ECCO was founded in 1963 when Birthe and Karl Toosbuy sold all their possessions and moved to the rural village of Bredebro in Denmark. From its humble origins as a single factory building, ECCO soon began to grow – fueled by a pioneering spirit and a determination to make shoes that would follow the foot, instead of the other way round.
Always looking to the future, ECCO led the way, fusing innovative technology, European design and traditional craftsmanship with a profound understanding of the human foot and how it works. Before long ECCO was moving into new markets around the world and putting up new factories in Bredebro. The company produced stunning sellers such as the shoe called Joke, which was launched in 1978 and further refining its innovative direct injection method for creating flexible durable soles. ECCO was now known around the world for delivering unparalleled comfort in footwear.
The 1980s and 90s saw dramatic changes in ECCO collections including kids’ footwear and dress shoes. The company also led the way in using high-tech fabrics by using GORETEX membranes for enhancing a shoe’s breath-ability and resistance to the elements. A new performance line mixed comfort and durability with performance enhancing properties to let people walk, run, or climb almost anywhere.
ECCO is the only major shoe manufacturer to own and manage the entire value chain from cow to consumer. ECCO is a global leader in city, casual and sport shoes for men, women and children. In 2007, the Danish company sold almost 17 million pairs, achieving net revenues of €756 million worldwide.
ECCO has nearly 15,000 employees, direct subsidiaries in Europe, the Far East and North America, and partners worldwide. ECCO shoes are sold in more than 3,000 shops globally, including 687 mono-brand (ECCO exclusive) stores.
Following the rules of good craftsmanship to deliver genuine freedom of movement and comfort to consumers, ECCO’s aim has never been to be the biggest, but always to be the best.
ECCO USA is based in Londonderry and is located at 16 Delta Drive. Delta Drive is located near the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. Click here to find more information on ECCO USA. Be sure to check the styles and details on this fine footwear in the online store. We counted over 460 models available!
ECCO can be reached toll free at 877-240-2365.
ECCO donates to local ball fields, events and service organizations on a regular basis supporting the community.