Whatever Floats Your Boat: The Sperry Custom Program

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Today I stumbled across the custom boat shoe program on Sperry Top-Sider’s website. For $120 you get to choose everything, down to the color of laces and outsole and type of eyelet, and they send them in about three weeks. The software is fast and slick for instant gratification, though you’ll need some design skills for creative satisfaction. I tinkered for a lengthy amount of time and couldn’t come up with anything better than the shoe above, in white and navy with ivory for the toe and heel.

As it’s not hard to find to find boat shoes in various colors (I’ve been wearing a pair of midnight navy with off-white soles and laces the past few years), this seems to make most sense for someone who wants to go for a three-color triple lutz.

Have fun playing with it, just be sure get outside on this holiday weekend. — CC

9 Comments on "Whatever Floats Your Boat: The Sperry Custom Program"

  1. Currently Sperry ‘s own website is offering the shearling lined boat shoe for half price. It’s under boat shoes but oddly not in the sale section. My persona favorite.

  2. Looks like the custom offerings are limited to a nubuck(ish) leather. Too bad the classic dark brown leather isn’t an option.

  3. Skirting this topic, Sperry has re-released their classic canvas cvo, called the Cloud Logo. I’ve got two pairs already.

  4. How about sticking to brown on brown. Just saying

  5. Bags' Groove | May 31, 2016 at 1:33 pm |

    Deck shoes should be blue, the colour of the sea on which boats sail and where the shoes were designed to be worn.

  6. Excellent point! And preppy clothes were designed to be worn in prep schools and Ivy clothes at Ivy colleges!

  7. Bags' Groove | May 31, 2016 at 5:42 pm |

    Exactly, Christian, but what is preppy? Remember, I’m just an old Limey who only wants to talk about jazz, natural shoulders…and blue deck shoes. Toodle-pip!

  8. Henry Contestwinner | June 2, 2016 at 11:49 pm |

    “In that case, tinkerty-tonk.” And I meant it to sting.

  9. Bags' Groove | June 4, 2016 at 4:12 pm |

    I just found your Wodehouse-ism, and it’s left me not a little discombobulated, HC. May I ask why you meant it to sting?

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