Its hard to believe but Rockport was only founded in 1971 - An American company born and bred they started with a simple philosophy which was to make the ultimate in comfortable shoes. The company was founded by father and son team Saul and Bruce Katz who initially started selling the shoes out of the back of their van - not an uncommon occurance in the business of selling footwear to independent shops!
They claim to be the first company to use advanced technologies to create comfortable footwear but of course the likes or Rieker and Rohde were already doing this in Germany in the 1930's and Clarks in the UK long before that. What is unique about the brand today however is the utilisation of mother company Adidas's sports technology in the construction of the footwear. The brand uses their 'Adiprene' comfort walking system and I can guarantee that when you put on a pair of Rockport shoes you will not want to tak them off! that's a promise. Anyway more about the brand! Shop here for the biggest range of Rockport online with a great selection of formal shoes, fashion lace, sandals and boots from this iconic brand.
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Rockport Shoes, Boots and Sandals UK
The Company develops, designs and produces specially engineered comfort shoes for men under the Rockport brand such as tan brogues like the wing tip and chunky boots like the brown chukka boot and classic brown lux lodge waterproof boot which have become iconic styles in the collection The ranges are divided in to Rockports Dress, Casual, and Performance - for over forty years the brand has been the number one footwear industry innovator. They were the first company to use speciality developed and advanced material technology in the make up of their footwear, putting together cool, light weight materials to produce elegantly fashioned and classic footwear for the modern man. Rockport's Shoes equate design with amazing comfort and cutting edge performance to give a total fashion edge. Dress Shoes Incorporating a wide selection of formal footwear for the modern man with tan brogues, toe cap shoes and plain fronted styles ready for business, events or worn smart causal with turned up jeans or chinos. These shoes are as comfortable as they are smart with Adidas's patented Adiprene technology making them as comfy to wear as a quality pair of trainers. The range includes a selection of smart Chelsea Boots and laced boot styles made from top quality leather. Casual Shoes A fabulous collection of lightweight leisure shoes including the legendary World Tour Classic. Made from superb leather with a light weight moulded pu sole. You can lounge around in these styles all day and you'll forget you have them on! Two Faces Of The Brand They moved all of the production overseas during the 200's and now no pairs are still made in the US, most coming from China, some in India and others from Mexico depending on the design and construction of the shoe. All feture the adiPRENE shock absorber technology. In 1990 the Vice President of the company Tony Post actually ran the New York marathon wearing a pair of Dress Sport shoes to prove the shoe's amazing support and shock absorption The company really pushed the boat out in 1993 when a team of climbers wore a pair of the now iconic performance boots Unbwe Trail when scaling Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak at 19,341 feet. Quite an acheivement! In 1994 the company's advanced nautical footwear was worn in the Whitbread round the world Yacht Race and the Volvo Ocean Race - proving its pedigree in world class performance sports gear. In 2009 they're at it again! and eight runners compete in the New York Maranton wearing the newly updated Dress Sport shoes!