Size and fit

The Ecco Gillian Side Zip is exclusively available in women’s sizes. For the shoe’s closure, the slip-on design features a functional side zip detail with medial elastic goring and a pull tab at the back for easy on and off. 

Ecco Gillian Side Zip Style

Crafted from rich, full-grain Ecco leather, the Gillian zip-detailed sneaker has superior construction and minimalist design. Also, this makes for a lightweight feel and premium look. The cool, pointed construction also adds to these casual shoes' feminine style and makes this pair dressier than an ordinary sneaker.

The Gillian Side Zip is made available in a few colorways which are in Rose Dust, Black, and White. Having a contemporary and trendy style, these sneakers go best with a casual ensemble. One can either choose to dress up or down with the pair. A basic, cuffed tee or sleeveless top matched with a blazer or cardigan goes pretty well with the shoes on. For the bottom, one can pair the tops with jeans, denim, straight pants, or skirts.

Notable Features

Equipped with direct-injected, single-component PU sole with Ecco FLUIDFORM technology, it offers lightweight wear, exceptional cushioning, and flexible feel. The moisture-wicking leather lining provides a rich look and feel while optimizing the shoe’s inner climate. In addition, a removable, cushioned inlay sole features optimal in-shoe comfort and optional extra width when taken out.

With a full anatomical last shape, this delivers a supremely comfortable fit by mimicking the unique profile of the foot, giving exceptional support and heel-to-toe comfort. Moreover, the sculpted fit gives an ultimate ride feel.

Ecco Gillian Side Zip History

Ecco originated in Denmark and was founded by Karl Toosbury on the philosophy of “control the process, control the quality.” Through this philosophy, Ecco ensures every pair meets their standard of maximum comfort, fit, and performance. This is an important factor considering that the product are available in 93 markets worldwide, selling 200,000 pairs of shoes annually.

Since then, Ecco is regarded as one of the world's top ten shoemakers and a worldwide leader in the "comfort" shoe segment. The company produces casual, classic, and sportswear shoes for men, women, and children, as well as clothing and accessories. By owning and managing every single step of the shoemaking process; from tanneries to stores, Ecco can thoroughly provide quality assurance and control of all its products.

One of the shoes created by Ecco is the Gillian Side Zip, an on-trend, low-profile, and simple Scandinavian sneaker range on a more feminine style with pointy cupsole features and contemporary styling in exquisite materials. This cool pointed slip-on sneaker with functional side zip detail constructed from rich full-grain leather with comfort features make for a premium look, lightweight wear, and exceptional cushioning. 

Nice to know

  • The leather used for the Gillian Side Zip is vegetable-tanned milled vachetta leather, made in ECCO tanneries. It has natural character, and a modern, transparent finish to add shine. 
  • Moreover, a lightly cushioned collar with heel tab is added to the shoe’s construction. 

Facts / Specs

Style: Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Closure: Zipper
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, EVA
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

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