This Sperry x Brooks Brothers collaboration is a preppy-lover’s dream
Two iconic American brands have teamed up for not one, but 17, limited edition shoe styles celebrating—and even modeling—the country’s history of preppy fashion and both brands’ commitment to quality, artful craftsmanship. The styles for men and women range from slip-on tennis shoes with nautical motifs, to dressier kilties in classic browns or a color-blocking black-and-white design with leather uppers and lambskin lining for extra cushion. And of course, honoring Sperry’s claim to fame as the original maker of the boat shoe, there are multiple options, including sandstone brown, classic navy, and sunrise orange, that all highlight the hand sewn stitching and luxe suede texture.
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All designs range in price point, starting with $60 for the “Baitfish” flip-flop that particularly exemplifies the collection’s “relaxed seaside resort” vibe. And on the outer end, coming in at a cool $1,000, the pièce de résistance of this collection is the “Authentic Original Made in Maine Boat Shoe'' which is, as it promises, constructed by artisans in Lewiston, Maine and uses fine hazelnut-hued shell cordovan leather. The timeless look is perfect for knocking around in for years to come, or keeping pristine as a collector’s item.
All the looks work well for golf, whether it’s a pulled-together sneaker for hitting the simulator, a dressy option for after-hours events at the club, or enviable flip-flops for a post-round dip in the pool. Most of the looks keep to a neutral or classic color palette, meaning they’ll work with nearly every item in your wardrobe, and a few add a hint of fun if you’re looking to refresh your game with a statement shoe: take, for example, the asymmetrical women’s slip-on sneaker spelling out, across two shoes, “LO-VE,” though the “O,” naturally, is actually an embroidered tennis ball. The heels feature the iconic Brooks Brothers logo, but the real kicker is on the inside of the shoes, which are lined with soft terry cloth in a sporty, emerald green.
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