Sperry Presents its New Exclusive: Gold Cup Handcrafted in Maine
Since 1935, the Sperry name has become synonymous with shoes that are a testament to its founder's emphasis on quality, expertise, and durability. From Paul Sperry's original boat shoes for seafarers to its contemporary line of moccasins and driving shoes, it isn't surprising that the brand has gained a following far beyond its home shores. Indeed, it would be very easy for the brand to rest on its laurels; but this New England classic continues to push the envelope when it comes to creating and designing exceptional footwear.
We at Philippine Tatler were among the first to catch a glimpse of the next big thing for Sperry: it's new Gold Cup Exclusive premium line Handcrafted in Maine.
Old World artistry, the expertise of highly-trained artisans with years of experience, and the use of exquisite materials characterise this particular collection. Handcrafted in Maine is a throwback in the sense that it is steeped deeply in the brand's history through the use of traditional methods for tanning, stitching, and its attention to detail. Innovation is also a key point of development for this collection, as seen in the inclusion of anti-shock and vibration (ASV) technology in some of the variants, particularly those best suited for motoring.
The cornerstone piece of the collection, the Men's Gold Cup Handcrafted in Maine 1-Eye Camp Moccasin, is made with premium kudu leather. For this particular shoe, the full-grained leather is well-oiled, made water-resistant, and retains its strength and comfortable softness on the wearer's feet despite the passage of time and constant exposure to the elements.
The collection's take on Sperry's Authentic Original, on the other hand, is made far more luxurious by the addition of a soft and supple lambskin lining, along with the addition of rich leather uppers, 18-carat gold-plated eyelets, and a classic leather welt construction for durability. This shoe also features Sperry’s 360° lacing system for a secure fit along with its signature razor-cut Wave-Siping™ for traction on both wet and dry surfaces.
Another luxurious reimagined classic from the collection is the Authentic Original 2-Eye Rivington in an eye-catching navy blue with its highly comfortable interior cushioning which makes it the perfect choice to go from boardroom to playing field.
Combining elegance, comfort, and craftsmanship, it isn't surprising that Sperry has become a modern classic. This new premium line is more than ample proof that it deserves to be so.
For more information about the new Gold Cup Handcrafted in Maine line, visit the official Sperry website.