Rockport Office Essentials Ellingwood Reviews

290 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

48%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

24%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

87% "Felt true to size"

82% "Felt true to width"

54% "Moderate arch support"

257 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 1/7/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Rockport Ellingwoods are elegantly nice. I got luau feet and so I'm grateful for the wide sizes that are available. When I was a kid in Hawaii I went to a Catholic school and we had to wear dress shoes. Are you serious? Dress shoes on a keiki in Hawaii? And what made it worse was that our playground was asphalt that would heat up during recess. It was like being on a lava flow. Anyway, I've always hated shoes since, but these Rockports are comfy. They have a shock-absorbing rubber sole and a removable inner sole about a 1/4 inch thick at the heel. I've been breaking them in on my daily 24 mile bicycle commute to work. No problems so far. And as an added bonus passing wahines keep telling me that nothing makes them want to go to the powder room more than a sharp-dressed man. Are you talking about me? Auwe! Mahalo, Zappos.

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33 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/20/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

These have been some of the most painful shoes to bereak in that I have ever tried. Earlier reviews noted a lengthy break in period and I should have taken heed.

Additional 270 Office Essentials Ellingwood Rockport Reviews

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August 4, 2015

Anonymous

from San Diego, CA

My husband has very wide feet and says these are the most comfortable dress shoes he's ever owned. He took out the insoles for added space and added a thin cushion. He loves these shoes!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Olu Kai

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 7, 2015

Anthony D

from New York

This is my 2nd pair of these shoes and they are excellent. I am very hard on my feet when I travel and these shoes hold up to the rigors of running from meeting to meeting and still look good at the end of the day. Very comfortable and very durable for dress shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 2, 2015

Anonymous

 

Yeah, yeah, I know, some of you may not believe all the 'rave' reviews shown here. I, too, was skeptical but the shoes arrived quickly and they fit as well as any other shoe I've ever stepped into. Being Rockport I know the quality is second to none...and the price is about half what I'd pay in a brick-and-mortar store. I could not be more pleased. These guys are the real deal. Kudos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 9, 2015

James S

from Akron, OH

The shoestrings are fraying and will need to be replaced too soon (replacements are inexpensive). Otherwise, the shoes are very comfortable.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 25, 2015

Dennis G

from New York

I purchase Rockport shoes often. Very disappointed in theses shoes. This is the size I have ordered in the past. This shoe felt much smaller in size than marked and was very poorly constructed as compared to other Rockport shoes I have purchased.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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January 4, 2015

Anonymous

from SF, California

I re-order these shoes every year for my son. It is the only shoe he wears because all other shoes hurt his feet so bad. I hope they never quit making this shoe. He normally wears a 13 but in this shoe I buy a size 12 in a wide so they run a little bigger than your normal shoe size. I love shopping at Zappos - my order comes right away, I never have to "track" my order and although I rarely need to return or exchange, when I do it is free and hassle free!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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October 25, 2014

David M

from Arkansas

I was pretty apprehensive about these shoes, I carefully wore them for two hours around the house - I had failed to assess two other pairs last year and never liked them - these felt pretty reasonable. Next night, I have to go to a for a dinner dance. They were totally comfortable, all night, on my first long wear, I danced for an hour in them without any pain, blisters or regret. They fit a guy with size 14 feet right out of the box! I cannot comment about arch support as I use orthotics all the time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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October 13, 2014

Bernard S

from Burleson, Texas

Theses shoes were good out of the box. I wore them for about six hours the first day with no problems. You can always count on Rockport to have a good product in the wider widths!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 28, 2014

Anonymous

 

They appear to be vinyl, not leather, and they are falling apart after one year. They are cracking in the bend lines which should not happen with leather.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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September 10, 2014

Anonymous

 

Disappointing, because I'm a huge fan of Rockport shoes. I purchased this pair do to the style over a month ago and I started getting a "pinching" feeling on the back of my big toes when I'm walking (from the area where the tip crease ends). I thought the shoes needs to be "broken" in; however, not the case and I've tried both width sizes and now I'm stuck with the wide size that I can't even wear.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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August 16, 2014

