Holiday Gift Guide: Dress Shoes For Her & Him

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Searching for that perfect holiday gift? Help your loved ones kick off the New Year right with footwear that feels as good as it looks. From the soirée seeker to the posh professional, we’ve got you covered with dress shoes fit for everyone on your list. Their feet will thank you.

For the women in your life who don’t have time to switch their shoes before walking into the office, restaurant or holiday party, the Total Motion Violina Mary Jane Luxe pumps are for them. With truTech® and truTech®+ technologies, these pumps offer unparalleled flexibility and stability to keep them on their feet day and night. Luxurious leather footbed covers provide a soft touch and breathability while adjustable buckles offer a personalized fit. In black and pebble suedes, she can wear these with anything from textured tights to tailored slacks.

CG7804_MAINPictured: Total Motion Violina Mary Jane Luxe Pump ($130)

Give her the gift of luxe comfort with the Total Motion Violina Luxe pump. These 3″ (75MM) seventies-inspired block heels are crafted in matte metallics, supple suedes, and glossy leathers and boast lush footbeds with moisture-wicking leather sock liners for the ultimate luxurious comfort. With a partially removable retention foam footbed for lightweight impact absorption and a TPU outsole for support and stability, these glam block heels are a total “game” changer and are sure to be the stars of the show as she rings in the New Year.

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Pictured: Total Motion Violina Luxe Pump ($130)

For the dapper dude who also appreciates comfort, the Total Motion Classic Dress cap toes are for him. Rich leathers and fine details add style to this sleek silhouette while motion-oriented design elements, such as EVA footbeds and TPU molded stability plates, add game-changing comfort. In black and new brown, he’ll wear these timeless cap toes from morning meetings straight to after-dark drinks.

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Pictured: Total Motion Classic Dress Cap Toe ($150)

Shopping for that guy who seems to have everything? We firmly believe no man can ever have too many wingtips. The Total Motion Classic Dress wingtips are tried-and-true classics with cutting-edge athletic technologies like shock-absorbing truTech® and rubber outsole pods for long wear durability.  Easily paired with everything from dress suits to denim, these wear-forever wingtips will surely stay at the front of his closet all year long.

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Pictured: Total Motion Classic Dress Wingtip ($150)

For more dress styles, check out our Holiday Gift Guide.

How to Rock: Festive Fashion as a Mom

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Jamie Fuller of www.mommyinflats.com is a stay at home mom to four and wife to one. She put her dreams of a career in writing on hold to raise a family and is just now finding a way to put her passion to use at home. Jamie lives in the Shenandoah Valley where you can find her cleaning the house, schooling young children and always running (usually in Rockports).

A cold blast of wind, the scent of fir trees wafting through the air, Jingle Bells ringing on repeat and little feet racing through the house on a candy cane high. Yep, it’s officially the holidays. As a mom, it can be hard to keep up with your kids and fashion trends, especially this time of year. I don’t know about you, but I’m more likely to be reading about how to keep your children from asking Santa for Hatchimals this Christmas than thinking about how to get festive with my wardrobe. Who has time to plan perfect outfits while ensuring your three-year-old doesn’t scale the Christmas tree? Nevertheless, I’ve gathered up a few ways for you (and me) to rock festive yet functional style this year while keeping up with those tiny, holiday glitter-covered toes.

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Invest in Ugly. There is nothing more fun than an ugly Christmas sweater party. Even if you don’t have a party to wear it to, your family will enjoy dressing up to decorate the tree or to snuggling up with hot cocoa and It’s a Wonderful Life. I like to keep it simple with an inexpensive top. Who wants to spend money on ugly holiday fashion? Not this mama. In fact, I found this fun Santa sweatshirt at a big box store and paired it with velour leggings. (Trend Alert: Velvet is in this year and it makes great holiday wear!) With that said, you may be able to cut corners on festive tops, but never on shoes; your feet will thank you for making the splurge on supportive footwear. I finished off my Mrs. Claus outfit with suede Aria booties from Rockport. I love the Cobb Hill collection because it pairs trendy fashion with amazing fit. These booties have seen me through everything from pumpkin patches to holiday parades, and they’re the perfect touch of pretty for all your ugly holiday outfits this season.

