Verdict from +100 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • A good majority of the testers agree that the Ecco Byway is a kick that has an excellent balance of comfort and style
  • Many fans of Ecco shoes describe that level of comfort this trainer provides is above average.
  • Several purchasers highlight that Ecco’s workmanship is evident in the clean stitching details all over the shoe.
  • Just like every low-top sneakers from Ecco, the material feels and looks premium-grade.
  • Numerous reviewers mention that they appreciate the versatility it affords them when it comes to outfitting options.
  • The Ecco Byway is lightweight to don on feet, quips some wearers.
  • According to a few individuals, the price comes at a very reasonable rate, considering the overall comfort and look it affords the wearer.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A handful of people express that the leather material feels stiff.
  • Some users opine that this kick requires a bit of struggle to put on and need to use a shoehorn for assistance.
  • The heel area feels hard and tends to chafe the skin, shares a couple of purchasers.

Bottom line

Despite possessing a classic sneaker silhouette, like most of Ecco’s lifestyle-inspired range, the Byway is crafted with a mixture of subtle and rich leathers, ridged midsole pattern in the toe front area to exude that rugged appeal. 

Beyond the outdoorsy vibe is a comfort, more felt than seen, by the wearer through Ecco’s Fluidform™ technology that contours the anatomy of a human foot, providing unmatched comfort in every pair.

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Good to know

The Ecco Byway is exclusively available in men’s sizing. Several reviews point out that sizing runs on the bigger side, and suggest getting half or a full-size up. It is crucial to keep in mind one’s forefoot snug preference when reading the recommendations where width comfortability is concerned.

Whichever metric measurement one is accustomed to, Ecco put up both US and EU sizing and guide for the individual to easily pick the right size they are more familiar with.

Additionally, this all-leather urban sneaker comes with a textile-lined removable footbed, allowing one to put in their orthotics for a more personalized fit.

With a timeless profile and painted with earthy tones of black, brown, gray, clothing pieces to go with the Ecco Byway need not be limited to the basic attire. On the contrary, neutral tones make it very wearable to fit the casual lifestyle of today’s sneaker wearer.

  • Look ruggedly and effortlessly cool in an all-grey ensemble with a charcoal plaid grey overcoat over a light grey knitted shirt, grey chinos, and Dark Shadow hue of the Ecco Byway on feet.
  • Women’s fashion can never go wrong with an androgynous look of white shorts, navy blue turtleneck, and a Cocoa Brown of the Ecco Byway to go about the hustle and bustle of the city jungle.

Crafted for the modern-day urban grinder, the Ecco Byway features a mixture of leather upper to not only fit the street style trend but give the wearer the option to dress it for a more sophisticated and elegant casual get-together. 

A weaving pattern fabric covers the extended heel counter and tongue to give it a hit of contrasting detail. While the padded heel and tongue are lined with soft textile for that added plush of comfort, cushion, and support.

Barely noticeable is carved out inverted triangle patterns that accentuate the heel offering a peek inside a contrasting hue.

Ecco founder Karl Toosbuy has been working in the shoe manufacturing business since he was 17 with the passion for crafting quality footwear with the feet’s comfort and protection in mind, not the other way around. 

The Denmark-based company is proud to be the only shoe brand that owns and manages every step of the shoe production operation -- from tannery to retail.

Constantly innovating and remembering its Scandinavian heritage, Ecco introduces the Byway to cater to the contemporary shoe wearer’s need of a multi-function trainer without compromising on the comfort. Different walks of people are ecstatic over the comfort one feels when they put on a pair of the Ecco Byway.

  • A slip-on version of the Byway is available.
  • A Gore-tex lined version in the form of Ecco Byway Tred is also available.

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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