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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Do or don't: Boat shoes this fall

What kind of shoes do you wear in the fall? I usually wear flats, but I'm hoping for a new look. So I was psyched to see these boat shoes on Tomboy Style. They're cool and tomboy-ish, and I've spotted super chic women wearing them around New York. Thoughts? Would you wear them?

From top: Bass, $119; L.L. Bean Signature, $69; L.L. Bean, $49; Bass, $119.

(By the fantastic Tomboy Style)

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Becca said...

Do! Do! Such a do! I've lived in boat shoes this summer as they're an easy work alternative for my usual flip flops (I also want to dabble in trying out penny loafers this fall - I remember I ROCKED those as a kid!).

Becca

Allison said...

these remind me so much of my dad, in a good way :) they look like they'd get better as they are worn and aged.. definetly a do!

Ashley said...

YES! I absolutely love boat shoes... sooooo cute

Rachel said...

So cute! I might have to try as well!

oh.just.jess said...

im a super fan of Sperry topsiders and pretty much wear a pair to the ground each year ;) but then again i'm such a sucker for anything remotely nautical...

ohjustjess.blogspot.com

Diana Mieczan said...

I love wearing ballerina flats during fall but those boat shoes look great. I love the last pair. Such a lovely light colour:) Btw: that girl looks super cute in her stripes and white shorts:) xo

Brittany said...

Love boat shoes! I've worn my current pair of Sperry's for three years and it's about time for a replacement. Word of warning, though, since you are in NY--they are not warm! They're great for mild falls and winters, but keep no warmth in or cold out and are especially treacherous in the rain in the winter (great for rain on warm/warm-ish days, not great for cold days). Love them with a rain or trench coat.

The Girlie Blog said...

They look comfy.

Miss Becca said...

Becca is so much like me she could be me! I too love boat shoes - as a avid sailor I wore them all thru high school & college (in the 80's!) and I have been eyeing them for this fall too. But I did just recently splurge on some Frye James wingtip oxfords & ought to hold off. I love, love, love Tomboy Style - thank you so much for turning me onto that site Joanna!

Joanna Goddard said...

yes! they are so cute -- do you guys wear them with shorts, too?

Nuha said...

love them! sperrys have a lot of cute styles too :)

Katie said...

Love these! They look super comfy too! xo (added bonus!)

Stephanie said...

Yes! I have been wearing them all summer. I got a pair at Old Navy for $11 which makes them even better.

{be merry} kate said...

I wear boat shoes year round! They're the most comfortable shoes I own and they look good with close to everything. Definitely a DO!

*kate

Jennifer King said...

I also have a pair of Sperry's. I love them. Wear them with shorts, and some skirts and dresses depending on the look I'm going for.

stellasstyle said...

they are really cute, but not really my style.. I'm planning on walking around in either black (or some fun pattern) flats, white low slim converse and as it gets chillier, black or brown boots. I'd like to have both :)

Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

DO DO DO! I have the Sperry TopSider Angelfish, and they are "dainty" enough to wear with anything, even cute shorts. I highly recommend.

Anonymous said...

How could you miss Sperry's?

spearmint baby said...

ha, i guess i am the odd one. i do NOT like these. maybe cool for a grandpa?

Trista said...

"DO"! I have a pair of sperry's that I love!

http://hipposandhearts.com

The Local Blogger said...

Ah, I stumbled into these stores while at an outlet in Virginia. These are really stylish, cute -sailor chic!

Great post!

Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

PS - This is the pair I have (in linen/oat): http://goo.gl/eTUKv

DeAnna Caggiano said...

Definite DO! But they have to be Sperrys!

deannacaggiano.blogspot.com

Dana M said...

I LOVE my boat shoes for the fall. They're much more practical for my 1/2 hour walk to classes and back in manhattan ... while flats always end up giving me blisters and making my arches ache. Plus, there's the added bonus of the brown/green/yellow color pallet fitting so well with my favorite fall sweaters and such.

Erika Peterson said...

Definitely do! I can't wait to see photos of you rockin' them!

Stephanie said...

Yes! I love boat shoes. They are comfortable, but have a little style and more support that typical flats (at least in my experience.) Plus, They can go with lots of different fabrics and colors. I vote "Do".

Courtney Ann said...

Once i find the right shoes for the right price, i will definitely be wearing boat shoes regularly.
Love those things.

Stacey said...

Do. I've been wearing some Sperry's and I love them.

Willa said...

Joanna - You have the look to pull it off, I don't!

hello. said...

my hubby wore these when i first met him~ they're a do, but i'm leaning towards mocs for my comfy shoes this fall/winter. it's almost like going barefoot!

Teri B. said...

my hubby loves boat shoes. I think with the right look us girls could totally pull these off. loving so many alternatives to wedges & heels as of late. hooray for flats, sandals & adorable sneakers!

teri
www.bockting.blogspot.com

Nina said...

mhm, no! at least here in France its only really boring law students who wear them.. you cannot even wear them as a joke, they're just too deeply rooted in well-off-but-boring culture.

