Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Sperry Top Sider-75th Anniversary
The original cost $4.50 per pair, today the 75th Anniversary model is selling for $90 if you can find a pair, let alone in your size.
The story goes that Paul Sperry, inspired by the way his cocker spaniel, Prince, deftly maneuvered across a frozen Connecticut pond, went home and created the Razor-Siping sole so humans could enjoy the same kind of traction. The sole's herringbone cuts would open and close as the foot flexed, allowing one to stay upright on such slippery surfaces as a boat's deck.
Which is why the company is celebrating their anniversary by bringing back a true classic: a collection featuring the slightly thicker out sole originally carved by Mr. Sperry, packed in replicas of the shoe boxes in which the shoes were first sold.
Click here for the official Sperry Top Sider site or click here to see what Valet issued on their blog.
Another great company that has affected the style of people celebrating an anniversary.