For those that still need some convincing on the idea of boat shoes, check out our article on whether to boat shoe or not to boat shoe. With a decidedly elevated approach, Sperry’s new Handcrafted in Maine collection sets a new standard for the boat shoe.
This recent addition to the Sperry Gold Cup line adheres to traditional New England artisanal shoemaking techniques to produce footwear that is prepared and constructed by hand. Employing old world tanning methods and one-of-a-kind stitching, each of these shoes possesses a truly one-of-a-kind character. The Gold Cup Handcrafted in Maine Collection starts with sturdy yet pliable American-made Horween and Tasman leathers and super-strong and ground-gripping Vibram outsoles. To craft some of the most comfortable shoes on the market, Sperry adds lambskin linings and memory foam insoles. So, if Sperry can’t save the boat shoe, this classic style might as well be destined for a watery grave.