed has a double function: it provides supportive cushioning for the underfoot and has antimicrobial and moisture-absorbing properties, which keep the feet odorless, dry and healthy. Being a sports sandal, that was designed to be used in warm climates, during activities that make the feet sweat, like walking, running or hiking, these keep the feet nice and dry, according to reviewers. Many choose to wear them on hiking vacations in Africa, South America or Australia, all places with high temperatures and could not be happier with the breathability of this sandal.
The footbed contains the same EVA as the midsole, enhancing the support and cushioning even more. The sides of the footbed curve upwards, hugging the feet, for an all-around comfortable fit. Not to mention the antimicrobial and moisture absorbing qualities it has, which help keep the feet dry and fresh throughout use for maximum comfort. The Velcro straps are fully adjustable, allowing the wearer to customize how snug or loose they fit, based on their personal preferences, and they are lined with a soft spandex and nylon material that breathes well.
This design accommodates various foot conditions, such as bunions, plantar fasciitis or arthritis, due to its high comfort levels, and is perfect for long hour wear, as it will not tire out the feet or make them sore. While most customers love their Yucatan's and had no trouble with them, a handful of reviewers with wider feet did complain about the strap rubbing on their pinky toes, which caused minor discomfort. However, one reviewer said that he was able to break them in enough so that they fit comfortably on his toes.
Many choose this sandal for everyday walking, due to its superior comfort, while others wear it for hiking, since the sole is excellent for rougher terrain. Most of the reviewers were returning customers, who have been buying this style for many years, and said that they last a minimum of 5 years, some even said theirs lasted for a whole decade. One reviewer wore his Yucatan to a hiking trip in Africa and was thrilled with the sandal’s performance on the rough terrains. The negative reviews were very few, among which the most notable was by one reviewer, who said that one of the Velcro straps tore off. However, Ecco has excellent customer service, and he was able to exchange the pair for a new one.
The heel features ridge-like grooves and a heel brake, that allow the wearer to have control over their movements, as well as good stopping power, which is very important when hiking on rough or slippery trails, where one could easily get injured without proper footing. For better push-offs, Ecco made the forefoot area of the outsole rockered. This feature performs great on flat surfaces as well. In general, reviewers were very satisfied with the amount of traction they got from the Ecco Yucatan, as is performed well on most surfaces, from simply walking to hiking.
The upper is made up of three Velcro straps, one at the heel, one over the midfoot and one over the toes. These straps are fully adjustable, to provide a customized snug fit to each individual, and make sure that the feet are locked into their proper position without sliding. The construction of the Ecco Yucatan accommodates conditions such as plantar fasciitis, arthritis, back and knee pain, as well as bunions.
The upper has three fully adjustable Velcro straps, that provide a customized fit and help lock the feet into their proper position. It comes in a variety of colors and can be worn with pretty much anything. People use the Ecco Yucatan as their everyday shoe, for walking, running, or hiking, due to its versatile nature. Not many bad things were said about the Ecco Yucatan, which testifies to its quality. The only thing people had an issue with, was the strap over the toes, which was either too tight or too loose. However, that can easily be fixed by getting a different size. All in all, people love the Ecco Yucatan, even though it is on the pricey side since it is an investment that will more than pay off in the long run.