How to Rock: The Metallic Trend

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Metallics are having a serious moment right now, and we’ve got the styles to tap into the trend. From block heels to ballet flats, dressed up or dressed down, these metallic beauties are sure to make a statement this season. Silver lining: each style is packed with our comfort technology so your feet will feel as fancy as they look.

70’s revival. Feed your inner 70’s child with the Total Motion Violina Luxe Pump in pewter. These three-inch (75MM) block heels, crafted in matte metallics, feature luxurious footbeds with moisture-wicking leather sock liners for the ultimate in comfort. Pair them with anything from dark-washed denim to a slinky shift; these silver ladies will certainly be the life of the party.


Pictured: Total Motion Violina Luxe Pump in Pewter ($130)

Borrowed from the boys. Jump on the man-tailored train with the Total Motion Abelle Slip On in silver or Lace Up in bronze. With a modern spin on the classic derby and shock-absorbing truTECH technology, these are equal parts stylish and comfortable. Wear them to work with cropped pants and a blousy top or pair them with jeans and blazer for your next social gathering. Either way, these metallic mamas are sure to make a statement.


Pictured: Total Motion Abelle Slip On in Silver ($130) | Total Motion Abelle Lace Up in Bronze Pearl Patent ($130)

Forget-me-not flats. Elevate your everyday ballet flat with the Total Motion Ruch Luxe Slip On in taupe metallic. The matte metallic hue will kick any outfit up a notch, from a flowy dress and tights to leggings and an oversized sweater. And, with a TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) outsole for support and stability and soft uppers for a glove-like fit, these flats will keep you feeling fancy AND comfy all day long. Commuters, rejoice.

BX2810_MAIN Pictured: Total Motion Ruch Luxe Slip On in Taupe Metallic ($130)

Check out more metallic styles and the rest of our women’s Total Motion collection here.

Inside The Rockport Group: A Home For Shoemakers


We are shoemakers. Whether we’re sketching footwear designs, creating shoe lasts or working in spreadsheets, each person at The Rockport Group is always working toward our common goal: making amazing shoes. And this is the very sentiment that is woven throughout our headquarters in Newton, Massachusetts. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at where we work (and sometimes play)…


Walk into our HQ and try missing our manifesto, a description of our values as shoemakers that is prominently displayed at the main entrance of the building.

A brief history lesson: Rockport was founded in Massachusetts in 1971, so there was no question that our home would stay true to our roots and New England heritage in both location and design. The space was inspired by this heritage and our commitment to – and passion for – the art of shoemaking.


Our HQ serves as a hub for our employees around the world across all three of our brands – Rockport, Aravon and Dunham.

Special nods to the shoe-making craft can be found throughout the building, including our “last” wall (complete with shoe lasts and shoe quotes).


Naturally, just about everywhere you look in the building, there are shoes. Currently, we’re putting the finishing touches on our Fall and Spring 2018 lines and selling our Fall 2017 collection.

This season’s women’s collection features fresh takes on some of fashion’s most bold and exciting trends. Think boots (of all kinds), seventies-inspired block heels and statement making textiles and accents. As always, every style is designed with the latest in comfort technology, for shoes that feel as good as they look.


Pictured: Total Motion Violina Luxe Pump ($130) | Cobb Hill Natashya Bootie ($145) | Cobb Hill Gratasha Zip Boot ($160) | Ariell Gore Slip On ($90)

The men’s fall collection focuses on both heritage and innovation while emphasizing designs that move easily from season to season.  We’re continuing to update tried-and-true classics with cutting-edge athletic technology and, as always, offering styles you can rely on to keep feet warm and dry.


Pictured: Wynstin Wing Tip ($125) | Century Panel Toe Boot ($170) | Colle Lace to Toe ($120) | Cold Springs Plus Plain Toe Boot 2 ($140)

Back to our office. The space has a crafted yet modern feel, featuring exposed brick, industrial-themed staircases and large bright windows.


Since shoemaking is a true team effort, there are several common areas designed for collaboration throughout the building, including a large lounge area complete with a warm double-sided fireplace.


Our open-concept kitchen includes large dining tables and booth seating.


Large glass doors off the dining area open up to our outdoor patio, with a fire pit, grill and water feature – all of which we’ve been enjoying all summer.



Our “hide” wall, another nod to our shoemaking craft.


Each employee’s business card and office/cubicle nameplate features their shoe size and a character trait specific to them, such as “storyteller” or “wanderer,” as well as their shoe size and one collective description: shoemaker.


‘The opening of our new headquarters was marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this year.


Lots of celebrating – and of course cake – was had!


And no celebration is complete without a group photo!

We’re excited to call Newton our home and look forward to sharing more behind-the-scenes footage from our HQ with you. Be sure to follow us on social for the latest.

Never Change: Fall’s Most Comfortable Heels & Flats


The change in seasons is inspiring – there are new adventures to be had, clothes to be worn, and shoes to be shopped. What’s not so inspiring – no matter the season – is having to change into “more comfortable” shoes. Shouldn’t all shoes be comfortable? The answer, an obvious one, is yes, and our newest fall dress shoes for women are here to help.

From heels to flats, our newest Total Motion women’s collection features fall’s biggest trends – like block heels and matte metallics – and our most advanced comfort technologies. Providing unparalleled flexibility and stability with every turn (and step), these extremely versatile styles, in a vast array of colors and materials, will make your fall #ootd’s a cinch. Read on to discover some of our most coveted new styles (and how to wear them).

