Verdict from +100 user reviews

10 reasons to buy

  • According to the majority of the reviews, the Ecco Cool 2.0 Leather GTX is a very comfortable shoe.
  • Several shoe users rave about this pair's excellent arch support.
  • A high number of consumers admire the shoe's durable yet lightweight construction.
  • This pair is available in a number of colorways.
  • Most of the purchasers applaud the Ecco Cool 2.0 Leather GTX's waterproof feature, as it is convenient and efficient especially during rainy and winter seasons.
  • Some users of this shoe are impressed that despite its waterproof design it is still breathable and keeps feet dry during the hot season.
  • Many commenters commend this pair's stylishly unique design.
  • A good number of reviewers claim that the shoe's materials and construction are of excellent quality.
  • A few practical customers like the fact this pair could be paired with a multitude of ensembles.
  • Given the Ecco Cool 2.0 Leather GTX's comfort and style, most buyers regard it as great value for money.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some of the commenters were not pleased that the brand doesn't offer half sizes, which posed a problem for some customers.
  • A few reviewers find the shoe's width to be too narrow.

Bottom line

Despite not being as stylish as today's most hyped sneaker, this shoe boasts of a premium yak leather upper that lends a touch of refined look to its classic sporty display. Moreover, the air channels placed in the midsole add interest to the overall design.

The Ecco Cool 2.0 Leather GTX is also equipped with a Gore-Tex lining that keeps feet dry from the elements, while perforations and midsole air channels provide breathability. These attributes contributed to the conclusion that it is a product well worth its price.

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Good to know

The Ecco Cool 2.0 Leather GTX is available in men’s sizing. Ladies who would like to cop a pair should go 1.5 sizes down their normal shoe size. Its central lacing system greatly helps in adjusting the fit according to the user’s preference.

The Ecco Cool 2.0 Leather GTX boasts of a timeless design that transcends trends and remains stylish no matter what. This low-top sneaker's upper is crafted from yak leather with perforation detailing for a dressier vibe and breathability. The midsole offers a unique look and feature with the air channels strategically placed throughout for aesthetic purpose and breathability from all angles.

This pair's versatile silhouette makes for easy pairing with a multitude of casual ensembles. Matching it with the classic combination of t-shirt and jeans is ideal for a laidback day. Or spruce your look by pairing it with shorts, chinos, or joggers to keep your everyday outfits interesting.

The shoe features a classic sporty look with a dash of dapper that would resonate well with sneaker fans who like a little sophistication to their wardrobe. The pair's most distinct part is its midsole air channels that serve two purposes: visual appeal and ventilation. Lastly, the shoe's outsole not only provides superb grip, but it also comes in two-toned hues that add an interesting detail to the overall design.

Karl Toosbuy had a knack for footwear since he was a little kid. Having been trained early in shoe crafting, he knew that he wanted to open up a company that specializes in manufacturing shoes early on. In 1963 his dream came true and founded Ecco with a premise to create and innovate shoes that allow feet to take control of every stride instead of the other way around. This premise has been the company's vision and driving force ever since.

Karl established the company's first warehouse in Bredebro, Denmark and initially produced a very limited amount of shoes that are exclusive to the ladies. But real success didn't happen for the brand until the 70s. A designer named Ejnar Truelsen designed a shoe called the Joke that did so well amongst the masses that it became Ecco's first triumph.

The brand immediately followed the success of the Ecco Joke by rolling out two other iconic Ecco classics called the Free and Time that further helped in the company's success and boosted it to an international level. Naturally, Ecco expanded its operations and established production facilities in countries like Thailand, Indonesia, and Slovakia. Today, Ecco manufactures and releases countless shoe models and even widened their inventory scope to products crafted from leather such as belts, wallets, and bags.

In 2017, in keeping with the brand's constant innovation to provide the most comfortable shoe, Ecco launched the Ecco Cool 2.0. This is a shoe that boasts of keeping the feet dry and cool from every angle. It features air channels in the midsoles that allow added breathability even from under the feet.

In the same year, the Ecco Cool 2.0 Leather GTX was introduced. A casual sneaker with premium looks thanks to its leather upper and comes equipped with the midsole air channels and Gore-Tex lining that protects feet from the elements. It is available in a number of colorways, so you would most likely find a pair that resonates with your style the most.

  • The Ecco Cool 2.0 Leather GTX is available in Medium width.
  • A pull-tab is placed on the shoe’s tongue as an aid for easy entry.
  • Multiple lace loops are available to keep shoelaces in place.
  • The GTX’ in the shoe’s name stands for Gore-Tex.
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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.