Verdict from 8.9 hours of research from the internet

6 reasons to buy

  • Most Ecco Roxton users are satisfied with the comfort level of this winter hiking boot
  • Outdoor lovers applaud the Ecco Roxton for being sturdy. They admire its durable construction and robust stitching.
  • Thanks to its GORE-tex and wool lining, nobody complains about their feet getting cold.
  • Some reviewers mention that it didn’t take too long to break in the boots. One user was amazed by how the ankle support area became soft quickly and conformed to his feet.
  • Many Ecco users who have worn this footwear to Iceland and Alaska all have nice things to say with regard to its crampon compatibility.
  • When it comes to the design, nearly everyone is satisfied with the rugged, masculine, and sophisticated look of these waterproof hiking boots.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Some users note that the boot feels a lot roomy that they had to wear a sock liner along with a regular wool sock to get a snug fit.

Bottom line

The Ecco Roxton has everything that outdoor junkies would ever ask for a hiking boot - comfort, insulation, and durability. All these qualities make the boot a great choice for hiking on snow-packed terrains and icy surroundings. What’s more, it doesn’t require a long break-in period.

Ecco Roxton is a great boot overall although it feels a lot roomier than expected. To achieve a snug fit, wearing an extra sock liner can help.

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User reviews:

  • The Ecco Roxton is a rugged, masculine snow boot that features the revolutionary Primaloft® for keeping the foot warm and dry, and a waterproof construction called GORE-TEX® that protects against wet weather conditions.
  • This men’s hiking boot is constructed with FLUIDFORM™ Technology that offers great foot support. It also ensures a strong bond between the upper and sole without the downsides common to glued and/or stitched assemblies.
  • The boot upper is made from a mix of smooth, full-grain leather, oil pull up steer leather and nubuck leather to ensure durability amidst heavy outdoor use.

The Ecco Roxton snow boot is available in half and full sizes. Similar to other Ecco outdoor boots, the shoe features a “Freedom Fit” which means it is made to fit a wide variety of feet. Also, the leather upper makes the boot conform to the feet, giving the wearer a snug fit.

Ecco Roxton features a rubber, deep-treated outsole designed to give hikers durability and grip on rugged terrains. It has widely spaced lugs that provide more traction and sheds dirt (such as mud and soil) more easily.

Ecco is the only brand that uses direct-injection techniques for constructing outsoles. This process involves placing the upper into the mold and injecting liquid polyurethane (PU) to create an anatomically correct midsole/outsole. The double-injection technique results in greater flexibility and durability, as well as improved slip resistance.

This snow boot from Ecco uses a PU midsole which is heavier than EVA but is more elastic and bendable, making it suitable for rocky or uneven surfaces. The boot comes with a 5-mm removable felt inlay sole for added comfort and insulation.

Ecco Roxton is a retro-classic leather hiking boot crafted from a mix of oil Nubuck and full-grain leather. This combination gives the boot an appealing contrast of rough and smooth finish. As with other Ecco shoes, this winter boot comes with GORE-TEX® waterproof lining to help hikers and backpackers get through cold and wet weather conditions. And to keep the feet warm, it is built with 200-gram Primaloft® - an insulation material known for being breathable and cushiony.

Completing the upper is a lacing system that locks down the midfoot to reduce in-shoe slippage. The boot is accentuated with D-ring and hooked eyelets for easy adjustability. 

How Roxton compares

This shoe: 90
All shoes average: 88
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This shoe: $250
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Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.

paul@runrepeat.com