Rockport was founded in New England in 1971, with a van and a simple plan. A father and son took footwear into their own hands, creating the first ever casual shoe infused with sports technology, utilizing a Vibram outsole. Since then there has been no looking back. forever changing the shoemaking business by incorporating the comfort of sport technology into stylish men's and women's footwear. Since their early days, Rockport has always believed that there should not be a separation between stylish shoes and comfortable shoes. This philosophy is manifested in the attention to detail given to both the design and level of comfort each shoe delivers. Today, the Rockport Company maintains its position as an industry innovator, using only the best materials in their shoes. Designed to accommodate an active, professional lifestyle, Rockport strives to create footwear styles that allow a smooth transition from a day at the office to a night on the town. From comfortable dress shoes to heels, boots, boat shoes and everything in between, Rockport keeps consumers around the world looking and feeling great all day long.