Looks We Love: The Salima Pump

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Our Salima 2 Piece pumps are the stars of the show this season, featuring covetable rose gold heels that will instantly update any outfit, plus plenty of hidden comfort. From floral frocks to flirty LBDs, see how our favorite bloggers are styling theirs.

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Long floral dresses can be seen all over the blogger set this season and we can’t think of a better shoe to complement them than our Salima pump, as Lyndi in the City proves here. The blush tone is nice and neutral to balance a busy dress, and the 60MM (2 3/8IN) heel is the perfect height to give her little lift while she’s running around the city.

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The blogger behind Air of Simplicity calls our Salima’s her “favorite shoes this spring.” Here, she pairs them with a cold-shoulder LBD, making the shoes (hello, gold heels) the center of attention. A straw bucket bag, which perfectly complements the shoes, finishes off the look. Plus, she can run up and down those stairs all day long with truTECH® and truTECH®+, which provides shock absorption at the heel and rebound at the forefoot.

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Blogger, Where the Heart is, punches up her look with an unexpected color combo of yellow and red. We love how the gold heels of our Salima sandals really complement yellow tones and add polish to any outfit. The shoes also offer special features, like a TPU midsole plate for support and stability, that will keep her comfortable, even at an all-day event.

Looking for a darker hue? The Salima 2 Piece also comes in black!

Gift Guide: Mother’s Day Picks

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner and we’ve got you covered with some of our favorite gifts this season.CG9913_MAIN

Pictured: Total Motion Pointed Toe Pump in Floral Leather ($120)

Give her the gift of flowers in shoe-form with our Total Motion Pointed Toe Pump in ‘floral leather.’ Featuring a molded ABS heel for maximum impact resistance and toughness, these beauties will take her from brunch to an evening out in complete comfort.
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This Elisa Pendant Necklace by Kendra Scott is a favorite around the office. It comes in a variety of colors and goes with any outfit, from casual to dress.

Bangles2Another jewelry staple we’re loving right now is gold bangles. For Mother’s Day, we like this pavé ‘mom’ bangle or the ‘heart of gold’ bangle, both from Kate Spade.Jewelry BoxHelp keep her jewelry safe with the Agate Mirror Box from American Atelier, featuring a fancy gilded agate stone.

 

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For the mom who always has literally everything you could ever need in her bag, the Leigh Faux Leather Tote & Zip Pouch by Chelsea28 is for her. It features cute tassel accents and a clip-in zip pouch to stash her smaller stuff.

ApronFor all the boss moms in your life, we love this apron from Levtex. Just don’t ask her to cook on Mother’s Day.CG9275_MAIN

Pictured: Total Motion Hidden Wedge Tied Ballet in Dove ($110)

If your Mom is more of a flats gal, the Total Motion Hidden Wedge Tied Ballet is a perfect choice. They’re flexible, yet stable, and feature a slight hidden wedge for just a little lift.Jar CandleA sweet-smelling candle is always a good go-to gift, especially when it comes in a chic metallic jar like the Gilded Muse Collection Candle from Capri Blue.WatchFor the busy mom who’s always on the go, we love the Vivomove HR Sport Hybrid Smart Watch from Garmin. A quick swipe and she can check her messages, heart rate, steps taken, stress levels and more.CH0513_MAIN

Pictured: truFLEX Lace-to-Toe in Blush ($120)

That fit mom will love our truFLEX Lace-to-Toe. Leather liners will wick away moisture while truTech™ and truTech™+ will keep her comfortable all day long.Sunnies

The retro glam mom will love the Jeweliis 54mm Gradient Cat Eye Sunglasses from Max Mara.  The neutral nude color is super on-trend and crystal-detailed temples add a hint of sparkle.Diffuser

For the mellow mom who wants to jump on the diffuser train, this Supernova Electric Aromatherapy Diffuser by Serene House is one of the chicest we’ve found. It also has a bonus built-in timer and automatic shut-off feature.

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Pictured: Total Motion Trixie Perf Shootie in Alpaca ($130)

For a versatile shoe that can be worn anywhere from work to weekend, gift her the Total Motion Trixie Perf Shootie. These breathable beauties feature truTECH® footpads to absorb shock and steel shanks to keep her stable.

Check out more styles for the dressy, casual or active mom.

