Out with the old and in with the new, that’s how it usually works with me and my boat shoes. After a long summer of sockless wearing and tearing there comes a point when the odour associated with said shoes becomes unbearable, or they simply fall apart. As summer begins to shows its warm and wonderful face, it’s also time to restock or reset the seasons footwear selection.
Sperry Top-Sider’s have been leading the boat shoe race since their establishment in 1935. They’ve stood the test of time and now I struggle to see how I got through so many summers as a youthful, energetic and outdoor loving kid without a pair of Sperry’s strapped to my legs the whole time. Today Sperry announced the Neon Soles collection – a limited release collaboration with Barney’s New York. Featuring four colorways in total, the release is split into two black leather versions in the choice of a pink or yellow sole, a grey and blue suede version, and finally a brown and orange suede variation. Neon seems to be all the buzz at the moment and these seem like the perfect introductory accessory to explore that new neon look. Available online through Barney’s from 19th November.