In fact, I recommended them to George Gombossy, our fearless leader here, and he bought two pairs, one of which disintegrated after six years.
Did the carpet cleaner somehow get chemicals in my shoe closet? My shoes were dissolving and leaving black pieces everywhere and I didn’t have a clue why.
Let me say this: I’ve been a big fan of Eccos and have owned 20 pairs over the years. They are expensive, but up until now, have always been worth the money.
In fact, I sent three pairs of their hiking boots to Haiti, in the wake of the earthquake, thinking that was something people could really use. The minute I got home, I typed this sentence into Google: “My Ecco shoes started disintegrating,” and voila!
and Thank the heavens and Al Gore for the Internet.
There were hundreds of other complaints by people saying the same thing.
Some said their shoes were older and hadn’t been worn; others said they were fairly new.Here are some of the complaint boards: here; and here; and here.I’m religious about checking reviews before I buy things, but never before noticed the complaints about Eccos.Ms Armstrong spent two-and-a-half years in an Argentina jail after she was duped into carrying five kilos of cocaine in her luggage, thinking she was carrying documents for a man she had met through an online dating site.Kiwi Antony De Melmanche, who also said he was tricked into importing drugs, was sentenced this week to 15 years in prison in Indonesia.His lawyer Craig Tuck said internet dating sites were a hotbed for scammers - and they would stop at nothing to move their product.