Wearing her favorite pair of Fiorentini + Baker motorcycle boots was Sophia Bush’s biggest mistake when she arrived for her first wardrobe fitting in 2014 on “Chicago P.D.”
“The wardrobe supervisor said, ‘Those — I want you to wear those.’ So we ordered five pairs of them, and now they’re Erin Lindsay’s shoes on ‘Chicago P.D.’ ” the actress told Footwear News today at the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees announcement in Los Angeles.
Her character on the NBC drama, detective Erin Lindsay, wears the boots so much that they’ve become a part of her identity onscreen — and they will be her digital legacy, too.
“The fans are obsessed with them, and there are memes about the boots, which is funny because now I can’t wear them in real life because people will think I’m wearing my wardrobe,” she explained. “Now the boots have become Erin’s and the fans’ as well.”
Fiorentini + Baker’s signature “Eternity” boots fulfill its namesake destiny on the series, with Bush fighting crime while clad in the leather shoes for the past four seasons.
Featuring three fastening straps with brass buckles and an almond-shaped toe, they retail for $585 on Fiorentini-baker.com.
Though she lost out on a good pair of boots, she has gained a new obsession in Jimmy Choo’s Anouk pumps. “They do these pumps in a gazillion colors and fabrications, and if they weren’t so expensive I would own 40 pairs,” Bush said of her suede heels, which complemented the tweed dress she wore at the event.
Bush led the announcement of the 23rd annual SAG Awards nominees alongside rapper-actor Common.
The ceremony honors outstanding film and TV performances, and it will air live on TNT and TBS on Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. ET.
Along with the awards show, the organization will host three charity auctions to benefit its SAG-AFTRA Foundation, with opportunities to bid on film and TV memorabilia, as well as participate in special celebrity experiences.
“We provide assistance to actors, emergency assistance, catastrophic health funds, scholarships for actors and their dependents,” explained Carolyn O’Connor, SAG-AFTRA Foundation director of communications. “We also have a children’s literacy program where actors read books to children online all over the world. We reach 8 million kids a month through storytelling. All of these bids go to assist children and actors in times of need.”