'Jaws' Shoes: Sneak Peek at This Summer's Scariest Footwear

Marcus Errico
·Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Entertainment
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Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the shoe store…

Sperry, the boat-shoe purveyors whose footwear was worn by the cast of Jaws, is celebrating Steven Spielberg’s 1975 shark story in a big, bloody way: with a new line inspired by the classic movie.

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Quint (Robert Shaw) and Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) sporting Sperry top-siders on the Orca (Photo: Universal)

The shoes, available in a variety of styles for men and women based on designs used in the film, feature imagery from Jaws, notably the iconic poster and logo. Each pair will be packed in a movie-themed box with “blood-stained” tissue paper and signage from the film, such as the “Beach Closed” warning and “Quint’s Shark Charter.”

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Here’s a preview of select shoes:

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Men’s A/O 2-Eye Shark Attack, $85 (also available in women’s version)

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Men’s Striper Slip-On Logo, $70

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Men’s Striper LL CVO, $70

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Women’s Seacoast Logo, $70 (laces will be white when shoe goes on sale)

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Women’s Seacoast Water, $70

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Women’s Seacoast Shark, $70

The company plans to roll out the line on May 5 at Sperry.com (June 9 at select retailers) and continue through the summer with a marketing campaign that includes screenings of the film. Our favorite bit might be the “shark fin shoe riser” for specialized store displays.

Related: See Yahoo TV’s complete Shark Week coverage

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All that’s missing is the John Williams music.

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