Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sperry Top-Sider: A passion for the sea

In 1935 Paul Sperry invented the world's first and most enduring boat shoe. Where all other footwear brands have laid claim to every inch of terra firma, from the highest snowcapped peaks to the lowest desert valley, from baseball diamonds to basketball courts, Sperry Top-Sider has flourished by helping all who love the water master the world's final frontier... the oceans, lakes and streams of Planet Earth.

Surprisingly, the Sperry Top-Sider story begins with a cocker spaniel named Prince. On a raw winter day in New England when avid sailor and hobbyist inventor Paul Sperry let out his dog for its daily exercise he noticed that Prince was remarkably stable, even at a full run on the snow covered, icy crust.

Sperry Top-Sider has always lived up to its classic good looks and high quality craftsmanship. This brand is right up there with the best of them. Their boat shoes are fantastic. I was fortunate enough to receive two styles to review from this classy company.

The first was their Men's Billfish 3-Eye Boat Shoe in off-white. Four other colors are available. These are gorgeous. We love the creamy ivory color and overall styling. The durable leather is fully stain and water resistant. They feature air mesh panels on the side to keep the feet cool and comfortable. With the shock absorbing EVA heel cup and molden EVA cushion, these are ready for all-day wear with full wet/dry traction.

The Men's Gold Cup Billfish 3-Eye Boat Shoe from their Gold Cup Collection sure is the creme de la creme of boat shoes! They feature genuine handsewn construction for the ultimate in comfort. These come in four different colors. The one you see picutred above is tan beige.

Features Include:

  • Stain and Water Resistant Leather for Durable and Lasting Wear
  • 360° Lacing System™ with 18K Gold Plated Eyelets provides a Secure Fit and Will Not
  • Corrode Under Extreme Conditions
  • Air-Mesh Upper Panels Offer Cool, Breathable Comfort Around the Foot
  • Lined with Genuine Deerskin for Plush, Ultra Soft Comfort Around the Foot
  • Full Length, Triple Density Footbed Featuring Memory Foam to Conform to Foot for All Day Comfort
  • Polyurethane Cushion Midsole Construction for Classic Styling with Unexpected Comfort and Flexibility
  • Exclusive Vibram™ Non-Marking Rubber Outsole with Wave-Siping™ for Ultimate Wet/Dry Traction

Head on over to Sperry Top-Sider to see all of their shoes for men, women and kids.

Products received for review. All opinions are my own.

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