Friday, 27 May 2011

ECCO Shoes Giveaway

A month or so ago I noticed a brisk edge to the air about my feet.
I rummaged through the boxes looking for last year's boots. 
I was a bit disappointed in my scruffy boots; that hurt the soles of my feet after less an hour in them.
Hardly a day went past ...when I got a surprise email.

Another review ~ with a difference . 
Of course , I jumped at the chance to review ECCO shoes new Autumn/Winter collection.

This one was purely for me to enjoy (I'm sharing the opportunity for one of you to own a pair too.) 
ECCO are an independently family owned Scandinavian company, launched in 1970's. From one man to 4000 sales locations (over 800 'ECCO' branded) in 90 countries.

Their principle philosophy is FORM  FOLLOWS  FUNCTION.
Their shoes are designed to follow the foot with quality, style and comfort that speaks for itself ...

250 million pairs of
shoes have walked the earth since 1963.

"We do things our own way".
How ? you might ask !

"They manage the entire production process from cow to consumer" 
They don't outsource unlike other manufacturers.

Starting with their own tanneries, ECCO own all stages of production worldwide (with 15,000 employees) ; the factories- right down to even owning their own ECCO branded shoe stores. (They are also sold in world's leading retailers).

I was interested to note though my boots were made in Indonesia, ECCO abides by a code of conduct including respect for defined human rights; religious freedom and UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

It's ECCO's own technology, with ECCO designers who produce the collections , with an unheralded passion to make people happy. 

They have shoes to suit everyone in the family too. Shoes for every occasion , formal, casual/outdoor, kids, men's and of course women's shoes in all styles. 

I've been wearing my boots for over a week and they are seriously the most comfortable boots or shoes I've ever owned.

"We believe in making shoes that are as comfortable to the eye as they are to the foot"

Believe me when I say my boots are 'beautiful'. 
I love my ECCO Boots .
Yes, I wear them everywhere. So far just with my denim jeans.

(my husband chopped my head off)
 They withstood the rigors of the farm.  (I could just see the ECCO logo imprint- stamped in my footprint)
(of course I told my girls they didn't have to worry because ECCO don't manufacture in Australia ;) .

I haven't tried them with a skirt or dress yet -I will when I go shopping.
(PR people if you are looking, I'm open to reviewing a new winter wardrobe)


My boots - Sensata ~  have a slight flare at the calf ; so they could fit under / over jeans or trouser pants (or dare I say over leggings) but I prefer to wear them out because they are so pleasing to the eye. I've had a few comments and admiring looks.

It's hard to explain how the Shoe fairy delivered them to me :)

The leather is soft & lovely, the stitching detail is simple but elegant with a small decorative buckle on the side. The non-leather soles have a slightly raised heel , which is fully enclosed , solid and very sturdy. The boots fit my feet like a glove. They weren't slippery in the rain either like some boot soles. Warm but lightweight too.
(Tip : I waterproofed & leather protected mine immediately)

I have visited an ECCO store and the customer service is outstanding. 
PS : ECCO also have a stunning range of fashion handbags too.

I know you, too, want to experience the mixture of innovative comfort and style that sets ECCO shoes apart from any other. 

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.

With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, 
you’re too smart to go down a not-so-good street.

So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact 
and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act. 
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. 
And never mix up your right foot with your left.

Today is your day!
Your chance is waiting.
So…get on your way!  
With generous thanks to shoes , 
I have (1)  x $250 voucher to give away to a follower
Could that be you ?
I wish you all good luck !

The guidelines:
1. Please add yourself as a GFC follower if you don't follow MLDB already (or by feedburner).
2. Australia addresses only.
3. Entries close June 12th, 2011 at 8pm
4. Winner selected by
5. Visit ECCO's website and browse the Women's, Men's ,& Kid's collections ~ Come back and comment about what you would buy if you won. (You won't be held to a decision)

I am seriously impressed with what I learned about ECCO too.
Their website is very easy to navigate and you see your choices in full zoom. The store locator even shows you the collections your local store carries.

Disclosure: I received my complimentary pair of ECCO boots via ECCO & Zing. No financial payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are purely my own .With thanks to ECCO's media kit.

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Anonymous said...

Oh! Lovely..thanks for the op!! I really need new boots! Mine have gone all holey on me! :(

I'd really like the Cloud II.

Veronica said...

I love the boots that you got, they're fantastic!

I tried to find the follow thingy (I'm still subscribed via RSS I think) but it's gone!

Pam said...

