News 2013



Trend - 19-12-2013

A stylish city break

The next time you take a city break, let ECCO’s fashionable ECCO PRETORIA booties take center stage among your weekend essentials.
Golf - 10-12-2013

ECCO Golf Signs Ernie Els

ECCO is signing the four-time major champion Ernie Els, who will showcase the company logo on his headwear and compete in its hybrid golf shoes featuring the award-winning E-DTS outsole.
Trend - 05-12-2013

The Holiday Collection

Sparkle throughout the holiday season with ECCO®’s new collection of sophisticated bags, clutches and pumps – a collection designed to add fashionable shine to those late winter nights and make dressing for the holiday party circuit a breeze.
Corporate - 29-11-2013

ECCO Awarded Prize of Honour

Hanni Toosbuy Kasprzak and Dieter Kasprzak have together with ECCO been given a prize of honour for family-owned companies.
Trend - 25-11-2013

Trend Flash Perfect Gift

For the holidays, the perfect gift for a girlfriend, sister, wife, mother – or yourself – is a beautiful handbag, and the ECCO NATAL bag from ECCO’s line of timeless accessories is a classic.
Sports - 20-11-2013
Winter Running Tips

Winter Running Tips from Ambassador Matt DeBole

A former collegiate All-American distance runner, ECCO Ambassador Matt DeBole shares some winter running tips on how to stay healthy in the cold, snowy months ahead.
Trend - 20-11-2013

Trend Flash Tailored

A pair of shoes in premium quality materials is essential to create the perfect professional wardrobe.
Golf - 14-11-2013

ECCO golfer claims championship title

Wu Ashun wins the Heiwa PGM Championship making him the first Chinese player to win two Japan Golf Tour titles.
Trend - 06-11-2013

Trend Flash Pre-party

Prepare yourself for the holiday party season with a stylish bag in a bold color.
Corporate - 31-10-2013

ECCO joins Danish exhibition in Australia

The Opera House in Sydney is these days the home of several Danish designs on display. Among these Danish shoe design presented by ECCO.
Corporate - 29-10-2013
Dieter Kasprzak

Dieter Kasprzak on prestigious powerlist

CEO of ECCO, Dieter Kasprzak, is among the 100 most remarkable people leading and defining the footwear industry today.
Corporate - 28-10-2013
ECCO Australia

ECCO Shoes Pacific awarded Prince Henrik's Medal of Honour

ECCO receives the Diploma of the Danish Export Association and HRH Prince Henrik's Medal of Honour presented by HRH Crown Prince Frederik.
Trend - 23-10-2013

Trend Flash Construction AW13

Build up a ruggedly practical construction worker look with ECCO DARREN. Perfect for active days outdoors, the boots are constructed with Gore-Tex® and Hydromax to keep water out while allowing the feet to breathe.
People - 16-10-2013
Niki Tæstensen

Five Fast Facts with designer Niki Tæstensen

This Autumn ECCO launches the Sculptured 75 from the hands of designer Niki Tæstensen. We have met him for five fast facts.
Sports - 09-10-2013

Meet ECCO Ambassador Casey McCallister

An adventurer, traveler and accomplished outdoor lifestyle photographer, Casey McCallister uses his camera to show the unending and sometimes challenging beauty of the natural playgrounds he loves. Since discovering a passion for photography in 2007, he has started countless hikes before dawn and seen enough “once-in-a-lifetime” sunrises to suit a hundred men.
Sports - 02-10-2013

Meet ECCO Ambassador Yves Beauchamp

For most people, finishing an Ironman is a crowning achievement. For Yves, it felt more like a warm-up.

ECCO is proud to officially welcome one of the world’s finest endurance athletes as a member of #TeamBIOM.
Sports - 25-09-2013

Meet ECCO Ambassador Michael Clark

A veteran adventure sports photographer, Michael Clark has traveled the world capturing action sport athletes from big wave surfers in Hawaii to ocean divers in Chile. On any given day, he could be dangling off a cliff, bobbing in the ocean dodging monster waves or at a desk preparing his newest photography book. It’s all part of the job description for Michael, who has made a career out of his passions. ECCO is proud to have Michael as part of #TeamBIOM as he shares images of his incredible adventures the world over.
Corporate - 20-09-2013

ECCO - Best Shoe Manufacturer of the Year

ECCO is awarded Best Shoe Manufacturer of the Year 2013 (Bester Schuhhersteller). A prize granted by the shoe industry. It’s the second time that ECCO claims the title
Sports - 18-09-2013

Meet ECCO Ambassador Shayla Houlihan

For a long time, running was just a hobby for Shayla Houlihan. She started when she was young and joined her high school track team to run with friends. Coming from a running family, Shayla was fast enough to earn a spot on the University of Northern Iowa track team.

During her sophomore season in college, something clicked and she became serious. This lead to several years spent as a professional track and field athlete and, ultimately, saw her qualify for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the steeplechase.

