When you think about Rockport shoes, the first word that comes to mind is comfortable. For nearly 40 years, they’ve been putting out “classically styled” shoes that you can wear all day without issue.. But their shoes haven’t been particularly exciting. Until now.
For their Fall 2012 season, Rockport has introduced some new lightweight collections for men, including the RocSports Lite, truWALKzero and Business Lite collections. As soon as I saw the RocSports Lite Slip Ons, I knew I had to grab a pair for myself!
RocSports Lite features leather shoes for the casual/active category. The shoes provide the ultimate in comfort through its proprietary sport technology: adiPRENE by adidas, which is a combination of EVA and rubber-like material in the footbeds that absorbs shock and helps cushion upon impact. The RocSports also incorporate padded collars for comfort, and ETC technology that helps to keep feet dry and helps to reduce friction.
At 9.2 ounces, the RocSports Lite Slip On weighs less than the average running shoe. making them the ideal shoes for casual wear.
I’ve been wearing these loafers for over a week now, and I absolutely love them! They’re super lightweight, you barely notice you’re wearing anything at all. The ETC lining isn’t just a gimick, it really works, keeping my feet cool and dry all day long. And the grippy rubber sole feels much better than the hard soles that most loafers and dress shoes have.
And the best part? They look great! You can wear them with khakis for work, or pair them with some nice jeans for a night out on the town.
Rockport.. Go figure!
The Rockport RocSports Lite Slip On’s are available at Nordstrom.com for $130.00.