It’s A Walk In The Park With These Shoes At Beaches, Boats, Business & Bars
For as long as I can remember, I have been seeking comfortable, stylish shoes. Ones I can wear every day doing everyday things yet which are also good looking enough to work for casual business purposes and also going out on the town for nightlife activities.
I also wanted shoes that are “me.” You know what I mean, ones that fit my personality, which is fun, energetic and also laid back to reflect my beaches and boats lifestyle.
At the same time, I did not want to fall into what I call the “trendy trap.” By that I mean ordering on-line from one of those new men’s websites with slick advertising that are all over the sports TV networks.
Finally, I found the shoes I was looking for all those years. They are the Sperry Top-Siders, a classic design that never goes out of style.
I had never owned a pair of Sperrys. I had always pictured them on the feet of those rich East Coast dudes with the sweaters wrapped around their shoulders. My perception was that they were the shoes of the pretentious.
When I mentioned that I got the shoes to PubClubette Ashley – a Texas gal of fine style – she responded, “oh cool! I’ve had mine since high school. I love ’em.”
Okay, so my perception of pretentiousness was as off course as the USA’s America’s Cup boat this year.
I chose blue ones with tan trim. The look just belongs by the water, along a beach or on a boat. The minute I slipped them on, I felt their comfort. This led me to exclaim to myself – as well as my neighbors because I said it so loudly – “this is what I’ve been missing all these years!”
The shoes may have appeared to be a bit stiff out of the box but they proved to be as soft as, well, PubClubette Ashley’s skin. They did not take any break-in time at all. Immediately, I began wearing them everywhere. And they are so well made that I can wear them a lot with confidence knowing they will not wear out for several years.
I highly recommend that you follow in my footsteps, so to speak, if you are also looking for a comfortable shoe with style.
Sperry makes dozens and dozens of shoes of all types and the price for the Top-Siders is around $100. This is an incredible bargain for such a quality shoe.