Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Ecco Alpha appeal
Sounds like part of the Greek alphabet, but it's actually the name of the brand and model line of the brown shoes in the previous post. If anybody knows where I can get any more of those in size 38, please, by all means, speak up. The last several pairs were from EBay, but the line has been out of production so long, that even those are nigh impossible to find. I've tried having them resoled, but they aren't the same at all. I have a black pair too, but the bottom layer of the sole has begun peeling. That's how they go. The brown ones are starting to feel a little mushy. This may be the end of the love affair between my impossible to please feet and the Ecco Alpha shoe. All of the Alphas had a fine green line along the edge of the sole, that I could have done without, but I wasn't in love with the cosmetics. It is the soul of the sole and the fit. I can wear them many days in a row. There were also more sandally sandals, oxfords, chukka boots and I think clogs as well. The one pictured is the fisherperson sandal, though the upper is a redesign of a previous Alpha fisherperson. Ecco called it a fisherman sandal, but of course, they were wrong. I've had them all except for the boot and the clog.