Oh what a great giveaway!! I would so love a good pair of winter boots ....but I also have a total bag obsession, I'd be so torn if I won this voucher, but I think I'd def go for the boots called Twain. I am a follower of MLDB and also Like you on FB. Thanks very much for the opportunity :)

Jolene's Mumbo Jumbo said...

The tan essence boots look gorgeous!!! The rain seems to be settling in to stay in Melbourne, so my old boots (that have developed a small hole) are about to kick the bucket!

Rinny said...

I'd be getting some casual boulion ones. My feet have grown since being pregnant and my wintry shoes just don't fit anymore. :(

Kate said...

Cloud boots cloud boots my kingdom for the Cloud boots!!

Lovely review, love the pics!

Anonymous said...

My GFC is MIA today too.

I'm quite torn between the gorgeous bags and the fabulous shoes. The Kiel bag is lovely. The Jamestown heels are very cute too.

Dorothy said...

I so need those long boots! Sensata it is for me too!

Anonymous said...

I have to HAVE those boots!!!!!!!

Lurve them boots!!!!!

Im a follower.

anthropossum said...

Oh, I love the shiver wedge in the shoe or boot. My kids have had ecco shoes but I sadly have not yet. I follow you on FB and via email and your on my google reader.

Anonymous said...

I love boots you got. I don't own a pair of boots would be nice own a pair :).

Great giveaway.

Im a follower.

a field of dreams said...

The boys MIMIC are the cutest!

Anonymous said...

I'd get teh Charm casual shoes. I just had to say farewell my favourite casual pair, so I am in distress now.

q said...

What sets ECCO Shoes apart from all the others?
That's an easy one. I've never had any other brand shoes with soles falling virtually apart on me. You're all invited to watch the video!

Megan said...

I love the JAMESTOWN shoes, they are perfect!

Amy said...

I have been eyeing of the Cloud II and Essence Boots.

They are just gorgeous!

Kirsty said...

I love the Jaffna boots! I would love to own a pair of boots!

1000 Homes of Happiness said...

oooooh, very nice. I love the Essence boots. What a fab giveaway xoxox

Claire Atoxim said...

OMG have you seen the Siberia boots? They look so cosy and comfy! Thanks for running this awesome giveaway!

Atoxim at gmail dot com

ClaireyH said...

It's all,about the boots for me.

But I think I would go for brown now that I have some new black ones already.

I have been dreaming of these since seven cherubs showed me her choice.

acalmgreen said...

The essence in brown for my hoofers . Beautiful stitching.

DanniiBeauty said...

The boots you got are fantastic - I would pick those too or the jasmine shoes. I can't decide they are all gorgeous!
I follow via GFC!!

Deborah said...

I follow you, but I just don't understand the term GFC - sorry not a acronym-savvy girl just yet. Let me know and I'll be there!

Anyway, I adore the Twain boots! Looks stunning and super comfy!

Karen said...

After much deliberation I'm going to say the boots you have so wonderfully modeled. They look very comfy, and whilst looking extremely stylish they also look very practical and like something I could just wear with my clothes. Other option is shoes for bubba, the mimic brown ones are so cute and look ver hardy...unlike bubba's current shoes.

I think I have follow the GFC...I hope I have:)

Glowless @ Where's My Glow said...

Those boots are awesome. I hope you sing "These boots are made for walking" when you wear them :P

Kimberlee said...

i adore the SENSATA too! This is ideal for me as i have wide feet and often find when i wear shoes i get foot abrasion and blistering and often am stuck when trying to find the perfect pair of boots! Black goes with everything!!!

Vija said...

Following blog and liked on FB. There is so much to love at Ecco's website. The JAFFNA ankle boot is comfortable yet stylish, the quality looks first rate and its a style that can be worn with so many looks.

Anonymous said...

WOW! Those boots are hot! I can never find any boots cos my calves are so big & fat :-( But i still would love a pair really i would pretty please!!! with a cherry on top LOL...

Mel said...

Following your fab blog via google connect.
I love the TWAIN boots, so versatile!

Good luck everyone!

Me 'N My Monkeys said...

Wow how lucky are you, Love the boots.
I Love the 'Jaffna 75mm

skyelee said...

OOhh - so many to choose from, the cute little casual boullion in camel would be my choice (
And would also relish the trip in to DFO South Wharf to snap them up!

adnil63 said...

I'd love the Business Bag. Perfect for carrying and protecting my pride and joy.

princessnutnut said...

I would probably spoil my daughter with a pair of GIRLS IMAGINE 1 boots for winter.

Rachel said...

yay for new boots!! i so need a comfy pair of quality boots :) would go with the essence or the ones you have - lucky you fingers crossed for me!

