Dress Sneakers

 *This post is sponsored by Zappos

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Around this time of year, I start getting excited for the change of seasons mainly for one reason: fall fashion. As much as I love the summertime, I equally love the fresh, new style that Autumn brings. In fact, I’m guilty of ordering shoes mid-summer in anticipation for September. And I love playing with footwear. So what’s a trend I’m excited to rock this fall? Pairing a dress sneaker with a more formal outfit is top of the list. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the look of crisp Oxford dress shoes or Chelsea boots, but I also love that just by simply pairing a dress sneaker with a formal outfit, you instantly have an effortlessly cool look.

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When I saw this black leather sneaker from Rockport on Zappos.com, I knew I had to snatch it up. I love how the Oxford-inspired pattern gives the shoe a formal look, while the white sole keeps it playful and fresh. The shoe is a limited edition style to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the DressSports Collection and it does not disappoint. They’re extremely flexible, which is great for running around the city in, and even are made with truTECH, a comfortable technology system that adds long-lasting cushioning in the heel all day long. There is an anti-friction performance lining in the shoes which reduces heat inside the shoe for a cool, more comfortable shoe experience, and the heel is designed to provide additional support. I was surprised to find out that this style, Rockport Dressports, were the first type of shoes created with this type of athletic technology, dating back to 1983. As someone constantly on the go, I truly value footwear that looks good, but also keeps my feet supported all day long.

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I’m always on the hunt for great footwear, especially shoes that don’t break the bank. Zappos never fails in helping me find exactly what I’m looking for. They have free shipping and a 365-day return policy which is hard to come by these days. Being someone who constantly likes to switch up my style, Zappos couldn’t be more helpful in helping me do just that (or fueling my footwear addiction). Whether I pair these Rockport DressSports with chinos, wool pants, or even a suit, I’m excited to experiment with this new trend all season long. Just remember - go for a leather sneaker because it keeps your outfit in the “dressy” category. I look forward to seeing your dress sneaker style this fall. 😊

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