Tuesday Shoesday: Ode to the Boat Shoe

The Sperry Top-Sider is said to have been invented after Paul Sperry wanted to create a shoe that mimicked the pads of his dog, who was adept at walking on wet surfaces without slipping. Now, although I don’t spend much time sailing myself, I can’t help but find myself slipping into my own pair of Topsider’s throughout the spring, summer, and fall when I want something that is a little more casual then the ballet flat and offers the comfort of a tennis shoe.  This navy/plaid version is prepster, which I find myself embracing for my work look this summer.

Photo: Nordstrom

The bonus of being on sale due to Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is tempting me even more.  Are you wearing boat shoes this summer?



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