Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Top-Siders Hit the Runways. Seriously.

Sperry Top-Siders, introduced in 1935 by Paul Sperry - and what we wore 25 years ago because they were the only boat shoes around - have resurfaced, oddly enough as a fashion trend.

The July issue of Details say that the boat shoe is the latest trend among urban hipsters. Trendy, expensive and not very nautically-minded brands like Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors, join re-worked versions of the classic leather Top-Sider mocs in green, navy and yellow. Sperry is also offering plaid versions of the classic Stripper Slip-On, and at $40, we can see why the young, trendy and broke love them.

One of the most unique takes on the nautical trend is by California-Based design house Modern Amusement. The company has incorporated its signature crow into their "Original Top-Sider," which is manufactured by Sperry. As you know, style don't come cheap. A pair will set you back $130.


At Wednesday, June 21, 2006 9:19:00 AM, Blogger Tillerman said...

Thank you for spotting this trend. I bought my first ever pair of Sperry Topsiders this year. It's good to see that the "urban hipsters" are following my lead.


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