Lets be real, our world is moving fast, always, we want everything in an instant and we are running everywhere, hustlin', movin'. Just as much as our culture has changed pace, so has style. From performance clothing to lighter shoes, everything has evolved around our fast paced lives. This is why Rockport has released their 35th anniversary DresSport Shoe, they are dress sport shoes for men. It's the fusion between dress shoe and an athletic sneaker. There are many brands out there that are producing this style shoe and it is very unique, however Rockport has produced a dress sport shoe that blows the rest of the competition out of the water.
When I first saw the shoe I asked myself how could I rock these? And it wasn't because of the aesthetic, the shoe looks amazing, but I had never owned a pair. Yes you can With a bit of Pinterest searching and style analysis, I found some great ways to show these off, Now I can't help but throw them on when I'm wearing a great pair of chinos or jeans. I did not go to the extent of wearing a suit with these, in my opinion, these shoes are awesome however, with the aesthetic of the athletic sneaker, I believe the highest level of formality business casual or business smart. That being mentioned here are a few looks that I pulled off with these versatile shoes.
1. Shorts + Polo
These shoes look amazing with some shorts, think of nike athletic shoes but with a bit of formal flare. This look is great if you are going to go out and run some errands or going to go for a walk around town.
2. Jeans + Oxford+ Jacket
This is a perfect look for these shoes, I feel that a great smart look goes so well with these shoes. I decided to throw on a nice bomber jacket with this look, it fits very well with the color of the shoes and is perfect for the upcoming season.
3. Chinos + Shirt + Tie + Blazer
This is a great look, and the most dressed up one. If you work in an office that's not that strict on attire, this is a great look for you. I don't know if you can go as far as wearing dress pants with sport shoes but, hey if you can rock it, do it. This look is perfect for the commute because the shoes fit perfectly for it. Keep everything simple, remember the shoes will do all the talking.
Again, these shoes may not be for everyone but as you can see they are versatile and can fit some more business casual looks. I did like the quality of these shoes, they are so comfortable, and would recommend anyone that would like to purchase a pair!