Rockport Total Motion Active Mesh Sneaker Review: Your Feet Will Love Them

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The Lowdown

I have other sneakers but I expect they will be going to Goodwill. The Rockport Total Motion Active Mesh Sneaker is that comfortable. If you are in the market for new, emerging-from-the-pandemic sneakers you owe it to yourself to check them out.

Overall
5

Pros

  • Look great
  • Uppers are light, breath and are supportive
  • The most comfortable sneakers I have ever worn

Cons

  • Nothing

As we begin returning to the office, people are beginning to swap their sweatpants for something comfortable but more appropriate for the office. The same goes for footwear. After a year of wearing slippers, we deserve something equally comfortable on our feet. That’s exactly what I’ve found with the Rockport Total Motion Active Mesh Sneaker.

Rockport Total Motion Active Mesh Sneaker

Over the weekend, Raina handed her slippers to me and said, “What’s wrong with this picture.” A quick examination of the slippers revealed the entire bottom of one separating from the rest of the slipper. “I only got these a year ago and couldn’t figure out why they are already trash, but then I realized I’ve been wearing them every day.”

I’ve done the same thing with my well-worn and overly-loved Ugg slippers. And the idea of wearing uncomfortable shoes all day, every day, isn’t all that appealing. The Total Motion Active Mesh Sneaker doesn’t address my office needs (hopefully, a dressier pair of Rockports are in my future that will), but they are ideal for any activity that doesn’t require me to be more dressed up.

Rockport Total Motion Active Mesh Sneaker

Rockport describes the sneakers this way:

Search no more: you’ve just found your next everyday shoe. The Total Motion Active sneakers’ clean, casual style has the versatility to wear with joggers or jeans. But dig deeper and you’ll discover that our exclusive technology absorbs impact every time your feet the ground, for a reliably smooth ride. With breathable mesh fabric and a moisture-wicking lining, your feet will feel as cool as they look.

Rockport Total Motion Active Mesh Sneaker

The Total Motion Active Mesh Sneaker sell for $110, although the Rockport site is currently offering a Mothers’ Day discount.

They are available in your choice of Black, Breen, Dress Blues, and Vapor. The sneakers are available in two widths and a variety of sizes.

Rockport Total Motion Active Mesh Sneaker

 

When I took the sneakers out of the box, I was immediately surprised by how light they are. These sneakers look substantial, but they are light as a feather thanks to the leather and mesh uppers that are light, strong, and breathable.

Rockport Total Motion Active Mesh Sneaker

Take a quick look at the Total Motion Active Mesh Sneaker, and you will immediately notice the thick white sole. It has Rockport’s truTECH technology that provides a significant degree of shock absorption at the heel as you walk or run. Other features include:

  • Textile/leather upper offers natural comfort and breathability
  • truTECH® is designed to provide lightweight shock absorption
  • Nylon stability shank supplies flexibility and helps create a smoother stride
  • TPU molded plate helps to create stability and flexibility in the shoes
  • EVA outsole provides flexible, lightweight impact absorption

Rockport Total Motion Active Mesh Sneaker

As previously noted, the Total Motion Active Mesh Sneakers are surprisingly light. I think they look great and, so long as they aren’t covered in mud after a long walk in the woods, they dress up nicely if you are heading out to a casual lunch or dinner.

But the most important aspect of the sneakers isn’t their good looks or the multiple layers that were painstakingly designed work together to create the “Total Motion.”

The most important aspect of these sneakers is what I’ve discovered as I’ve worn them while walking my dog Nava for the past week — the sneakers are comfortable. And when I say they are comfortable, I mean that these sneakers feel almost as relaxed as my slippers while offering support and protection no slipper could possibly deliver.

These shoes have a bit of bounce as you walk, and thanks to the technology baked into the heel, they provide a comfortable cushion for your lower back and knees.

I have other sneakers, but I expect they will be going to Goodwill. The Total Motion Active Mesh Sneaker is that comfortable. If you are in the market for new, emerging-from-the-pandemic sneakers, you owe it to yourself to check them out.

The Rockport Total Motion Active Mesh Sneaker sells for $110; they are available directly from the manufacturer.

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

What I Like: Look great; Uppers are light, breath and are supportive; The most comfortable sneakers I have ever worn

What Needs Improvement: Nothing

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.