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    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

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    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

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    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.


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Fit & Sizing

EU sizing is used in the BIOM Venture GTX Tie shoe. Men’s available sizes are from 40-47 or US 6-13.5. Meanwhile, women’s sizing is available in EU 36-41 or US 5-10.5. The shoe is in a medium width for both variations and fits true to size.

Its upper is made up of mesh paneling and nubuck leather that offers breathability as well as a firm yet flexible support. It also has a glove-like fit as the sneaker was molded to follow the foot’s natural curves.

Ecco BIOM Venture GTX Tie Style

ECCO showcases its trademark simplicity and versatility once again with the ECCO BIOM Venture GTX Tie. It’s waterproof and breathable so that the sneaker can be worn during any season. It’s light enough for the summer and spring and sturdy enough for the rest of the year.

To match the sneaker’s minimalist look, users paired it up with shorts and jeans. The shoe is described to have sharp and stylish colorways, which are good for dressing up in blue jeans or khakis. 

Notable Features

The low-top ECCO Venture GTX Tie stays true to the BIOM collection’s minimalist style with a modest upper. It is made with Yak Nubuck leather and Gore-Tex waterproof structure that keeps the foot dry and comfortable. On the tongue is the Ecco brand logo while the BIOM name is on the side of the extended outsole. 

There are ventilation openings on the side with inner air channels that improve the shoe’s breathability beneath the foot. The futuristic-looking rubber outsole has a versatile profile along with a designated pedal zone, offering excellent grip for many outdoor activities.

Ecco BIOM Venture GTX Tie History

Since its founding in 1963 in the Danish countryside, ECCO has grown to be a renowned name in comfort and simple style. The business has grown out of its provincial roots, with factories across Asia and Europe. Today, the company is known not only for high-quality shoes such as the BIOM line but also for owning their entire production process.  

ECCO created the BIOM Project in 2006, inspired by the performance of barefoot runners in Africa. The word is short for Biomechanical Optimization, the technology that helps the body move in the best way possible. It lets the foot absorb impact the way it’s meant to, unlike other sports shoes that hinder the foot’s ability with too much cushioning and other unnecessary features.

BIOM technology is used in the brand’s shoe lines for sports, fitness, hiking, and golf. Previous popular shoes include the BIOM Hybrid series, the BIOM Fjuel Racer, the BIOM Fjuel Band, and more.

The ECCO BIOM Venture GTX Tie from the collection combines sophisticated style and functional design. BIOM is used to free the foot for natural movement, helping the feet and legs build strength. As a result, the shoe offers a barefoot-like running experience like never before.

Additional Info

  • Good traction and support for extended use are made possible by the shoe’s sturdy rubber outsole.
  • Long-lasting cushioning is provided by the foam midsole.
  • Anatomically Correct flex grooves designed to follow the foot’s biomechanics are incorporated into the shoe. This feature enhances natural movement.
  • The sneaker has a low-to-the-ground design that improves stability and strengthens the leg muscles with each step.
  • Shock-absorbent PU material was injected into the shoe mold to bond the sole to the upper.