Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Outdoor Retailer, SLC

 Words/Images Judith Ecochard

With a ten years old “WALKABILITY” mantra---Rockport still incorporates its athletic technologies into its outdoor and walking shoes…with comfort and function supporting the stylish uppers.

Desert Boot---versatile $210 Day to Night

For do it in a day hiker types, “every style is walkable” ---and for urban office types who are in their cubicles everyday ---we thought many selections are work ready too.

Never underestimate the desirability of comfort and function---particularly in a city where walking the streets is the main mode of transportation.
Katja Clogs wood bottom with flex...$130-$150


Break Trail Collection

…Rockport has been in business over 40 years-since 1971- engineering shoes for the best fit using the latest technology.

Now owned by Adidas---that company’s adiPRENE® --- a highly shock absorbing material for outsoles and insoles…and adiPRENE® Plus  returns energy to the forefoot amd insole ---is extensively used.

Other details…flex screws in the outsole, a "truwalk” collection---meant to encourage natural movement via constant contact with the ground, and easy flexible toes with spring.

PLUS: Use of performance materials like Gore-Tex® and proprietary Hydro-shield for water resistant and breathable kickers.
Apres Ski $200-Waterproof.

Rain boot with moisture wicking liner

Day to Night Buckle High $230

LORRAINE Waterproof lace-up $150