Game time, Guys: Up Your Shoe Game

Alright, guys, it’s time to up your shoe game. This season, we’re seeing a return to classic styles like wingtips, oxfords and penny loafers in fresh new colors and textures.

Wingtips

Trend Styled wearing Rockport Wingtips

Men everywhere are having a “brogue-mance” with wingtips this season. This classic staple is back and better than ever in a variety of colors, materials, and styles for all wearing occasions. These can take you from boardroom to happy hour, paired with everything from designer suits to jeans and tees. Trendstyled pairs his Style Purpose Wingtips with rolled white jeans and a gingham scarf for a casually cool look.

Trend Styled wearing Rockport WingtipsTrend Styled wearing Rockport Wingtips

Oxfords

Brick and Vine in Rockport Oxfords@BrickAndVine wearing our Rockport Ledge Hill 2 & @MelRosenKilde wearing Rockport Total Motion Pointed Toe Pumps.

You can never go wrong with a classic men’s oxford shoe and, in fact, probably already have a pair or two in your closet. This go-to shoe gets a fresh update with new colors and textures. Upgrade your standard black and brown pairs with two-toned soles in unexpected colors and soft suedes, like Ryan from Brick & Vine, who styled our Ledge Hill 2 Plain Toe Oxford perfectly, contrasting the mustard-colored stacked sole against the various shades of grey in his outfit.

Brick and Vine in Rockport

Penny loafers

Dapper Advisor Rockport Penny Loafers

Another classic men’s shoe style that’s back with a vengeance is the old school penny loafer. This timeless style will add a layer of luxe to any look from work-wear to weekend-wear. The Dapper Advisor keeps things classic in a vintage plaid vest, trench coat and the Classic Loafer Penny in cognac.

Dapper Advisor in Rockport Penny Loafers@DapperAdvisor in Rockport Classic Penny Loafer, and his girlfriend in the Seven to 7 Ally Buckle Chelsea

 

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Rockport As Seen in Redbook Magazine

Redbook - September 2015In the September issue of Redbook, Rockport not only appeared once, but twice!

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Ask Redbook: Sarah Gerrish, Fashion Market Director at Redbook answers a readers question about comfortable high heels

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Real Women, Style Awards: Christine, a digital marketer shares her style with Rockport Total Motion Pumps being one of her selected pieces for touch accents.

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Our favorite part by far was the excitement that Sarah shared on her Instagram account showing her first published ‘Ask Redbook’ column. We were honored that she choose Rockport Total Motion for her first piece of Q & A advice.

@WhatSarahSees on Instagram

Winter Fashion with Style Society Guy

Jamal is the fashion and lifestyle blogger behind Style Society Guy, and one of Esquire’s Style Heroes during the first-ever New York Fashion Week for Men. He resides in New York City, and is often featured in popular round ups such as ‘15 Men’s Fashion Blogs You Need to Follow’, ‘The Fashion Spot’, and, ‘5 Male Fashion Bloggers You Need To Follow During Men’s Fashion Week’.

Style Society Guy
Here is one of my favorite winter looks that includes my brown Rockport Boat Builders Waterproof Plaintoe Boots. This look is easy, effortless and you are guaranteed to keep warm and stay in style! I’ve put together a cozy look by layering a down coat, denim jacket and black sweater.

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These wool pants look exactly like the ones I wore in my post last week except these have a looser look and fit. I purchased the relaxed fit so that I mix it up and wear them with both winter boots and sneakers. I particularly love these Boat Builders for the style and level of comfort; two things that are a huge component to consider when you are purchasing a pair of winter boots.

Style Society Guy in Rockport Boat Builders Waterproof Plaintoe BootBoat Builders Waterproof Plaintoe Boot

I wore this outfit around Midtown New York City on a 30 degree afternoon. I had some friends come to town and I had the pleasure of taking them on a tour around Manhattan. Important Tip: Consider layers if you know your are going to be on foot for most of the day. This way you can take layers off if you need to. Better to be too warm then too cold!

Style Society Guy in Rockport Boat Builders Waterproof Plaintoe BootBoat Builders Waterproof Plaintoe Boot

If you are looking to dress up this outfit you could easily swap the Boat Builders out for a more sophisticated boot like this Total Motion PS Chelsea boot.

SHOP this STORY:
Coat: Triple F.A.T. Goose (here)
Mirrored Shades: Ray Ban (here) –  If you have seen my previous blog posts you know I love to pair anything with my Ray Ban mirrored shades.
Denim Jacket: Big Star (here)
Relaxed Fit Wool Pants: Asos (similar here)
Boat Builder Boots: Rockport (here)

p.s. I would love to see how you choose to style your boots.  Just upload a picture of your outfit to Instagram and tag @StyleSocietyGuy and @RockportShoes so I can weigh in.

To see more about the Boat Builders line, check our Boat Builders Video.

Find more of Jamal’s style inspiration by following @StyleSocietyGuy on Instagram.

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All opinions are the blogger’s own.

Eight Tips for Feeling Great in 2016

SarahFit is a fulltime personal trainer, fitness instructor and health and fitness blogger living in Boston, MA. Her refreshingly relatable and straightforward approach to fitness led her to be named like Boston Magazine’s Best Personal Trainer in 2015. Here, Sarah shares her tips for making 2016 healthy and happy.

