Boat Shoes Inspired by Run-DMC and Michael Jackson
Boat shoes are not just for preppies anymore. Rockport has teamed up with deejay to the stars DJ Cassidy to create a version of the classic Bridgeport boat shoe that gets inspiration from Run-DMC and Michael Jackson.
DJ Cassidy is often seen wearing the Adidas shelltoe sneakers made famous by Run-DMC in the early eighties. To pay homage to the Hip Hop icons, Cassidy designed a special elastic component under the tongue so that the boat shoe may be worn comfortably without laces.
For the colors of the boat shoe, Cassidy looked to what he considers the greatest outfit of all time - Michael Jackson?s ensemble in the "Billie Jean" video of a black leather suit, red bow tie, pink shirt and pink socks (not sure I'd pick that one as the greatest outfit, but whatever). To celebrate this legendary look, the DJ Cassidy Bridgeport boat shoe is constructed of soft pink perforated leather, a red canvas upper, and a black pinstripe. The shoe also features gold eyelets and a custom pink terry cloth footbed. Yes, preppies would die if they saw this.
In honor of the King Of Pop, Rockport has produced 50 limited edition pairs numbered 1?50 to commemorate each year of his life. The shoe comes packaged in a custom DJ Cassidy shoe box complete with pink tissue paper, red satin bow tie and personalized card from Cassidy detailing his inspirations. Rockport is offering a limited number of pairs for sale at New York?s Blue & Cream beginning this month. I hav no idea what they cost, but I can't imagine it will be cheap.
Ridiculous? You bet. Sort of hideous? Uh huh. Do I kinda want a pair anyway? Yup.