Verdict from 100+ user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Ecco fans in droves couldn’t express their admiration for the Espinho GTX’s phenomenal aesthetics well enough.
  • Almost everyone who positively reviewed this shoe commended its durable construction.
  • A great multitude of owners felt quite comfortable in this Ecco footwear.
  • This shoe runs true to size, according to dozens of wearers.
  • The Espinho GTX’s ability to protect the foot from watery elements was applauded by a handful of Ecco loyalists.
  • A few reviewers didn’t beat around the bush in calling this hiker exceptionally lightweight.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Several users came away quite unimpressed with the laces. They wore out pretty early on, according to them.
  • Based on a couple of reports, the Espinho GTX hiking shoe could use a little bit more breathability.

Bottom line

There is a satisfying amount of quality surrounding the Espinho GTX. Not only is it endearing when it comes to comfort, but it is also amazing in terms of fit. All that and more in a durably crafted frame that exemplifies beauty. What might not sit well with some users, however, is its laces that allegedly do not last very long. To sum up, the Ecco Espinho GTX can be experienced to its full potential by dealing with its laces—whether users take good care of them or replace them altogether.

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Good to know

  • Part of Ecco’s outdoor lifestyle range of footwear, the Espinho GTX is adequately equipped for trail adventures and casual activities. It’s engineered with the Receptor Lite technology, making the shoe supportive and responsive with ample lightness and flexibility. Its low-top leather upper is lined with a Gore-Tex membrane for proper protection against water encounters.
  • Giving wearers enough underfoot cushioning while out in the wild is the shoe’s polyurethane (PU) midsole. The comfort it provides is further enhanced by the extra-soft Strobel board sitting right on top of it.

The Espinho GTX is a low-cut, fairly true-to-size day hiking shoe for men. Its overall fit is intended for folks with standard-width feet. It comes in a range of lengths. Users are granted fit personalization thanks to the shoe’s quick lacing system. For easy on and off, the gear comes equipped with a heel pull tab.

With the Espinho GTX’s rubber outsole, hikers are given enough traction to tackle tricky trails. Its ability to claw into most types of outdoor surfaces is inextricably linked to its low-profile lugs. These triangular protrusions are also present at the sides of the outsole’s arch, providing ample grip during lateral maneuvers.

This shoe’s direct-injected PU foam for a midsole provides wearers with the right amount of cushioning and ground stability on the trail. Ecco engineers gave it enough thickness and springiness to grant day hikers ample rebound and shock absorption with every step.

The Espinho GTX encloses the foot in its oiled yak nubuck leather upper. Its Gore-Tex liner makes the footwear watertight. A secure and personalized lockdown comes by means of the shoe’s quick lacing system which is made up of elastic pull cords and a set of fabric lace loops.


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