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- Rubber sole
- Heel measures approximately 1.5"
- Platform measures approximately 0.75"
- Lace-up oxford featuring plain toe and padded collar
- Hydroshield waterproof protection
- Kinetic Air Circulation technology
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From the outsole to the upper materials each element has been engineered flex in all directions, the way you do. You have the freedom to move confidently.
Hydro-ShieldTM Waterproof construction repels water with a proprietary combination of seam sealing, waterproof materials, and a specially formulated waterproof insole. Keep comfort in and water out.
Biomechanically designed outsoles support your natural walking motion while providing the stability you need without limited freedom of movement. Stable for all life’s unexpected movements.
The Northfield Waterproof Oxford is now available in extended sizes. Enjoy narrow shoes, wide shoes, and extra wide shoes. Stylish comfort that will feel good all day long.
Our Northfield Plain Toe Boot means business. It features a rugged exterior that’ll fit in any setting, whether it’s a business casual office or a weekend out and about. These men’s boots feature Hydro-Shield waterproof construction to help keep feet dry, an EVA outsole to help reduce foot and leg fatigue, and a comfort system designed to provide lightweight shock absorption.
This office-ready Rockport oxford is a high-performance style that fearlessly takes on a range of seasonal weather conditions.
Spruce up your weekend wardrobe with this rugged oxford from Rockport. The Northfield features a leather upper with a metal lace-up for a secure fit. The real draw of the Northfield is the thick, treaded sole, which delivers traction and comfort in equal measure.
- Product Dimensions: 12 x 12 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B007UKYZHW
- Item model number: K70011
- Date first available at Amazon.com: September 9, 2004
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Not only does this make them cheaper to manufacture, but it also means you'll have to replace them more often. Good for you, Rockport. The timing of the shoe going down hill and the purchase of Rockport by Adidas seems to somewhat coincide. In the absence of ability to improve their product or manufacturing processes, I guess the only way the Adidas MBAs can keep paying themselves mid-six-figures a year for doing nothing is by selling an increasingly inferior product and screwing their customers. This kind of BS is what passes for business innovation these days, and why corporate profits stay healthy despite a moribund economy as we keep getting less and less for our money, a "hidden inflation" nobody wants to talk about. The only people benefiting are the management class who orchestrate this charade.
Sorry for the rant in the middle of a shoe review, but the reason these shoes now suck and some of the problems with our economy are one in the same. These shoes seem cheap, but it's a false economy we pay for on the second and third pair of shoes we need to buy to make these last as long as they used to. Rant aside, you'll do yourself a favor if you vote with your dollar to buy a shoe made by a company that has some respect for its customers.
UPDATE: I'd hoped that maybe I could at least have the soles replaced, and "build" a decent shoe that way. Experiment failed. Everything on the shoe is made so cheaply that the whole thing is starting to wear out, even though the shoe is only a few months old! There is a tear in a seam in the upper, the laces are shot (ok, that could be fixed) and the treads are already almost entirely worn off. So, it's now official: I will never buy another pair of Rockports again.
-cheap, thin dollar-store leather,
-the spongy light weight sole that probably lasts only a couple months (if it rains, they will feel like sponges wrapped around your foot)
-the complete lack of support and rigidity in the footbed when walking in these (helloooo rolled-ankles)
I am getting more and more annoyed by the influx of light weight dress shoes into the market and hubris of shoe developers who explain that we should be thankful for this "advanced technology". Sadly, since Rockport was bought by Adidas, all the dress shoes have gone from hard heavy rubber soles (which costs more to produce) to cheap lightweight "Adiprene" soles that last about 6 months before you can poke hole through them (Side note:what the h*ll happened to all the hardened rubber sole dress shoes? Timberland seems to be one of the few that still makes them, but they dont really make dress shoes, only a limited line of casual shoes.)
Heres a tip, Rockport: Stop the marketing b.s. ("Kinetic Air Circulation technology", "Adiprene", "Hydroshield waterproof protection") and bring back the old quality Rockports which had THICK LEATHER AND HARD RUBBER SOLES. Until then, I will completely ignore Rockport's products.
When compared to the Rockport Northfield, the Clarks Centre has more detail, and the manufacturing finish far exceeds that of the Rockport. The puffy workshoe nosed Rockport seems to be plain and stone age compared to the Clarks Centre. The Northfield seems to be bonded leather uppers, as opposed to the Clarks Centre Oxford seems to have a nicely finished top grain cowhide.
If you notice the photos added, there is a group shot with all three shoes side by side.
Many of the previous reviews criticize the softness of the soles, but let me make this clear, these are designed to be walking shoes, and multi-weather at that. The soles are about three times as thick as standard Rockport shoes, with the thick sole lower and the dress leather upper. I find it a great hybrid between the two, nice look, but practical in performance.
In conclusion, take note that these shoes are a cross between dress shoes and walking shoes, hence the thicker soles. These are great shoes, and great price!
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