I’m not much for fashion and I don’t think I dress particularly stylishly. I’m not quite at the point of ratty t-shirts and flip-flops, though if I lived by the beach that might happen more often than I want to admit. Still, my goal when getting dressed is comfort and if I have to choose between comfort and appearance, well, let’s just say I haven’t graced the cover of any fashion magazines in a while.
And so when I received a new pair of boots from Rockport, the Ledge Hill 2 Chukka Boot in New Caramel color, I was surprised just how much I liked them. Then I tried them on, having owned many pair of Rockport shoes in the past, and was even more surprised at how comfortable they were right out of the box. So much so that I did something that’s typically foolish: I brought them with on a trip to San Francisco without even wearing them for a single day to try and break them in.
A testament to how comfortable they are is that after spending two entire days walking all over San Francisco — see my writeup: Walking Around The City by the Bay — I still really like the Ledge Hill 2 boots and am quite impressed with the feel and the finish of the boots. Better, I received many compliments from people about how attractive they were and how they worked really well with my trademark blue jeans, as you can see in the photo above.
As part of the trip, we had a rare chance to visit Lucasfilm for some Star Wars related events that I can’t talk about on penalty of being kicked out of the Rebel Alliance, but you can see me sporting these shoes in the below pic, as I try to convince the Stormtroopers that these are not the chukka boots they are looking for:
Rockport sent these boots to me as part of the Rockport Challenge — #PoweredByRockport — and I have to say that my “field test” of these new boots worked out splendidly, based on the comments I received, the feedback on Instagram when I posted a photo, and on my own appreciation of the fine balance they achieve between comfort and style.
You didn’t win? Or you just want to jump and buy a pair — or some other shoes from Rockport? Awesome. I got you covered there too. Use GOFATHERHOOD20 as a discount code (until Apr 30, 2015) and you can save a cool 20% on any shoes you buy on their site. I know, you can thank me later.
And finally, a disclaimer: I’m a part of the Rockport Inner Circle, so they sent me these boots as part of that program. Nice, eh? Just so you’re aware.