ECCO has been at the forefront of a revolution in footwear for over forty years, when its founder, Karl Toosbuy, decided he would no longer wear shoes that didn’t mold to his feet. From the small town of Bredebro, Denmark, Karl created the first ECCO shoes, and, with them, a whole new class of footwear.
Toosbuy’s revelation was that the ideal form follows only after attention to function, and ECCO shoes quickly set themselves apart from everything before them by using the foot as the design guide instead of forcing the feet to mold themselves to the shoe. His innate Scandinavian practicality is reflected in ECCO shoes’ clean, stylish design that’s appropriate for any occasion. ECCO continues to helm the latest innovations in shoe technology, pioneering research into new materials and methodologies of design, all towards the goal of creating the lightest, most flexible shoes on the market. Like Karl Toosbuy, ECCO believes in investing in the future by making smart choices and building the best shoe possible.