Okay, well technically I guess they're an oxford - but they feel and look like tennis shoes to me. Meaning, they're super comfortable and I'm going to style them as such. The perfect airport shoe? I got you. Seriously guys, Rockport is known for their comfy shoes and they've really done a great job of matching comfort + trends.
"We put ourselves in your shoes before putting you in ours"
I love that - I mean, this is definitely a brand I can get behind. I've spent too many years sacrificing comfort for cuteness and I regret my decisions every day (cry face). But really, I have some war wounds on my feet from a stiletto or two - and, unfortunately, they're not going anywhere. Butttt, doesn't mean I have to take on any more. And, with Rockport, I don't have to.
The cool thing is that Rockport is really a cross-generational brand. They have shoes that I'm in love with but also can see both my mom and granny in some of their shoes too! Isn't it great to find a brand that somewhat follows you through your stages of life? So, moral of the story is that - if you're in your 20s, like me - you can still plan to wear Rockport shoes when you're a granny... hahahaha.
The first time I wore my Ayva Oxfords I went to the Farmers Market, walked around a mini outdoor festival, and through the plaza area to grab lunch - my feed didn't hurt at all and I had the shoes on for a solid 6 hours! That basically never happens to me - try as I might (which is why I end up with ugly blisters and can typically only wear flip flops for the following three days).
I say it all the time, but the older I get, the more I care about comfort. I just can't hang like I used to - my inner 82-year-old gets the best of me more days than not :) But, at least with Rockport shoes it doesn't show. It's like a sneaky secret.... *little thought bubble from my head* I know these kicks are cute but if only you knew how comfortable they are bwahaha
Perhaps I'm the only one that thinks I'm funny? My mom and grandparents laugh at my jokes. I'll take it. Well guys, that's what I have to say about my new favorite OXFORDS. If you're looking to invest in a new kinda fun / kinda casual shoe, this is it. I'm planning to wear these shoes to the airport from here on out, just sayin.
Also, I'll be updating this page with a special discount code you can use if you're interested in buying some of your own (DO IT, DO IT). In the meantime, use code LOVEMOM for 25% off + free shipping now through 5/13 at www.rockport.com