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Adiddas owned ROCKPORT (since 2006) is a lot of a brand---a fashion/dress shoe label (lots of ads in glammy reads confirm that)...a casual every day, walk all day label of lifestyle sneaker types, and a weather tough bunch of a label-especially boot-wise- which we saw a lot of at the recent OR tradeshow.
Proprietary know-how goes into the value priced footwear too- including adiPrene® by Adiddas- a shock absorb/cushioning /energy return/dynamic push off material that goes under the heel, midsole and or forefoot...Hydra-Shield=waterproof weather control...and truWALK-engineered comfort via comfort flex grooves, curved sole and beveled heel.
Chana and Finna-winter boots with smart function features...
|lace-up with lug soles for great grip quilted upper, lined faux fur, and rugged rawhide laces-city/country hybrid|
|truChana Hardwear Boot flexible and lightweight- boot is weather tough|
|truWALK - casual lightweight kickers-full range of motion-shock absorption, heel strike -push-off|
|rubber outsole-great grip|
|Lug soles on a stylish full grain leather lace-up|
|Lola pull on (l) full grain leather pull-on with equestrian polish/practical lug sole|
|outsoles are rugged and cushioning...|
|truWalk Boot-Neoprene upper-pull-on boots|
|Lorraine Rainboot---LOVE- in Fall colors-Hydro-Shield waterproof, adiPRENE cushioning in a great patent leather upper|
OUR fans though are the Courtlyn Duck Boots---in many variations...and Courtlyn Laced leather tall boots with the same rubber crepe chunky heel.
|Cedra Scrunch Tall Boot-with suede upper, crepe wedge sole|
|duck boot inspired...Courtlyn Duck Boot (duh)-warm shearling lining|
|chic- black Courtlyn Duck Boot with nice drawstring detail...comfy crepe soles, lined for warmth=nice...can wear this with a dress|
|short suede booties Courtlyn Low Fur boot with plush shearling lining. elegant narrower lasts for winter conditions ---feminine not clunky|
BTW-we were told prices around $135-$200