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Nice looking, lightweight shoe. Runs 1/2 size small. Durability more like a slipper.,
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This review is from: Rockport Men's Rocsports Lite 2 Slip-On (Apparel)
I ordered a pair of these Rockport Rocsports Lite2 to replace a great pair of Patagonia slip-ons I've been using as house shoes and for light outdoors trips. The Patagonias are a similar moccasin style and a bit heavier, and the soles have worn out after a couple of years.
First off, these run a half-size small, no question. I have never in my life needed a 10.5, but the 10s I ordered were obviously too small just looking at them, and were way too tight and short. This is a mistake by Rockport that it should correct.
Amazon's exchange system worked perfectly, and I now have the 10.5s (black nubuck). They are quite comfortable and look great. I particularly like the insoles, which come with their own branding information regarding their weight distributing and anti-bacterial properties. They are fairly thin, but do really make for a comfortable, not overly-padded footbed.
These are extremely light shoes, easily on par with a typical slipper, which is a good thing for in the house. But the lightweight constructions may not bode well for use as an all around shoe. The soles in particular, made of a high-tech, dense foam material, feel good and have solid traction, but do not seem designed for use as an everyday shoe.
I plan to use mine mostly in the house, but just two quick trips involving going from the car through a parking lot and back have abraded the soft, foam-type soles a bit.
The bottom line is that I like these shoes and will enjoy them in and around the house. They look terrific, are super light, and I love the look of the black nubuck with the small red detailing.
I am docking Rockport a couple of stars for 1) the blatant mislabeling of the size; 2) the apparent lack of suitability as an all-around shoe, despite being marketed as such, and 3) the high price. I'll pay $100 for a good shoe, and these ARE good shoes, but given the light duty construction, they should be sold as a slipper with light duty outdoor abilities, and for about half the price.
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Initial post: Feb 26, 2015 1:16:32 PM PST
How long did they last for you? I just got a pair before I saw your review to replace 2 different slippers that always eat thru by a big toe after a month or two, and feet get wet. I got these to avoid the "slipper" durability issue. Oops?
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 21, 2015 1:59:31 PM PDT
Mine are actually still going, but I'm super easy on them. I generally don't wear them any further than the mailbox and have managed to keep them dry. Pretty much a padding around the house shoe for me.
But it's the soles I think will wear out if you use them a little harder, because they're foam instead of rubber. I think the uppers will last well, because they're leather and seem pretty well sewn together, so they may hold up to your toes pretty well.
Let me know if they keep your toes in!
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