Sperry Top-Sider, the leading global nautical performance and lifestyle brand, announces five new performance water styles and several product updates for spring 2014. Sperry’s grip on performance began over 75 years ago when Paul Sperry invented the world’s first boat shoe and the brand continues to lead the way with its largest-ever performance line debut in 2014. “We are excited to introduce our most expansive performance line to date, with the introduction of the spring 2014 line,” said Lee Baxter, vice president of performance at Sperry Top-Sider. “We’ve incorporated the latest grip technology into classic styles that will perform for everyone from Olympic sailors to paddlers and ocean-side vacationers.”
Sperry Top-Sider H2O Escape
Headlining the 2014 performance line is the H2O Escape Bungee, a true do-it-all amphibious shoe featuring Adaptive Wave Siping. Innovative channels in the midsole align with similar channels in the sock liner to help water escape from the shoe more quickly. A lightweight fabric upper and midsole construction make it a great all-day shoe and perfect for everything from sea kayaking and stand-up paddling, to sailing and fishing. The H2O Escape is $90 and is available in multiple colors for men and women.
Sperry Top-Sider Sea-Sider
The Sea-Sider will appeal to Sperry Top-Sider loyalists who have come to expect the best in boat shoes from Sperry. Classic Sperry styling is updated with quick-drying, highly breathable mesh uppers and a more anatomical shape. The Sea-Sider’s outsole incorporates Grip-X Technology, developed with the U.S. Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider and found in the brand’s top performance sailing shoes, making this a modern day classic. The Sea-Sider is $75 and available for men and women in several colors.
Sperry Top-Sider Ricochet Bungee
Developed in conjunction with Team Sperry Top-Sider paddlers, the Ricochet is the latest in performance footwear featuring SON-R Technology. The Ricochet offers a state-of-the-art lugged outsole, which provides excellent traction and a unique patented SON-R sock liner to increase sensory feedback. The Ricochet also has lightweight, minimalist uppers with capped toe and heel construction, allowing for a true performance fit. Tightly woven mesh and strategically placed H2O Evac drainage ports block debris while allowing water to flow out of the shoe. The Ricochet is $80 and available in multiple colors for men and women.
Sperry Top-Sider Chime
Designed with the active woman in mind, Sperry also introduces the Chime. SON-R Technology provides excellent traction and sensory awareness when in, on and around the water and a quick drying mesh upper dries quickly when on land. Fun, casual and a slip-on style, and a wide array of colors also make the Chime perfect for activities on or off the water.
Sperry Top-Sider Women’s Pulse Thong
Building upon the success of the men’s Pulse Thong, Sperry is pleased to debut the female equivalent in the women’s Pulse Thong. Featuring the same SON-R performance sole and foot bed, this flip flop is ideal for water enthusiasts, priced at $60, and also available in a variety of colors.
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