To follow Sarah’s fitness and healthy living tips and her journey as a first time mom, head over to SarahFit.com or visit her on YouTube.

Sarah Fit in the Rockport Tristina Rosette Tall BootTristina Rosette Tall Boot

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, most Americans give themselves a free pass to eat what they want and skip workouts. While reports of a five pounds average weight gain is exaggerated for most people, it is realistic to gain about a pound that you will not lose before Thanksgiving of next year!

With my first baby due on January 6th, I’ll have some weight to shed at the start of 2016 regardless. As someone who has found success in the past by changing my habits to becoming a regular exerciser and finding ways to eat cleaner and healthier, I wanted to share with you some simple tips that worked for me, to be a little healthier and fitter in the year ahead…

  1. Treat your time to exercise as a nonnegotiable business meeting. This means signing up for a class, making an appointment with a trainer, scheduling a “meeting” with a friend to go for a walk or run, or planning specific times to go to the gym in your agenda. Just whatever you do, do not skip your workout. Treat this time like it’s a work meeting or a doctor’s appointment – in other words, it’s okay to tell people you’re “busy” when you have a workout planned.If you love studios like me (Barry’s Bootcamp and Recycle are my personal favorites in Boston), you get charged a fee every time you sign up for a class and don’t show up, which is always a great incentive when I’m struggling to get up in the morning for a workout.
  1. Never go more than 3 days without a workout. This is a simple rule I try to live by throughout the year. I find that once I let myself take a break for more than three days, it’s that much harder to get back into a steady workout routine.

SarahFit post workout

  1. Aim to get in 10,000 steps a day on most days. If you don’t have an activity tracker to reference, 10,000 steps is about 5 miles. The new iPhones also include a pedometer that’s easy to use for step counting as well.And remember, you don’t have to do all 10,000 at once! Little things truly add up. For example, park further away at the grocery store, walk instead of drive if you can, get some fresh air, take a phone call while walking around the block. One of the reasons I love wearing Rockport shoes is because they are so comfortable, they allow me to get my steps in no matter where I am, and no matter what I’m wearing.
  1. Drink lots of water. The rule for this one that I recommend for people to follow is to drink half of your bodyweight in ounces of water every day to stay properly hydrated. Drinking water is so important for your everyday health and also something that we have no excuse not to do because it’s so simple. It’s also important to remember to hydrate before you caffeinate in the morning with at least 8 ounces of water before coffee to jump start your metabolism.
  1. Be accountable. Be accountable for your health and wellness and you’ll find yourself stronger-willed when it comes to making healthy decisions, like opting for a side salad instead of french fries or getting out of bed in the morning and making it to the gym instead of hitting ‘snooze.’ Some ways I try to stay accountable are by writing down what I eat every day, keeping track of the amount of money I spend on cancelled fitness classes, and writing down my daily step count so I can try and beat it the next day.

SarahFit Fueling Up with a Smoothie

  1. Stand instead of sit when you can at work. Being on your feet burns more calories than sitting on your butt for obvious reasons. Luckily, some offices are starting to provide employees with standing desks; if your company does this then you should definitely take advantage of it, and if not, find ways to get creative. For example, set a box on top of your desk to set your computer on and stand in front of it for an hour a day instead of sit, or try taking your next phone call standing instead of sitting.
  1. Take the stairs instead of the elevator at work. If your office is on the 5th floor or lower, make a commitment to take the stairs instead of the elevator at least once a day. It may seem like a little thing that is common sense, but trust me – if you make a commitment to do this every day and stick to it, you’ll see results in the long run.

Sarah Fit in the Rockport City Casuals Catriona Buckle Bootie
City Casuals Catriona Buckle Bootie

  1. Wear comfortable shoes. This is so you are more inclined to walk than take an Uber, Taxi, elevator, etc. By wearing comfortable shoes, you take out the potential “my feet hurt” or “I’m uncomfortable” excuses that would otherwise hold you back from doing these things.This has been a rule I’ve always found easy to follow since I’ve never been one to love wearing heels or dressing up. However, I have found that during my pregnancy I like to dress up now more than ever before to feel good about my expanding figure. At first this was a struggle because the heels I was opting for would kill my feet, but then I luckily discovered Rockport.The Rockport wedges, boots and booties are more comfortable than not just other heels I tried wearing, but also many pairs of flats that I own! Since my workouts are less frequent and intense, I enjoy walking when I can, and wearing comfy shoes while looking cute allows me to do so.

Sarah Fit in the Rockport City Casuals Catriona Buckle BootieCity Casuals Catriona Buckle Bootie

So there you have it! Hopefully these tips are simple enough to not overwhelm you and also realistic enough for you to stick to throughout the year, no matter your age or current fitness level. If staying fit or getting healthy in 2016 is important to you, then not only should you make it a priority, you should also invest in your health with things like a gym membership, regular healthy groceries, and clothes, footwear and gear that will not only look good but make you feel good too. Visit me any time at SarahFit.com to read more or share questions or comments.

Here’s to a happy and healthy New Year!

Find more of Sarah’s style inspiration by following @SarahFit on Instagram.

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All opinions are the blogger’s own.