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ECCO, Boots for Fall and Winter

ECCO began as a response to uncompromising footwear. More than 40 years ago in the small southern Jutland town of Bredebro, Denmark, Karl Toosbuy pioneered a revolution in footwear, choosing comfort over conformity. Tired of having his feet mold to his shoes, he charged that the foot should lead the shoe. A new type of footwear was born, crafted both by hand and “by heart”.

Sight – Available in black or grey leather. Light and breathable, it features a textile lining for extra cushioning and comfort. Super-soft inlay sole mounds to the shape of your feet providing additional support.

I don’t normally start a review with a company quote, but this one really hits home. It’s true that your feet lead you through life, and having quality footwear is key to that journey.

Recently I was sent a pair of ECCO boots for review, and I chose the Sight‘ Style. This was my first time trying this brand, and I have to admit – I was a little skeptical despite hearing great things from others. My doubt was only because boots are something that I generally need to break in. And, they are anything but comfortable, especially with the extra weight {can you tell I am a sandal person at heart?}.

What surprised me, and this is why I led this post with the company tagline – these boots are exactly what the tagline describes! No break in time, and comfort from the first step. And I didn’t just put them on for a quick jaunt to the store either. I put these ECCO boots under the ultimate test, by wearing them during our recent weekend getaway to Banff National Park. There was indeed a lot of walking and hiking {as well as shopping and dining} in those 2 days, and ECCO led me comfortably and fashionably the entire way!

The fit of my boots are perfect – no sliding of the heel in the boot, and they are lightweight despite being such a quality and warm boot. Impressed? I sure am! Since those first 2 days in Banff, I have worn my boots daily {thanks to Mother Nature deciding that Winter is well on its way!}. From shopping to playing outside at the park – my ECCO’s are there. So, no matter what task I have been doing, these fit into my usual {chaotic} life! As well, being a person that doesn’t much like to switch from summer to winter boots, this year I made the transition easier thanks to ECCO.

Now, onto the other delicious boots from ECCO! How about embracing Winter full force with these Siberia boots. I really like the fur with the splash of color in the detail.


And, nothing says Holiday Parties like these tall black boots names Rise! Thing is, more and more I see women wearing this type of boot all the time, not just on a special night out. So, if they were ECCO comfortable? You bet I would wear them all the time!

‘Rise’ – Leather and suede calf length boot. Added support comes from the textile lining giving extra cushioning. Moisture-absorbent system keeps air circulating a fresh feet.

Maybe you like more of a ‘hiker’ style of boot, allow me to suggest this one:

Altai – Available in white or brown yak leather with GORE-TEX and warm lining

And finally, if you work outdoors and need something to withstand the elements as much hold up under gruelling outdoor work – check these ‘Hill’ pair out:

Hill – Available in black, brown or grape leaf leather/textile with GORE-TEX. Warm lining and wool-covered insole keep feet cushioned and toasty. Waterproof and breathable for all terrain comfort

Not only specializing in fabulous boots, they are a one-stop-shop for the whole family looking for quality footwear. Quality and craftsmanship make their shoes famous and create loyal fans who prize their comfort and value. ECCO also has a great selection of handbags and accessories as well. So, when I say that ECCO makes a great gift for anyone, I mean it. There is something for anyone! Yet I labelled my ECCO feature as a gift for Mom because…


Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.



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    1. and why?,,Because they are gorgeous and are great for me to wear to the stadium all winter so my toesies dont freeze!

  1. I like the Rise boots the best, because they would protect my feet from the elements and look stylish and hip at the same time.

  2. I would love the rise because the look is very much my style and I would really like to have a comfortable boot during the winter.

  3. We must have similar taste – my choice would be the “Rise” boot that you chose 🙂 I like the edgy feel of all those buckles up the side.

  4. I love the Hill boot because its a super looking boot that I can wear with skirts and jeans, but at the same time, waterproof and warm

  5. I like the the “Rise” boot that you have pick. I like that they are calf length on them because I can’t wear tall boots ( my legs are too big). These would keep me warm and comfortable.

