Friday, March 19, 2010

School Supplies: Sperry Wear

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-I've probably worn this pair of Top-Siders 86% of the days since I purchased them in the spring of 2006. One of the few Glenn O'Brien style rules I break is wearing Sperrys through every season. This pair has been with me through trips to the beach, hikes in the wood, tramping through campus in the snow and once when I got caught in a torrential deluge and they got completely reshaped. The bottom has worn all the way through to the insole, so I can't wear them when it's wet anymore, but they're still my go-to shoes when it's dry out. Check out after the jump for a some more shots of the damage.


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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

why in the world would you want to hike in top-siders? that just seems silly.

preston said...

why in the world would you want to hike in top-siders? that just seems silly.

free/man said...

Nice wear-in Angelo! They are supremely perfect.

cam said...

mine wer kinda worse, had to tossem cuz they started to smell.
even to me!

David M. Watkins said...

Yo Sperry! Send my man some new kicks - he deserves it.

trip said...

You can get boat shoes resoled by most cobblers. Could be worth the $40 or so.

JFK Jean said...

Now THAT is how you break in some kicks. Keeping wearing those bad boys until those puppies are dismantled....

Tim said...

perfection. my current pair has been through a two month summer tour with my band and an entire northeast winter. they are just started to look good. what color were yours when you bought them? mine are the saharas and it looks like yours are too, hoping mine end up as dark as yours.

Angelo said...

Tim,

Mine were actually darker than the Sahara when I first got them. This was like 5 years ago though, so I'm not really sure what it was called. When I replace these I'll be getting the Sahara probably.