Karl Toosbuy – the founder of ECCO – had a dream. He wanted to own a shoe factory and run his own business. Today ECCO is with its headquarter in Denmark a global leader in innovative comfort footwear for men, ladies and kids. ECCO is the only major shoe company with own production facilities and tanneries, which are one of the biggest in the world. Their design is guided by the fundamental principle of functionalism: that form should follow function. That’s why every single design begins with the foot and creates extremely lightweight and flexible shoes with optimum comfort.