  6. My fav of your pick is the rise style because they look great and you could wear them to work or out at night plus you said they were non slip!

  7. i think my daughter would like the HILL the best and my sons the atari and i like the SITE so i will say the SITE but if i won not sure who would get what lol but would be fun to figure it out
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  8. I like the Kazen because I think that boot would go great with my snowshoes. I am excited to go. First time in over 20years. I know! 🙂

  9. Hill – I have coveted a pair of dress boots for as long as I can remember – at first I was to big (I have lost 100 pounds) and they never fit my calf, then I was a stay at home mom on the one income we just can not afford things like this LOL. I buy everything at the thrift store. These are stunning, and this brand will last a lifetime if taken care of. I still wear my Doc Martens that I bought in England in 1992! Every day!!!! Like I say, buy something of a great brand and take care of it 😉 I do – these are just perfect, and would go with so many things, dressy, more casual.

  10. Love the Altai because I do a lot of walking in the snow, through the woods on the way home from school or on the weekends for fun.

  11. My favorite is the Kazans in black because I think they would be great for my husband because he does alot of work outside.
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  12. I like the Altai boot, very stylish, could wear them while playing outdoors during the winter or anytime and they look comfortable.

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  14. My favourite is the tall boots. I love that they have GORE-TEX to keep me nice and warm.

  15. My favorite is the Rise because I love the style of them and i love the calf length

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  18. I like the sight because they look very warm. Very nice to warm walking those cold winter days!
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  19. I really like the “Rise” boots, they look like they could be my everday shoe for this fall and winter. I like that they would go under my jeans and not over which i dont like at all. A great looking shoe and from your post reviewing that specific style it seems to fit the bill for me.

  20. I like the Hill or the RISE – 42943 boots they would be great for wearing at work and outside when I go for a walk to pick up my daughter from her preschool!
    thanks for the chance they are all lovely

  21. My favourite was between the Cloud and the Rise boots BUT the Rise won out slightly because of that awesome buckle at the top of the boot! Love them.

  22. I think my favourites would be the “Sight” pair – I spend a lot of time outside in the winter, and I have a hard time finding boots that are warm/weather repellent, but also COMFORTABLE! (plus ones that look nice are always a bonus!)

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  25. I like the Hill boot because I would love to own a pair of taller boots to walk through all the snow drifts this winter! These boots would keep my feet warm and dry.

  26. I am in some desperate need for boots! I am in love with the Hope boot. Perfect for fall (and I will probably dare to wear them in winter). Now that I’m expecting I cannot wear huge heels and I miss it! It’s nice to get dressed up 🙂

  27. well i would pick the ‘Rise‘ Style as i love the look of the boot but also as i haven’t tried this brand of footwear before and have no idea how they fit, i tend to have wider feet and thick as tree stump calves, i would love to get a tall style (like the ‘Hill’) but will have to give them a trial run.

  28. I love the Hill boot because I can dress it up for work or a party or wear with jean for shopping or just hanging out with my girls.

  29. I like the Hill boots….been wishing for a pair of tall boots to wear with my leggings

  30. I would pick the hill style in back. I am due for a new pair of high cut boots 🙂
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  31. I like the Altai. I walk daily, and as the weather is changing, a functional hiker boot that is waterproof would be fantastic for me.

  32. I like the Hill best because its something that can be dressed down or up and is functional,fashionable and weather friendly. Winters coming!

  33. I’d love Hill in black. I love that it’s water-proof. In Vancouver weather, you NEED something like this and all my boots currently leak right through.

  34. My favorite are the Hill boots because they are stylish and practical all at the same time


  35. my favorite is the hill tall black boots. i would wear them with so many things. i love them

  36. i live Hill in black, very stylish boot that will go with jeans or skirts…definetly something I would love over the winter.

