Sperry Top-Sider Anglefish Slip-On Boat Shoe Review
Sperry Top-Sider’s! Let me guess, you are thinking of the classic 2 Eye Boat Shoe that your parents (and maybe you) had when you were a kid. These days, Sperry Top-Sider is offering more than their classic boat shoes and are making a splash in the casual, dress, boots, sandals, performance shoe lines.
The shoe featured above, is the Anglefish Slip-On Boat Shoe in Pewter/Metallic Leather. This shoe serves as a prime example of how Sperry Top-Sider is spiffing up its’ shoe line to meet the changing times. I have been wearing the Anglefish shoes for the past month to work and play, pairing them with jeans-twill pants or shorts. They are grabbing a lot of attention for their looks as well. People will say, “Are those Sperry’s? They are so cute!”
These shoes are more than simply cute and have found a place in my shoe rotation. For starter’s the molded EVA cushioned midsole packs just enough comfort for all day wear. The Lacing system allows you to adjust the fit a touch, without having to sacrifice the slip on style. Make sure you tie the leather tie pretty tight, as it is prone to slipping throughout the day. These shoes did not require any break in period and were good to go from day one. I have yet to get a hot spot, or noticed a blister producing area. The padded tongue gives a bit with each step, helping to reduce any friction that may occur with many steps. They run true to size; I ordered by typical size 9 and felt they were spot on.
The Anglefish shoes are hand-sewn and utilize water resistant leather. Because these are slip-ons, I don’t foresee myself using these in a raging storm, but it is good to know that they will not be damaged by the occasional drizzle. The outsole is comprised of non-marking rubber, making them boat deck safe and provide a bit of traction that you don’t typically get from a slip on shoe. The craftsmanship of the shoes appears just like the days of old, with tight seams and quality leather.
The Anglefish shoes come in 8 different color/pattern options and are just one example of Sperry’s ability to straddle the line of performance and fashion. If you check out their website, you can see their expanded line of shoes to pick from. So far, I have been pleased with my selection and hope to wear these until the snow starts to fly. When temperatures drop, the Anglefish with Shearling look like a great option to help keep my feet cozy!
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