Facts

Base model: Ecco Xpedition III Low
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Price: $230
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Weight: Men: 22.6oz | Women: 20oz
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Brand: Ecco
Material: Leather
Technology: Gore-Tex
Size
Small True to size Large
See more facts

Expert Reviews

Experts are hikers, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

Are you an expert? Apply to contribute here.

Become an expert

  • Aside from its noticeable new look, minimal revisions were made in Ecco’s Xpedition III GTX mid-cut boots. From a combination of leather and mesh, the upper is now made of nubuck leather. It still comes with a waterproof membrane from by Gore-Tex.
  • Embedded with the forefoot propulsion plate and midfoot shank, the midsole is anatomically designed to enhance stability. It has also been constructed through the same DIP (direct-injected PU) foam process, similar to its previous version.
  • Just like its predecessor, the shoe features the Receptor technology that mirrors human motion. The innovators from Ecco came up with this creation while studying the natural foot movement and its nerve receptors. The result is a set of components that provides smoother energy transition and striding.

The Ecco’s Xpedition III Mid GTX caters to both genders. It is offered in standard width and a selection of lengths. It fairly runs true to size. The traditional lace-up closure delivers a snug and customized fit. Built on a roomy last, this footgear grants hiking comfort.

The Xpedition III Mid GTX hiking boot is made with a durable rubber sole that has deep treads. This shoe is designed with the dual axis flex channels that replicate the natural bare foot’s flex pattern to allow ease of flexion and provide additional strength during the push-off phase. For steadiness and balance, the heel area is made with the Earth sensoring unit and 20° angle of attack to facilitate the sensing of the ground. it allows the brain to receive vital information from the foot’s nerve receptors.

The Receptor technology is responsible for providing overall shoe support and momentum boosts. It is designed to reduce muscle fatigue and doesn't limit the foot activity. The boot moves together with its wearer, thus providing more flexibility, stability and dynamic support upon impact.

The Xpedition III Mid GTX uses the direct-injected polyurethane (PU) foam. This light and flexible material has a shock-absorbing ability. Without using any glue or stitching, the PU foam is injected directly into the sole.  This method contributes to a firm link between the sole and upper, delivering durability and longevity. 

The exo-skeletal wrap-around shank is inserted to hold the ligament in place, especially during the mid stance phase to emphasize steadiness. The forefoot propulsion plate provides additional torque during the push-off phase. It is based on the biomechanics of the foot’s geometry while encountering terrain ascend and descend.

The upper is made of a type of leather called nubuck. This material is characterized by its velvet-like surface and wear resistance. It is built with a mid-cut design to give ankle support to the user. The toe and heel areas are reinforced for abrasion resistance. 

The Ecco Xpedition III Mid GTX uses the Gore-Tex membrane, a breathable and waterproof technology. It is a thin layer of water impervious material that lets moisture to escape, keeping the foot dry.

Comparison