Working in a business casual environment can sometimes be challenging. It’s a weird balance between looking the part professionally but also being comfortable and accessible in an environment that’s less than formal.
One of the sticking points for me has always been, “what shoes do I wear?!” Traditional dress shoes seemed to be too formal for casual work environments yet tennis shoes (or sneakers) were obviously too casual. Oxfords and other “casual” work shoes became a good balance of the two, are versatile, and have been a good fit for me. However, hard bottom shoes haven’t been too comfortable to hang on to for a long day at the office no matter how long I’m sitting. I have always been on the search for something a bit more comfortable.
Enter the Rockport Challenge where I was able to test out a new pair of Rockport shoes to compare to my old hard bottomed work shoes and let me tell you there really is a huge difference.
Months ago I gave up my hard bottomed work shoes because I found that after walking in them after just a few hours around the office, my feet grew very tired and cramped. I’ve been wearing Rockport’s Total Motion Mocs for a few weeks now and I have to say that my old hard bottom shoes are seriously done for.
Not only are mocs generally more comfortable than any version of a dress shoe but the Total Motion Mocs, and many of the shoes from the Rockport lineup, offer Adidas ADIPRENE sport sneaker technology that makes them extra comfortable and wearable, even more so than a a pair of tennis shoes. And it goes without saying that the loafers are infinitely more professional and stylish than a dusty old pair of sneakers. Let’s just say, I find it hard to believe that any one would cite you for violating the company’s dress code policy if you were caught wearing these:
Rockport also gave one of MANE MAN’s readers a shot of trying them out his own too. Bryan, who was previously featured on site, will share his review tomorrow!
Not too bad, eh? Check out Rockport’s line of Total Motion shoes here and take the challenge on your own. There may also be some opportunities in the future to help contribute to a post right here on MANE MAN so please leave a comment below if you’d like to be considered in the future!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Rockport shoes. Products were provided courtesy of Rockport for the purpose of this review. The comments and opinions listed herein are my own.