Sunday, November 13, 2011

ROCKPORT FOOTWEAR SPRING 2012




Outdoor Retailer/SLC

words/images Judith Ecochard


"Redefining outdoor casual...on land or sea..." Rockport kickers get A++ when it comes to 24/7 comfort---





Embedded with adiPRENE® by Adidas-Rockport's styles sport energy returning/maximum shock absorbing EVA/rubber heel beds...and "truWALK"-shoe architecture that allows for a full range of motion. 





A few new styles for Spring 2012=Rockport makes a slash in the water shoe category-with  flexible options for varied terrains--- fast acting, drainage systems, and a great fit via a secure outer lacing system, and a web like upper construction that wraps around the foot.
Nice color pops too!

unique grippy outsole


















































The high and low top boat shoes---are designed with input of sailors---are handsome, with retro-details and walkable----as in--- are very flexible "for push-off."








Hydromotion Boat Shoe Whitbread $160




unique outsole-non-marking









slip-ons that are sturdy enough for all day wear 




A rain boot ($130) like this is a coveted fashion kicker too with eye-catching platform heels.



waterproof...outsoles that grip but are flexible for all-day comfort















Side mesh inserts aid ventilation in this casual boat shoe







Women's -Craftsman collections offer feminine sandals-premium leathers, hand crafted details

TOP PICK:

The collaboration with iconic British brand BARBOUR ($175) is sure to sell well-offering a lot of function (lined with that terrif water resistant fabric/style-with rugged good looks in a men's lace-up.




Suede, vintage leather, cowhide laces


























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