The Ecco Biom Hike boots seem to have caused a bit of a stir. I bought mine, untried, over the Internet, which is always a bit of a risk. Fortunately, they do seem to fit. What I should have done was get to an Ecco store. Yesterday, I was in Oxford Street, so I thought I’d have a look in one of their stores. There on the shelf were both the Biom Hike mids and the taller full version. The mids were in black, smooth leather, which looked rather nice, although not as attractive as the grey/green “nubuck” version that I have. So, if you are interested in the Bioms, it’s worth tracking down a store to try a pair. Unfortunately, they didn’t stock the recommended leather conditioner, so I’ll have to order that online.