We’ve shown you our favorite boat shoe styles this week, but that’s not to say that we don’t have more than what we’ve put up here on our blog. No siree. For men, we have traditional Authentic Original Sahara & Brown styles, and a handful of other colors for you women. We have nothing short of a plethora of Sperry to choose from, but the last new style that we’re simply giddy about is the “Woven” for women ($125). The basket weave pattern gives the boat shoe some nice texture, yet still comes in a nice natural leather color that it can go with anything. Today is the perfect day for a boat shoe, and you go weave or no weave with all the choices we have on hand, but we recommend the “weave.”
We’re carrying on with our boat shoe theme this week because it is after all the season where boat shoes begin to blossom. And what better than a typical brown ol’ boat shoe, but a brand-spanking new seersucker boat shoe? Spring and summer call for seersucker and boat shoes to be worn, so why not combine the best of both worlds? Add a lil’ leather tassle, and ba bing, an adorable boat shoe that speaks volumes beyond the natural colors you typically see. The best part maybe? That’s it’s still only $90. Go big, and go with a boat shoe that says something different this season.
Every year and every spring/summer of that year, we’ve been sure to carry one of three important shoes for the season: The boat shoe. Every girl and guy has got to have a pair for warm days ahead whether you headin’ out on a real boat or not, it doesn’t matter. Ubiquity travels farther than the original intention, which is why Sperry these days has designed many o’ variations and colors for their original boat shoe. And one alternative style we’ve taken a liking to, and our customers, is the Montauk ($90). A more slendar, feminine version of the boat shoe, the Montauk comes in brand-spankin’ platinum or goes-with-everything black. Still the same comfort as a boat shoe, just a tad less boxy with a more pointed toe. One thing that doesn’t change between boat shoe and Montauk: leather. Both have soft leathers and wear in to form against your own foot’s shape. Tip when purchasing: Because these shoes inevitably become the go-to shoe for the season, they wear in well, meaning, they stretch and can get loose. Best to go down a half-size, so when you’ve broken them in, they’re not flopping around and are a perfect fit.
Ah, the dock sider. The top-sider. It’s the summer trend (as you’ve probably read from our previous post). It’s come to be a men’s and women’s summer staple and goes with many o’ outfits on or off the shore. So we’ve made it a point to stock this ubiquitous summer shoe each year, and we always turn to Sperry. For under $100 (actually only $75) you can get your prep on. Up the style standards when you slip on for women one of our three shades: Honey, Brown, or Navy (with adorable silver piping, note: the one we have has white leather laces, not gold metallic). Start your summer dreamin’ of livin’ life on the open seas by slipping into the tradition of a top-sider.