ECCO Cool 2.0 Textile Review
The ECCO Company was founded in southern Denmark after a job ad was posted in the local newspaper. In the early ’60s the founder of ECCO, Karl Toosbuy was training to be a cobbler. However, he wasn’t satisfied with the direction that his apprenticeship was headed, and was looking for a way out of the company that employed him.
So, in 1962 he posted an ad in the local newspaper that had the title "Who wants us?" and the local businessmen, farmers, and workers responded. On April 1st, 1963, the ECCO Company was established with an investment of 158.000 Danish kroner. By the end of the year, 74 and people were employed in the Company and ECCO promoted the first shoe ever. A pointy toe high heel shoe called Venus, and the rest is history. Since the passing of Karl Toosbuy in 2004, the second generation of Toosbuy is in charge of leading the company. Karl’s daughter Hanni and her husband are in charge of management and to this day it’s a family-owned business.
But for now, let’s look closely at the ECCO Cool 2.0 Textile model.
Waterproof yet breathable
Supportive PU-grid on the upper
Gore-Tex surround construction in the midsole
Made with the Gore-tex technology, the surround offers best-in-class climate control, and guaranteed waterproof properties, without compromising the breathability of the sneakers. The upper is not only perforated, but a thin mesh-like construction is added as another layer on top of the base. The mesh covers most of the upper’s surface and that allows the extra dose of breathability, and climate control to the entire foot. But don’t be fooled by the perforated upper and the mesh addition on top of it. You’d think that those are a disastrous combo that will allow a lot of moisture to penetrate in the sneakers, but you’d be wrong. Despite having a great dose of aeration and ventilation, the Cool 2.0 Textile model by ECCO is in fact so waterproof that you’ll be able to wear them in a jungle and not get wet.
The shaft measures approximately low-top from the arch, and the supportive PU-grid that sits on the upper acts a protective barrier to the top part of the sneaker. When you have a thick protective PU-grid on the upper you just know that the sneakers are in „good hands“, and here in the Cool 2.0 Textile, you’re in the best hands. But that’s not it. The lacing system is done with thick two-tone laces that go all the way to the top of the rubber tongue. Both the lacing system and the rubber tongue fixate the foot in the shoe’s structure and allow it to have a bit more stability in the top part of the sneaker.
Yes, they are shoes that fall on the more expensive side, but if you look past the price you’ll find that the purchase of the model will bring along high quality, durable and very comfortable shoe that will not only be there for you on any type of terrain but also in any weather conditions. Rain shouldn’t come as a surprise to the sneakers. In fact, that was one of the positive things that the customers left on the customer review board, and almost every single one of the comments praised the waterproof abilities of the sneakers and their additional aeration. You’ll fall in love with them for sure.