ECCO never stops dreaming
ECCO began in 1963 with Karl Toosbuy’s dream to create a shoe company driven by the Scandinavian design philosophy of form follows function.
A company that would own its own production and control its own destiny.
Today, we are still owned by the Toosbuy family. We are the only major shoe company to own our own production and we constantly innovate to improve our ability to make shoes that follow the foot.
Karl Toosbuy wanted to make shoes that did not need to be broken in. They should fit like a glove, straight out of the box. That became the beginning of ECCO's revolutionary philosophy: to create shoes that were more comfortable, lasted longer and enabled people to move naturally.
ECCO has come a long way over the past 50 years – from a small shoe factory in Bredebro, Denmark with just a few employees, to a modern, global shoe enterprise with 19,500 employees and sales of over 20 million pairs per year across 87 countries.