Ecco Xpedition Lite Review
If you need an everyday light weight hiking shoe the Ecco Xpedition Lite is the right shoe for you. I wear them everyday when I go on my daily one to two hour hike on the trails in North Carolina. The first time I used them it had rained early in the morning so when I went out for a 3 to 4 mile hike to see how they performed in the wet weather. I was concerned with the traction control on the slick trails which include pine needles tree roots, and slippery rocks. I was really pleased with the sturdy grip and traction the Ecco Xpedition Lite supplied and didn’t run into any problems with my footing. The treads do pick up some mud which about any hiking shoe will so you may have to beat them together to kick off some mud from the bottom of the shoes.
My feet are a little wider then normal feet and thought the Ecco Xpedition Lite fit my feet very well. I sometimes even throw them on when I take a walk in my neighborhood on the pavement because of the comfort level they offer. I really like the sporty design and the protection the shoes offer. The durable yak leather makes it easy to clean and I normally just brush/wipe them off with a little towel.
Since my first hike using the Ecco Xpedition Lite, I have used them 40 to 50 different times on the trails. I also had the chance to use them on some west coast trails in Colorado and thought the Ecco Xpedition Lite handled the Rocky Mountain hiking trails very well. The weather was warm and the breathable lining helped wick away moisture so my feet never really sweat and stayed dry.
I also wore the Ecco Xpedition Lite on a 3 day camping/fishing trip and they are a solid shoe for beating around the campfire. I also wore them fishing off the river banks and I felt very sturdy and secure whether I was on dirt, or wet or dry rock.
The only negative issue I came across was one of the eye rings for the shoe laces came off and I had to super glue it back on. This might occur because I pull my shoe laces extremely tight when I tie them. Outside of the eyelet, I have been super happy with the Ecco Xpedition Lite and would suggest these hiking shoes to others.
Guest review by Todd Mower