  37. I like the Altai in brown Yak. I do a lot of walking and hiking boots would be so nice to have. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  38. I like the “rise” ones….just perfect for wearing under jeans which is the only time I wear boots 🙂

  39. I like the Kazan the best. I need a good boot for when I am outside working in the yard in the winter.

  40. I like the Hill black boot, very stylish, would look good with any outfit and i dont own anything nice like this
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  41. I choose the ‘Rise‘ Style boots because they look stylish yet comfortable for everyday use

  42. I like the ‘Rise’ pair best, since I’ve been looking for a new pair of boots like this to replace my worn-out ones.

  43. OOOh id love the “rise”…very modern and versatile!I really need a pair of boots.

  44. I like Hill because it has warm lining and wool-covered insole that would keep my feet cushioned and warmed.

  45. Altai is my choice because I like that they have warm lining
    and the soles look like they would be great for snow/ice walking.


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  47. LOVE! the Hill! It’s a beautiful boot and it’s comfy! A definite must when I’m carrying a carseat, diaper bag etc this winter!

  48. I love the look of “the hill” boots! I’m so tired of having 3-4 pairs of boots in my closet each for casual, one for dressy, one for work and one for those days when the snow is nearly up to your knees and it’s wet and slushy to walk. THESE boots look like I could use them all the time! They’re waterproof and warm….just perfect for life in Toronto this winter!

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  49. I like the Hill boots the best as I think they are a good all around boot that can be worn with so many things.

  50. I love “Sight”. It looks very warm and comfortable and I’d love to have these for my long walks to work in the winter.

  51. SIGHT (242553) in WALNUT-ESPRESSO would be my boot of choice – it’s a beautiful boot in a great color & can be dressed up or down

  52. I love the Hill boot in black! I love because its just so sexy and stylish! These look functional and cute!

  53. I think I would go with Rise pair because they are stylish and still practical. I have 3 (soon to be 4 kids) so we are going to be spending a lot of time outside so I need a boot that is not only comfortable but also stylish and light weight! Thanks for the review!

  54. I like the Siberia one. love the trim fur look with pink stitches. a hint of feminine on it 🙂

  55. I would love the Siberia boots! Perfect for cold Saskatchewan winter days and would be great for helping do the winter chores on our farm!

  56. I like the ECCO Altai
    REASON, it looks nice and casual and it will keep me dry and warm on nice weekend walks in the snow

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  58. I like the tall black boot Rise as i think they are nice looking and look great with skirts to dresses to fitted pants and just give a nice look with what ever you wear.

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  59. I love the Altai because I am out in the snow and ice with the kiddies and at the outdoor hockey rink a lot..

  60. I am just starting to enjoy boots so I think the sight style would be the ones for me (although the rise are intriguing)

  61. Love the Siberia for these cold Manitoba Winters however I can NEVER find a boot like them that fit my calf. Thinking because it laces up I might be ok. I also like the sight because it is versatile for dress or casual.

  62. I like the Hill boots the best. Very practical and perfect for chasing around a 2 year old!

  63. I really need a pair of Siberia as we get LOTS of snow here and I need a boot to handle all the snow
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  65. I like the ‘Rise’ boots. I prefer a boot without heels, so these are perfect. Also, because they are black, I can match them to any outfit.

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  66. I like the Altai boots!! They look cool, look easy to tie up & would be perfect for for my daily walks in the snow with my kids! 🙂

  67. I’m going to say the Altai in brown. I haven’t had a really good pair of hiking boots for some time and the boots I do wear hiking have seen better days. I love the looks of these boots and the fact that they have GORE-TEX and warm lining is an added plus for any seasonal activities where the weather is unpredictable.

    Thanks for an awesome giveaway.

  68. I love the Siberia boots but the Rise comes in at a close second. I like the Siberia because we got a ton of snow here and it looks totally warm and comfy

  69. I would love to win the Hill Boots, I need some good winter boots 🙂 I also really like the sleek looking Clouds.

  70. I would also choose the sight boots. They are very stylish looking and look comfortable!

  71. The Altai boots would be great for my wife as she loves to hike the trails with the kids!