Sperry Top-Sider is an American Original and an icon of American style since 1935. An authentic nautical lifestyle brand, it is created for performance, built with quality and designed for an enduring sense of style. Paul Sperry, inspired by his dog Prince’s ability to run nimbly over ice and snow, used a pen knife to cut wave-like grooves (later known as Razor-Siping™) into the outsole of a rubber sneaker. From this ingenuity, along with the iconic inspiration of other classic design details, an American original was born.
Today, the remarkable story of Sperry’s heritage resonates deeply with individuals around the globe. Since inventing the first boat shoe, Sperry Top-Sider continues to share its ‘passion for the sea’ with those who enjoy the good life in, on and around the ocean.
Men’s Spring/Summer 2012
Neutral colours and soft pastels are the foundation of the colour palette, rounded out with Mediterranean blues and mahogany. Suede takes the colour range brilliantly while mixed media and stitched edging finish off these cool constructions. The soft upper material in a lightweight, unlined construction makes these shoes extraordinarily comfortable.
Turning a traditional icon into a modern classic, the traditional nautical vibe gets the distressed treatment with washed canvas and faded plaids. Preppy styling comes in to play with 3-tone colour blocking and seersucker gingham. Modern safari styling is also present, inspiring the desert colour palette as well as the utilitarian details.
Women’s Spring/Summer 2012
Some classics never get old. Not when the Sperry design team takes the latest seasonal prints, leathers, hardware and details, then mixes these into their kaleidoscope of style. Fun upper materials, like sun-bleached canvas or bright shiny patents, work beautifully alongside sassy linings and rope lacing. Boat shoes are never boring at Sperry Top-Sider.
A key style in a girl’s closet, fashion flats are trend-right all year round. Their versatile styling allows them to get dressed up or dressed down depending on the mood or occasion. With the new Penny Ballerina pattern offered in a wide range of colours and complemented by other key styles, it’s clearly a ‘flat’-out fashion statement from Sperry Top-Sider this season.
Neutral colours and soft pastels are the foundation of the colour palette, rounded out with the season’s key coral and gold accents. Shine is an important element and is juxtaposed by natural materials like canvas. Bows and knots pick up on the quintessential Grecian styling, while python and leopard add a fierce touch.
Sperry Top-Sider Spring 2012 Men’s and Women’s Collection are available at selected Royal Sporting House stores. Prices start at SGD$79 for Men’s Collection and SGD$69 for Women’s Collection.