The collision of outdoor tech and stylistic sophistication has never been so successfully harmonized
When man's first shoes can be traced back to 15,000 year old cave drawings, it is easy to understand how hard it is to come up with new footwear designs. And to be honest, when you break down those early, primitive versions and compare them with today's, it appears that not much has changed. But when the Design Director of Shoes at ECCO, Niki Tæstensen, tells you that they have something new, you have to listen.
"The EXOSTRIKE actually started out as a sneaker," Niki Tæstensen comments, with a slight smile, "But somewhere during the process, it got twisted into an urban outdoor boot."
The process was actually a 12 month-long development, that resulted in ECCO EXOSTRIKE being the first of its kind in the ECCO Outdoor range. Mixing highend modern aesthetics with fully functional design, it is a lightweight, 'fast hiking' boot that holds its own on the trail, and the street.