Or, shop all of our favorite styles for mom here. Short on time? Check out our online Gift Now feature or grab her a Rockport gift card.

Staff Picks: Spring New Arrivals

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Spring has arrived, and so has a fresh crop of new spring styles. Check out the shoes Rockport staffers are buying and wearing now.

Natasha

Pictured: Total Motion Zuly Luxe Tassle Slide ($120)

“I’m really loving our Total Motion Zuly Luxe Tassle Slide for this season. It’s such a practical, versatile shoe. I love it paired with denim and an off-the-shoulder top for date night or a night out or with a maxi dress for an easy, put-together look. I love the gold accent + tassels – they give the shoe a little something extra and make a menswear-inspired silhouette feel more feminine. Plus, the Zuly is part of our Total Motion collection which means extra cushioning to keep you extra comfy – all day long. Mules are so hot and on-trend this season – they’re easy to slide into and go plus they look more fashion-forward than a regular flat.”

 Natasha Iwanow, Social Media Manager

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Pictured: Total Motion Sport Dress Woven Oxford ($130)

“I would say the Total Motion Sport Dress Woven Oxfords are my favorite shoes from the new spring arrivals.  They are comfortable and provide a snug fit like tennis shoes, but look dressy enough to wear out to grab dinner and drinks.  I usually wear these with a pair of dark jeans and a button-down shirt.”

– Chula Samaraweera, Financial Analyst

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Pictured: Cobb Hill Hattie Open Lace-up ($120)

“Hands-down my favorite sandal this season is the Cobb Hill Hattie Open Lace-up. I love how this sandal offers a wearable height on a fashionable block heel. I have the sandal in Taupe Bali multi, which offers a subtle color blocked look that goes with everything! It’s also a great style because of how versatile it is. I can wear this sandal daily with skinny jeans and a tee, but it also works when I pair them with any spring dress! Happy Spring everyone!”

– Sally Murphy, Director of Women’s Design

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Pictured: Total Motion Classic Dress Wingtip ($150)

“Among the spring new arrivals, my favorite is the Total Motion Classic Dress Wingtip. I love these shoes because they are perfect for any type of setting and go with formal as well as causal clothing. Not only are they incredibly good looking, they also fit perfectly. I can wear them comfortably all day long.”

– Ashay Bandivadekar, Business Systems Analyst

Maura

Pictured: Total Motion Valerie Luxe Strap Pump ($130)

“I have a narrow foot, so I buy Rockport dress shoes with straps.  I would pick the Total Motion Valerie Luxe Strap Pumps, sleek and functional. But then I also like the Total Motion Alaina Caged Sandals for their clean lines and the Total Motion Adelyn Embroidered Slides for their flat heels and attractive looks. How the heck do you pick just one?”

– Maura Dwyer, Regional Credit Manager

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Pictured: DresSports II Go Plain Toe ($120)

“My favorite new style is the DresSports II Go Plain Toe, and I think the Castlerock grey is the best color. You can wear them for all occasions from the office to happy hour and the color is wardrobe versatile to match with anything.  They are lightweight, breathable and incredibly comfortable.”

– Chad DeRosa, Key Account Manager

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Pictured: Total Motion Pointed Toe Pump ($120)

“I have to say my favorite style is the Total Motion Pointed Toe Pump. A classic pump is perfect for someone who likes to transition outfits from work to evening dress. With Total Motion providing maximum comfort, it’s easy to wear this kind of shoe through the day and exude confidence in your look. These pair well with fitted jeans, a blazer with a bold tank or even a light blouse.”

– Kemisha White, Account Services

Jon

Pictured: Total Motion Sport Dress Woven Oxford ($130)

“This season my favorite style is the Total Motion Sport Dress Woven Oxford. The mesh materials with wingtip design make them unique and stand apart from regular dress shoes. The sportier look can be dressed up with nice pants or worn with jeans. Sometimes you have to remind yourself they are dress shoes and not an athletic shoe.”

– Jon Brunell, Sr. Marketing Activation Manager

Check out more styles from our new spring collection.

Cover photo credit: @dresscorilynn@zappos

ARAVON MOTHER’S DAY SURPRISE & DELIGHT – TERMS & CONDITIONS

ARAVON MOTHER’S DAY SURPRISE & DELIGHT – TERMS & CONDITIONS

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK.

