Unequaled Comfort, Style and Performance in Extensive New Collection
(LONDONDERRY, New Hampshire) – Renowned Danish shoemaker ECCO introduces its Spring/Summer 2006 women’s collection of classic, causal and sport model golf shoes featuring five completely new styles alongside several returning favorites.
Worn in competition by dozens of LPGA and Ladies European Tour stars, including Hall of Famer Juli Inkster and LET no. 1 Iben Tinning, this eclectic collection highlights the keen attention to fashion, form and function that has distinguished ECCO for more than 40 years. Each model features water- and weather-resistant leather and is made using a direct-injection process unique in the field of golf footwear
"These tremendously diverse styles further ECCO’s position as an industry trend setter," says ECCO golf division General Manager Per Aagren. "The inspired lines, color contrasts and detailing combine with ECCO technology to make the 2006 women’s collection our best yet."
Available in many of the season’s most popular colors – like light purple, peppermint, pink, safari and terracotta -.the 2006 women’s golf collection retails for $120 to $180.
The new introductions are:
New Classic Wing Buckle: Smooth and crocodile printed high-grade leathers, color-contrasted piping and a detailed stretchable buckle make for one of the most classically attractive golf shoes on the market. Extreme attention to every design aspect and moisture-wicking linings for an enhanced inner climate help take the traditional wing tip design to a completely new level. ($140 retail; ice white/white, black/white, pink/white, cognac/white, peppermint/white)
Sport Tempo: Marking the convergence of off-course fashion sensibility and on-course performance, this sporty yet feminine design features multiple bands of colorful, high-grade leather wrapped around the shoe’s front, middle and rear. Highlighting ECCO’s unique ability to color-match its transparent, 3D outsole to smooth leather uppers, the Sport Tempo is available in a wide range of colors to go with any style-conscious wardrobe. ($140 retail; black/white, white/black, white/pink, white/terracotta, white/light purple, white/peppermint)
New Classic Saddle GTX: Fresh and feminine, this modern take on the traditional saddle draws inspiration from ECCO’s revered World Class Collection. Extended lines appear light to the eye and combine with a fully waterproof GORE-TEX® membrane to keep players stylish and prepared for any weather. An advanced TPU outsole with molded teeth ensures optimum traction and grip during all phases of the swing. ($180 retail price; available in white/white, black, ice white, ice white/cognac)
New Classic Hydromax: Extremely stylish and lightweight, this water-resistant shoe continues ECCO’s passion for updating classic designs with modern brush strokes. Offering a slimmer mid-sole profile than previous collections, the New Classic Hydromax features elongated, attention-grabbing intertwined bands of contrasted color. A direct-injected, shock-absorbing PU midsole provides firm yet highly flexible support and shapes to match the sole of the foot ensuring comfort round after round. ($150 retail price; available in black, black/white, ice white/safari, bison/cognac)
New Casual Hydromax: Small stitching, color-contrasted pipings, elongated lines and key placement of the ECCO "e" brand mark highlight this shoe that has quickly become a favorite of ECCO’s expansive list of professional staff players. The refreshed style paired with ECCO’s water-resistant Hydromax leather, external wrap-around shank system for stability and dual flex channels in the forefoot make this the ideal shoe for discerning players. ($160 retail; available in black/white, delphin/white)
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.