Ecco has proclaimed something bold; that the Exostrike is the proud owner of the world’s strongest leather upper. This is due to the brand collaboration work in designing with Dyneema-bonded leather, which has taken the outdoor excursion world by storm. What makes this material so great is that it adds tons of strength whilst reducing weight, as seen with jackets, gloves and packs.
Now, this lightweight yet stronger than steel element has found its way to the hiking boot and boasts an impressive statistic; 5 times tougher than leather. In reality, this translates to a knife not being able to puncture through when applied with moderate pressure; pretty impressive stuff.
However, it’s not just the super strength that is the Exostrike’s biggest selling point. It’s a boot that’s also lightweight, meaning it can be used in every day scenarios. So when combined, you can easily tackle whatever the day throws at you without the fear of scuffs or tears occurring. Comfort is taken care of with a Phorene midsole that provides plenty of bounce , which is aided by a molded heel cup, providing incredible stability.
What’s great about these boots is the fact that they’re aesthetically pleasing as well. Far from a mundane hiking boot that wouldn’t fit in with casual wear, the Exostrike would not look out of place anywhere, either the mountain or the mall. A versatile, unique and well made shoe, the Exostrike aims to hit the perfect blend of function and form.