Tuesday, April 17, 2012

ROCKPORT FALL 2012 Footwear


Outdoor Retailer/SLC

words/images Judith Ecochard

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.

HIGHLIGHTS:


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






truWALK Zero
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





Lorraine Chelsea
Country Collection-is one of a bunch of stellar performance boots-yet def head turners----there are lux details---and several booties with animal prints and somewhat spiky heels---

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
INFO: http://www.rockport.com

BTW-we were told prices around $135-$200