The stunning ECCO S-LITE golf shoe has been recognised within the global design industry by winning an internationally-renowned Red Dot Award, which pays homage to the very best products created each year.
The origins of the distinguished awards date back to 1955 and its judging panel, which oversees products from over 48 categories, is comprised of 40 international experts, making it one of the most prestigious awards in product design excellence.
ECCO S-LITE is the lightest leather golf shoe the Danish golf footwear company has ever produced and was launched as part of the spring/summer 2019 collection, offering golfers an extremely light and versatile model in a range of eye-catching colourways.
Commenting on the award, ECCO GOLF Lead Designer, Andrzej Bikowski, said: “Winning a Red Dot award for Product Design is a recognition of our innovative approach to golf footwear design, and it’s something our whole team can be proud of.
“S-LITE is a one-of-a-kind shoe that represents the vision of ECCO GOLF; to create modern golf shoes using premium materials and pioneering technology.”
ECCO S-LITE blends cutting-edge engineering and comfort to provide an ultra-light design which still delivers tremendous golf performance.
Professor Dr. Peter Zec, Founder and CEO of Red Dot, commented: “I would like to congratulate the laureates sincerely on their wonderful success. The fact that their products were able to satisfy the strict criteria of the jury bears testimony to their award-winning design quality. The laureates are thus setting key trends in the design industry and are showing where future directions may lead.”
ECCO’s designers leveraged their own unique multi-injection FLUIDFORMTM production process to create a lighter sole unit that still offers outstanding flexibility and on-course traction.
Combining the lightweight sole construction with premium, durable ECCO Yak leather, made in the company’s own tanneries, ensures natural water-repellent properties, while stylish diamond-shaped embossing on the upper increases comfort and delivers breathability.
The innovative multi-injection production process has enabled ECCO GOLF to design a base that’s 66% thinner than any other T.PU outsole that the company has previously created, making it theperfect packable playing option for overseas travel, or for an after-work twilight round on a hot summer’s day.
FLUIDFORM™ Technology, a ‘state change’ process that uses specialised fluid materials to form around an anatomical last, ensures a finely-tuned balance of cushioning and rebound, while also creating an integral, flexible and durable bond, without the compromises common with stitched or glued assemblies
ECCO GOLF shoes are worn in competition around the world by Fred Couples, Thomas Bjørn, Lydia Ko, Minjee Lee, and Caroline Masson among others. For further information about ECCO GOLF, please visit golf.ecco.com.
The Red Dot Award: Product Design is one of the world’s largest design competitions. In 2019, designers and manufacturers from 55 countries entered more than 5,500 products in the competition. The international jury comprises experienced experts from different disciplines and has been convening for more than 60 years in order to select the year’s best designs. The assessment focuses on criteria such as the level of innovation, functionality, formal quality, longevity and ergonomics.