Monday, July 19, 2010

Summer Vacation: Much Needed Sperry Upgrade

finally got new sperrys
-I finally got around to replacing my old Top-Siders. Unlike a lot of Sperry aficionados, I don't really dig the white sole found on most models, so I sprung for the Sahara colorway with the darker sole. Over the years I've heard of people recommend wearing Top-Siders in the shower or the ocean initially, something I didn't do when I bought my first pair back in high school. After consulting a few experts, I decided to go the shower route, which helps soften the leather a bit and also helps to keep the laces from coming untied. I also cut a few inches off my laces because I don't really go for the bunny-ear look. This time around, I'm going to make a point to shoe-tree my Sperrys after long days of wear to keep them from disintegrating and stinking too terribly.

8 comments:

aheadlongdive.com said...

Why no white on the bottom? I always thought that the white kept me from getting mine mixed up from my grandfather's.

Though the understated brown on brown does class it up a bit...

The Enthusiast said...

White bottoms are for sneakers.

Ian said...

A clever marketing scheme by Sperry. Convince purchasers to essentially destroy their new Topsiders because they'll look "cool" all beat-up and wrecked. In a few short year's they'll need to be replaced enhancing Sperry's bottom line. I applaud them.

Pilu said...

I rock the black on black. They kinda look like the mono black Vans Authentics. Punk as fuuuh. Or Sperrys that Hova would wear.

Andy said...

Those Sperrys look like they've been in a peat bog for a year or two (thousand). I notice that J.Crew have started selling "broken-in" Top-Siders, which probably means they last half as long as the normal ones.

Angelo said...

Yeah the 'worn-in' Sperrys are pretty lame because regular ones will look just like that in a matter of weeks, and the $100 J.Crew pricetag is pretty absurd.

kelleyjack85 said...

Hey, do we get to vote? (kidding) I vote for the old ones. You should wear them till they're literally falling off your feet. I basically beat my new ones up till they look old and then they don't last too long, but I like the old look.

Anonymous said...

psh sebagos are $90 and will last twice as long..