|WILMA-Flinstones fan might have named these…vulcanized construction, side zip with leather barrel tassel, removable PU molded footbed for support/comfort, non-marking rubber outsole with wave-siping for grip-late July 2014 delivery|
West 57th Street, NYC
A sunny room lined with shoes---staggering numbers, in fact- of versions inspired by the Sperry Top-Sider' iconic boat shoes-first conjured up by Paul Sperry in 1935…freshened up with a new silhouettes for Fall 2014 that aren't so traditional.
Impressive-and the price/value is outstanding. No wonder this former only boat/water shoe brand-has sailed off to bigger things-including its own retail stores. (31-for now).
Mood boards helped define the company's vision for women's Fall 2014 footwear delivering end of June- September …and in most cases, we think, wearable year round options served up in abundance.
|durable -weather tough|
Lifestyle sneakers (Seacoast) with white rubber outsole-nautical stripe trim…in Spring (available now) and delivering later- deeper autumnal tones -all with burly rawhide leather laces.
Uppers-in solids and fun prints- heavy duty seacoast canvas, houndstooth, plaid (fun) or washable leather. Some of these Seacoast kicks belong to a machine wash group---really----toss them in the washing machine and dry on a rack=DONE.
|Seacoast Boyfriend-in plaid|
There are a bevy of boat dock shoes inspired looks-with inventive combos of upper materials in the signature Bluefish styling--- with a feminine twist…and all with serious comfort built in-including padded tongues, cushioned footbeds- anti-microbial, rust proof eyelets metal details, non marking rubber outsoles with Wave Siping for wet/dry grip….
|Angelfish Sparkle available now|
Sperry Top-Topsiders branches out from its iconic A/O and Bluefish-boat shoes--- subtle differences like higher/lower vamp…narrower/wider silhouettes especially toes, and two different outsoles. There must have been over 80 different choices we saw…with classic tones and more unusual color/print combos-in contrasting textiles...
|A/O 2-classic $90-with eye metallic piping|
|Angelfish-neat Jacquard leopard print-Bluefish styling with feminine twist-slightly trimmer profile,|
|can see the cushioned footbed-for all day comfort-Angelfish embossed style-Cordovan anchors|
|Taylor-preppy mens' inspired ---with feminine lines…$85|
|We liked these a lot-Sabrina…navy, dark brown, black...|
|Avery loafer on left-classic-four color options $85|
|Bedford oxford in leather|
|non-marking outsole of the Bedford…see grippy sections-Wave-Siping-stcked heel with welt detailing|
|we didn't get the name for this look-but liked the pointy toe-anchor metal detail…cute with jeans or a skirt/dress|
|Avery-another interpretation -with stitched quilt detail-|
|A/O 2 Eye embossed anchors|
|Elise-preppy + feminine=with signature STS Captoe and skiplace detailing…with a real outsole-non-marking rubber with wave-siping for traction…elasticized for ez on/off|
Winter demands warmth and protection. Sperry Top-Sider boots may never see a boat's deck during the colder months…but these selections will hold up out on the ice/snow that arrives on land.
|ski lodge ready-Mackenzie $80-nice alternative to Uggs|
|Paige-cozy lined--in six colors…we are obsessed with The Americans…so the name makes us want these also…besides comfort/cozy factors $70|
|Quilted upper-in a duck boot -vulcanized rubber construction-lugged outsole…with a boat shoe-360 ties and rust tough eyelets|
|side zipper ez on/off|
|Saltwater $120-fashion/function great combos of colors and patterns…faux shearling lining…ankle coverage and weather tough outsoles-pretty cute!|
|Pelica III $78|
|great-we would wear these always with jeans---easy slip-on with weather protection---lug outsole and manages to look feminine-WIN WIN…micro fleece collar inside lining…and below in faux shearling...|
IMO-wedge heels are always going to sell---get some height and one can walk in them without slipping into those sidewalk grates. These selections are not heavy handed, either-and a few are tailored enough to wear with dresses/skirts…for work.
|Greta look-the Hadley---morphs wedge with Hiker upper/ signature STS boat shoe flourish-premium leathers with oxford cloth inserts-3 inch heel height-w/ non-marking outsole-wave-siping for grip|
|]]Lambert-ankle height boot w/ ¾ inch naturally stacked heel, each burnished leathers, 360 degree lacing system w/ rust proof eyelets, non marking rubber outsole w/ wave-siping for traction|
Chelsea Boot styles---on block heel
|Ambrose Quilted-trend on-with buckle hardware, 3 inch heel…with non-marking rubber outsole w/ wave-siping for traction|
|ez on off with inside zipper-Juniper is comfortable heel height…ankle hight boot-with non marking outsoles with wave-siping for traction|
|Liberty-classic equestrian braid/buckle ankle boots in leather. Never go out of style $140|