aren't walking boots as comfortable as trainers?" was the
simple question asked by Chris Brasher, while walking the Roof of
Wales in '73. Having posted his old boots back home, after suffering
major blisters, he continued the 180 mile trek in his trainers and
arrived at his destination without a hitch.
His experience in Wales was the inspiration for the very first
cushioned Brasher boot, based on the most comfortable running shoe
on the market. Its lightweight, waterproof construction had an in
built rolling motion and an anti clogging sole unit - the first of
its kind on the market.
In 2004 we work on the same principles,
comfortable walking footwear for people with a passion for walking,
all based on the same lightweight philosophy.
12 Colima Avenue
Sunderland Enterprise Park
Sunderland SR5 3XB
Tel: +44 191 516 5777
Fax: +44 191 516 5770
To produce high quality baby shoes,
combining traditional manufacturing
methods with the finest materials, whilst maintaining realistic pricing
levels. To give an efficient, prompt and courteous service to our
customers at all times.
With concern for the environment and
The Early Days display stand is designed
to hold our eye-catching
packaging. A foot gauge is available to assist with fitting.
Early Days are the manufacturers of the
Baypods made to order range.
*Michael Bolton and Sons Limited
Trading As "Early Days"
15b Mandervell Road
Leicester LE2 5LQ
Tel: +44 116 271 6944
Fax: +44 116 271 9869
To ensure that every single wearer of
ECCO shoes has the perfect
walking experience, no matter what the weather or conditions, ECCO
utilises state of the art technology in the design, development and
production of our sandals, shoes and boots.
The investment in technological
innovation is based on scientific
studies, 40 years experience of good craftsmanship and by working
with the best suppliers. Only this way we can continuously enhance
the ECCO brand, and remain the leading company within world class
A new technology based on direct
vulcanization of rubber.
Utilizing a unique ECCO process rubber is
able to be moulded directly
onto a PU midsole with extreme pressure and precision. The result is
a high performance outsole with superior properties such as durability
Unique quality without compromising
well-known ECCO advantages.
The combination of a RubberTechTM outsole
and PU midsole gives the
advantage of a durable, high peformance sole yet retaining all of
ECCO's renowned comfort. RubberTechTM still possess the flexibility,
lightness and shock absorbing properties expected of an ECCO shoe
but additionally adds the performance benefits of a rubber outsole.
The rubber and its texture deliver a superb grip on all surfaces.
PU light means a single density
polyurethane sole with low density
and this material have been developed specially to fulfil the high
requirements ECCO have regarding sole quality.
A sole with low density will also mean a
sole with low weight and
this makes the shoe more comfortable, especially during many hours
of use. The PU light sole also provides good comfort due to superb
shock absorption, compression setting and cushion feeling that comes
with the use of excellent polyurethane material. The PU light material
used in ECCO shoes are made of high quality polyurethane that insure
long life time, since mechanical properties like tensile strength,
flexibility, wear resistance and hydrolysis resistance have been
optimised in the development of this special sole material.
A perfect fit, light flexible and shock
absorbing soles are
fundamental elements to the design of any shoe from ECCO. In addition
an optimal inner climate to the shoe is crucial for the overall
Dry facts about dry feet!
By adding a thin GORE-TEX® membrane
between the leather uppers and
the soft lining, several advantages are gained. GORE-TEX® acts like
a "valve system" that prevents moisture from the outside getting into
your shoe yet allows the natural moisture produced by your feet to
pass through the membrane and out into the open air. Technically, you
will have a shoe which is 100% waterproof and which allows your feet
All components of leather and textile and
the shoe construction
itself are precisely controlled to ensure the optimal function of
the wicking process.
With the latest ECCO Receptor®
collection we once again illustrates
that we are able to combine high technology with pure design and
fashion. The technology is so unique that a patent has even been
granted for it.
Experience ECCO's well-known comfort and
quality on the golf course.
We develop golf shoes for discerning enthusiasts who want to give
their feet a treat under all conditions.
ECCO Golf can tackle even the most
demanding of courses and last the
distance on the immaculate turf of the greens, the soggy fairways,
the impossible bunkers - or anywhere else where your shoes can tip
the scales between a good and a bad day.
Thanks to ECCO's production technology,
we have developed a shoe
that through polyurethane (PU) injection moulds the upper and outsole
together in one piece. The PU midsole is light and flexible with
incredibly good shock-absorbing qualities, and has a build-in shank
stabilizer that supports the torsion function.
