ECCO was founded in 1963 in Denmark and the vision was to make shoes that would follow the foot instead of the other way round. When I was a little girl, in the 1980s ECCO had an outstanding reputation for making comfortable shoes. But not necessary great on design. Then in late 1980s and early 1990s there was a change. ECCO launched kids’ footwear and dress shoes. The company also led the way in using high-tech fabrics by using GORE-TEX® membranes for enhancing a shoe’s breathability and resistance to the elements. GORE-TEX® insulated comfort footwear keeps feet dry & comfortably warm. Ideal for cold conditions and winter outdoor activities. And by the time we had Beatrice and Amélie ECCO would be our number one choice for winter shoes. The GORE-TEX® would keep them warm and dry, even throughout the Scandinavian cold winters. And without compromising on design.
Even if it’s not even nearly as cold in the UK as in Scandinavia I would still consider buying a pair of ECCO for the girls for the winter season. With the low temperatures we’ve seen so far and with the occasionally snow shower wellington boots is not always warm enough.