About Us

ECCO was established in Denmark in 1963 and is now a global family of shoemakers. From drawing the first sketches to presenting our finished shoes in ECCO stores around the world, we apply the utmost attention to detail and quality.

Our mission is to be the leading premium brand for shoes and leather goods.

Our Values

At ECCO, we are guided by our heritage, our call for innovation, our quest for excellence, our dedication to care, and our passion. We care about creating and maintaining strong, positive relationships with our colleagues, our partners, our customers, and the societies in which we live and work, with respect for diversity.

Our Heritage

ECCO was founded by Birte and Karl Toosbuy. Trained as a shoemaker, Karl Toosbuy had a dream to own a shoe factory and run his own business. Therefore, the family decided to give up the security of regular jobs, sell their home, and move to Bredebro in southwest Denmark, where they started building ECCO from scratch.

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Who Wants Us?

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A Classic is Born

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Technical Innovation

Explore The World of ECCO

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See our environmental practices and how we strive to minimize our impact on the planet.

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Learn more about how we are constantly pushing the boundaries of modern shoemaking.

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Craftsmanship and innovation are at the centre of everything we design and create at ECCO.