Road test with Rockport.

I’m on such a shoe binge at the moment and on a recent trip to London I popped into the Rockport press day. To say that next season’s collection is a fusion of chic styles and comfort is an understatement. The selection of shoes, boots and sandals is just huge and it’s so refreshing to see a brand really embrace what we busy ladies need in a shoe, as well as adding splashes of much needed colour!

Rockport Autumn Winter 2012

Now, before I get ahead of myself for next season, I was lucky enough to road test a pair of shoe boots from the current Autumn Winter collection. I opted for something fun, a moc-croc texture in blue and beige tones. In these pics you can see that I’ve styled these quite casually, with a leather mini skirt, and tracksuit-style sweater – a staple look for me at the moment. But that is not to say that these shoes work so so well with a little black dress; adding a real statement to a very classic look. I took these pics before heading out to an event, but last month, I spent a whole day in London wearing these – jumping on the tube, running to meetings and a wander around the shops. My feet, despite the medium-height heel, were so happy with me for wearing these. I didn’t feel any pressure on my feet, which I usually do with a higher heel and my foot was supported throughout the day. We can be quite cruel to our feet and Rockport understands what their customers need and want when it comes to shoes, for the office and right through to a post-work drink.

Rockport Autumn Winter 2012

This particular style also comes in a black suede with gold trimming if you fancy a more muted style. For Rockport stores and stockists, check out