I won a pair of Ecco shoes at BlogHer last year as knew I was going to get the stylish, tall Ecco Cloud 2 GTX leather boots lined with Gore Tex I saw in the conference suite. I fell in love with my boots and Ecco shoes the first time I put them on. Super soft leather, comfort, and style, plus, with no break in period, I was hooked. And did I mention they looked HOT with my jeans?
I have pronated ankles, aka flat feet, that have been a lifetime source of injury and pain. One ankle was surgically repaired 6 years ago, greatly reducing my injury frequency, but I still have a hard time finding shoes that are both comfortable and stylish. You know, the perfect travel shoes? While there isn’t extra arch support or footbed gimics in my Ecco boots, I have walked miles in them on sidewalks, navigated snow piles in them and did some light hiking sporting them with no foot or ankle pain. (And let me mention again, no break-in time needed.)
Without extra lining and a pair of lightweight wool socks, my feet have stayed dry and warm in my Ecco boots. Traction has been surprisingly good though the soles don’t look like ATV tires. There is extra elastic at top of the boot to allow extra room for those of us with “athletic” calves.
A month after I started wearing my boots, I bought a pair of Ecco kids mary janes for Mirielle. The shoes met Mirielle’s shiny or sparkly requirement while meeting my durability requirement as she treats all shoes like sneakers. On our last visit to an Ecco store, we added a pair of boots and another pair of mary janes for Mirielle, black dress loafers for my husband, a second pair of boots for me and a pair of red patent leather pumps for me.
Ecco shoes have really impressed me and my family with their style, comfort and practicality. They are already in our travel shoe rotation, but we wear them all the time.
My first pair of Ecco boots were won in a contest; I did not pay for them. I was not asked to write a review or express any specific opinion. All other shoes mentioned I paid for but shopped around for super deals.