Flexibility when you walk, stability in
The ideas first take shape in ECCOs
design department. Our
internationally recognised designers work on several annual
collections, each comprising numerous, very different shoe models.
Inspiration for the shoes comes from all over the world and from
every conceivable source. Shapes found in nature, for example, or
fashion trends, the current 'spirit of the age', inventions, food,
sport or people.
What began in 1980 as something of a
necessity has now become one of
ECCOs ace cards - high-tech production. Back then, ECCO developed high-
tech machinery to ensure high, consistent quality in its production and
to make the shoes less expensive to produce. Today, ECCOs most
functional and comfortable type of shoe simply cannot be made by
Hand alone. It would be impossible to maintain the consistent quality
without the use of high-tech machinery. Even so, human beings are
still at the centre of production. They ensure that quality is always
optimum. And even in the future, there will always be a pair of human
hands behind all of ECCOs shoes.
At the ECCO test centre all shoe
components are tested before being
used in our shoes. Even raw materials and components in ongoing shoe
production are tested to ensure that they fulfil the required
In the shoe industry common standards for
testing have been approved
to provide a common reference.
We have testers who are called in
regularly for fit-and-wear tests.
The shoes are exposed to 'real-life' conditions, with relevant 'wear'.
The tester wears the shoes for a period of time, keeping a regular
account of fit, wear and appearance.
Today ECCO is a global brand. ECCO has a
strong retail concept,
which we strengthen through co-operation with partners as well as
shops of our own. At the end of 2003 ECCO held 395 ECCO shops, 763
shop-in-shops, 2.000 points of sale and 31 Factory outlets around
The grass is always greener on the other
side of the hill. At ECCO
we want to make it greener on our side. We know that we are not going
to rescue the entire world, but we do want to play our part in making
it a bit better - to the benefit of our employees, customers and the
local communities surrounding our production units.
*ECCO Wholesale UK
Abbey Mill Business Park
Surrey GU7 2QW
Tel: +44 870 777 7323
Fax: +44 870 777 7323
Grisport made their first pair of walking
boots in 1977, and by the
turn of the millennium this production had grown to well in excess
of 2,000,000 pairs per year. Today, Grisport products are sold in more
than 50 Countries around the world, and the Company has a turnover in
excess of $50,000,000.
With a team of 10 full time designers,
Grisport ensure that their
products remain both functional and fashionable, while at the same
time ensuring superb fitting, and strict quality controls.
Grisport use only the best components and
brands associated with
the footwear industry, and through the range you will see the
incorporation of Vibram Soles, Sympatex Linings & Cordura fabrics.
When these materials are combined with
our award winning design,
and our state of the art manufacturing plant, we can be confident
that our footwear is some of the best that you will ever wear.
Shield Field Ind Est
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1RY
Tel: +44 191 232 0024
Fax: +44 191 221 0365
On your Wedding Day, as you take that all
important walk down the
aisle, you want every step you take to be perfect. At Meadows Bridal
Shoes we specialise in the production of the perfect bridal shoe.
Each pair has been handcrafted by skilled
craftsmen which makes
Meadows the leading name for bridal shoes, selling to stockists all
over the U.K. and exporting to many different countries around the
If required, the shoes can be
meticulously hand dyed to colour co-
ordinate. So when the big day arrives you can step out in comfort
and style, knowing you've found your perfect match!
*Meadows Bridal Shoes Ltd
Norfolk NR3 3ED
Tel: +44 160 321 9174
Fax: +44 160 376 2690
The alternative British urban lifestyle
brand of footwear,clothing
and accessories. In a world filled with artificial brands that are kept
alive by the life support machine of advertising, it is rare to find a
brand that has remained so close to it's origins. The Underground brand
of footwear,clothing and accessories is driven by its passion for
British "musiculture" - that unique blend of British fashion, culture
and music - the inspiration of so much that we do. We ensure that
Underground is a reflection of Underground culture, which manifests
itself in our innovative design.
The Underground brand was established in
England in the mid-eighties
and the Underground brand has acquired a unique identity reflecting
it's dedication to that which we call British "musiculture" - a
powerful mix of fashion, music and youth movement fused together
to create a distinctive culture.
These influences have enabled the
Underground brand to develop a
reputation for cutting edge design whilst at the same time making
subtle references to British icons and pop culture. Whilst the
history and roots provide the Underground brand with strength, it
is the reference to contemporary influences and the subsequent
innovation the enables the Underground brand to keep moving forward.
P O Box 351
Cheshire WA14 3XF
Tel: +44 870 161 1636
Fax: +44 870 161 1646