Founded in 1971, Rockport is a leading global designer, distributor, and retailer of men’s and women’s footwear, primarily under the namesake Rockport brand. An innovator in its industry, Rockport is known for combining the comfort of athletic shoes with the latest casual and dress styles.
In August 2018, Charlesbank acquired substantially all the assets of Rockport, including the North American wholesale and e-commerce operations, all of Rockport’s operations and retail stores internationally, and the Aravon and Dunham brands. Charlesbank served as the stalking horse bidder in a Section 363 sale process that was approved by the US Bankruptcy Court in July 2018.
Rockport shoes are sold in more than 50 countries through department stores, specialty retailers and e-commerce retailers, as well as in company-owned stores in select international markets.