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Rockport – shoes for A/W 2010

Rockport launched at Clerys on O’Connell St a few weeks back and, due to work commitments and personal commitments and an intense inability to organise my life so that I’m ever doing just one thing, instead doing three (this evening) …

Thu, Nov 18, 2010, 11:31

   

Rockport launched at Clerys on O’Connell St a few weeks back and, due to work commitments and personal commitments and an intense inability to organise my life so that I’m ever doing just one thing, instead doing three (this evening) or nothing (yesterday) save staying in work until an ungodly hour at which I JUST DON’T WANT TO BE THERE ANY MORE . . . deep breath.

The point is, I’ve been a little bit behind in extolling the virtues of this very wearable collection until right now. Well fear no more, my short verdict of Rockport is here!

I love these. (If this isn’t the cutting edge of fashion journalism, I don’t know what is.) They remind me of Alexa Chung mixed with an amazing pair of Camper brogues I got a couple of years ago and wore to death, mixed with . . . something prim and proper, perhaps Dita von Teese were she to put her clothes back on and get a job in an office or am I thinking of Maggie Gyllenhall?! This stream of consciousness is, I’m sure, delightful to read. They come in gorgeous shades, the leather looks really nice and buttery, and the heel height is just about perfect for, you know, life.

Then these. Am I the only person who spends what seems like 99% of my every winter looking for the perfect pair of flat boots, only to discover them in March, just before it gets balmy again? Last year’s Topshop pair aren’t serving me so well any more, and these babies might just do the job. I love the colour, love the second tone at the upper portion of the leg and I love the fact that they have grips (do you remember the great snow of 2010?).

This is another win from the collection. A modern take on the riding boot, with a relatively low heel, buttery leather, and that interesting turn-down at the top. PLUS, what’s selling me on this is that I now know three people who are in possession of this boot and love it. If that’s not a selling point, what is?!

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