Channel your inner Elvis with Rockport’s Birch Lake Wingtips.
Elvis had his blue suede shoes, and so can you, thanks to Rockport. Full suede leather has been artfully sewn into a vintage styled wingtip shoe you might have seen on a movie star of the forties. Combining a biomechanically designed Adiprene midsole with a molded heel by Adidas Sports Technology allows the Rockport Birch Lake Wingtip shoe to provide superior shock absorption and stability. An EVA footbed with a molded heel cup cradles the foot while providing cushioned support. From its microsuede lining to its flexible architecture everything about this shoe has been designed with comfort and freedom of movement in mind. The Birch Lake Wingtip is available in a medium width in sizes from 7.5 to 11.5 US.
Opening the shoebox, the author fell in love at first sight. The Birch Lake Wingtips possess a timeless vintage look and the blue suede is just so cool. The fit and width were correct for a size nine medium. Slipping on the shoes they were at first a bit stiff, like all new shoes, but were easy to break in. After wearing the Birch Lakes about four times they started to become more flexible and by six times, they fit like a glove. The shoe has proven to be up to the task of being worn all day while remaining comfortable. Much of that comfort comes directly from the footbeds, which provide both excellent cushioning and stability. It was easy to pair the Rockport wingtips with just about any outfit. The looked just as good with jeans as they did with dress slacks. They would be equally at home at work or out on the town.
From its start in 1971, Rockport’s mission has been to design dress shoes with built-in sports technology. With their idea to produce dress and casual shoes that would be as comfortable as sneakers, they have changed the dress shoe landscape.
The Rockport Birch Lake Wingtips do allow the wearer to channel their inner Elvis. They are a good looking, comfortable dress shoe that is equally at home when worn to the office, at a sporting event or on stage.
- Color: “Elvis” New Dress Blue
- Size: 7.5 to 11.5
- Width: Medium
- Price: $120.00
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Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product for the purposes of this review, but the opinions expressed are my own.