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Adidas-owned Rockport shoes implements its MO for Spring 2013-unbelievably light...with several handsome slip-ons and lace-ups (for guys)--- offering up what we think of as casual lifestyle shoes-in the ROCSPORTS LITE Collection ---and the spiffy enough for most work settings... the BUSINESS LITE Collection. Land and more sea-side options abound---
The lightness of the kickers---is achieved via proprietary know-how---including strategic midsole parts made from adiPRENE by Adidas Sport Technology--- for guarantee energy rebounding with each step...something we have have come to appreciate- when running to catch a subway...or dashing across the street to avoid that turning yellow taxi who thinks red light stops are optional.
|Mudguard-with bubble top footbed that massages pressure points under foot|
|Dress Casual-day to night wing-tip option-suede uppers-classic wingtips with contrasting outsoles|
ADDED PLUSES: A "color story" for Spring---with same super lightweight comfort ---including padded collars--- in stylish uppers of full grain leather or suede and grippy, durable outsoles in fun tones. Some shoes are good for bike commuters too.
|fun outsole colors|
WHAT ELSE: A machine washable collection of pretty flats for gals...in fun colors and prints.
|cute Mary Jane-lightweight/comfy-good travel option|
Active lifestyle sneakers and shoes---Spring colors---
|good for biking ----if you don't have clip-ins-retro style, imo|
|Sandals---bit of a wedge heel-same adiPRENE by Adidas comfort|
|Nice cross-stitching on these leather slip-ons-perforated sides keep feet cooler-driver style shoe|
|everyday wear...leather uppers---|
|rawhide laces-handsome boat shoes-technical features that can be worn barefoot|
|stitched on construction...|
|sneaker/lace-up hybrid-casual shoe looks -athletic shoe comfort|