Now a coach at the University of California at Berkeley, Shayla is committed to helping athletes find their life passions through running. ECCO is proud to welcome Shayla to #TeamBIOM as she continues to positively influence those around her.
Sports - 11-09-2013

Meet ECCO Ambassador Laurie Tewksbury

Despite discovering a passion for the outdoors in one of the unlikeliest of places – a university classroom – Laurie Tewksbury has become a creative and energetic advocate for life spent outdoors. An avid list-maker, Laurie loves to create challenges for herself while encouraging others to follow along on her blog and social media feeds.

ECCO is excited to welcome Laurie to #TeamBIOM as she embarks on her 52 Hikes in 52 Weeks challenge.
Corporate - 06-09-2013

ECCO inducted into exporter hall of fame

A former American record holder and U.S. champion in the steeplechase, Ann Gaffigan strongly believes in the importance of positive role models for the next generation. In fact, she dedicated the past five years to this mission. Currently CEO of her own web development firm, Ann volunteers endless hours to organisations that promote and empower female athleticism.
Sports - 05-09-2013

ECCO Ambassador Jensen Claims Ironman Japan Title in Emphatic Style

Wearing the brand’s BIOM EVO RACER, ECCO ambassador Martin Jensen dominated from start to finish to win this year’s Ironman Japan with a time of 8 hours, 48 minutes.
Sports - 04-09-2013

Meet ECCO Ambassador Ann Gaffigan

A former American record holder and U.S. champion in the steeplechase, Ann Gaffigan strongly believes in the importance of positive role models for the next generation. In fact, she dedicated the past five years to this mission. Currently CEO of her own web development firm, Ann volunteers endless hours to organisations that promote and empower female athleticism.
Sports - 28-08-2013

ECCO Ambassador Mike Coronella

After what he describes as a narrow escape from the East Coast rat race, Mike Coronella headed west. First finding refuge as a ski bum, he fell in love with the desert and has dedicated his adult life to experiencing and sharing the rugged wilderness of the American Southwest.
Corporate - 27-08-2013

ECCO supports homeless children

About 4.7 million children in Indonesia are orphaned. ECCO reaches out to these children by supporting SOS Children’s Villages.
Sports - 21-08-2013
Ashley Clifford

Meet ECCO Ambassador Ashley Clifford

Having placed among the top-5 in most of her 2013 races, Ashley’s first year as a pro triathlete is off to an exceptional start! Drawing on her background as a competitive swimmer and runner, Ashley has consistently gotten faster as the season’s progressed. So much so that she’s now ranked among the world’s top-30 women and has earned enough points to qualify for the Ironman World Championships this October in Kona!
Product - 21-08-2013

ECCO Reaches Higher

ECCO is challenging the heights and presents the Sculptured 75. Higher. Thinner. And extremely comfortable.
Sports - 14-08-2013

Meet ECCO Ambassador Morgan Kwan

A recent graduate of engineering school, Morgan has more than 15 years backcountry experience. She’s travelled and trekked through more than 20 countries, including China and much of northern Europe. Most recently, she spent two months exploring the wonders of South America.

We’re proud to welcome Morgan to #TEAMBIOM as she continues to use her blog and social media presence to educate and inspire people worldwide about the amazing experiences found in nature.
Sports - 07-08-2013

Meet ECCO Ambassador Matt DeBole

A high school track stand-out and five-time Division I All-American at Georgetown University, Matt DeBole understands the meaning of hard work and dedication. After running his first mile in middle school, Matt followed his passion all the way to the semifinals of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Trend - 07-08-2013

Trend Flash SS13

A Summer Slip on
If you’re looking for a hot trend in casual summer footwear, flat slip on’s are the look of the moment.
Trend - 30-07-2013
Trend Flash Back to School

Trend Flash Back to School AW13

Back to School
As the first day of a new school year is near, ECCO makes saying good-bye to summer much easier with its BIOM TRAIN KIDS collection.
Sports - 23-07-2013
Martin Jensen

Jensen tops the podium at Ironman

ECCO ambassador Martin Jensen wins the Ironman 70.3 Racine in Winconsin.
People - 17-07-2013
ECCO Hot Shop

ECCO brings the creative world together in leather innovation

The Netherlands – Ideas and inspiration are flying through the air. Designers and technicians from leading luxury brands come to ECCO to learn more about leather and push the limits of leather design. Welcome to the ECCO Leather Hot Shop.
Golf - 09-07-2013

ECCO Golf Shoes Extends Endorsement Agreement with Fred Couples

World Golf Hall of Famer Continues to Pioneer New Trends in Hybrid Footwear
Product - 04-07-2013

ECCO brings more BIOM for kids

ECCO is bringing on board more BIOM products for kids. The BIOM collection for kids was introduced in 2012 and has evolved to a great success.
Corporate - 26-06-2013
ECCO Conference Center