Rick

from Spencerport NY

I bought these to wear with a suit to a wedding. It's always hard to tell online what a shoe will look or feel like, but out of the box my first reaction was that they looked like something other than leather. They are very shiny. As a dress shoe to wear with a suit, that's okay, but they are too shiny for my tastes for much else. That's the only negative I have. I wear orthotics, and this is the first pair of dress shoes where the inserts didn't make the shoes feel "shallow." They worked beautifully. The shoes fit great, looked great with the suit and are very comfortable. For "comfortable" shoes, they look (from all angles) like conventional dress shoes. As always, the Zappos service was exceptional. I received these shoes less than 24 hours after I ordered them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 5, 2014

Patrick

from Brooklyn

The most uncomfortable Rockports I have ever worn. Feel like they are made by another company. Cannot understand the positive reviews. All other Rockports allow me to walk for miles.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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July 31, 2014

Ralph T

from Atlanta

This shoe is at least 1 size larger. I wear orthotic inserts and when I removed the sock liner it was almost an inch longer than the orthotic.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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June 22, 2014

Anonymous

from Pa

I have had these shoes for about a month and have worn them often. They are very comfortable. I ordered them in a wide and they are wide enough. Great work shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 21, 2014

Anonymous

from Phoenix, AZ

I purchased about three or four other pairs of black dress shoes before I got back to these ones (second pair purchased). They do look the best and fit well all around.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chrome, Ecco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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June 10, 2014

William T

from Utah

Generally I have had terriffic luck with Rockport shoes, However in this case the shoe pinches my toes just behind the stitching at the toe cap. I will be returning this pair of shoes. I bought a similar shoe in the ECCO brand and it is very comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 27, 2014

Brad b

from baltimore

This is the second time I've bought these shoes. I usually get them because they are one of the few nice pairs that come in a narrow width. The strange thing is, I ordered them in "N" and they were too tight. I exchanged them for a "M" and they fit great. So I don't know if my foot has gotten wider or the lasts are running narrower these days.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 1, 2014

Douglas J

from Washington D.C.

Beautiful shoes, but if you bought them because the popped up in the WIDE SHOES search then you'll be disappointed. Will try Extra Wide sizing next time.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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March 12, 2014

Jeff

from Denver

Very good pair of shoes, but the backs are a little stiff, so I've been breaking them in a little bit at a time.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 2, 2014

Anonymous

 

Nice shoe for the price. The leather is stiff but this a good shoe to use in the rain etc.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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February 12, 2014

Anonymous

from Santa Barbara

These are nice shoes for the price but they do not have a heel counter like some of the other Rockport styles. For example, compare the heel view of the Ellingwood to that of the Big Bucks Margin. I wish that I had noticed this before I wore them. I believe this sacrifices durability and comfort.

Brands I'd also recommend: Bostonian

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 29, 2014

Anonymous

from Nashville, TN

These Rockport shoes seem to be a good value at this price point. Since these shoes are water tight, it also makes them very warm during the winter.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 14, 2014

Chuck D

from United States

This is the first pair of Rockports I've purchased that uses a leather "veneer" (for lack of a better word). The first scuff and the shoe was permanently damaged. My previous Rockports had thicker leather so a little shoe polish would fix it up. Not sure why they (Rockport) went the cheap route.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 9, 2014

Anonymous

from New York

Zappos is a wonderful site with large selections and good prices. Great shoes, I have been using Rockport shoes for over 15 years and love them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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December 20, 2013

Anonymous

 

Bought this shoe to have something comfortable to wear to the office that would work with my orthotics and is a W width. Break in took a few painful days, but after that they felt pretty comfy and lasted for close to a year of everyday use. Only thing I really didn't like is that they squeak/squish terribly on polished marble or linoleum tile floor, anything smooth and polished. Otherwise are pretty comfortable and I certainly got a good amount of use for the price.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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