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June 20, 2004

ECCO Shoes

What would you say if I told you that I found the most comfortable athletic shoes ever while strolling down Newbury Street in the vibrant Back Bay section of Boston, MA? To further flabbergast you, imagine if I said it was a brand that was as foreign to me as riding a cramped T subway car from Alewife to Braintree.

Well, my wife and I purchased a pair of ECCO athletic shoes this morning and walked miles and miles the rest of the day in unbelievable comfort. Never before has a shoe fit me or Kathy as well as these. Both pairs of shoes sport a new technology called Receptor. The bottom of each shoe has a very stiff piece of plastic that minimizes flex at the arch. The way I understand it is this piece of plastic immediately transfers your body weight from your heel to the ball of your foot where it belongs. I must tell you that walking in these shoes is like walking on air. It is the most unusual feeling I have ever experienced when wearing a shoe.

All I can say is that if I had on my sandals or other shoes, I would be popping Advil pills into my mouth tonight like popcorn at a double feature. At the very least you might think I would be sporting one or two blisters. Not a chance. It is entirely possible ECCO Shoes has just made another customer for life.

Posted by Tim Carter at June 20, 2004 11:11 PM

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