  1. Eligibility: The Mother’s Day Surprise & Delight (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry (except Alabama, Delaware, and Nebraska, 19, and Mississippi, 21). Employees of The Rockport Company, LLC, and their parent and affiliate companies, (“Promotion Entities”) as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.
  2. Sponsor: The Rockport Company, LLC, 1220 Washington Street, West Newton, MA 02465
  3. Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
  4. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins on Sunday, May 13, 2018, and ends on Sunday, May 13, 2018at 11:59PM ET (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Winner to be announced Monday, May 14, 2018.
    Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for this Sweepstakes.
  5. ODDS: Many will enter, only 3will win. The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Sponsor cannot accurately predict the number of entrants who will participate in the Sweepstakes.
  6. How to Enter: For Sweepstakes Period, the Sponsor will post a photo on its Instagram channel calling out the Sweepstakes. Entrants must (a) like the photo (by double-tapping or selecting the “heart”), (b) comment on the picture (by posting below the photo in the comment section), (c) tag a friend (1) with whom they would like to share the prize (by @-ing below in the comment section), and (d) follow @aravonshoes (Aravon) on Instagram.
    During the Sweepstakes Period, access the Instagram application on your mobile device (“Device”).  If you do not have the Instagram App, you may download it through the application store on your device.  The Instagram App is free; however, data rates may apply to use the App. Instagram’s Terms of Use apply: http://instagram.com/legal/terms/.
    You must meet all the guidelines and restrictions in these Official Rules to be eligible for a prize. For us to contact you and for you to redeem your prize, your Instagram settings must be set to “public.”
    If you enter this Sweepstakes using a Device, your wireless service provider’s data rates apply. Entrants should consult their wireless service provider’s pricing plan for details.  You agree to incur any charges demanded by your wireless carrier. Entrants should check their Device’s features for capabilities and check the Device manual for specific use instructions. By participating in this Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by the Guidelines (as set forth below) and that Sponsor may disqualify you from the Sweepstakes, in its sole discretion, if your entry does not comply with the Guidelines or is otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules.
  7. Guidelines:You must follow the @aravonshoes (Aravon) profile on Instagram. You must like the image within the designated Sweepstakes time frame entry into the giveaway as described under “How to Enter.” You must comment on the picture in the comments section below the photo. You must tag (@) a friend (1) in the comments section below the photo.
    Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible or misdirected likes, which are disqualified in Sponsor’s sole discretion. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of any account, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register for that Account will be deemed to be the entrant and he/she must comply with these Official Rules. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each entrant may be required to show proof of being authorized account holder.
  8. Selection of Winners: In the event there are not enough eligible entries, not all prizes will be awarded.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any potential winner if, in its sole discretion, it finds content on his or her social media pages to be inconsistent with the brand’s image.
  9. Winner Requirements: Sponsor will notify the potential prize winner(s) via a comment from @aravonshoes (Aravon) on the original Instagram Sweepstakes post on the date listed in Section 4 (Monday, May 14, 2018). It will be followed up with a direct message to each potential winner, who will be required to take the specified steps provided in the message within 1 week of receiving the win notification. The potential winner will need to provide a written affirmation and warranty of ownership of the account and rights to use likenesses within 7 days of notification. In addition, each winner’s friend (whom they tagged in the comment section below the photo using @ as mentioned in Section 5), will also be notified via a comment from @aravonshoes (Aravon) as a prize recipient. The winner’s friend with whom they chose to “share the love” will be notified that their information was provided on the original sweepstakes entry post. The second prize recipient must also agree to these Official Rules.  If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted, fails to respond with the requested contact information within the required time period, fails to provide the required documentation/assurances, or does not comply with these Official Rules, the potential winner will be disqualified and forfeits the prize. If a prize is forfeited or returned as undeliverable, Sponsor may award the applicable prize to a runner-up from the applicable Sweepstakes Period, up to 2 alternates, after which the applicable prize will remain un-awarded. Acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify winner’s agreement and consent that Sponsor and its designees may use the winner’s name, city, state, and/or prize information in connection with the Sweepstakes for promotional, advertising or other purposes, in any manner, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law. Sponsor shall not incur any liability whatsoever to the extent Sponsor chooses to refrain from any exploitation of its rights here under. Winner will indemnify Sponsor, Released Parties (as defined in Section 12 below) and any licensee of Sponsor against all claims, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable counsel fees and legal expenses) arising out of any breach of these terms. Prizes will be awarded 2 – 4 weeks after winners are identified and have responded in accordance with this Section 8.
  10. Prizes: 3 Prize Winners, 6 Prizes total. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. No substitution, exchange or transfer of prize by any winner. Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize for one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion.  Each prize winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. One prize will be awarded to the winner of the Sweepstakes and the friend whom they tagged in the comment section below the photo (mentioned in Section 5). Limit: Two (2) prizes (which includes the prize to be shared with a friend) per person.
  11. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s consent for the Sponsor and each of its designees to use entrant’s name, prize information, city and state of residence for advertising, promotional and other purposes, in any manner, in any and all media, now or hereafter devised, worldwide in perpetuity, without further consideration, notification or permission.
  12. General Conditions: If for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned by reason of infection by virus, bugs, worms, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, may corrupt or affect the administration, operation, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof), and select the winners.
  13. Release and Limitations of Liability: EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED, BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT AGREES TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE PROMOTION ENTITIES, INSTAGRAM, INC., FACEBOOK, INC., TWITTER, INC., GOOGLE INC., AND THEIR RESPECTIVE RELATED COMPANIES, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS AND AGENCIES, PROMOTIONAL PARTNERS, PRIZE PARTNERS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES OR USE OF THE PRIZE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (A) UNAUTHORIZED HUMAN INTERVENTION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES; (B) TECHNICAL ERRORS RELATED TO COMPUTERS, SERVERS, PROVIDERS, OR TELEPHONE OR NETWORK LINES; (C) PRINTING ERRORS; (D) ERRORS IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES OR THE PROCESSING OR JUDGING OF PHOTOS; (E) LATE, LOST, STOLEN, ILLEGIBLE, INACCURATE, DELAYED, MISDIRECTED OR UNDELIVERABLE PHOTOS, POSTS, MAIL; OR (F) INJURY OR DAMAGE TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY WHICH MAY BE CAUSED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FROM ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES. ENTRANT FURTHER AGREES THAT IN ANY CAUSE OF ACTION, THE RELEASED PARTIES’ LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE COST OF ENTERING AND PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND IN NO EVENT SHALL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ATTORNEY’S FEES. ENTRANT WAIVES THE RIGHT TO CLAIM ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, DIRECT, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES.
  14. Governing Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and the Promotion Entities in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the United States, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions. Entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, this Sweepstakes or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts or the appropriate Massachusetts state court; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs, but in no event including attorneys’ fees, disbursements or court costs; and (c) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages, and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket costs.
  15. Winners List: To find out the name of the winner, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to The Rockport Company, LLC, 1220 Washington Street, West Newton, MA 02465, ATTN: Marketing Instagram Surprise & Delight.