A classy classic. The trophy piece of our Total Motion collection, the Total Motion Pointed Toe Pump, is that timeless staple every woman needs in her closet. This three inch (75MM) pump combines classic good looks with unprecedented technology, including a molded ABS heel for maximum impact resistance, and a polyurethane outsole for support and stability. Now available in six additional colorways to go with any fall look, from a streamlined shift to slouchy slacks and a tailored top. From the office to off-duty drinks (no shoe change necessary), these impossibly comfortable pumps will instantly update any ensemble.

Heels1Pictured in: Merlot Pearl Patent, Dark Sapphire Pearl Patent & Mauve Suede

Block heel beauties. Tap into the block heel trend with our Total Motion Novalie Pump. Standing at two inches (50MM) tall on a slightly flared 60’s inspired block heel, these pumps are the perfect height for anything from work to a walk in the park. They’re also packed with comfort tech, for shock absorption at the heel and rebound at the forefoot, and a partially removable retention foam footbed. These beauties will give instant polish to any outfit, from a pencil skirt and a blousy top, to dressed up denim and a fitted blazer.

Heels2Pictured In: Dark Sapphire Suede, Warm Taupe Patent & Greige Suede

Luxe Loafers. If flats are more your jam, check out the Total Motion Tavia Loafer. The on-trend tassels, luxe suedes, and glossy metallics, combined with retention foam footbeds and moisture-wicking linings, make these chic and easy loafers city-worthy and workday-approved. Pair them with a simple tee, slouchy slacks and top it off with one of this fall’s cropped jackets. Or swap in an oversized sweater and skinny jeans. However you choose to rock them, you’ll want to live in these loafers all season long.


Pictured In: Black PatentBlack Velvet & Warm Taupe Patent

Check out all the latest styles from our Total Motion women’s collection here.


Back to Business: Work Shoe Refresh

back-to-work-blog-header-2It’s starting to feel a lot like fall and we’re embracing the return of the back to work season with our favorite new styles. These picks are for the folks who don’t have time to switch from one pair of shoes to another before walking into the office, restaurant or party. From refined wingtips for him to trend-forward heels for her, discover these styles and more from our latest collection.

New heels on the block. Jump on the block heel trend with the Total Motion Trixie Shootie 2. Featuring a 75MM heel, plus truTech® technology, which provides shock absorption at the heel and rebound at the forefoot, these shooties will have you walking tall all day long. Available in three shades of on-trend suedes, pair them with anything from a pencil skirt to tailored jeans.CG8386_MAINPower Pump Upgrade. Up your pump game this season with the Total Motion Valerie heels. The curved topline beautifully hugs the foot while the luxurious footbeds and non-slip outsoles promise a flawless work commute. Coming in 13 of this season’s most covetable shades and materials, these are sure to be your go-to pumps for the boardroom and beyond.CG8664_MAINA Wingtip Workhorse. Stylish enough for that Monday meeting and comfortable enough for your evening commute, the DresSports II Lite Wing Tip Oxford is your new favorite work shoe. Extremely lightweight and flexible, these sport-infused wingtips are just as much at-work shoes as they are at-play shoes. Wear them with a sport coat or your favorite denim.BX2576_MAINThe Commuter’s Cap Toe. Simplicity and versatility is the name of the game with the DresSports Modern Waterproof Cap Toe. Rubber outsole pods provide long wear durability, while Hydro-Shield® waterproof technology will keep your feet dry no matter where the day takes you. The premium leathers and refined cap-toe design will have you looking as dapper in the office as you do after dark.

CG7391_MAINCheck out more styles from our back to work collection for men and women.

How to Rock: The Cobb Hill Natashya Bootie


Take a walk on the ‘block heel side’ this fall with our new Cobb Hill Natashya bootie. Featuring a stacked block heel, suede and antiqued leather uppers, and plaid linings, these boots scream “Fall is here!” and offer ’round-the-clock support. Whether you’re hitting ‘refresh’ on your work wardrobe or gearing up for a weekend outing, your fall bootie inspiration starts here.

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Booties | Jacket | Jeans | Scarf | Tee | Bag | Earrings | Ring | Sunglasses

This time of year is all about layering. Keep things casual, yet polished, with lived-in denim and a suede jacket in one of the season’s hottest hues. Perk up your basic tee with a plaid scarf and accessories with a color pop. Pull it all together with our Natashya booties in almond leather. Perfect for your next casual Friday or trip around town.


Booties | Blazer | Jeans | Earrings | Sweater | Phone Case | Cuff | Sunglasses | Bag | Watch

From work to weekend, dress up your denim with a chunky knit sweater and tailored blazer. Tie your look together with luxe accessories like a velvet shoulder bag, our Natashya booties in green suede, and statement earrings, a standout staple this season.

BootiesScarf | Dress | Jacket | Bag | Bracelet | Sunglasses | Watch | Earrings

For a dressier look that will easily take you from day to after dark, capitalize on fall’s flowy silhouettes, like this silk animal-print shift. Top it off with a moto jacket, some playful accessories and our Natashya booties in stone nubuck. As the temps cool down, layer in a soft scarf and tights.

See the entire Cobb Hill Natashya Collection here (spoiler alert: this bootie comes in even more colors).