Whether you're off to the gym or just crossing off to-do list items, ECCO's Tao lace-up is a terrific pick for daily dressing. Suede and leather combine for a lightweight feel, while specialized midsole inserts and an anatomically shaped footbed provide a responsive fit for a more comfortable step. An etched rubber outsole supplies non-slip traction. ECCO is a European shoe company founded in Denmark in 1963. Today we own and operate factories throughout Europe and Asia. We produce all the leather used in making Ecco shoes, taking measures to protect the environment at the same time. No matter what kind of shoe we are making our sole aim is to make a comfortable walking shoe. Leather and synthetic. Rubber sole. Heel measures approximately 1 1/4" Platform measures approximately 3/4"