ROCKPORT MOTHER’S DAY SURPRISE & DELIGHT – TERMS & CONDITIONS

ROCKPORT MOTHER’S DAY SURPRISE & DELIGHT – TERMS & CONDITIONS

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK.

  1. Eligibility: The Mother’s Day Surprise & Delight (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry (except Alabama, Delaware, and Nebraska, 19, and Mississippi, 21). Employees of The Rockport Company, LLC, and their parent and affiliate companies, (“Promotion Entities”) as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.Sponsor: The Rockport Company, LLC, 1220 Washington Street, West Newton, MA 02465
  2. Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
  3. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins on Sunday, May 13, 2018, and ends on Sunday, May 13, 2018at 11:59PM ET (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Winner to be announced Monday, May 14, 2018.
    Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for this Sweepstakes.
  4. ODDS: Many will enter, only 3will win. The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Sponsor cannot accurately predict the number of entrants who will participate in the Sweepstakes.
  5. How to Enter: For Sweepstakes Period, the Sponsor will post a photo on its Instagram channel calling out the Sweepstakes. Entrants must (a) like the photo (by double-tapping or selecting the “heart”), (b) comment on the picture (by posting below the photo in the comment section), (c) tag a friend (1) with whom they would like to share the prize (by @-ing below in the comment section), and (d) follow @Rockport on Instagram.
    During the Sweepstakes Period, access the Instagram application on your mobile device (“Device”). If you do not have the Instagram App, you may download it through the application store on your device. The Instagram App is free; however, data rates may apply to use the App. Instagram’s Terms of Use apply: http://instagram.com/legal/terms/.
    You must meet all the guidelines and restrictions in these Official Rules to be eligible for a prize. For us to contact you and for you to redeem your prize, your Instagram settings must be set to “public.”
    If you enter this Sweepstakes using a Device, your wireless service provider’s data rates apply. Entrants should consult their wireless service provider’s pricing plan for details. You agree to incur any charges demanded by your wireless carrier. Entrants should check their Device’s features for capabilities and check the Device manual for specific use instructions. By participating in this Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by the Guidelines (as set forth below) and that Sponsor may disqualify you from the Sweepstakes, in its sole discretion, if your entry does not comply with the Guidelines or is otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules.
  6. Guidelines:You must follow the @Rockport profile on Instagram. You must like the image within the designated Sweepstakes time frame entry into the giveaway as described under “How to Enter.” You must comment on the picture in the comments section below the photo. You must tag (@) a friend (1) in the comments section below the photo.
    Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible or misdirected likes, which are disqualified in Sponsor’s sole discretion. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of any account, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register for that Account will be deemed to be the entrant and he/she must comply with these Official Rules. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each entrant may be required to show proof of being authorized account holder.
  7. Selection of Winners: In the event there are not enough eligible entries, not all prizes will be awarded.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any potential winner if, in its sole discretion, it finds content on his or her social media pages to be inconsistent with the brand’s image.
  8. Winner Requirements: Sponsor will notify the potential prize winner(s) via a comment from @Rockport on the original Instagram Sweepstakes post on the date listed in Section 4 (Monday, May 14, 2018). It will be followed up with a direct message to each potential winner, who will be required to take the specified steps provided in the message within 1 week of receiving the win notification. The potential winner will need to provide a written affirmation and warranty of ownership of the account and rights to use likenesses within 7 days of notification. In addition, each winner’s friend (whom they tagged in the comment section below the photo using @ as mentioned in Section 5), will also be notified via a comment from @Rockport as a prize recipient. The winner’s friend with whom they chose to “share the love” will be notified that their information was provided on the original sweepstakes entry post. The second prize recipient must also agree to these Official Rules.  