Rockport Northfield Review
The Rockport Northfield is a casual men’s shoe made from full-grain leather that is excellent to use in a less formal setting.
The Northfield has a rugged style that looks decent and it is quite versatile. It can be matched with jeans, corduroys, or even formal pants; it can be worn with collar shirts and sport coat, especially the brown Northfield. It is great with business casual attire.
The Northfield looks sturdy and hard because of the full-grain waterproof leather, however, the padded collar and tongue give softness and comfort for a blister-free foot except for the back part of the shoe which has no enough padding and it touches the foot frequently; that is where the irritations might take place. Moreover, this back part of the shoe has a tendency to slide down. So the wearer might need to exert some effort to keep the heel on the shoe.
The footbed provides an air circulator for the foot to be comfortable and dry. With this, the foot will not likely feel sweaty. The insole is removable which is good for ease of cleaning; nevertheless, it doesn’t have enough padding for a more cushy feeling.
The outsole is rubberized and absorbs shocks or impacts. It is a repairable Goodyear welt construction. However, the durability of the sole is something to inspect. It wears fast. It is not guaranteed 100% long-lasting. It is thick, though, and gives the wearer an extra lift and it is light in spite of its thickness.
The Northfield has an outsole that is slip resistant. It feels safe to use this shoe even on slippery surfaces. And since it is not too heavy, walking is easy. The waterproofing of the Northfield works well.
The shoe, however, has a nasty chemical smell.
The size runs bigger. It is recommended to buy a half-inch lower than your normal size.
Overall the Rockport Northfield is lightweight, casual, and comfortable. Utility wise, the Northfield excels because it can be used anywhere and will help you look more formal than with jeans and sneakers. It can be your business casual attire. The price is reasonable, however, the durability of the heels and sole are not guaranteed. It is best to buy it at a discounted price.