Rockport BP Boat 3 Get On the Men’s Espadrille Shoe Trend

March 10, 2011 • By Erika

Miuccia Prada had visions of espadrille-soled shoes on men’s feet this Spring 2011 season. Like with many of Miuccia Prada’s previous collections, people weren’t quite sure what to make of these shoes at first. But eventually,┬ámany started warming up to the idea with some even realizing just how genius it is to put summery espadrille soles on serious shoes such as leather oxfords.

One of those who “got” the idea is the classic shoe brand Rockport who also used the espadrille sole on their new Rockport BP Boat 3 boat shoes:

Rockport BP Boat 3 in oyster/bright white

Obviously, they didn’t take it quite as far as Prada who used foam soles in addition to the espadrilles, but they did take it far enough to create a reinvented look to their traditional boat shoe.

My opinion? I think this new style totally works. I know men would appreciate getting the bit of fashion-forwardness in these Rockport espadrille sole boat shoes while still getting to wear one of their favorite shoe styles.

The Rockport BP Boat 3 also comes in this darker earth/oyster color:

Rockport BP Boat 3 in earth/oyster

Both colors are available and are new arrivals at OnlineShoes. Purchase a pair for $140.00.