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12th November 2014

Get Ready For Winter | Gear Up With GORE-TEX®

Get Ready For Winter | Gear Up With GORE-TEX®

Here at the eccoshoesuk.com office, there are some things we love about Winter - log fires, the art of layering, cottage pie and homemade soups to name just a few.  The downside is, of course, the cold and the rain our unpredictable British weather brings.

But fear not, because perfect partners, ECCO and GORE-TEX® bring you comfortable, supportive footwear that is Guaranteed waterproof. There is nothing worse than walking with cold and wet feet, but with our GORE-TEX® shoes and boots you have complete peace of mind that your feet will stay warm and dry. 

The origin of waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® footwear starts with five little letters: ePTFE. Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene, or ePTFE, was created by Bob Gore in 1969 when he rapidly stretched PTFE under certain conditions. The result was an incredibly strong, microporous material with an amazing list of characteristics, including low water absorption and good weathering properties.

The secret of our GORE-TEX® linings - which are both completely waterproof and completely breathable at the same time - lies within this revolutionary membrane, which contains over 9 billion microscopic pores that are approximately 20,000 times smaller than a drop of water, but 700 times bigger than a molecule of moisture vapour. So while water in its liquid form cannot penetrate the GORE-TEX® membrane, as moisture vapour it can easily escape.  In short, ECCO GORE-TEX® styles offer complete climate control for your feet.

SHOP WOMEN'S GORE-TEX STYLES > 

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27th August 2014

Your New Autumn Colour Palette

Your New Autumn Colour Palette

blue hue

Blue Hue...

From Marine to Midnight

ECCO SCULPTURED 45 WEDGE
ECCO SCULPTURED 45 WEDGE

Women's Dress Shoe
ECCO SCULPTURED
ECCO SCULPTURED

Women's Dress Boot
ECCO OSAN
ECCO OSAN

Women's Dress Shoe
ECCO PAILIN
ECCO PAILIN

Women's Dress Shoe

ECCO CHASE
ECCO CHASE

Women's Casual Shoe
ECCO OWANDO
ECCO OWANDO

Women's Dress Shoe
ECCO BIOM GRIP LITE
ECCO BIOM GRIP LITE

Women's Outdoor Shoe
ECCO TOUCH 15
ECCO TOUCH 15

Women's Dress Shoe

rich brown

Rich Brown...

From Amber to Espresso

ECCO TOUCH 75 BOOT
ECCO TOUCH 75 BOOT

Women's Dress Boot
ECCO AIMEE
ECCO AIMEE

Women's Casual Boot
ECCO SCULPTURED
ECCO SCULPTURED

Women's Dress Boot
ECCO PRETORIA
ECCO PRETORIA

Women's Dress Boot

ECCO CAYLA
ECCO CAYLA

Women's Casual Boot
ECCO TOUCH 15 BOOT
ECCO TOUCH 15 BOOT

Women's Dress Boot
ECCO MOBILE II
ECCO MOBILE II

Women's Casual Shoe
ECCO SAUNTER
ECCO SAUNTER

Women's Dress Boot

ECCO TRACE LITE
ECCO TRACE LITE

Women's Outdoor Boot

red and green

Red & Green...

Burgundy & Green Gables

ECCO CS14 LADIES
ECCO CS14 LADIES

Women's Casual Shoe
ECCO SCULPTURED 75
ECCO SCULPTURED 75

Women's Dress Shoe
ECCO SCULPTURED 75
ECCO SCULPTURED 75

Women's Dress Boot
ECCO SCULPTURED 45
ECCO SCULPTURED 45

Women's Dress Shoe

ECCO CHASE
ECCO CHASE

Women's Casual Shoe
ECCO TOUCH 15
ECCO TOUCH 15

Women's Dress Shoe
ECCO CAYLA
ECCO CAYLA

Women's Casual Shoe
ECCO SCULPTURED 45 WEDGE
ECCO SCULPTURED 45 WEDGE

Women's Dress Boot

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9th June 2014

Father's Day Style & Comfort for Dad

Father's Day Style & Comfort for Dad

 

Celebrate this Father's Day on Sunday 15th June, by remembering the importance of Dads.

Stuck for Father's Day gift ideas?  Then give Dad the gift of style & comfort from ECCO: 

Blue Suede Shoes:  ECCO Birmingham  

Shop Men's Business Shoes

 

Nautical & Nice:  ECCO Ellery

Shop Men's Casual Shoes  

Walk Naturally:  ECCO Biom Ultra

Shop Men's Outdoor Shoes

Summer Breeze:  ECCO All Terrain Lite

Shop Men's Sandals

View our Father's Day Pinterest board, for even more inspiration here!

Happy Father's Day!  From Emma & the eccoshoesuk.com team.

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11th February 2014

Love Our New Spring Collection!

Love Our New Spring Collection!

 

Get ready for Spring!  Explore our SS'14 Collection and discover gorgeous, new styles, bursting with ECCO comfort, softness and support. This Season, we add bold colour to simple designs and lo and behold - a match made in heaven!

