Feel Great. Play Great.
To make shoes that follow the foot
ECCO is a global footwear company that began its story in Denmark in 1963 with 16 employees. Today, ECCO operates in 50 markets across the world and the global ECCO family comprises 17,000 members. Following a Scandinavian approach to shoemaking, ECCO shoes are designed to suit a balanced and active lifestyle.
The guiding force of the ECCO shoe making philosophy is to make shoes that are shaped to fit the foot, not the other way around. ECCO insist that their shoes follow the function of the foot and persistently innovate and create shoes that are softer, suppler and lighter. The core characteristic of ECCO shoe design is the capability of moving with the foot.
True passion is the key to making great shoes and ECCO embraces this passion in revolutionary fashion. Unlike most other global shoe brands, ECCO operates its own tanneries and shoe factories enabling them to control the production process from start to finish.
Golf brings joy for different reasons, it’s not always about who wins, but rather the chance to test ourselves and improve, from one round to the next. The clubs, the terrain and the weather each have an impact on your result. But regardless of what happens on the green, the fairway should always be a welcome sight, and getting to the next hole should leave you excited, not exhausted. That’s where ECCO Golf shoes come into play.
ECCO golf shoes are build to support all
26 bones, 32 muscles and 112 ligaments in your foot.
The walk in a pair of ECCO Golf Shoes should feel as fresh on the 18th green as it did on the 1st tee.
Golfers never need to break in a pair of ECCO Golf Shoes, since they are built to deliver comfort right out of the box.
Some of the world’s greatest golfers play in ECCO Golf Shoes. On average, they walk nearly 6 miles over an 18-hole round. And they need an immense amount of energy to perform on every green. ECCO shoes help them minimise the effort required for every step. ECCO Golf shoes are worn in competition around the world by Fred Couples, Ernie Els, Smylie Kaufman, Peter Hanson, Thomas Bjørn, Lydia Ko, Minjee Lee, Caroline Masson, Gerina Piller, among others.
Throughout its history, ECCO has set several important milestones in both technology as well as product development and continue to do so by pushing the boundaries as they stride forward into the future. Today ECCO is still family owned, founder Karl Toosbuy wanted to make shoes that did not need to be broken in, should fit like a glove and that ethos became the beginning of ECCO’s revolutionary concept: to create shoes that were more comfortable, lasted longer and enabled people to move naturally.
Over the years, ECCO shoes have been handmade down to every little detail. As technology has progressed, ECCO has found a fine balance between complete handwork and the newest technology. Still, ECCO’s most valuable strength is in the competence and experience of its skilled employees. As an innovative shoemaker himself, Karl Toosbuy always saw the ECCO factories as the key to the company’s success. He also realized that shoemaking would always involve a large element of manual work, with craftsmen producing most of the shoes by hand. He tried, therefore, to compensate for this by automating the process wherever possible.
He developed technology, brought in assembly lines and introduced robot technology and large-scale assembly machines. As a result, ECCO is the world leader in direct injection technology. As new shoes are developed and designed in Denmark, construction details are transferred electronically to ECCO’s four main factories in Thailand, Indonesia, Slovakia and China. Although many processes have been automated, the key to shoemaking remains the handcraft, which is time-consuming and demanding. Craftsmanship guarantees quality.