Danish brand ECCO, a leading global

manufacturer of innovative footwear, has announced that it has been named

“Official Footwear Supplier” to the 2013 European Solheim Cup team and will

create special-edition shoes for the squad’s players and captains.

The company will also provide shoes

to the defending champions’ caddies and team staff. The 2013 European Solheim

Cup competition will be held at Colorado Golf Club

outside Denver, August 13-18.

“ECCO has long been a part of the

family of sponsors and suppliers that help to make the Solheim Cup one of the

world’s most outstanding sporting events,” said Marc Anderman, European Solheim

Cup Manager.

“All the ladies look forward to

receiving the special-edition shoes, which embody the team spirit that will

help us retain the Cup.”

The Solheim Cup features the best U.S. born

players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour and the best

European members from the Ladies European Tour (LET).

Team Europe enters the

competition holding the Cup and will need 14 points to retain it, with the U.S.

Team requiring 14½ points to regain the coveted Waterford Crystal prize, which

was first presented in 1990.

“With the supreme levels of talent

on both sides of the Atlantic, this competition will likely go down to the wire

once again,” says Jesper Thuen, ECCO Global Sponsorship and PR Manager Golf.

“That makes for a compelling

spectacle, during which the ECCO Golf collection will be showcased to fans

around the world.”