Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Ubiquitous Sperry Boat Shoe?

Is it just me, or are Sperry top-siders EVERYWHERE!?  I love how the publishing of so many preppy-centric books has sparked a revival in preppy fashion, although I'm not sure how much I like the fact that everyone now has boat shoes.  No, I'm not an elitist.  I just hate being part of a trend.  I avoid them like the plague, normally because they are ill-fitting of my personal style, and I know they will pass quickly.  However, I LOVE my boat shoes, and I know that they are classic, well-made, and a preppy staple.  It's been painful, but I've been wearing my top-siders with less frequency lately. So to make up for my bare feet I've been wearing these instead:

They are Bass Washington moccasins, and they are so comfortable. I love that they also never seem to get dirty.  You can find them on the G.H. Bass website here.  I also like that they are dressier than the boat shoe.  

I bought these heeled oxfords from Maxstudio a couple of years ago, and they're also great!  I'm a bit of a klutz, so heels are normally a bad choice for me.  And I'm a speed-walker, so again, that normally means flats.   Luckily these are super easy to walk in.

I have a pair of black driving moccasins from Banana Republic that I've had for since high school and found for merely $19.99.  I have loved them since the day I bought them. Every preppy needs a pair of classic black driving mocs. 

I really hope the Sperry-fever does start winding down soon, though.  I love my Sperrys too much to keep them away for too long!  



  1. I have a pair of Bass that I have had since I was in either high school or college.(Trust me it has be a while). I love them still wear them.

  2. Loafers and driving mocs are my fall staples. I wore Bass Oxfords every day for seven years so I just can't bring myself to wearing them now. I feel like a kid. Ditto on plaid skirts. Ha!