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Add Luxury. Add a little sparkle or texture to your holiday wardrobe. Sequins are an obvious choice, but you can also dress up basic black with pretty jewels. Don’t feel much like bling is your thing? Go for texture. With velvet all the rage, you can either go all out with a dress or pick one smaller item to give your outfit the holiday vibe. Though I do sparkle quite often (just ask my husband and kids), I’m feeling much more neutral this year, so I paired a soft velvet top with faux leather leggings and a faux fur scarf. As a mom of four, I don’t buy uncomfortable shoes, so I finished off my monochromatic look with black suede strappy wedges to look lux without compromising comfort. With Total Motion technology, Rockport keeps me on my feet so I can run after the littles even while wearing my holiday best.

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Add Color. Don’t have time to invest in a whole new wardrobe? Just break out the red – lips and nails that is. You can never go wrong with a dark red lip, but pair it with all black and you have a very merry combination. Don’t have time to wait for your nails to dry or pick out your favorite lip lacquer? Add a pop to your step instead with red shoes. Rockport has so many options for fab holiday footwear, such as the Total Motion Salima Pump in Merlot Ombre, that will keep you dancing through all your holiday events.

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Pictured: Total Motion Trixie Shootie 2 ($140) | Total Motion Salima Pump ($130) | Total Motion Valerie Luxe Pump ($130)

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Plaid. A touch of plaid says “it’s the holidays” as much as snowmen and Rudolph – plus it’s an easy addition to a casual festive outfit. Throw on a plaid scarf or find a top with plaid accents. Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong with a colorful plaid to give your outfit a little holiday flare. Plaid also pairs perfectly with my favorite holiday shoes for moms, the Total Motion Tavia Loafer. If you hadn’t gleaned from the name “Mommy in Flats,” I mostly live in flat shoes (though thanks to comfortable heels from Rockport, I don’t always have to!). These shoes give a subtle holiday touch with the tassels and velvet while keeping you comfy during this busy time of year.

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Since becoming a mom, December has transformed into a magical wonderland of sugar plum fairies and candy cane kisses. It may no longer be about going to fancy parties or spending nights out with friends (though you can still have those as a parent too), but it can still be fun to dress up in a beautiful pair of shoes and a Santa hat. Even if it’s just for your own Mr. Claus and the little elves you raised yourself!

Holiday Gift Guide: Boots For Her & Him

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We firmly believe the best gifts come in shoe boxes so we’ve rounded up our favorite styles for everyone on your list this holiday season. Give them the gift of comfort and style with boots that are anything but basic. From block heels to chelsea boots, these styles will keep your friends and family warm and well-heeled wherever they’re headed this season.

Whether she’s a professionista or leading the snug life, she’ll love the Total Motion Trixie Bootie. These stacked block heels, featuring gorgeous gold hardware, are packed with comfort tech, including truTech® and truTech®+ which provides shock absorption at the heel and rebound at the forefoot. We’re loving the lush coconut suede hue, or grab them in black leather for a more neutral look.CG8326_MAIN

Total Motion Trixie Bootie 2 ($180)

For a look with a little more edge, go for the Cobb Hill Rashel Buckle Bootie. Hand-finished leathers give a vintage vibe while soft fabric linings add a warm touch. Cushy footbeds and arch support will keep her comfortable while TPR outsoles provide traction control. In tan and black, she can pair these with anything from laid-back denim to dresses and tights.CG8095_MAIN

Cobb Hill Rashel Buckle Bootie ($155)

Every man’s winter wardrobe should include a classic chukka boot. Our Wynstin Chukka is crafted with rich burnished leathers that only get better with age. They feature removable Ortholite® footbeds with an EVA heel cup for lightweight breathability and long-wear cushioning. He’ll wear these versatile boots from work to weekend and everywhere in between.CG7307_MAIN

Wynstin Chukka ($130)

A Chelsea boot is the perfect choice for the throw-on-and-go guy. Our Wynstin Chelsea is updated with burnished leathers and stylish stretch gore for a personalized fit. Featuring all-weather soles and foot-friendly truTech® for lightweight shock absorption, these boots will have him looking good and feeling great all day long. Available in three colors, including tobacco, dark bitter chocolate and black, he’ll wear these with everything from denim to slacks.CG7319_MAIN

Wynstin Chelsea ($130)

Find more casual styles for him and her from our Holiday Gift Guide here.