Massachusetts based companies, Bodega and Rockport, have collaborated together to produce a sports leisure shoe that combines both of their footwear ideals. Rockport wanted to keep the end result simple, so the design team at Bodega added subtle features to enhance a classic silhouette. The result of this project is two new models, Town and Country which are both based off a Rockport classic boat shoe called the Bayshore.
The Town shoe re-imagines the traditional buttoned-up character of Bostonians and adds details like a Melton wool collar lined with plaid flannel which work against waterproof premium leathers. While the Country shoe adapts the Bayshore classic with a gusseted tongue and waterproof premium leather uppers which are used against brass tipped boot laces and eyelets. The foot-bed of the shoe features an ultra soft pig skin lining for extra comfortability.
The project releases at Bodega store 14th March, where they will also offer a small run of Melton wool grey and black five panel caps to go with the shoes.
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