October 3, 2016
Many brands find it difficult to mix style with substance, but for Sperry, that has never been a problem. The company was birthed when founder Paul Sperry discovered how to maintain traction on slippery boat decks; hence the company’s focus on practicality. But what sets Sperry apart as a lifestyle brand is that their designs aren’t just functional, they look good too.
To get a better idea, all you’ve got to do is take a look at Sperry’s latest Fall 2016 collection. In it, you can choose shoes that are fantastic for embarking on maritime adventures, or for looking fashionable. There’s even footwear that is great for doing both, making consumers really spoilt for choice, and the only difficult thing would be choosing which footwear suits you the best.
Anyhow, here are our favourites of Sperry’s Fall 2016 offerings. For the female collection, there’s the Seacoast Waxy Canvas ($89) to look forward to, an extremely durable shoe thanks to its special vulcanized construction and traction-improving Wave-Siping™, making it perfect for hitting the high seas. To rock a more classic boat shoe look, gals should go for the A/O 2-Eye Bling ($199); which comes in a Rose Gold colour, and features a 360° lacing system with rust proof eyelets for a secure fit. There’s also the added benefit of a shock-absorbing EVA heel cup to provide extra comfort for your feet.
As for the gents, there’s the Flex Deck CVO Micro Fiber ($75) to look out for, a modern pair of sneakers that consist of patented SON-R Technology™, meaning there’s added stability and agility for wearers, but that’s not the only thing. A Hot Melt heel counter optimises comfort, while a Molded Hydro Grip™ rubber outsole with Wave-Siping™ spreads water around the sole, decreasing the chances of slipping on a wet surface, making these shoes a great companion for a boat ride.
Sperry’s Cruiser CVO also incorporates the same Wave-Siping™ technologies as the Flex Deck, but it’s supremely lightweight due to hand-sewing and vulcanized construction between the uppers and outsoles of the shoe. Also, another option worth exploring is the Gamefish 3-Eye. These solid all-rounders are made out of premium nubuck leather, while it has all the features that every modern piece of footwear needs, such as SON-R Technology™, a 360° lacing system, a lightweight EVA midsole and outsole, as well as Wave-Siping™.
So whether you’d like to add more style in your life, or you’re a full-on maritime adventurer who regularly heads out to sea, there’s definitely something for everyone in Sperry’s Fall 2016 collection. And that’s not something we say everyday.
Available at Sperry Stores, Royal Sporting House stores and selected department stores.