A little snow didn't stop Maria last winter. Here she is in NYC with her shoe bags, ready to show the latest collection.My favorite thing about working for Rockport…Being able to have a voice, not only for me, but for our customers, is a unique thing about my job. Our product team does a great job reaching out to us to get our feedback from the field. It’s this kind of teamwork that helps us produce the best products in the marketplace. Also, some of the friendships I have made. Having great people to call my “Work Family” is very important to me! When you spend most of your life on the job, it’s nice to have co-workers who you consider family. A few of my favorite styles from this season…I love our Hattie collection! The insole is loaded with cushion and feels like you are walking on pillows. The leather uppers are extremely soft and really mold to your foot. The styles are right on trend and I always get compliments when I have them on.
Meet Maria Osborne: Shoemaker, Saleswoman And Sea Lover
Each month, we spotlight one of the shoemakers behind Rockport. This month, we’re excited to introduce you to Maria Osborne. Read on to learn more about why Maria loves working at Rockport and how she spotted a Great White off the cost of New England this summer (photographic evidence included). My job at Rockport is…Territory Manager A day in my life at Rockport looks like…Right now, I’m selling in our Spring 2018 line. I always have between five and six shoe sample bags in my car. My accounts are mostly family owned independent stores in New England. When I’m on a sales call, I travel to the stores and set up my samples like a mini pop-up store. I meet with the buyer and we review the current business and then work through the new product line. We work together to select the right assortment for their customer for that season.