Refreshed Traditional, Cool Contemporary Styles Provide Unequaled Comfort
(LONDONDERRY, New Hampshire) – Renowned Danish shoemaker ECCO introduces its Spring/Summer 2006 men’s collection of classic, causal and sport model golf shoes featuring four completely new styles alongside several returning favorites.
Endorsed by international Tour stars Colin Montgomerie, Thomas Bjorn, Aaron Baddeley and Thongchai Jaidee, the new golf collection continues ECCO’s 40-plus-year reputation for strikingly comfortable and fashionable shoes. Each model features water- and weather-resistant leather and extra cushion provided by PU-injected midsoles for superior shock absorption. Available in many of the season’s most popular colors and inspired adaptations of traditional solid and two-tone saddle designs, the collection retails for $120 to $400.
“We’ve experience consistent growth by providing golfers the comfort and performance they desire in a broad range of styles and colors,” says ECCO golf division General Manager Per Aagren. “With its advanced technology and many distinct looks, the 2006 men’s collection continues to distinguish ECCO as the preferred shoe of discerning players.”
ECCO golf shoes are praised by Tour and everyday players throughout the world. They are made using a direct-injection process unique to ECCO in the golf industry.
The new introductions are:
World Class Wing Tip GTX: ECCO continues to offer the world’s most luxurious men’s golf shoes with this latest addition to the extremely popular, limited edition World Class Collection. The ultimate combination of modern comfort and classic style, the Wing Tip GTX includes overlays and a stitched, perforated trim inspired by the elegant lines of golf’s golden era. A water-repellant leather outsole and GORE-TEXÂ® membrane keep feet dry under any conditions while state-of-the-art technology provides for superior look and feel. ($400 retail price; available in black/white, cognac/bison)
Casual Cool Hydromax: Sure to be among the season’s most-talked-about new styles, this inspired design draws clear influence from modern street shoe fashions. A completely new ECCO outsole features numerous additional traction bars alongside wider lacing for an athletic fit and feel. Superior comfort is ensured through a shock point in the heel, and a direct-injected PU midsole combined with a hard-wearing TPU outsole. ECCO Hydromax leather provides superb water repellence and perspiration resistance. ($150 retail price; available in black/black/ice white, orange/orange/royal, espresso/espresso/safari, white/black)
Casual Cool GTX: Modern technology, style and comfort in one all-weather package, the Casual Cool GTX exudes a ready-for-anything aura. Its low profile, subdued color combinations, XCR GORE-TEXÂ® membrane and performance textile will help make golfers the envy of their foursome. ($190 retail price; available in black/silver/white, white/silver/silver)
Sport Saddle Hydromax : Continuing ECCO’s passion for refreshing the traditional saddle, this water-resistant shoe features aggressive, athletic styling and angular modern lines popular with many players. This eye-catching design is enhanced by a hi-tech, see-through 3D outsole and a shock-absorbing PU midsole with the ECCO Swing Stabilizer. ($170 retail price; available in cognac/bison, white/cognac/bison, black/cognac/bison)
ECCO Sko A/S is an international group founded in 1963 by Karl Toosbuy in Denmark. Today, ECCO is a global player in the dress and casual footwear industry, with direct subsidiaries in Europe, the Far East and North America, and partners worldwide. ECCO has 9,000 employees worldwide. ECCO USA, Inc. is based in Londonderry, New Hampshire. For more information: www.eccousa.com , (800) 886-3226.