Rockport Kiribati Review
Rockport has been making excellent quality footwear for years, starting up in Marlborough, Massachusetts in 1971 by Saul Katz and his son, Bruce. The father and son duo grew their company successfully, and when they finally sold it in the mid-80s, they had not gone even one year without turning a profit.
Rockport has drawn on generations of experience to be able to merge the comfort you would receive from an athletic shoe with the classic and professional look of a dress or casual footwear, bringing you, the customer, a great looking pair of shoes with the comfort you would expect from a pair of sneakers. They over 45 years of experience they have in over 60 countries, this company has done a lot for the shoe industry and has more than proven that they can keep their customers happy.
The Kiribati heeled loafers are just another in their long line of amazing products. They offer a great deal of comfort, mostly thanks to the extra deep cushioning in the heel, ensuring you will stay comfortable all day long while still looking great. The calfskin uppers are constructed to be durable as well as look classic and professional. Coming in two shades of brown and black there is sure to be a pair that will suit everyone’s business needs. Whether looking for something to wear to the office or just shopping around for a pair of casual shoes, these might be the best match for you.
Modest, but feminine, aesthetic
Made with genuine calfskin leather
Great for professional women
Treaded sole for slip-protection
The soft material gives you a decent amount of flexibility, allowing you to move and bend your feet without fear of restrictions. The flexibility adds to the overall comfort level of your shoes and gives you a more pleasant walking experience.
The sole is designed to give you, even more, cushioning in the heel, ensuring that you have phenomenal comfort all day long. The extra deep heel padding will provide you with a little additional support under your feet and take a little bit of the pressure off of your heels which is very much appreciated, especially by those who are walking or standing for extended periods.
The outsole itself is made out of rubber to help increase the overall durability of the slip-ons. The rubber in conjunction with the tread pattern on the bottom of the forefront works together to give you surprising traction, especially for this type of shoe. You should have no problems at all being able to stay on your feet while you are out and about.
The calfskin uppers come in a couple of different colors that you choose from, ensuring you can find something that will fit best with your work attire. They can be purchased in dark chocolate, black, or mocha. Some people have opted to buy more than one pair, just so they could have them in both black and brown, ensuring they have a pair of every outfit.
Whether wearing them in an office setting or heading out to casual get together, these loafers are going to make a great addition to your wardrobe, and you will look great in them.
The calfskin leather that makes up the uppers has more fine fibers which create a stronger bond than you would get from regular leather, which is pretty strong on its own. This is going to make sure that you are not going to accidentally tear or rip the materials, causing them to be unwearable. In addition to the uppers, the sole is pretty tough. The rubber is durable and is not going to wear down quickly at all. Furthermore, the stacked heel is squared and wide, giving you a stable base, so it is less likely that you will snap the heel off while you are out and about.
The midsole features a polyurethane footbed and includes a heel cushion that runs extra deep, providing you with phenomenal cushioning that your feet will sink in to. These loafers are going to give you the perfect blend of style and comfort, making them a great addition to your work clothing.
The Rockport Kiribati heels are running reasonably true to size so that should help you out a lot when choosing which size to order. If you happen to find yourself between sizes, then it is recommended that you go up to the next size, this will relieve the risk of getting an ill-fitting pair of shoes that will cause you some discomfort in the long run.
One thing that many customers can appreciate the sizing of these shoes is that they are available to purchase in both medium and wide sizes, as well as half sizes. There is sure to be something out there that will fit every foot, making them a fan favorite.
The cushioned midsole is going to provide you with a decent amount of arch support as well. There are no customer complaints about the underfoot padding; however, if you find yourself needing some more support under your arches, you can always choose to pick up an additional insert so you get the padding that you need where you need it the most.