Updates to Ecco Yucatan

  • Part of the brand's lineup of performance footwear, the Ecco Yucatan is crafted lightweight and supportive in order to make adventures—whether on or off the trail—as pleasant of an experience as possible. The comfort it provides comes partly from its extra cushy footbed.
  • Its sole unit—mainly made up of the gear’s rubber outsole and direct-injected midsole—is engineered with an Ecco-exclusive technology, called Receptor. This particular sole technology improves stability and bolsters the user’s performance during transitions, including push offs.
  • The front end of the Yucatan’s sole is rockered. This feature allows hikers to make comfortable strides and perform better toe offs on flatter surfaces.

Size and fit

A fairly true-to-size, hiking sandal for men and women is the Ecco Sport Yucatan sandal. It comes in standard width. It is offered in a decent range of sizes. It uses adjustable straps to give users a personalized and secure lockdown.

Outsole

The Yucatan is capable of adhering to the slippery and challenging surfaces of the trail thanks to its heavy-duty outsole. It is made completely of rubber—a material that is sticky by nature. It is laden with a healthy number of aggressively shaped lugs (also known as studs) to give users adequate slip and skid resistance in practically every angle. It comes built with ridge-like grooves at the rear and a heel brake for extra descent control and stopping power.

Midsole

What gives users enough balance over uneven terrain and what mitigates shock on ground contact is the Ecco Yucatan’s sturdy yet cushy midsole. It is entirely made of polyurethane (PU), a kind of material widely known for its lightness, durability, and high abrasion resistance. As such, this stabilizing platform gets to endure stress and abuse with adequate effectiveness.

For additional underfoot comfort, the Yucatan comes with an extra-cushy dual-density footbed. It is crafted with the same contoured medial section as the midsole to give trail enthusiasts added arch support. Its surface has a cloth-like texture and its borders a cratered design to help prevent underfoot slippage.

Upper

The Ecco Yucatan has a strappy stitched-on upper made of nubuck leather. It has a liner made of a soft material, giving users a nice and comfy in-shoe experience. Its straps are engineered with hook and loop fasteners, making them conveniently adjustable. These straps pass through connecting joints made of a material closely resembling hard plastic.

Additional Info

  • Use a nubuck-friendly cloth or brush to rid the Ecco Yucatan sandal of dirt. Gently wipe or brush around the affected areas in a circular motion. Water-based cleaners (those that are also nubuck-friendly) may be used to deal with tougher stains.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 369g / Women 283g
Use: Day Hiking
Features: Strappy / Lightweight
Width: Normal / Normal, Wide
BRAND Brand: Ecco
Construction: Strappy
Material: Leather, Rubber sole

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran 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 analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.