Who should buy the Ecco Exostrike Mid

The Ecco Exostrike Mid is made with what it boasts to be the world's strongest leather. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking boot that is said to be stronger than steel but is unbelievably thin, lightweight, and tear-resistant.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that has admirable shock-absorbing qualities.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that offers protection and support.

Ecco Exostrike Mid logo

Size and fit

The Exostrike boot is a mid-top hiker constructed using the FLUIDFORM technology - a direct injection process that involves the use of specialized anatomical lasts for a precise fit. The unique heel cup lets the wearer achieve a snug fit while the traditional lace-up closure makes it easy to adjust the tightness of the shoe.

Ecco Exostrike Mid laces 1

Excellent traction

Meant to bite into most types of terrain, this boot from Ecco features a rubber outsole with an aggressive pattern for better traction. 

Ecco Exostrike Mid outsole

Excellent surface grip 

There's ample space between the lugs so no debris (stones, soil, or mud) gets stuck. The outsole grips fairly well on loose or packed soil, rocks, grass, and other on-trail surfaces.

Ecco Exostrike Mid outsole 1


Another unique element of this boot is the Phorene midsole which incredibly trims its weight. It's made of a durable synthetic material called "polyurethane" which is also used in many Ecco performance footwear products. Unlike traditional PU midsoles, this patented technology is touted for its durability, ultra lightness, and shock-absorbing quality.

Ecco Exostrike Mid midsole

Comfortable and supportive

The midsole ensures a comfortable and supportive base for the foot, helping the wearer endure long hours of walk.

Ecco Exostrike Mid insole

Lightweight, resilient, and tear-resistant

The most unique part of the Exostrike hiker is its Dyneema bonded leather upper. Ecco is the first brand to use this revolutionary material in a hiking boot. It has a lot of great qualities, such as lightness, resilience, and tear resistance. According to the company, this special type of leather can withstand heavy use and abuse and offers protection against ripping or poking. What's more, it's "paper-thin" which makes the boot really comfortable.

Ecco Exostrike Mid upper

Snug fit

Completing the upper is a lace-up closure with D-ring eyelets. The heel cup wraps the foot for snug comfort, support, and protection.

Ecco Exostrike Mid snug fit

Nice to know

Shortly after its release in 2018, the Ecco Exostrike has won a Gold Award from the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO). That's not just because of the Dyneema upper but also the proprietary midsole and hard-sided heel cup. -The brand has also announced that the future builds will feature a waterproof Goretex model.


Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 536g / Women 360g
Use: Urban hiking, Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Ecco
Construction: Lace-to-toe

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.