Rockport x Barbour Boots Holiday 2011
Rockport and outdoor specialist Barbour have teamed up to collaborate on a series of limited edition footwear launching November 2011. The collaboration has come as no surprise, as both brands share similar beliefs and values on quality and technology.
Gary Burnand, Director of Global Marketing & Strategy, Barbour said “We are delighted to be working with Rockport on this collaboration. They share our passion for quality and innovation and have incorporated strong elements of Barbour’s heritage within these exclusive designs. This is one of many exciting projects reflecting Barbour’s renewed commitment to the footwear area to truly fill all the lifestyle spaces in the wardrobe.”
The collection consists of three styles:
- Rockport x Barbour Breaktrail Plain Toe Boot.
- Rockport x Barbour Cap Toe Boot.
- Rockport x Barbour Chukka Boot.
The lines are set to retail between £150 – £170.
Each of these particular styles incorporate Barbour’s waxed cotton fabric and tartan lining, with Rockport handling what they are best at – namely rock solid construction that is bound to make these boots both practical and stylish. In fact, Rockport have incorporated thick, durable rubber soles in order to help withstand the elements and give each piece a long life span.
Here at FashionBeans our favourite is the tall Cap Toe Boot, as it resembles classic military silhouettes but adds its own distinct uniqueness through the detailing. Features include gold grommet detailing, upper eyelets, contrasting coloured laces and a combination of materials used on the upper – such as a distressed looking leather and waxed cotton.
These boots are so far away in terms of style from the typical high street varieties available, which is bound to separate yourself from the ‘boy band’ crowd and make you the envy of everyone you know.
Look out for the collection, which is set to hit stores beginning of November. They will also be available at Rockport online.