We spent 7.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what hikers think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Many owners were smitten by the Terra Evo GTX Mid’s lasting durability.
  • Several reviewers deeply adored this boot’s fabulous design.
  • Its remarkable stabilizing capability surprised a small number of users.
  • This Ecco footgear floored one purchaser with its justifiable asking price.
  • A wearer spoke quite positively of the Terra Evo GTX Mid’s relentless waterproofing.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Something in the footwear’s construction gave a few reviewers either hotspots or blisters.
  • Less than a handful of patrons criticized the overall stiffness of the boot.
  • It took one tester quite a while to break in this Ecco hiker.

Bottom line

Wearers who are desperate for a hiking shoe that lasts—a kind that also oozes with style—may find one in the Ecco Terra Evo GTX Mid. On top of being superbly durable, however, the gear is also outstandingly stable. Unfortunately, the boot doesn’t come without some downsides. The most glaring among them is its blister-causing, hotspot-inducing interior. Overall, although miles from being flawless, the Terra Evo GTX Mid still has enough merits to be considered a decent investment.


Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Price: $200
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Weight: Men: 23.3oz
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Brand: Ecco
Material: Leather
Technology: Gore-Tex
Colorways: Beige, Black, Brown
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  • The Ecco Terra Evo GTX Mid is sturdily built for day hikes on tough trails in trying conditions. Its ability to keep the foot nice and dry through the damp and the wet is thanks to Gore-Tex’s waterproofing technology.
  • Giving users enough stability on the trail is the boot’s cushy midsole made of polyurethane (PU). When it comes to traction, on the other hand, wearers have the boot’s lugged rubber outsole to thank.

Ecco’s Terra Evo GTX Mid is a mid-cut hiking gear specially engineered for male adventurers. Its generally true-to-size fit is intended for those with regular-width feet. It comes in a collection of sizes. Users are given the freedom to adjust the boot’s volume for a precise fit thanks to the footwear’s quick lacing system. Its width may be slightly expanded by removing the boot’s inlay sole.

Thanks to its hardwearing rubber outsole, this Ecco gear enables hikers to cover ground with enough slip and skid resistance. It features irregularly shaped lugs that produce multi-directional traction. It is made with the Receptor technology, granting it extra flexibility and stability, giving users that sense of oneness to the ground as a result.

For underfoot cushioning and terrain stability, the Terra Evo GTX Mid is equipped with a PU midsole. Its heel has enough thickness for shock absorption. For additional comfort, this cushy foam works hand in hand with the boot’s removable footbed which Ecco refers to as “inlay sole.”

Two kinds of leather make up the majority of the Terra Evo GTX Mid’s upper: yak and nubuck. Its seams are reinforced and sealed with double stitching. To make it properly protected from all things wet, Ecco engineers imbued its liner with Gore-Tex. It also comes with collar padding for extra comfort and an external heel counter for additional rearfoot support.

Its lace-up closure sports a modern look thanks to its metallic eyelets. The top set of these eyelets has an open design which helps wearers speed their way through the lacing process.


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.