How walking boots work
In this section we profile ‘how a walking boot works’ by looking at the construction of an Ecco Yak walking boot and its component parts.
As you walk the motion of the foot goes three distinctive phases. Walking boots are therefore designed to enhance these three phases:
Step1 – Heel strike
Your barefoot strikes the ground at 20o. Striking at this angle gives you momentum, reduces muscle fatigue and a sense of security.
Step 2 – Mid Stance
This is when your supporting foot holds the greatest weight burden. It is also when the Ecco Receptor Wrap round shank support allows the great ligaments to lock into place, maximises stability enhancing your ability to move gracefully or aggressively.
Step 3 – Push off
The receptor dual axis forefoot flex channel flexes like the ball of your own foot and gives you an extra boost when you shove of the ground. In other words it makes you faster, more powerful, and less fatigued.
The components of Ecco boots:
Benefit: Grip and Traction
Direct Injected PU Midsole
Benefit: Comfort and Shock Absorption
Benefit: Insurance of quality product
Interchangeable Inlay Sole
Benefit: Moisture Management
Benefit: 3x Stronger
Lower Leg Support
Holds you tight in the foot and stabilises your lower leg.
Ankle Fixation Lacing
Pulls your foot/heel tight back in the shoe (Lacing system avoids sliding around in the shoe).
The rubber compound sole offers the best performance on all kind of terrains.
Anatomically Shaped Insole
Full-length foot support to over the optimal pressure distribution for each step.
Direct-Injected PU Midsole
Long lasting comfortable midsole foam with perfect shock absorption abilities
Wrap-around Forefoot Elements
“Four fingers” holding your forefoot, the cutouts offer more flexibility.
Foot Stabilizing Frame
Stabilises your foot to the side and guides your foot in the forward direction (Reinforcement underneath the leather).