Thursday, October 17, 2013

ROCKPORT S/S 2014-MEN'S Footwear STYLE+COMFORT

breathable uppers-sneaker feel athletic minimalist comfort trueWALKzero III

IMEVA midsole lightweight shock absorption, Adiprene® and Adiprene+ shock absorbing heel, cushioning w/ resilient forefoot cushioning
Outdoor Retailer/SLC

Whenever we go to see the Rockport folks-it's always an education in shoe construction-...to better appreciate -no doubt- just why brand's ultra-lightweight (because of the company's know-how on how to save weight, shoe wise), incredible all day comfortable, stylish footwear for metropolitan dwelling men (and women)...all get that way.

TPU arch support, Strobel Construction-truWALKzero II $120
The first thing we did...was 'lift' the truWALK , natural walking shoe selections-particualrly the RocSport Lite bunch---that are so insanely light...they give a fistful of feathers competition on the weight end of things. WOW. Yet this Adidas owned company keeps the shock absorption power and energy return of the parent's technology via ADIPRENE®-plus other performance properties, some proprietary that we see in top-of-the-line athletic wear (Hydro-Shield™ waterproof, geoFIT-anatomically shaped collar + heel padding, moisture wicking ETC® linings, Agion® and X-Static® odor/anti-microbial destroyers-to name a few). 


rubber outsole pads for great grip

Other construction details- the flexed grooves of the outsoles and beveled heels-for soft strike and smooth step-cause running foot motions may differ...but we all walk heel first.

Athletic inspired shoes---for casual and work-Rockport has many looks for male feet-all with rubber outsoles that provide durable grip for assorted surfaces, uppers made  of leather or suede uppers that are easy to clean, footbeds that are moisture savvy and conform to the shape of the foot for a personalized fit, and exposed ADIPRENE® for heel cushioning and more shock absorption.


EVA shock absorbing sole-Casual Sport Collection Mudguard Ox







Rocsport Lite ES Collection-include this T Toe-full grain leather upper that easy to clean and maintain, sponge EVA footbed for cushy personalized fit, ETC® moisture wicking lining. $120 .



Crafted Sport Casual Mudguard Ox-Leather upper+footbed, EVA outsole $130




truWALKzero Summer 2all day comfort-3 way adjustable sport casual sandal---has all the Rockport comfort features built in to a grippy sandal with quick drying, moisture wicking IMEVA footbed- multi-functions for land/watery-bound activities as well.
Debris protection via rubber outsole pads for great flex and grip...$110

RocStride-Strobel construction for forefoot flex, PMEVA midsole absorbs shock, sponge EVA footbed conforms fr a personal fit. Details...padded collar, mesh suede inlay, in handsome kick that's easy to maintain. Love the color waves here too. $110

visible ADIPRENE®  beveled heel-rubber outsole 



Ledge Hill Collection-Ledge Hill  Boot-classic silhouette desert boot with EVA outsole+footbed for great fit and shock absorption, and a last shape developed in Italy=handsome good looks.

EVA outsole....

Ledge Hill Boot-


casual sophistication---a two tone outsole for pops of color-laces too-Ledge Hill Plain toe with easy to clean suede upper


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Slip-on-cool camo rubber outsoles, full grain leather uppers-great stitching details...San Crispino construction provides heel stability
visible Adiprene® cushioning at work


Smooth leather-RocSports Lite 2 slip-on-padded collar+tongue prevents blisters and slippage, dual density EVA shock absorption that's lightweight, stitch to sole construction for great flex

ETC® linings-moisture wicking,  sponge EVA footbed conforms for personal fit $99

Go out at night RocSports Lite Plaintoe oxfords-t easy to maintain leather upper-with camo flair. 

Rockport's classic boat shoes epitomize the label for many-with lightweight EVA outsoles, molded TPU heel stabilizer, and siped outsole tread for traction on slippery surfaces. Non-marking too.
Summertour 2Eye Boat Shoe-gets a modern take-Aegis antimicrobial lining, EVA outsole and heel cup, in new trendy colors...and lighter weight than the classic boatshoe.

Eastern Parkway Plaintoe-Low- $130 color options-handsome and appropriate on and off the clock-oxford...eye catching heel details...plus construction finery leather welt for classic styling, leather footbed, EVA outsole, and a cut and buff EVA midsole, nubuck+leather uppers easy to clean




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