Crew Maui Island Boat Shoes
This pair of boat shoes had a rowing theme that was made to commemorate the owner's crew season at The University of California San Diego. On the front of the shoes lies a satellite image of Mission Bay, the location where the UCSD crew team practiced. The outsides panels have oars. The top grey stripe along the laces was made to resemble a boat, with black oars coming down the sides. The inside panels were painted to commemorate the WIRA Grand Final, where the UCSD team lost by just 1/100th of a second. The idea of putting the UCSD boat (grey) and the OCC boat (yellow) on opposite panels was to symbolize how close the race really was. When the shoes are lined up, it is hard to tell which boat is in front. With each step that is taken, the boats alternate the first place position. Likewise, the stepping pattern of the shoes mirrors the strokes that propel the boat in rowing. On the back of one shoe, there is a UCSD rowing logo, and the on the back of the other, an EnHaoKicks logo. These photos were taken at Lake Lansing in Lansing, Michigan.