Robyn Hardage shares her first impressions of the ECCO BIOM B:
Coming from a structured stability shoe, I was keen to see what a lighter, less constricting shoe would feel like. I like to “go big or go home” so having just returned to the road after a broken foot and subsequent tendon damage that sidelined me for 5 weeks in February and a rough finish in Boston I am really putting the ECCO BIOM B to the test! Aesthetically, the shoe is nice to look at and the breathable yak leather upper distinguishes it from other shoes that I have worn, they are light and fit like a glove. The shoes come with a training plan to transition you into the new the fit and feel of a natural running shoe which is great because I am a heavy heel striker. I was a bit nervous that there would not be enough cushioning but the arch support and the rounded heel is really comfortable; my feet and knees have no complaints so far! During my first couple of runs in the BIOM B, I felt some new muscles in my legs being used which resulted in a bit of post run soreness but nothing of lasting significance. I can feel my gait changing, for the better I don’t know yet, but as I continue my training I am sure that I will notice the more efficient energy transfer from heel to forefoot that the shoe is meant to offer.