Band of Outsiders has collaborated with Sperry Topsider to bring you some pretty sweet boat shoes in some interesting materials and colorways. Fortunately for us ethical shoppers, they’ve also included some kicks in canvas and other fabrics. Two models I spotted are navy canvas and seersucker. I’ve never seen boat shoes in seersucker, and I’m surprised about that, but it seems so natural. I like how the navy canvas ones have the multi-colored striped sole, with the contrasting white stitching. The GQ part of me (little as it may be) wants to rock the seersucker and go to the horse racing track! (just kidding about that!). No I would do something way more drab like go the Costco or Ikea. Lame. But these shoes aren’t! Available at Bows and Arrows.
Here in New York, the winter has been very mild so far (thanks, Al Gore). But yesterday brought freezing winds and snow/sleet/precipitation that hurts when it hits your face. Some of you, luckily, won’t have to deal with that. You lucky bastards living in warm parts of the country have the option of rocking slip ons during the “dead of winter,” so for those of you looking for some alternative to Vans, I give you the Perry Top Sider Striper – “classic canvas and timeless nautical style that says ‘summer’ all year long.” HA. I love that.
Despite its rich and preppy leanings, I really dig this shoe. I’m not crazy about the plaid, but I’m feeling the denim, which I don’t think I’ve seen before. Also, the quality seems to be on point. It even has a specialized vulcanized rubber sole for wet conditions. Neat.
But of course, the Striper’s are vegan. The company has a special section for their vegan shoes, and their policy is right out in front: “This collection of vegan shoes by Sperry Top-Sider is made with no animal products and maintain the same standard of quality Sperry Top-Sider is known for.