View our New Season women's shoes and sandals - showcasing these new styles, to name just a few:

ECCO TOUCH 15 (left):

Timeless, ballerina-style

pumps, featuring soft nubuck

uppers, in this season's 

hot new shade of 'teaberry'.

ECCO JOGGA (left):

Contemporary, Summer

sneakers with a white finish,

for a vintage twist.

Visit our New Season men's shoes and sandals - featuring these new heroes:

ECCO EDINBURGH (left):

Dapper derby lace-ups with a

slim profile, polished leather

uppers and a modern look.

ECCO ENRICO (left):

Full-grain leather uppers and

a supportive, lightweight sole

give these luxe sneakers a   

smart but relaxed feel. 

Happy browsing, Happy Valentines, and best wishes from Emma & the eccoshoesuk.com team!

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25th October 2013

Walk Dry This Autumn

Walk Dry This Autumn

Autumn is my favourite season of the year. Watching the reds, yellows and oranges that take over our once green surroundings is truly beautiful. It's also the perfect time to get out your walking boots and explore the great outdoors.....to walk amongst the fallen leaves with the smell of wood smoke in the air.
Of course, you will need to be ‘weather prepared', equipped with suitable clothing and footwear for all conditions. Keeping your feet both comfortable and dry when walking outdoors is essential and you shouldn't be without a good pair of trusted walking boots. Our range of ECCO Gore-tex® boots which feature a waterproof and breathable membrane are guaranteed to keep you comfortable and protected from the worst the British weather can throw at you.


Gore-tex® Technology

Gore-tex® is a highly breathable, 100% waterproof membrane we layer into our leather uppers or laminate to the high-performance textiles inside the upper, and carefully seal. The combination of ECCO and Gore-tex® technologies allows us to create outdoor shoes that are breathable, durable, waterproof and engineered to the keep the feet dry and comfortable on all adventures.

ECCO Gore-tex® for Women

If you are looking to replace your old pair of walking boots, then I would certainly take a look at the new ECCO BIOM TERRAIN. It's a lightweight, agile boot and a real joy to hike in. Its rounded heel and forefoot gives you a more natural stride and its low-to-the-ground construction helps give you stability along with a more responsive performance. The multi-terrain outsole is a marvel of outdoor engineering - featuring specialised lug areas for multi-terrain traction. It also includes a special, reinforced toe-cap for added protection, and the ankle dot cushioning increases the natural fit and feel, providing long lasting comfort. Not forgetting the Gore-tex® membrane which comes with a two year guarantee. It's the kind of boot that encourages you to experience our amazing outdoors.

                                     

Title: BIOM Terrain            Title: BIOM Terrain            Title: BIOM Terrain
Code :823513581702     Code: 82351357564        Code: 82350357564

 

ECCO Gore-tex® for Men

There's no better walking boot than our new ECCO BIOM HIKE. The BIOM HIKE has recently won the Scandinavian Outdoor Award for the best walking boot with the international jury stating:
"The BIOM HIKE offers great fit and comfort right out of the box, not so typical for this class of footwear - especially since the boot delivers enough support for hikes through rough terrain. The grip of the strong profiled sole on rock, wet grass and snow is very good. Thanks to its solid construction and the use of high quality materials like yak leather, the BIOM HIKE will last for many, many years. The Jury was impressed by this outstanding boot."

                                

Title: BIOM Hike             Title: BIOM Hike               Title: BIOM Hike
Code: 81151454944    Code: 81151451052      Code: 81150452570

Ready to Explore the Great Outdoors?

The photographs below are my own, taken on the National Trust's ‘Watersmeet' walk in Devon - be sure to reward yourself after this long walk with a cream tea! The National Trust have a great selection of places to visit and walks to do this Autumn, so make sure you ‘Walk Dry' with ECCO Gore-tex® and enjoy the Autumn colours and spectacular surroundings.

             

Best wishes from Haydee and the eccoshoesuk.com team!

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11th October 2013

Home Comforts

Home Comforts

We all enjoy our home comforts, especially now Autumn is well and truly upon us. Whether you enjoy a hearty, home-cooked meal or curling up under a blanket, these are the little pleasures in life that can make all the difference.
We understand the importance of comfort for your feet. You take on average 6,000 steps each day, with your feet acting as the foundation for your entire body, so it's important they are well looked after.

ECCO have long understood the importance of producing truly comfortable shoes that your feet deserve. Our specialised ‘direct injection' production technique is one of our secrets in creating the unique comfort associated with ECCO shoes.

Direct Injection Production (DIP) is the process where the upper is placed into a mould and liquid polyurethane is injected into it, to create anatomically shaped soles that deliver ECCO's great comfort and fit.

DIP provides the strongest possible bond between the sole and the upper, ensuring impressive durability and longevity. The bond also forms a watertight seal, preventing water from penetrating the shoe. In turn, the polyurethane material provides unsurpassed cushioning, flexibility and comfort.

So, if it's that home comfort feeling you're looking for, then our Autumn / Winter range of shoes and boots is sure to satisfy. There's no comfort more important than that for your feet.

All the best from Haydee and the eccoshoesuk.com team!

Look after your feet with ECCO shoes.

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23rd September 2013

Let's Get Contoured!

