ECCO Intrinsic_Trendflash_Mens Fashion Lifestyle mdfsECCO is finally embracing the world of sneakers with it’s latest shoe model: Intrinsic.

We all know that in the recent years, the merge of sneakers is an inevitable one. The leisure shoe has gained tremendous momentum and it would be hard for anyone to imagine the world without them. Where brands such as Nike, Puma, Reebock have embraced the trend for many years now. It even meant the rise of niche sneaker brands such as Filling Pieces and sneakers even caught interest with big designer brands such as Chanel, Lanvin, Givanchy and many others.

However the entrance of ECCO into the sneaker market is one that really excites me. Since it’s founding  in 1963 by Karl Toosbuy, ECCO has sold more than 350 million pairs of ECCO shoes. Very impressive. Especially when you understand that they are one of the few shoe manufactures in the world to control and own every step in the shoe making process.

ECCO INTRINSIC sneakers Photography by Chantal Brink 


From leather production through its own shoe factories to the stores.  . The company, which is still a family business, employs more than 19 800 people of 57 nationalities . The Scandinavian design philosophy of ECCO, “the shoe must follow the foot” is the guiding principle of the company.

That way the company can actually design sneakers with the comfort of their traditional shoes but with a modern twist, fitting to an everyday wardrobe.

ECCO INTRINSIC collection consists of black and white sneakers, each model in its own version of the typical Danish style. Here a short video to get a feel of the collection.

The high quality leather with laser-cut details gives the uppers a three-dimensional feeling. The patented knitted fabric gives the shoe its modern and refined twist. All styles are made with technical innovations, such as the direct-injected sole mounted zigzagging across the bottom of the shoe. This makes the shoe provides comfort in a natural way, without compromising on the modern look.

Attention to detail and comfort is everything for ECCO and this collection shows that comfort and fashion can go hand in hand. Weather it is to give your outfit that casual, urban twist through statement kicks or you just want to make a formal look more smart. ECCO “kicks it up a notch” with an urban sneaker that not only look good, but also are very good for your feet.


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