New Rock Glossary: Everything You Need To Know

New Rock Glossary: Everything You Need To Know

Since its humble beginnings in Spain in 1929, New Rock has become a big name in the alternative footwear scene, with an emphasis on its innovative and comfortable construction paired with edgy designs. New Rock has become an established name in Goth and punk subcultures. 

If you’re not familiar with New Rock and their amazing styles, take a look at some of our favourite features and ranges to help you choose a pair.

Featured Products

New Rock M.474-S1 Reactor Boots (Black)
New Rock M.474-S1 Reactor Boots (Black)
New Rock M.134-S1 Reactor Boots (Black)
New Rock M.134-S1 Reactor Boots (Black)
New Rock M.373-S4 Reactor Boots (Black)
New Rock M.373-S4 Reactor Boots (Black)
New Rock M.TR003-S1 Trail Heeled Boots (Black)
New Rock M.TR003-S1 Trail Heeled Boots (Black)
New Rock M.1473-S12 Comfort Light Calf Boots (Red)
New Rock M.1473-S12 Comfort Light Calf Boots (Red)
New Rock M.1030-S1 M8 High Boots (Black)
New Rock M.1030-S1 M8 High Boots (Black)
New Rock M.1044-S1 M8 Heeled Boots (Black)
New Rock M.1044-S1 M8 Heeled Boots (Black)
New Rock M.110-S1 Reactor Shoes (Black)
New Rock M.110-S1 Reactor Shoes (Black)
New Rock M.1473-S1 Comfort-Light Boots (Black)
New Rock M.1473-S1 Comfort-Light Boots (Black)
New Rock M.1473-S3 Space Platform Boots (Black)
New Rock M.1473-S3 Space Platform Boots (Black)
New Rock M.2246-S20 Newman Shoes (Black)
New Rock M.2246-S20 Newman Shoes (Black)
New Rock M.236-S1 M8 High Boots (Black)
New Rock M.236-S1 M8 High Boots (Black)
New Rock M.272-S2 Space Platform High Boots (Black)
New Rock M.272-S2 Space Platform High Boots (Black)
New Rock M.288-S1 Reactor Flame Ankle Boots (Black/Orange)
New Rock M.288-S1 Reactor Flame Ankle Boots (Black/Orange)

New Rock Collections

New Rock collections are often determined by their sole. It can be easy to figure out which pair is which from the styling on the footwear. Check out the features of these iconic New Rock styles.
 

Reactor: One of the most popular and well-known styles of New Rock boot. The Reactor range offers a unique style of sole with metal rivets that make it instantly recognisable. Shop the full collection here.

Tower: The Tower collection offers a chunky platform sole for extra height. Complete with metal rivets on the sole.

Comfort-Light: This style has a thinner sole that is flexible and lightweight; designed for the ultimate comfort. 

NewMILI: This collection offers an alternative military-style boot with a welted rubber sole for durability. This style is built to last against wear & tear. 

Trail: A high-heel style with attitude. This collection has a ridged metal block heel that is sophisticated yet comfortable. 

 

Vegan & PETA-Approved Styles

There is no need to compromise with your alternative footwear; New Rock has plenty of vegan options available. 

Here’s what you need to know about their Vegan range: 

  • Look out for the aqua-coloured heel pull. This is often a good indicator of a vegan pair of New Rocks. 
  • New Rock’s vegan range uses 100% synthetic and plant leather to bring you the same iconic styles you love, in a new microfiber material.
  • New Rock’s vegan range is PETA-approved so you can rest assured that no animal products are used in their shoes.
  • The construction is completely vegan right down to the sole. Using TPU material, you’ll still get slip resistance and shock absorption as well as long-lasting comfort.
 

Exclusive Premium Materials 

New Rock is known for its high-quality and premium materials such as its leather uppers and rubber soles. Each New Rock is expertly hand finished by shoemakers to achieve a luxurious effect. Hand-dyed and naturally sourced, every leather boot is made to the highest standard. 

Each insole is made from recycled materials for odour and shock absorption, and enhanced breathability. New Rock insoles will adapt to the contours of your feet for long-lasting comfort.

New Rock soles are made from natural rubber and are resistant to oil, acid and grease. They are designed to be durable but still remain comfortable and flexible for the foot. 

Blake Construction

New Rock often uses Blake Welting to make its shoes as it offers a flexible sole. This construction combines the upper, insole and sole together through one stitch. The benefit of this construction is that you can get your New Rock’s resoled easily so you can keep wearing your trusty pair of boots forever; there’s no need to frequently buy new ones!

New Rocks is a versatile and unique brand that celebrates everything alternative. From spikes to studs to ornate skull buckles, there is so much choice when it comes to footwear from this brand. We are proud to be a UK stockist of New Rock boots. Use our helpful filters to choose which range or adornments you want on your boots here. 

Be sure to browse our New Rock section to discover all our available styles. If you’re stuck for inspiration for how to wear your New Rocks then be sure to check out our New Rock Celebrity styling blog or our guide to finding the perfect pair here. 

We want to see how you wear your New Rock footwear, so be sure to tag us over on Instagram and TikTok @bluebananauk

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