A Waterproof Shoe For Most Occasions
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Bob, an Iowa Walker from Iowa on Sunday, September 25, 2016
ECCO brand has produced some of my favorite shoes and boots for several decades now. All of them have fit me well, were extremely comfortable, provided me with great support, and have looked good on city streets and hiking trails. ECCO's Darren Plain Toe shoes with a waterproof Gore-Tex membrane is no exception. I wear a size 12 (US) shoe, and the size 46 (Eur.) fit me perfectly with medium-weight socks, right out of the box. After wearing them several times indoors (to be sure they were comfortable with different socks) and once outdoors in dry weather, I finally got a chance to wear them in a heavy rainstorm. They were great! I had good traction on wet pavement, and my feet and socks stayed dry. Although the temperature was in the mid-70s, my feet stayed "cool" compared to other non-Gore-Tex lined waterproof shoes that I have worn in the past. The Sierra Trading Post discount made these high-quality shoes affordable. Based on the longevity of my previously purchased ECCOs, these shoes should wear well and provide me with years of great service. I recommend ECCO's Darren Plain Toe shoes with a waterproof Gore-Tex membrane without reservations.