Normally we aren't so into the whole "collabo" concept. We like our goods to come from small designers, working their fingers to the bone late at night by gas lamp in the most humble, honest and pure way. But let's be honest, every-so-often a collaboration comes along that simply can't be resisted. We saw these boots in New York this last summer and nearly fell over. Clearly the people at Barbour got their way with Rockport and created an authentic, true to brand set of boots that will cause your uncle Pete to start asking you for style advice.
Here's what the big guys have to say for themselves:
“The collaboration came about based on the brands’ shared set of ideals of quality and technology. Each company has an unwavering commitment to quality products that can be seen in a wide array of executions from dress shoes to boots for Rockport, and from jackets to sweaters for Barbour.
Barbour pioneered the method of using oilskins which today is translated through their proprietary waxed cotton fabrics to keep seafarers, laborers, farmers and city dwellers safe from the harsh cold and wet weather. Similarly Rockport pioneered the use of advanced athletic technologies in traditional dress shoes to enhance overall walking comfort.
Both Rockport (established 1971) and Barbour (estasblished 1894) have combined their long-standing design traditions to create a limited edition boot collection in three distinct styles: the Cap Toe Boot, the Plain Toe Boot and the Chukka Boot.
The Rockport x Barbour collaboration features authentic Barbour waxed cotton fabric, Barbour heritage tartans, Barbour hardware as well as an integrated adiPRENE by adidas footbed, which provides superior shock absorption at the heel strike.
Throughout the collection Rockport has paid attention to considerable details including hand stitched linings, beautiful pull up leathers, and rawhide laces. In addition Rockport has used its patented Walkability outsole, which helps mimic the natural walking stride by assuring a smooth strike of the foot and an efficient roll and flex of the foot throughout the walking motion.”
Plain Toe... $200
Cap Toe... $220
Estimated delivery date... November??? (we have no idea)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org today and Leo will hook you up.