Let's Get Contoured!

For the gentleman looking for the best of contemporary cool, look no further than our new Autumn / Winter 2013 Contoured range. Whether it's for work or leisure, ECCO's Contoured range ticks the boxes for everyday wear.

Contoured comes as a shoe or a boot, and embraces ECCO's design philosophy of creating shoes that deliver comfort, style and quality in abundance. The Contoured range has a wedged, Direct Injected, polyurethane sole which is both shock-absorbent and durable.

Both the shoe and the boot feature classic brogue detailing with a modern twist, giving the shoe a little something extra!
So gentlemen, if you're looking for a versatile shoe and demand cool comfort, then take a look at our new Contoured range.

All the best, from Haydee and the eccoshoesuk.com team!

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20th September 2013

This Autumn Winter Reaches a New High!

I know we've just had the most incredible scorching summer, but with the weather turning it seems appropriate to introduce our Autumn Winter 2013 range.


You may be familiar with ECCO Sculptured range, including the Sculptured 65 heeled shoe which featured in our Spring Summer 13 collection. This Autumn Winter sees the Sculptured range rise - literally! Introducing Sculptured 75 an even higher and beautifully sleek heel, created using our proprietary direct injection technology, delivering that true ECCO comfort you deserve. High heels that are all gain and no pain - it's a shoe revolution!


ECCO Sculptured 75 are available in a variety of styles from; tab fronted shoe, shoe boots, ankle boots and a sumptuous knee high boot, including my favourite colour this season, Bordeaux! So come on ladies it's time to put away those sandals and start planning our Autumn Winter wardrobes. With a wide variety in our Sculptured range, you can look great as well as feel great!


We even have some beautiful matching handbags to complete your Autumn Winter style, so what's stopping you from having a quick peak at the range?

Happy browsing and best wishes from, Haydee and the eccoshoesuk.com team!

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2nd March 2013

Mother's Day

As I write this post about Mother's Day, it seems poignant that I am expecting a baby tomorrow!  Less apt, perhaps, that my appearance is so far removed from our gorgeous models featured here!   But it's all part of the joy of motherhood I guess!

Mother's Day, or the traditional Christian festival of 'Mothering Sunday' evolved from the 16th-century Christian practice of visiting one's mother church annually on Laetare Sunday.  As a result of this tradition, most mothers were reunited with their children on this day when young apprentices and young women in service were released by their masters for that weekend.  Subsequently, the influence of the American Mother's Day, transformed Mothering Day into the tradition of showing appreciation to one's mother. In Great Britain,  Some Mothering Sunday traditions were revived, such as the tradition of eating cake on that day - celebrants now eat simnel cake - see this recipe from Delia Online.

So don't forget to show your appreciation to your Mum on Sunday the 10th March.  If you really want to treat her, we have a wonderful selection of women's shoes and sandals to put a spring into her step and get her looking forward to the approaching Summer season ahead!

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12th September 2012

Diary of an Editor

At the eccoshoesuk.com office, we love hearing stories about real women wearing our shoes and below we can hear a first-hand account of our ECCO Sculptured range, brought to us by RED Online Editor, Lisa Helmanis:

9.00am:  RED HQ, Planning site content:                          

‘I arrive at the Red office early. After wading through a sea of emails, I'll gather the online team together for a planning meeting. It's so important that we're all in tune with what each other is working on - as well as the wider Red magazine team.'

11.00am:  MEETING PR, Coffee at Copita, Soho:

‘I'm constantly dashing out to meet PRs representing various high street and designer brands. Exclusive stories, enticing reader offers and great ideas tend to emerge from having a great network of people in-the-know.  I tend to spend a lot of time on my feet, so these stylish yet comfortable ECCO boots are perfect.'

                                         

2.00pm:  Choosing pieces, Planning our next video, back at HQ:

‘Red Online's styling videos inspire you to make the trends of the season work for you. I work closely with our picture editor to discuss the kinds of pieces to include as well as how we can get the most out of the shoots.  With six styles to choose from, the ECCO Sculptured 65 range will merge beautifully with this season's key trends.'

                        

3.00pm:  On the Move:  Walking to Press Show

‘I'm off to a press show for a well known high street brand to get a preview of the new pieces hitting stores this autumn. This season's styles are really wearable; the berry colours and masculine shapes will definitely make it into my work wardrobe.  My work style is smart with a twist - I'm constantly on the move, so feeling comfortable is essential.'

 

                                                          

5.00pm:   Outfit Change:  My Formula for day to night style:

‘Very often I'll have an evening event to attend after work, so I'll ramp up my look with bold make-up and a statement necklace. Little tweaks like these make all the difference, especially if you're going for top to toe black.  ECCO's Sculptured 65 heeled pumps are so versatile - they'll look just as good teamed with skinny jeans as they will with dressier styles.'

                                

6.00pm:  "Taxi!"  Restaurant launch:

‘Time to jump in a cab - tonight I'm off to the launch of a new London restaurant, then I'm heading straight to a boutique hotel, which I'll review for Red's Travel channel. The shoes are holding up well - my feet feel comfortable, despite all the rushing around.  A nice way to round up a busy day.'


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