Verdict from +100 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • The durability of this Ecco shoe impressed dozens of users.
  • Its fantastic level of comfort shocked a large number of reviewers.
  • Several owners applauded the Xpedition III Low’s enamoring aesthetics.
  • Based on some reports, this day hiker runs true to size.
  • A decent percentage of wearers found the shoe’s width not too tight and not too narrow.
  • This hiking footgear received praises from about a handful of testers for its astonishing arch support.
  • The Ecco Xpedition III Low was considered unbelievably versatile by a very few.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Its steep price tag didn’t sit well with a couple of purchasers.
  • An owner wasn’t too happy with the two-day break-in period of this hiker.

Bottom line

Those who choose to invest in the Xpedition III Low from Ecco are in for something quite empowering. From having a true-to-size fit and towering durability to being remarkably comfortable and amazingly stylish, wearers are simply bound to make great strides in this footgear. That being said, a good amount of cash (or credit) is required first to take full advantage of its promised excellence. Nevertheless, the Ecco Xpedition III Low is an astounding trail companion thanks to its host of stellar traits—yes, even with its rather high asking price factored in.

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Good to know

  • The Ecco Xpedition III Low is a waterprood shoe equipped for both trail outings and urban escapades. Compared with its predecessor, this version has a more streamlined look—a quality attributable to its sleek upper whether made of oiled leather seen in the men’s gear or a combination of synthetic textile, mesh, and leather in the women’s shoe.
  • Quite the noticeable change in this iteration, specifically in the men’s pair, is found in the footgear’s lacing system. It has a more classic-looking front closure this time around. Note that the women’s shoe pretty much still sports the previous version’s lacing design. The hiker’s ankle pockets are also deeper than the Xpedition II Low’s.
  • Seeing a return in this edition is the Receptor technology. Just like in the previous model, this Ecco-exclusive technology improves mobility without sacrificing stability.

Ecco’s Xpedition III Low is a relatively true-to-size, low-cut day hiking gear for men and women. It comes in standard width and whole EU sizes (one size covers half and whole US sizes). Its lace-up closure provides lockdown security and a personalized fit.

The Xpedition III Low’s slip-prevention capability comes exclusively from its rubber outsole. Aggressively designed lugs populate it to give users added grip on tricky backcountry surfaces. It has dual-axis flex channels (courtesy of the Receptor technology) which provides hikers with more flexibility and power, especially during toe offs.

With the Ecco Xpedition III Low’s direct-injected polyurethane midsole, adventurers get to experience the trail with sufficient cushioning, shock protection, and terrain balance. A cushioned footbed sits right on top of it, offering additional underfoot comfort.

This hiking shoe walls off the foot from the direct punches of the elements with its below-the-ankle upper made of oiled nubuck leather for men and mesh, leather, and synthetic materials for women. The women's shoe is structured with vent panels that deliver breathability. The Gore-Tex membrane engineered within its liner grants hikers warmth on the inside and waterproofing on the outside. There is a pull tab on its heel for ease of access.

The Xpedition III Low’s combination eyelets are made up of plated lace holes and open hooks in the men’s version. In the women’s pair, on the other hand, they are composed of fabric loops and standard eyelets.


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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.