Inside The Rockport Group: A Home For Shoemakers
We are shoemakers. Whether we're sketching footwear designs, creating shoe lasts or working in spreadsheets, each person at The Rockport Group is always working toward our common goal: making amazing shoes. And this is the very sentiment that is woven throughout our headquarters in Newton, Massachusetts. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at where we work (and sometimes play)... Walk into our HQ and try missing our manifesto, a description of our values as shoemakers that is prominently displayed at the main entrance of the building. A brief history lesson: Rockport was founded in Massachusetts in 1971, so there was no question that our home would stay true to our roots and New England heritage in both location and design. The space was inspired by this heritage and our commitment to – and passion for – the art of shoemaking. Our HQ serves as a hub for our employees around the world across all three of our brands – Rockport, Aravon and Dunham. Special nods to the shoe-making craft can be found throughout the building, including our “last” wall (complete with shoe lasts and shoe quotes). Naturally, just about everywhere you look in the building, there are shoes. Currently, we're putting the finishing touches on our Fall and Spring 2018 lines and selling our Fall 2017 collection. This season's women's collection features fresh takes on some of fashion's most bold and exciting trends. Think boots (of all kinds), seventies-inspired block heels and statement making textiles and accents. As always, every style is designed with the latest in comfort technology, for shoes that feel as good as they look. men's fall collection focuses on both heritage and innovation while emphasizing designs that move easily from season to season. We're continuing to update tried-and-true classics with cutting-edge athletic technology and, as always, offering styles you can rely on to keep feet warm and dry. follow us on social for the latest.