Urban to Outdoors: ECCO’s BIOM AEX and Chunky Sneaker Tackle All Terrains Release: 3 March 2021
Danish footwear frontrunners ECCO have been in the game for almost 60 years, and they’ve learnt a thing or two about adaptability along the way. Connecting urban dwellers with the wilderness has become their forte, and the latest silhouettes to join their ever-growing lineup certainly embody that trailblazing spirit. Headlined by the BIOM AEX and the Chunky Sneaker, the latest ECCO styles are prepped and ready to tackle the city, the wild, and everywhere in between.
Building on the renowned BIOM® lineage, the new BIOM AEX combines an aggressive, contemporary aesthetic with lightweight comfort, natural motion, and dramatic rebound. Designed to transition seamlessly from the street to sleet, the silhouette’s amphibious attributes include a waterproof GORE-TEX membrane and ECCO's HYDROMAX® water-resistant tech, while a super-grippy full rubber outsole ensures secure footing in all conditions. In the spirit of BIOM, the design features an anatomical last that follows the natural curves and shapes of the foot, resulting in both a snug fit and that trademark barefoot feel. Additionally, ECCO’s ultra-light and sumptuously soft PHORENE™ compound is used in the midsole, paired with FLUIDFORM™ Direct Comfort Technology to create a perfect balance between cushioning and rebound. That’s some serious AEX-level tech!
Flipping the script, the ECCO Chunky Sneaker moves away from BIOM’s sleek profile, adopting an aesthetic that’s straight-up supersized luxe. Arriving in women’s sizing, the Chunky is blessed with a distinct feminine flair, constructed with ECCO’s famed eco-friendly leather, which is developed in their own tanneries. The premium leather upper arrives with wavy stitched panelling, designed to follow the natural shape of the foot, while the hefty sole unit is packed with same FLUIDFORM™ cushioning as the outdoor-geared BIOM AEX, ensuring comfort isn’t compromised. Combining pastel palettes, refined design, and runway-ready looks, the Chunky Sneaker is elevated elegance, in more ways than one.
Offering up a style for every taste and terrain, the BIOM AEX (men’s and women’s sizes) and Chunky Sneaker (women’s only) are available in a range of colourways via ECCO’s webstore.