Store Preview: Rockport

It seems like every other day a new amazing store is opening here in Ottawa.  I feel like our city is going through a “retail renaissance” and it’s SO exciting to see some favourite brands set roots in the capital.

Turns out that Rockport chose Bayshore as the location of their very first Canadian concept store and I had the chance to get sneak peak. To be honest I’ve never owned a pair of Rockports but I sure have seem them on the feet of many of my male friends in boat shoe form! I picked up a pair of simple, classic,  black chelsea boots and I was told that I would be able to run in them they were so comfy. I feel like sometimes all sales people tell you that, this time was no joke. The technology in my perfectly plain jane booties is by adidas. You could say I feel like one of those business women in a suit and runners (I’m THAT comfy), instead I’m in these very hip chelsea boots.  I’ve literally ran in them and I’m super quick. Score!

I’ve worn them non stop even though I have a zillion pairs of black boots on my shoe rack to choose from. I love discovering brands that I always knew about, but never tried. If you’re looking for ‘forever classic’ shoes that will never make your feet hurt and will let you run after that bus, taxi, kid or dog- these are them. They are my first pair of Rockports, but definitely not my last.

A snap from the Rockport preview at Bayshore!

A snap from the Rockport preview at Bayshore! L-R Melissa Lamb, Sarah Freemark, Alexandra Gunn + moi.

Photos: Alexandra Gunn & moi.