Rockport World Tour Men's Classic Review
The Rockport World Tour Classic is a walking shoe designed to provide comfort and style.
The World Tour Classic uses a full grain leather or nubuck which is cushy. It conforms to the shape of the foot for a better fit. It is highly recommendable to those who use orthotic shoe inserts. It doesn’t need a longer time to break-in and with this shoe, the wearer could hardly have blisters or any skin irritations. Except for the edges of the padded tongue which have a tendency to touch the ankle frequently and cause some pain during the breaking-in period.
The EVA cushioning of the mid-sole is added to provide comfort and support. The upper and tongue are both padded. Unfortunately, the insoles have less padding and don’t give enough support. Anyways, it is very comfortable and easy to use with no strain on the foot or legs even after a whole- day walking at work. The rubberized footbed is removable for easy cleaning and it has an air circulator which is anti-sweat.
The World Tour Classic runs narrow and it is advised to buy a wider width. On the other hand, if the wearer uses orthotic shoe inserts, a half-inch bigger than the normal size would fit better.
The durability is trustworthy and it will start getting worn out not earlier than three years, except for a few cases when the sole gave up in less than a year. The mid-sole and arch also stand the test of time.
The World Tour Classic has a lace-up casual look that is attractive, especially the colors: Black Tumbled, Brown Tumbled, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Nubuck and Sand Nubuck. The shoe looks good with any casual attire.
The outsole is rubberized and absorbs shocks or impacts. Originally, the Rockport outsole was known for durability, but there are new releases, though, that prove the opposite. This outsole is slip resistant. It feels safe to use this shoe even on slippery surfaces. And since it is light, walking is easy.
Overall, the Rockport World Tour Classic is a decent though casual lace-up shoe that is outstanding on its utility. It can be used anywhere and anytime. In general, it is long lasting, very comfortable and fits perfectly. It is a great value for money.