For understated Scandinavian styling and cutting-edge comfort, treat your soles to ECCO shoes and sandals. ECCO is also family-owned and makes its own leather, so this unique label is extra lovable.
From its earliest days, the brand crafted with superior quality and attention to detail. Karl Toosbuy began it all amid the Danish countryside in 1963, hand-making women's fashionable shoes in an old factory he bought. Originally dubbed Venus, Toosbuy renamed them ECCO in 1969 and eventually expanded into men's styles. His big breakthrough was in 1978 when he started designing shoes with foot anatomy and motion in mind. Lightweight with extra flex and a snug fit, ECCO Joke was anything but one — these pioneering pairs were a huge hit with the comfort crowd. Their name also set a laid-back, fun tone to match other new casual styles to come. ECCO SOFT launched in 1981 and would become the brand's all-time most popular line. In 1986, the now global label started manufacturing its own leather — most ECCO shoes use it today, and the company is actually one of the world's largest tanneries. So unlike most shoemakers, they're involved in every step of the process, from producing raw materials from the farm to putting on the laces and tags.
Today, ECCO is renowned not only for high-quality comfort shoes and leather dress shoes like Oxfords, but also for athletic shoes and sandals. Form and function unite beautifully using state-of-the-art direct injection techniques — the result is a more durable, cozy kind of comfort especially essential for fitness footwear. You can approach tees and greens confidently with ECCO golf shoes, the choice of countless pros. If golf's not your game but you love the great outdoors, lace up ECCO walking shoes for a smooth ride. Whether strolling state parks or city sidewalks, you can slip into cushiony bliss in a wide variety of ECCO sandals, from hiking and sporty to stylish. Ready to pick your favorite pair? ShoeBuy will ship them all free in the US!