One of the survivors of U.S. Airways Flight 1549, which crash-landed in New York’s Hudson River on Jan. 15, has been lauding his Johnston & Murphy shoes for keeping his feet warm as he stood on the wing of the plane and waited for rescue. According Johnston & Murphy territory manager Bill Dresser, it was the Melton oxford, which has been in the line for 20 years. And the lucky survivor was sent a few free pairs for his shout out. “You can’t buy that kind of advertising,” said Dresser.
Rockport Established 1971 and the design team at Boston boutique Bodega have partnered on two special-edition shoes called Town and Country. Both are based on Rockport’s classic boat shoe, the Bayshore. The Town version features a melton wool collar with plaid flannel and waterproof leathers, while the Country version features waterproof leathers with a soft pigskin lining. The shoes, which will retail for $120, debut at Bodega on March 14.