If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted, fails to respond with the requested contact information within the required time period, fails to provide the required documentation/assurances, or does not comply with these Official Rules, the potential winner will be disqualified and forfeits the prize. If a prize is forfeited or returned as undeliverable, Sponsor may award the applicable prize to a runner-up from the applicable Sweepstakes Period, up to 2 alternates, after which the applicable prize will remain un-awarded. Acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify winner’s agreement and consent that Sponsor and its designees may use the winner’s name, city, state, and/or prize information in connection with the Sweepstakes for promotional, advertising or other purposes, in any manner, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law. Sponsor shall not incur any liability whatsoever to the extent Sponsor chooses to refrain from any exploitation of its rights here under. Winner will indemnify Sponsor, Released Parties (as defined in Section 12 below) and any licensee of Sponsor against all claims, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable counsel fees and legal expenses) arising out of any breach of these terms. Prizes will be awarded 2 – 4 weeks after winners are identified and have responded in accordance with this Section 8.
  9. Prizes: 3 Prize Winners, 6 Prizes total. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. No substitution, exchange or transfer of prize by any winner. Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize for one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion.  Each prize winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. One prize will be awarded to the winner of the Sweepstakes and the friend whom they tagged in the comment section below the photo (mentioned in Section 5). Limit: Two (2) prizes (which includes the prize to be shared with a friend) per person.
  10. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s consent for the Sponsor and each of its designees to use entrant’s name, prize information, city and state of residence for advertising, promotional and other purposes, in any manner, in any and all media, now or hereafter devised, worldwide in perpetuity, without further consideration, notification or permission.
  11. General Conditions: If for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned by reason of infection by virus, bugs, worms, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, may corrupt or affect the administration, operation, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof), and select the winners.
  12. Release and Limitations of Liability: EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED, BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT AGREES TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE PROMOTION ENTITIES, INSTAGRAM, INC., FACEBOOK, INC., TWITTER, INC., GOOGLE INC., AND THEIR RESPECTIVE RELATED COMPANIES, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS AND AGENCIES, PROMOTIONAL PARTNERS, PRIZE PARTNERS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES OR USE OF THE PRIZE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (A) UNAUTHORIZED HUMAN INTERVENTION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES; (B) TECHNICAL ERRORS RELATED TO COMPUTERS, SERVERS, PROVIDERS, OR TELEPHONE OR NETWORK LINES; (C) PRINTING ERRORS; (D) ERRORS IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES OR THE PROCESSING OR JUDGING OF PHOTOS; (E) LATE, LOST, STOLEN, ILLEGIBLE, INACCURATE, DELAYED, MISDIRECTED OR UNDELIVERABLE PHOTOS, POSTS, MAIL; OR (F) INJURY OR DAMAGE TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY WHICH MAY BE CAUSED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FROM ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES. ENTRANT FURTHER AGREES THAT IN ANY CAUSE OF ACTION, THE RELEASED PARTIES’ LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE COST OF ENTERING AND PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND IN NO EVENT SHALL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ATTORNEY’S FEES. ENTRANT WAIVES THE RIGHT TO CLAIM ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, DIRECT, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES.
  13. Governing Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and the Promotion Entities in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the United States, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions. Entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, this Sweepstakes or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts or the appropriate Massachusetts state court; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs, but in no event including attorneys’ fees, disbursements or court costs; and (c) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages, and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket costs.
  14. Winners List: To find out the name of the winner, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to The Rockport Company, LLC, 1220 Washington Street, West Newton, MA 02465, ATTN: Marketing Instagram Surprise & Delight.

