Last night at Green Table in New York City’s Chelsea Market, the Original Muck Boot Company celebrated the launch of the Muck B 1802, its first ever fashion collaboration with Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, also known as the Fabulous Beekman Boys. “Brent and Josh have built a brand considered by Epicurious to be ‘the next Martha Stewart’ and one that exemplifies the growing trend that is modern farming,” says Sean O’Brien, global director of footwear. “This growing movement requires durable, comfortable farm footwear, and with this collaboration the Beekman Boys have helped us deliver a practical product with a fashionable twist.”
Having worn Muck Boots on their goat farm in upstate New York for years, the duo jumped at the chance to put their stamp on a style. Opting for a slimmed down silhouette that offers style with substance, the 100 percent waterproof boot features Muck’s XpressCool liner and a lightweight EVA outsole with rubber pods for optimal traction and support with comfort and flexibility. Offered in black with red trim and black with gray, only 200 pairs will be sold on the Beekman 1802 mercantile and on Muck Boot’s website.
The partnership doesn’t end there: Muck is also donating its bestselling Chore boot to the entire farm staff of Beekman 1802’s first annual Mortgage Lift award winner, a $10,000 grant bestowed on a family farm that demonstrates innovative business practices, helping restore small farms as the economic backbone of America.