The series may be gone, but the shoes live on. “Sons of Anarchy” Costume Designer Kelli Jones caught up with FN to talk seven seasons of footwear.
Best footwear moments from the final season:
KJ: Jax took off the Nike kicks, but it was more significant that he put on JT’s boots [John Teller], because of the connection to his father. He flipped on his dad’s [boots] the same way his dad did, that’s what was so symbolic about that. I bought Katey [Gemma Teller Morrow] six different pairs of very expensive shoes. Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik and Alaia.
Favorite shoes in the entire series:
KJ: For the men, there were a lot of Red Wing and basic motorcycle boots. For the women, Frye boots and for the first three years, Katey had a pair of strappy and studded Manolos. I just wanted to make sure everything she wore looked rock ‘n’ roll. When she transitioned out of Manolo, there was Elizabeth and James and Rag & Bone. Katey was a really good sport, she would work 12 hours a day [in those shoes.] It was like ‘Sex and the City’ on [motorcycles].
Final fashion thoughts?
KJ: The cast couldn’t have been cooler about fashion. Everyone was very open and throughout the seasons the books and looks got sleeker. The biker group doesn’t look stereotypical ‘white trash.’
Earlier FN wrote:
FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” aired its series finale Tuesday night wrapping up seven seasons of mayhem, brotherhood and the fate of Jax Teller.
Creator Kurt Sutter tied up all loose ends as the episode went out in a dramatic fashion, ending in the death of Jax himself.
Before fans got to see Jax’s final ride, the finale began with Jax throwing away his signature white Nikes stained with the blood of his dead mother he had just killed.
Throughout the series, his signature look always included the white Nike kicks, and last night’s finale brought an end to that. Instead, Jax puts on his motorcycle boots and has one last high-speed chase before he takes his own life and crashes into a truck.
During the episode, Jax says his goodbyes to his two boys, making sure they will never live in this life of chaos.
“I’m not a good man. I’m a criminal and a killer. I need my sons to grow up hating the thought of me,” Charlie Hunnam’s character says. Jax is able to leave SAMCRO in good standing and confesses to the DA all of the events that transpired around his wife Tara’s murder.
Sutter’s Shakespearean inspired show fittingly ends with an excerpt from “Hamlet.”