DJ Cassidy got together w/Rockport 2 design a pair of the Bridgeport Boat Shoe.
2 create the shoe, Cassidy drew inspiration from his musical & fashion influences, notably Run-DMC & Michael Jackson. Cassidy is often seen wearing the adidas shelltoe sneakers made famous by Run DMC in the 80′s. Paying homage 2 the Hip-Hop icons, he designed a special elastic component under the tongue so that the boat shoe may be worn comfortably w/o laces.
For the boat shoe colorway, 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. 2 celebrate this legendary look, the DJ Cassidy Bridgeport boat shoe is constructed of soft pink perforated leather, a red canvas upper, & a black pinstripe. The shoe also features unique gold eyelets & a custom pink terry cloth footbed.
In honor of the King Of Pop, Rockport has produced 50 limited edition pairs numbered 1–50 to commemorate each year of his life.