Plus energy solution in ECCO’s new circular hotel

Using advanced and innovative green technology, ECCO’s Conference Centre in Denmark produces a surplus of energy.
Sports - 24-06-2013
Ashley Clifford

SUMMER RUNNING TIPS & TRICKS

ECCO has gathered some of the most devoted runners on the planet to be part of our newly launched Better Running Initiative. For this group, running is more than just a pastime, it’s a passion. Right now the participants are in full swing gathering valuable feedback on the BIOM EVO RACER.
Corporate - 20-06-2013

Michael Hauge Sørensen to leave ECCO

Michael Hauge Sørensen, ECCO’s COO, has decided to leave ECCO to return to Asia.
Golf - 19-06-2013

ECCO Signs Three-Time European Tour Winner Marcel Siem

ECCO signs German golf star Marcel Siem. The three-time European Tour winner will wear ECCO golf shoes in competitions worldwide.
Corporate - 18-06-2013
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ECCO strongly condemns animal abuse

Over the past few days a debate about dressage competitions has taken place on the Internet that could lead readers to believe that ECCO supports animal abuse. This is not the case.
People - 11-06-2013

Checking in with Jesper Thuen

In March, ECCO employee Jesper Thuen decided to restart his career as professional golf player. We are checking in with Jesper Thuen to find out how life on the golf course is treating him.
Trend - 04-06-2013
Trend Flash Bags SS13

Trend Flash Bags SS13

Business Bags with Attitude
Professional development has never been such fun. This season, the business bag gets empowered through a new medley of shapes, with the messenger style dominating the summer spotlight.
Corporate - 28-05-2013
Production

ECCO picking up speed in Portugal

ECCO’s shoe factory in Portugal is currently undergoing a thorough modernisation. The production capacity is targeted to surpass one million pairs of shoes in 2013, with a possibility to grow further in 2014.
Golf - 21-05-2013

ECCO Staff Player Graeme McDowell Wins Volvo World Match Play Championship

Graeme McDowell claims second title in five weeks and moves to world no. 7. He faced off in the final against fellow staff player and five-time European Tour champion Thongchai Jaidee.
Trend - 15-05-2013
Trend Flash SS13

Trend Flash SS13

My Retro Fitting Room
This summer, fitting rooms around the globe take a half-century step back, transforming into meccas of 60s, 70s and 80s fashion.
Corporate - 08-05-2013
Guinness World Record Header

ECCO Sets the Record in the World’s Largest Shoelace Mosaic

ECCO employees in Hong Kong have made it to Guinness World of Records with a hand-woven shoelace mosaic.
Corporate - 30-04-2013
Facebook 500k Likes

500.000 Followers on Facebook

Thumbs up! ECCO reaches half a million likes on Facebook.
Corporate - 22-04-2013

ECCO Celebrated 50th Anniversary with Open House and Walkathon

Around 5.000 people visited ECCO’s headquarters in the south of Denmark to participate in an Open House and Walkathon event celebrating ECCO’s 50th anniversary.
Corporate - 19-04-2013

ECCO invests in Bredebro

ECCO celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a gift for Bredebro.
Sports - 12-04-2013
Better Running Initiative

ECCO Creates Innovative Virtual Laboratory for Runners

Journalists, professional athletes, industry insiders and brand ambassadors share running experiences on a new ECCO online community.
Corporate - 09-04-2013
Erik G. Hansen

Change in ECCO’s Supervisory Board

Erik G. Hansen elected for the Board
Corporate - 18-03-2013
Tannery Thailand

ECCO Tannery Thailand Wins Good Factory Award

Out of 100 companies in Thailand, the ECCO Tannery was chosen for this year’s award, given by the Ministry of Labour.
Golf - 12-03-2013
Wu Ashun

ECCO Golf Shoes Signs Chinese Star Wu Ashun

Top Young Player Qualifies to Compete in 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield
Sports - 07-03-2013
Michelle Vesterby

Abu Dhabi success for Michelle Vesterby

Triumphant start to the season for ECCO ambassador and Danish Ironman triathlete, Michelle Vesterby, as she takes third place on the podium at the Abu Dhabi Triathlon.
Golf - 20-02-2013
Jesper Thuen

ECCO Employee Takes on Brave Career Change

Normally it's ECCO golf shoes that are sent to the golf course. This time we are sending an employee. Jesper Thuen is restarting his career as professional golf player.
Sports - 13-02-2013

Introducing the award-winning ECCO BIOM TERRAIN

Following on from the success of the BIOM HIKE in AW12, ECCO Outdoor can proudly announce that they have another award winning BIOM product, after the Scandinavian Outdoor Group named the BIOM TERRAIN their overall apparel and footwear winner at the ISPO show in Munich.
Corporate - 04-01-2013
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ECCO Donation Behind new Local Innovation Centre

ECCO has entered into cooperation with local educational institutions and Tønder municipality to establish a new innovation centre for the town and the youth of Tønder. The goal is to inspire and strengthen the youth to more creativity and to keep them in the region.