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9 reasons to buy

  • Quite a lot of reviewers find the Ecco Intrinsic 2 Slip-On extremely comfortable because of the padded tongue and collar that they can wear it for several hours without feeling tired.
  • Majority of the wearers of this sneaker claim they do a wide variety of activities with just this shoe.
  • Several buyers highly praise the slip-on design of this sneaker as it is easy to put on and off.
  • The knitted textile uppers are well-ventilated, especially in the stretchy toe box that lets the feet move and breathe comfortably, a handful of customers have posted.
  • A lot of wearers claim the molded inlay sole cushion feels comfortable and protective of the feet.
  • The Intrinsic 2 Slip-On has a great fit on the foot as some wearers point out.
  • A large number of reviewers say they feel the upper material hugs the feet like a glove resulting to a more natural movement.
  • The flexible TPU outsole has a better grip and excellent traction that it can be used even for rugged activities, others say.
  • Some wearers observe that the elastic bands have the right amount of tension to support the shoe and fit without being too restrictive.

3 reasons not to buy

  • One commenter notices that the upper’s dye bleeds into the socks or foot when it gets wet.
  • Some reviewers feel the shoe is a tad tight with its narrow round toe profile.
  • A couple of customers point out that this shoe could use more cushioning.

Bottom line

Applying utmost attention to every detail, the Ecco Intrinsic 2 Slip-On is a sneaker to consider if one wants a sleek, breathable, and comfortable pair of slip-on that does not scrimp on aesthetic and technical features. 

While its price seems a bit steep for the average sneakerhead, most would find them reasonable for the stylish finish, comfortable cushioning and sporty lifestyle kicks that deliver the best bang for the buck.


Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: Ecco Intrinsic
Closure: Slip-on, Strap
Material: EVA, Knit, Leather, Rubber Sole
Season: Summer
Features: Breathable
Price: $180
Colorways: Black, Green, Grey
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With the shape of the foot in mind right at the very start, the tight-fitting design for the Ecco Intrinsic 2 Slip-On, allows natural movement without any restrictions. The slip-on feels cozy with a padded collar and tongue that hugs the feet like a glove.

The easy entry and exit of the shoe are hastened by the wide opening while the supple interiors give a snug feeling. The elastic bands and stretchy knitted textile in this medium width sneaker also add to the comfier experience.

Elevating the streetwear look of the first Intrinsic sneakers launched in 2015, the Ecco Intrinsic 2 Slip-On, released 2017, has a lighter, breathable, and comfortable built. With knitted textile upper and smooth leather finish that almost goes well with any casual clothing from jeans, shorts, and active wear, this lifestyle sneaker just stands out.

Exuding a comfortable feel both at the interior and exterior, the slip-on sneaker is the perfect sneaker if you want to have an active sports sneaker that you can wear from the gym, to a leisurely walk in the park, and even to the club at night without feeling out of place. The neutral hues of black, white, browns, and grays are earth tone colorways that go well with any mood or outfit.

While laden with unique details like visible elastic straps and knitted textile at the toe box, this modern kick has a minimalist vibe for those who want an on-the-go sneaker for almost any kind of daytime or nighttime activity.  A busy, active, and often fast-paced life doesn’t mean you’ll be out of style with this feet-hugging kick.

The Ecco Intrinsic 2 Slip-On is a sporty men’s sneaker aimed at those with an active lifestyle.  The comfortable slip-on design and athletic silhouette allow only natural movement with the molded inlay outsole that spans from heel-to-toe for a pleasant wearing experience for people on-the-go. As if inviting your feet to relax, the supple leather interiors and knitted textile take wearers to another level while also delivering needed grip and traction for some unplanned off-road adventures or a quick walk around town.

Danish footwear manufacturer Ecco was established in 1963 by Karl Toosbuy in Bredebro, Denmark where the company continues to hold its headquarters today.  Toosbuy was trained early to be a shoemaker that he quit his job and bring his wife Birte and his then five-year-old daughter Hanni to start his own shoemaking business in the Danish west coast border town of Bredebro just a few miles away north of the German border.

Early on, the company produced footwear with the design coming from Denmark while manufacturing and production activities are mostly done overseas.  While other footwear companies do not provide their raw materials for shoes they manufacture, Ecco has been engaged in leather tannery industry to produce for their own leather needs as well as being the leading supplier of leather materials for fashion, sports, and the automotive industry.

Now more than 50 years since the company was established, Karl Toosbuy’s daughter Hanni Toosbuy-Kasprzak, a Danish billionaire, serves as chair of the shoemaking business with her husband Dieter Kasprzak who serves as Chief Executive Officer of the family-owned company leading more than 19,800 employees worldwide with over 14,000 sales points globally.

Keeping the heritage of Ecco shoes intact through the years and following the Scandinavian design philosophy that form follows function, Ecco shoes continue to create ergonomically advanced shoes. These sneakers have been using the signature Fluidform technology that has been a trademark of the brand on quality craftsmanship by injecting a shock absorbent and resilient material into the shoe mold by fusing the upper with sole instantly and seamlessly compared to glued or stitched shoes of other brands that often have flaws in assembly.

The exceptional quality of Ecco sneakers is maintained consistently even with modern designs such as the Intrinsic urban sneakers that were first seen on October 15, 2015, with its black colorway and white soles. With many shoes coming out as a fashion statement more than a regular wardrobe necessity, the Intrinsic provided a benchmark for others to emulate when it comes to urban, modern, and functional sneakers. The result of well-thought-out planning and design is a lightweight and direct-injection sole that flows across the bottom of the shoe ensuring optimal ergonomic comfort and a seamless edgy look for the wearer. The slip-on version of the laced-up sneaker came out after a year. The Ecco Intrinsic 2 Slip-On which came out in 2017  has improved materials for breathability and lightweight cushioning.

  • The slip-on style is secured by two stretchy elastic bands across the vamp for easy on and off.
  • A flexible thermoplastic polyurethane sole with rubber inserts has high grip and traction capable of providing support for quick moving and off-road activities.
  • High padded tongue and collar give additional cushioning support and comfort.
  • The breathable fabric lining supports the cushioned footbed for well-ventilated comfortable sneakers.
  • Ecco Danish branding at the tongue and side heel are minimalistic and subtle.


Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.