Vancouver. Modern skyscrapers covered in glass, mountains dusted with powdery snow, and the scent of evergreens in the air. When you're surrounded by forest and sea, it's clear that there aren't many places in the world that can top this city. We’re so lucky to be able to enjoy the conveniences of a buzzing urban centre when the ocean is literally a walk away. When it comes to living our best life here, we think we’ve got it down pat.
As our lifestyle transitions so seamlessly from urban city life to the outdoors, we usually look for fashion that does the same - shoes that are fashionable in the city, but you can wear on the trails. One of the shoe brands we love for this very reason is ECCO. ECCO has always been known for their quality and comfort, so when their new Scinapse line was released, we knew they’d fit right in with our athleisure style. The first thing we did when our (matching!) pairs arrived was hit the town for a little lunch and shopping, (it was raining, but what Vancouverite lets that slow them down?), and then made the drive over the Lions Gate Bridge to one of our favourite spots in West Vancouver - Whytecliff Park.
One of the great things about this model of Ecco Scinapse is that they come up over the heel and ankle. In sneaker world, high-tops are super in right now, but in the outdoor world, that extra support is perfect when navigating the uneven rocks of Whytecliff Park. If you’ve never been before, Whytecliff park is a must see in terms of quintessential lower mainland coastal beauty. The park is happening in the summer, shrouded in fog in the winter, and a popular spot for scuba diving year round. It’s known for it’s photogenic, insta-worthy dome-shaped island that’s accessible by a path of rounded rocks at low tide, and surrounded by water at high tide…so don’t get stuck if you venture out there! It’s the perfect place to head for a walk around the rocks, watch the ferries pass by, and cuddle up under a cozy blanket when it gets chilly. These ECCOs will carry us through the rest of winter and well into spring - we can’t wait to see what new trails they take us on.
THIS POST IS IN PAID SPONSORSHIP WITH ECCO CANADA. ALL PHOTOS IN THIS BLOG POST WERE TAKEN AND EDITED BY BRIE & REUBEN OF VANCITYWILD. ALL OPINIONS ARE OUR OWN.