Side Street Style: Embracing Autumn adventures with Ecco

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30/10/2017

Embracing Autumn adventures with Ecco


fallen leaves


We love getting outdoors all year round but as we move through Autumn into Winter there is something particularly wonderful about this time of the year, the light, the fallen leaves, the biting freshness that makes you feel awake. The thing is as it starts to get colder more preparation is needed for outdoor adventures so that you are comfortable and cosy and don't have to retreat back indoors simply due to being under dressed. 

Over this half term we decided to head to one of our favourite National Trust Properties, Dyffryn Gardens to enjoy all the Autumn activities such as scare-crow making and pumpkin carving. We love this place as it also allows for all those simple pleasures such as climbing trees, getting muddy and walking through acres of woodland and I often struggle to get the boys to leave even when it's late afternoon.  


Dyffryn Gardens

Autumn activities


We easily spend a couple of hours here as there is always something new to discover, even on weekends it feels quiet and uncrowded and as the temperature is suddenly dropping it's means the thick socks, jumpers and jackets are coming out and while the kids love their wellies I do prefer something a little bit more comfortable, hard wearing and stylish and can do that better than the Scandi's and there is that famous saying "there is no bad weather just bad clothes". 



Dyffryn Gardens

fallen leaves


Being a fan of Ecco, the long established Danish shoe company that is passionate about form and functionality I was really excited when they go in touch to try out their new Track 25 all weather boot that is perfect for hours outdoors against the elements. The Track 25 combines the needs of urban and countryside explorer with a water-proof Gore-tex lining to keep weather out and warmth in as well as a unique Ecco comfort fibre to keep air circulating meaning fresher feet for longer and the padded ankle means extra comfort for all day walking. 


Track 25


Autumn family adventure


I put these boots to the test through long grass, mud, puddles, woodland and forest and the whole time my feet felt warm and cosy and the plummeting temperatures had no affect on them, plus they have an anatomical shaped sole meaning a more natural movement and no fatigue. I'm really impressed with how well made they are and can foresee these lasting through many seasons and I will certainly be using them a lot this winter. They retail at around £165 which is on the higher end of things but these are an investment in an item that is going to last years and I am a true believer of quality over quantity.



Ecco boots


17 comments:

  1. Oo I've been looking for some all weather boots for a while because my husband has some and now prefers them to his wellies!

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  2. I've often bought Ecco in the past and have found them well worth the investment as they are well made and hard wearing.

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  3. Those look like really comfy and robust shoes for a spot of Autumn adventuring - love their design too!

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  4. The Ecco boots look great! Totally agree there's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes. Love autumn, thanks for the recommendation.

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  5. I love these boots! They are stylish and hard wearing and really practical. Perfect for those family days outside away from screens. Love them!

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  6. These boots sound great. I hate to have wet feel when I am on walks with Mollie the Collie :)

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  7. I love those Ecco boots! The colour is fab and they look perfect for the welsh weather.

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  8. It looks like the boots are functional and stylish so thank you for the honest review. Great colour as well x

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  9. I love Autumn and spending time outside. There are so many great activities that the season brings.

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  10. I absolutely adore Autumn and the place you took your kids to looks amazing! I would even want to go hang out there and I'm 47! LOL! As far as Ecco, I've never had any of their products but those boots look amazingly comfortable and the fact that they're waterproof is even better. Great color choice, too!

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  11. Comfy shoes are a must for adventure! I'm pretty much in heels 24/7 but I have one day every other week where I strap on a pair of flats and give my feet a break. These shoes look ultra comfy and extremely practical!

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  12. I need to get some new walking boots, mine are falling apart. These look fab

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  13. Lovely photos, especially the first photo. Autumn leaves are so pretty.

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  14. Oooh, I went in the Ecco shop yesterday! I had a pair of boots from them a few years ago that I LOVED - maybe time to invest in some more!

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  15. Love a good autumn day out! So much fun carving pumpkins. x

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  16. Ooh I love Autumn! It's my favourite time of year, I don't feel as if we've been out as much as I'd have like this year because of settling into our new house which is a shame. I could definitely do with upgraded my outdoors shoes too- these look brilliant! x

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  17. I totally agree with your outlook, it definitely comes down to clothes and footwear and those boots look the part!

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