Tuesday, June 3, 2014

SPERRY TOP-SIDER Women's Spring- Fall 2014

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

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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.

Urban chic

pretty…darkly romantic

durable -weather tough


waterproof boots


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.

All of these sporty selections have vulcanized construction with secure bond between upper and outsole, removable PU molded footbeds, and non-marking outsoles with razor cut Wave-Siping for grip on wet/dry.

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...
up top Ivyfish-perfect back-to-school silhouette with a higher vamp---in premium nubuck, leather and novelty materials, 3-eye with barrel ace detailing-hidden stretch gore for ez on/off, padded tongue, cushioned footbed, non-marking outsole with Wave-Siping for grip

up top-the Bahama Washables and Core…with Vulcanized construction with secure bond btwn upper and outsole, premium canvas or novelty materials uppers, rust proof eyelets and 360 degree lacing system for secure fit, removable PU molded footbed, non-marking outsoles w/ razor cut Wave-Siping for traction. Middle and lower rows-new Bahama Sparkles---similar except don't toss in the washing machine 

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

Ballet flats are always in demand-especially when they fold up-easy for traveling or to stash in a tote bag----for accessible relief from stilettos. At this point, our pain threshold has plummeted down to an horror two on our feet…so these are a must have.

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

 rubber outsole….

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!
Shorebird $78

Pelica III $78
Rain-wet weather boots----

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...

Sperry Top-Sider took a wedge heel--and showed it many different ways…
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