Lucie said...

Following the blog ...I would buy the gorgeous Jaffna Boot ...thanks :)

beingbree said...

Ok, so I am already a follower and avid reader so I just need to choose some gorgeous shoes right? ;)
For myself I would chosse the brown Jaffna boot and for my daughter the purple sway boot - Ooohhh delish!!! And BTW - PR peeps, if you are perusing comments, I wouldn't mind reviewing some kick ass shoes too!!!
"I follow as 'Milk n Cookies"

Graceful Mom said...

I follow MLDB by Feedburner email!

sandierpastures at gmail dot com

Graceful Mom said...

I love the Jaffna ankle boots!

BTW, I am not from Aus but have an address there in case I win! :-)

sandierpastures at gmail dot com

nellbe said...

Yay another chance to wear a pair of these fabulous shoes!! I love the Shiver Wedges. (and am a GFC follower :))

~~Kallie~~ said...

I love the high Jaffna boots in the brown. I reckon they'd be my boots of choice :)

Deb_in_oz said...

Love the way your boots look on you so I think I would go for the same pair (I have bad feet and my current only pair of closed shoes I am wearing are ecco - so comfortable). I NEED these boots.
Glad to find your blog and subscribe in my reader

Anonymous said...

Following your blog! I would choose the Essence boots! ... love them!

Kellie said...

I want the ones you're wearing!

AlyceB said...

Haha, seems I'm not the only one who wants YOUR boots! I've got some brown boots (also rather scuffed!) and want some black ones, so your's look like the fit the bill (I would've said foot, but that would just be too corny!).

Lulu said...

Hi- I used to read your blog ages ago but then lost track of a lot of the Aussie blogs I followed and life got busy with my two boys ( I wasn`t married or a mum when I last read!)

I am hoping to start joining in wordless wednesday again and popped back over today because of that (I read your windmills post last week)

Then I noticed this competition- I have an Australian address (all Aust stuff goes there- ie my banking related things etc) and thought, why not, I should join in and my god the website is awesome- I got sucked into looking at all the kids shoes!

Heading into summer here- would love some sandles for my older boy- I liked the Kick Start sandles (infant section) in blue! So cute!

Bookmarking their site and liking it on facebook for future reference!

Anonymous said...

I like the Shiver Wedge boots and would go for them :D

Penny Whitehouse said...

Is it bad that I don't want to buy shoes for myself. I mustn't be a real woman because I'm not a huge fan of shoes. I probably only have five pairs. Shock! Horror!

So, I will buy my Hubby some Biom Golf shoes. He's a great golfer and with such a big family now, we don't have the funds to support new golf accessories.

Anonymous said...

With the weather the way it is at the moment, I am in desperate need of some good boots - black or brown.

Lori @ RRSAHM said...

*want* those boots you're wearing.. ;)

Queensland Girl said...

The Jaffna or Pearl boots look lovely!

Anonymous said...

I WANT these the Shiver brrrr!

luvablebubbles76 said...

Oo i would get these since i like Hiking

njps_email said...

Hmmmmm.. I can only pick one???

Ok, I love the blue shiver wedge boots.. Delish.

Kuddles said...

I'm loving the Sensata boots too.

I so need a new pair of boots. I wore my old ones to death... What gorgeous boots.

Love the blog :)
(I'm a follower)

red suede kitten said...

I'd love a pair of the Cloud II Tall Boots! Such a great, simple style. I can only wear Ecco shoes - I have joint pain and they're the most comfortable and stylish out there...

Mumma's Mini Mes - Kym said...

I think my feet would die and have gone to heaven in these shoes! I love the Jersey boots I could wear them all day, they would go with everything! Yes everything! even nightwear! lol :)
I am GFC follower :)

Louisa said...

I love the Jersey boots! Great giveaway :)

Louisa said...

p.s. Pretty sure I follow via GFC though it's playing up and won't let me check. I definitely follow via RSS though :)

Mummy McTavish said...

Ooooh, I never thought I would own a pair of boots, I just never thought it was worth it in North Queensland. But I'm FREEZING this year and I NEED a pair of boots. More specifically I think I may need the lovely Pearl Ecco boots with their cute little buckle, or maybe even the Sensata like you have... it's such a big decision! But one thing I know, I need boots! I will admit here too, I've been stalking... but no longer! I am now following with GFC.

SearchJane said...

I've just recently brought my first pair of Ecco laceups (Summer Zone's I think) and love them so much am considering buying a second pair! I've pretty much worn them every day (about to go & put them on once I've posted this). Got my fingers crossed! Cheers Jane

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