Verdict from +100 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Numerous shoe aficionados agree that the Ecco Byway Tred not only offers casual comfort but allows them stylish looks as well.
  • The majority of the buyers highlight the utmost level of comfort in this trainer, as expected with any Ecco shoes.
  • Most of the reviewers express their admiration for the durability of the Byway Tred.
  • Many people declare that this casual-inspired sneaker is lightweight to don on feet.
  • A lot of individuals point out that they are able to rock the Byway Tred at various activities like work, tour walks, etc.
  • Plenty of users cite that this lace-up sneaker is versatile when it comes to matching pieces of clothing.
  • Several testers mention that the waterproof version of the Byway Tred is a very practical and sturdy shoe to wear.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of wearers opine that the upper material feels too rigid to their liking.
  • The Ecco Tred Byway takes some time breaking in, quips several customers.
  • The green colorway looks greener in person than in online images.

Bottom line

Just like Ecco’s collection of leather footwear, the Byway Tred is dressed in premium leather made from the brand’s own tanneries, ensuring high-quality standards. Ridged midsole patterns, splashed with earthy tones, encapsulate the rugged appeal of this footwear.

Past beyond the aesthetics is Ecco’s Fluidform™ technology that contours the anatomy of a human foot, providing unparalleled comfort with every pair.

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Good to know

The Ecco Byway Tred is available exclusively in men’s sizing. A handful of reviews point out that sizing runs on the bigger side, and suggest getting half or a full-size down. However, it is vital to keep in mind one’s snug preference when reading the recommendations where width comfortability is concerned.

Whichever metric measurement one is accustomed to, Ecco put up both US and EU sizing and guide for the consumer to easily pick the right size they are more familiar with, just with the rest of the Ecco's low-top sneakers.

Additionally, this all-leather city sneaker comes with a textile-lined removable footbed, allowing one to put in their orthotics for a more personalized fit.

The great thing about sneakers that feature a classic silhouette and plastered with neutral hues is the fact that style options are limitless.

One can opt to embrace the minimalist less-is-more approach or open up to the idea of the classic-meets-modern style of clothing, and both would still be on-point in their fashion style.

  • Go classic with an all-black head-to-toe ensemble, a dark brown motorcycle leather jacket, and either a black or brown color option of the Byway Tred on feet.
  • Look effortlessly cool in a printed midi skirt, a cashmere sweater, and some navy blue or green Ecco Byway Tred.

Ecco released two variations of this Tred version of the Byway. One that is lined with the Gore-Tex® membrane and the regular Tred without.

In the same way with the rest of the footwear that features the revolutionary Gore-Tex® material, this Byway Tred version is waterproof. The GTX-lined Tred features a smooth, buffed leather with a subtle oil finish to protect it from oil and water stains.

Looking every bit like the silhouette of the Ecco Byway, with the woven textile pattern on its extended heel and tongue, perforations are visible in between the lace stays for added breathability. 

Meanwhile, the other variation of the Tred Byway is covered in a mix of subtle and rich leather with a textured design on the rear part. Contrasting leather and stitching serve as accent details on the heel counter.

Ecco founder Karl Toosbuy has been working in the shoe manufacturing business since he was 17 with the passion for crafting quality footwear with the feet’s comfort and protection in mind, not the other way around. 

Pioneering in the Direct Injection Processing follows the curves of the feet to enhance every step. Perfecting the DIP process, Ecco developed lightweight, fluid materials that transform into soft solid soles that provide a natural fit and feel.

The Denmark-based company is proud to be the only shoe brand that owns and manages every step of the shoe production operation -- from tannery to retail.

Constantly innovating and incorporating its Scandinavian heritage, Ecco introduced the Byway Trend to cater to the contemporary shoe wearer’s need of a multi-function trainer without compromising on the comfort. The GTX-lined version is a favorite among many wearers for its convenience.

  • An Ecco Byway Tred lined with GTX also comes in a mid-cut boot style.

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.