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50 Years of ECCO Shoes!

ECCO shoes, the Scandinavian heritage footwear brand, employs 20,000 people and is located in 94 markets around the world. The beautifully rich leathers and Scandinavian-influenced styles have been an evolving mainstay in the brown shoe world and here in the U.S., ECCO calls New Hampshire home. This April, ECCO will celebrate 50 years of passionate shoemaking. They are one of the only shoe brands in the world that owns their own factories and tanneries – thereby owning the entire value chain. Each pair of ECCO shoes are touched by 210 pairs of hands before they reach the consumer.

 ECCO was founded in 1963 and more than 350 million pairs of ECCO shoes have since then left their mark around the world. Shoes anchored in a heritage of functionality, quality and craftsmanship on the platform of Scandinavian design – simplistic, clean lines, hints of nature influence.

Additionally, this April, the world famous Danish shoe manufacturer celebrated its 50th Anniversary and while ECCO pays tribute to five decades of innovative shoemaking, the company also turns to its Scandinavian heritage in order to meet the demands of tomorrow. There is a saying that the future comes one day at a time. Reality is that footwear has become an industry on the move and ECCO, the world’s second largest manufacturer of casual footwear, is turning to its heritage to stay ahead of competition. Check out the feature videos for more information!

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Luna Sandals

If you are a part of the barefoot running revolution or interested in joining up, have I got the sandals for you! Luna Sandals are a great way to protect your feet without taking away from the barefoot feel. All Luna sandals start with a Vibram sole, but options abound so you can choose the model and style that suits you best. You can even order a kit, cut them out, and lace them up yourself. I wear a size ten in most shoes and the Luna Sandals fit me perfectly. The elastic laces hold the sandals to your feet as tight as you want, but allow for some flex as your foot moves. They are extremely light and comfortable, easy to adjust and even work well in the water and rain without collecting mud or sliding around on your feet. Luna has developed a new plug system to ensure a completely flat bottom and a strong, thin ribbon between your toes for added comfort. If you want high quality, low maintenance minimalist footwear get a pair of Luna Sandals. View their full line of products and options at lunasandals.com.

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