ECCO is a Danish company founded in 1963 by Karl Toosbuy. ECCO today is still a family owned and run company. ECCO is unique in the global shoe industry in that we control the whole process, from design to finial product. Our designers develop our collections, ECCO owned tanneries produce the leather that we use and ECCO owned factories make our shoes. And because we are still a family owned company, ECCO does not make short term decisions, save on materials or compromise our quality.
As every single detail counts in helping to make every day walking a pleasure, our ambition is to use the best materials and to combine them in the best way. It's hard work, but it's worth all the effort.
From the moment you put your ECCO shoes on they feel soft and comfortable - following the natural contours of the foot. This is mainly due to the careful preparation of the leather at ECCO's own tanneries. The excellent inner climate of the shoes is partly due to the lining, which is capable of absorbing moisture while still allowing air to penetrate.
The light polyurethane (PU) and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) materials in the midsole and sole are specially prepared to give the shoe maximum benefit from the softness and shock absorbing characteristics of these materials.
These are just some of the qualities that have brought ECCO shoes renown and recognition all over the world through almost 50 years of a continual quest for quality.