12 Feb '16, 5pm

Ever wondered where inspiration for a shoe comes from? New #Port71 post, now up!

New England. We’re from here. We love it here. And one of the things we love the most about New England, is its history. A rich history of real people. Making real things. With the same passion their father did, and his father before him. It’s inspiring to watch, and it’s a privilege to be counted among them. So, when our product team had the opportunity to develop a new men’s boot collection from scratch, they decided they wanted to build a boot inspired by the people of these New England coastal communities. For inspiration, they paid a visit to Marblehead, MA, an active fishing village that was settled in 1629. Interestingly enough, in the late 19th century this was also once also a huge shoemaking town. Win-win for us – we were also able to discover so many shoemaker’s treasures while we were there. We met some amazing people. People who make their living in this small...

Full article: http://www.rockport.com/blog-article-266.html?src=SocF15

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