Sperry Top-Sider recently announced it has revamped its collection of shoes and accessories called Gold Cup. Quality is promised to be higher, and of course prices are about double the usual, with boat shoes priced at $150.

For that you get, in the company’s words, “premium hand-sewn leather uppers, butter-soft deerskin lining, and Sperry’s patented ASV Technology (which reduces shock and vibration up to 30% for optimal comfort).”

There’s also quite a range of color choices, and the eyelets are 18k gold-plated, the prep equivalent of bling. — CC