Utilising Ecco’s hybrid cleats from its popular spikeless models, the Strike also incorporates strategically positioned Zarma-Tour spikes and a rotational line on the toe to increase traction and better accommodate the movement of player’s feet during the unique motion of a golf swing. With the new sole configuration also allowing for a lighter outsole, which is crafted through a two-component direct injection process.

“When designing Ecco Strike, we decided to really take things back to basics and rethink how to achieve the best possible on-course traction,” Head of Global Golf at Ecco Michael Waack said when introducing the new model.

“Through extensive research and analysis of how the foot rotates as it contacts the ground, we’ve been able to engineer the perfect combination of spiked and hybrid cleats to provide the grip that will enable golfers to play with more confidence.”

Offered in both laced and Boa options, the new Strike is produced in factories owned by Ecco and is constructed using the company’s ‘Fluidform’ technology that requires no glue or stitching, helping deliver a lighter weight and more flexible shoe that is also durable.

Made from Yak leather, the Strike features 100 percent Gore-Tex waterproof protection, a microfiber heel pad for optimal fit as well as a washable ‘Ortholite’ foam insole, which in addition to offering cushioning can be removed to accommodate golfers with wider feet.

The Ecco Strike is available in golf shops around Australia now.

RRP: $289.

For more information and to see the full range of Ecco shoes, visit www.americangolf.com.au