ECCO styles featuring GORE-TEX® SURROUND™ product technology now available for Spring 2015

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Elkton, Maryland, March 6, 2015: For its new women’s and men’s collection, ECCO has partnered with W.L. Gore & Associates and developed casual, lifestyle shoes that provide exceptional comfort in all seasons. Gore’s new GORE-TEX® SURROUND™ product technology allows feet to remain comfortably dry and cool in moderate to warm temperature environments. Due to the breathable GORE-TEX® membrane, which completely surrounds the foot, warmth and moisture can escape through both the upper surface and the lateral ventilation system in the sole. The membrane’s waterproof properties prevent any moisture from getting in. The result is a lightweight, casual shoe that provides flexibility and comfort, while being completely waterproof. The styles are crafted using premium yak leather and are available in white, true navy, chilli red, camel, concrete and black.

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Complete comfort for every season

A total of 15 Gore brand partners will be bringing collections to market for the upcoming 2015 spring/summer season featuring GORE-TEX®SURROUND™ product technology. In addition to ECCO, these include top brands such as Clarks, LaSportiva, Mammut, Salewa, Scarpa, Treksta and Zamberlan. Unlike in ECCO’s footwear, moisture and warmth escapes either via an open sole construction or for hiking footwear styles, moisture escapes downwards through the GORE-TEX® laminate into the open structure of an open-celled “spacer” – and from there outwards via the shoe’s sides. Thanks to these unique constructions, feet stay dryer and more comfortable.

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About W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Gore is a technology-driven company focused on discovery and product innovation. Well known for waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® fabric, the company’s portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Headquartered in the United States, Gore posts annual sales of more than $3 billion and employs more than 10,000 associates with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and China, and sales offices around the world. In Europe, Gore started its first business operations only a few years after the Enterprise's founding in 1958. Gore now has locations – sales offices as well as production facilities – in the key European countries dedicated to serving the markets of all of Gore's product divisions. Gore is one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. “100 Best Companies to Work For” lists since the rankings debuted in 1984. For several years now, Gore has also been voted one of the best workplaces in Europe and has been ranked on top workplace lists in France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Sweden. Learn more at gore.com.

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