DresSports: Life’s a Marathon – Chapter 4

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Despite hurricane-like winds and torrential downpours, Stephen Rathbun, native New Yorker, avid runner and Key Account Representative here at Rockport took on the Boston Marathon this year in our DresSports shoes, one of the first dress shoes to be infused with sport technology. Read on as he reflects on his experience and, in case you missed it, be sure to check out his previous posts chronicling his progress toward the big day here,  here and here.

The Boston Marathon in 2018 changed me. This one race altered the way I think and feel about, and characterize the sport of running. With something being so integral to my life, it is natural as its definition evolves that I evolve with it. The more I run and the more I race, the sport of running perpetually changes its place and meaning in my life.

Okay, I’m about to get very corny here, so prepare yourselves as I share my new feelings about the sport.

The beauty and teachings of running lie in the pursuit of excellence, not in the achievement of it. Finishing the Boston Marathon, I was hypothermic and exhausted, but above all else I was beaten down emotionally. I put countless hours into the pursuit of a legendary race where I would blow the Dress Shoe Marathon World Record out of the park (Fenway to be exact).  I couldn’t comprehend how the race went south so quick, around mile 14.  I was forced to walk frequently the last 6 miles of the race, when just a few months earlier I jogged a 2:48 Marathon. How could I have missed the mark of achieving excellence so poorly?

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When my girlfriend ran up to hug me in a warm embrace, there was a glimmer of something special. Then my parents were soon to follow; the glimmer became stronger. As we made our way to the Rockport after-party, and I was greeted by the Rockport family I have grown to care for so deeply, the room became bright despite the dreary conditions outside. Then my great friends from Garden State Track Club showed up, and the restaurant transformed into a sun-filled room. I stood there and looked around and was overtaken by incredible warmth and joy. Every one of these people had a part in my preparation for this grueling race.  They were just as happy to celebrate the accomplishment of finishing the marathon in dreadful conditions as they were if I had run my goal time of 2:35.

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Rockport staffers cheered Stephen on from different miles along the route.

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Larger-than-life cutouts of Stephen were waiting for him – along with family, friends and his Rockport crew – at the after-party at a local Boston restaurant.

This sport, and maybe it speaks to an overarching life notion, is less about achieving a goal, but how you pursue that same goal.  The tenacity and commitment given to a training cycle is character-defining.  How I prepare for a race is more definitive of who I am than the execution on race day.  Maybe, I feel this way because my race didn’t go to plan.  However, as I sat there in that warm and happy restaurant after the Boston Marathon, I realized these special people were not celebrating a time, they were rejoicing in an achievement of commitment…of determination…of a willingness to push the limits.  Not just for me but for all 40,000+ runners out there who braved the weather this past Monday; for all of those who came before us in Rockport and those who will come after.  All of us, in our own way, are looking to leave an imprint on our community.  The question becomes: how will your character be defined in your pursuit of that imprint?

In comfort,
Stephen
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