ECCO® Golf Announces Ernie Els Limited-Edition ‘100th Major’ Commemorative Shoe

 

ECCO® Golf Announces Ernie Els Limited-Edition ‘100th Major’ Commemorative Shoe

(LONDONDERRY, NH) – ECCO – a leading manufacturer of innovative footwear – announces the forthcoming release of 100 limited-edition ECCO BIOM® HYBRID CLASSIC golf shoes to commemorate Ernie Els’ 100th major championship appearance at this week’s PGA Championship.

Showcasing colors chosen by The Big Easy, each shoe will be numbered from one to 100 on the heel and feature Els’ logo on the upper, sole and tongue. The limited-edition model will be available early fall at www.eccousa.com and www.tgw.com.

“I’m delighted to join what is an extremely exclusive ‘100 Club,’ and to be able to partner with ECCO and produce these limited shoes to benefit my charity is a fitting way to celebrate the achievement,” said Els. “It says a lot about the company that they thought to come to me with this idea. It’s been fun to be involved in the design process and now seeing the final product.”

Els will become only the 13th player in golf’s history to have competed in 100 majors, a record which includes victories at two Open Championships (’02 and ’12) and two U.S. Opens (’94 and ’97).

“To have played in 100 major championships is a remarkable achievement,” said Jesper Thuen, Head of Asia-Pacific and sponsorship at ECCO Golf. “The level of consistency that Ernie has been able to sustain throughout his career pays testament to both his natural talent and his work ethic. We’re thrilled to be able to honor this achievement with these special designs.”

First released in 2012 to industry acclaim, ECCO BIOM HYBRID CLASSIC showcases a completely anatomical last developed by scanning more than 2,500 feet and featuring the company’s patented, award-winning hybrid outsole.

In addition to Els, ECCO Golf shoes are worn in competition around the world by Fred Couples, Smylie Kaufman, Peter Hanson, Thomas Bjørn, Lydia Ko, Minjee Lee, Caroline Masson and Gerina Piller, among others.

ABOUT ECCO

ECCO®, a world-leading brand of shoes combining style and comfort, has built its success on great design and leather quality, and innovative technology. Founded in Denmark in 1963, ECCO is one of the few major shoe manufacturers in the world, which owns and manages every aspect of its leather and shoe productions, and its retail sales. ECCO is among the largest producers in the world of high-quality leather, which is used in ECCO’s shoes, and own production of leather goods and is also sold to several leading luxury brands. Today, ECCO products are sold in 87 countries in more than 3,300 ECCO shops and shop-in-shops, and at more than 14,000 sales points around the world. The company is family-owned and employs more than 19,000 people worldwide.

ECCO USA is based in Londonderry, New Hampshire. For more information: www.eccousa.com, 800.886.3226.

ECCO Golf Introduces SPEED HYBRID

ECCO® Golf Introduces SPEED HYBRID

Latest Offering Distinguished by Premium Leathers, Lightweight Comfort, Vintage Styling

(LONDONDERRY, NH) – Danish company ECCO – a leading global manufacturer of innovative footwear – announces the launch of its latest hybrid golf shoe, ECCO SPEED HYBRID, which combines a cool, vintage sneaker aesthetic with leading-edge comfort technology and a Tour-proven outsole.Continuing to expand the horizons of hybrid footwear styling, the SPEED HYBRID’s sleek design and subdued colors perfectly coordinate with nearly any outfit. It is also distinguished by:
  •  Exceptional cushioning, flexibility and durability provided by a Direct-injected PU midsole
  • E-DTS outsole with molded traction bars made from hard-wearing TPU that provide hundreds of traction angles for superb grip
  • ECCO Freedom Fit mixing a snug heel setting with a roomier forefoot area that allows toes to move naturally

“Inspired by one of ECCO’s best-selling casual sneakers, the SPEED HYBRID pairs a great look with the game’s most-advanced hybrid outsole technology,” says Michael Waack, Head of Global Golf at ECCO. “It’s another testament to our unique position as one of the world’s largest shoe companies, a top maker of luxury leathers and pioneer of golf footwear trends.”

To ensure a pleasant walk round after round, the SPEED HYBRID also includes a removable leather inlay sole with ECCO Comfort Fibre System™. The leather/textile shoes feature ECCO HYDROMAX™, a proprietary treatment that provides outstanding, long-lasting water-repellency, and are available in three colorways.

Like all ECCO golf shoes, the SPEED HYBRID is crafted at ECCO-owned factories using the Direct-injection Process. This bonds the upper and outsole unit, creating a one-piece shoe without the use of glue or stitching. Benefits include permanent memory and a firm, water-tight seal.

Endorsed by Tour stars worldwide, the ECCO Golf collection is worn in competition by Fred Couples, Ernie Els, Graeme McDowell, Thomas Bjørn, Marcel Siem, Thongchai Jaidee, Will Wilcox, Na Yeon Choi, Caroline Masson, Jennifer Johnson, Sadena Parks, Kendall Dye, Line Vedel Hansen, Pernilla Lindberg, Therese Koelbaek, Sophie Giquel-Bettan, Liz Young, Sally Watson and Linda Wessberg, among others.

About ECCO

ECCO, a world-leading brand of shoes combining style and comfort, has built its success on design and leather quality, and innovative technology. Founded in 1963, ECCO is one of the few major shoe manufacturers in the world that owns and manages every aspect of its leather and shoe productions and its retail sales. ECCO is also among the largest producers of high quality leather – customers include several of the world’s leading luxury brands. Today, ECCO Shoes and Accessories are sold in 88 countries at 3,060 ECCO shops and shop-in-shops, and at more than 14,000 sales points around the world. The company is family-owned and employs 19,800 people worldwide.

ECCO USA is based in Londonderry, New Hampshire. For more information: www.eccousa.com, 800.886.3226