We're often told to ""think on our feet,"" but rarely ""about them."" At Rockport, we do both. We scrutinize every line and nuance of our shoes, from first sketch to final product. We're dedicated to more than mere aesthetics, and our commitment goes far beyond our drive to innovate. We spend countless hours poring over every detail, because ultimately, it's not about us, or the shoes. It's about you. Over the years, we've walked side by side with the people who wear our shoes, getting to know them, their hopes, dreams, and needs, inside and out. No two people, or strides, are alike. No two days are ever the same. There will never be one solution for everyone. Others might balk at this reality, but we're galvanized by it, driven to create and discover what more we can do, what else we can offer. Because if you can't say that you've done right by yourself and those around you, you haven't done very much at all. Thoughtfulness will always trump trends, and generosity of spirit will always outweigh the bottom line. Life is an incredible, rich journey filled with adventures and people to share them with.
Luckily, we've got just the shoes for the road ahead.
WE PUT OURSELVES IN YOUR SHOES BEFORE PUTTING YOU IN OURS.
TAKE A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE.
A FATHER, HIS SON, AND THEIR VAN
Saul and Bruce Katz establish the Rockport company and begin making casual and dress shoes that feel like sneakers.
Bob Infantino (a former retail shoe buyer who once bought 4,400 pairs of Rockports from founder Bruce Katz during an unexpected visit) begins his employment with Rockport. In just a few years he would become Vice President of Product and Marketing.
26.2 MILES LATER
Former Rockport Vice President Tony Post completes the New York City Marathon wearing DresSports. Yes, they're that comfortable.
GOING WHERE THE WIND TAKES US
Rockport outfits some of the world's best sailors with our high-tech, nautically inspired shoes to compete in the 1994 Whitbread Round the World Race, the Volvo Ocean Race, and the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
CLEANING UP NICELY
Rockport introduces machine-washable styles for both men and women, making shoe care easier than ever.
CHANGING THE GAME (AGAIN)
The introduction of our Total Motion technology into both our men's and women's collections proves to be another industry-leading advancement, with increased cushioning, improved flexibility and stability, and an innovative lightweight construction.
ALWAYS MOVING FORWARD
The Rockport Company and Drydock Footwear come together to form The Rockport Group, a bigger, better company that's home to an all-star lineup of quality brands including Rockport, Aravon and Dunham, as well as the popular Cobb Hill collection. This marks the beginning of the Rockport we know and love today.
In 2020, Rockport officially joins the Primer Group of Companies’ portfolio of global top and premium consumer brands. Rockport was relaunched in the Philippines from its traditional dress men’s line to an all occasion lifestyle brand. Now featuring dress, casual, and active styles for both men and women, it has covered every need and wearing occasions.
ROCKPORT JOINS PRIMER GROUP