PICTURE it: me in puppy dog PJs, a fluffy dressing gown and the most gorgeous pair of black strappy leather ECCO shoes. Before you shake your head at this fashion faux pas, read on.
You see, I’ve just spent the entire day in these stunning new shoes, despite not going anywhere and seeing anyone. But boy, did I feel special. The dainty Pearl shoes (RRP: $229.95) were supplied by Danish company ECCO. I know. It’s days like these I’m extra glad I got into blogging.
I’m writing this at 7pm, kids are in bed and I decided to slip my feet back into them for a bit of inspiration as I write. The majority of the heels I own get ripped off my feet as soon as I walk in the door, but these are incredibly comfy and so very light. Not one blister in sight. It could be attributed to the fact each shoe is designed to follow the foot, so they’re practical (tick) and sensible (tick), without compromising style (big tick).
You could also put it down to the quality of the leather. The family owned company owns its own tanneries and its leather is of such high quality it sells to luxury designer brands like Louis Vuitton, Coach and Porsche. Now that’s impressive.
When asked to pick a pair of shoes from its extensive Autumn-Winter range, I struggled. There was so many I loved. So I didn’t stop at one – I picked three. This is a much better photo of the gorgeous pair that got delivered.
Two other people have fallen in love with them too.
Eyes off, girls. Thank goodness they’re not my shoe size just yet or I might have lost them.
Mind you, the company does produce children’s shoes, along with outdoor shoes and men’s shoes. Oh, and I forgot, handbags as well. Its inspiration comes from everything from art to fashion and even the car industry.
Here’s just a sample of ECCOs Autumn-Winter 2011 catalogue:
Ideally teamed with trousers and a coat, party dress or even shorts, I’m thinking any of these would be perfect with my favourite pair of casual trousers. The bootie is experiencing a revival, with it set to be hot during this year’s cooler months. The range includes chick, sleek and sophisticated, military and retro.
ECCO Jaffna (RRP: $279.95)
Set for the office, these go beyond just the basic work shoe. You can judge for yourself, but I think they’re really stylish, while still giving you that classic look. This, personally, is my favourite style (despite having resigned).
ECCO Jamestown (RRP: $199.95)
If there’s a shoe that was born to be teamed with a great pair of jeans, it would be this range. Worker’s Uniform is a tribute to honest, old-fashioned labour. You’ve got to love that.
ECCO Hobart (RRP: $329.95)
Now, I couldn’t write such a tempting post and then leave it at that. No, you get to share in the spoils too. The good people at ECCO have given us a $250 ECCO gift voucher for one lucky reader.
To go in the draw, simply visit ECCO and then come back and tell us which pair of shoes you would spend the voucher on (feel free to ask if you want to know prices). The giveaway is open to Australian residents only and will be drawn randomly on Friday, April 29 at 9am. Visit the site to find your nearest stockist.
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