Gina said...

I have spotted boat shoes a lot lately {probably because I was just on the east coast? I feel like they are more east coast than west coast :)} and I love them.

Go for it - perfect for a warm-ish fall day!

Paige said...

Do! They are very classic and attractive. Both my mom and my husband have a pair of Sperry's, now I need to get a pair!

B. in the Know said...

Do! These are so cute and would be perfect for fall!
Much love,
B

Caroline T. said...

Go for it! I've got a great pair that I found at the thrift store- in the men's section of all places! They're a really pretty brown leather and I've worn them all summer. I mostly wear them with a pair of high-waisted jean shorts I've got.

They'll look great! :)

Amy Lauree said...

i am definitely into the style, but my husband wears them and I can't handle us matching like that in public!

Dancing Branflake said...

I bought a pair of Sperrys for my England trip and I wore them everywhere with dresses and jeans and skirts. They were incredibly comfortable (I easily walked 6 miles a day in them.)

Abby C said...

Absolutely DO! I wear my Sperrys year round with jeans, shorts, skirts, shirt dresses... you get the idea. I love them and think they make a great tomboy classic look.

Jenni Bailey said...

When I was a kid I wanted Bass leather boat shoes so bad I could have died. My preppy best friend who had just moved down from Maine wore them constantly and I was sooooo jealous. The only problem is that thy aren't terribly flattering on size-10 feet. :(

thinkpriddy said...

they are a so-so for me.

Folklure said...

i'm not really into boat shoes, but i'm totally in love with wingtip oxford shoes right now! i'd don't know if they are 'in' or not though,haha

RaquelDoesLife said...

Do! I just bought two pairs of Sperry boat shoes...comfortable and versatile and perfect for a girl who doesn't really care to own a lot of shoes.

Melissa@Julia's Bookbag said...

HECK YEAH! My inner prepster just became very happy! Love that sweater as well :)

Meg said...

i've always loved boat shoes... my dad would wear them all the time when i was younger, and now i've appropriated them into my own wardrobe, they are stylish, versatile, flattering, comfy, and so cute! go for it :)

Anonymous said...

I have to say I agree with Nina, I'm English so perhaps its a European thing.. Brogues on the other hand I love just bought my self a pair of Clarks(UK company but would prob deliver internationaly) black and white ones(Hamble Oak Black Combi leather) which I've been dancing around the house in since they arrived, absolutely love 'em!

Best Wishes from Nicola in Devon UK

Lindsay R said...

I love boat shoes but it seems so summer... Then again, they would look real nice with some jeans and a chunky knit sweater. I'm in.

Snappy Di said...

Oh, of course I would wear them! Boat shoes have been around since the beginning of time... a totally classic look!

Delba Cristina said...

Yes I would wear them though I'm an oxford Junkie - and I also think they're the perfect shoes for fall.

rachelinaustin said...

Love my Sperry's! They're super comfy and can be cute when wore correctly. :)

bussbuss said...

Totally, they're the one good thing I remember about middle school!

I also just ordered these cute ankle boots that look super comfy (they're like the Isabel Marant Dicker boots that Kate Bosworth wears!):

http://bussbuss.com/wp/2011/08/17/look-for-less-isabel-marant-dicker-boots/

Jenna said...

I just bought this pair http://www.bedstu.com/womens-bedstu/bed-stu-cobbler-aunt-bettie-tan-greenland-shoes.html in the spring and I can't wait to wear this fall. Def a do when you give your boots a rest ;)

vanessa said...

DO! i've been searching for a pair of boat shoes for a while now!! love love!

Emma said...

Fair warning, Joanna- I worked as a street canvasser in NYC this summer, and my boss (a true boat shoe aficionado) would stop a lot of women by calling out "Hey, we're wearing the same boat shoes, come talk to me." Incredible as it sounds, based initially on that boat-shoe similarity, he signed up TONS of ladies for monthly donations to the cause. Just thought you should know that your boat shoes might come with a side of getting roped into donating to charity! :)

bussbuss said...

BTW I'm in LA and haven't seen any girls wearing them here yet...maybe I can be the first. ;)

Chapstick Fanatic said...

i have a pair of sperrys that i use for rainy days that have the potential to flood my flats.

http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

X Astrud said...

Yes! I've got them already but mine are from Timberland, great quality! X Astrud

Sarah said...

my dad wore them all the time when i was a kid - he actually had a boat. they're totally nostalgic to me.

JenyBenie said...

will you post some photos of the fabulous fashions you are observing in NY for this little midwestern gal who gets bored of the same-ol practical boring styles I see on my streets!

anhesty said...

boat shoes are a good item for the fall. as well as oxfords.

seashoreknits said...

Those llbean signature camp moc's were THE casual shoe to own when I was at Vanderbilt in the late 70's. All the cool kids wore them and they were especially awesome with straight legged levi's. And madras shorts. And denim skirts. And absolutely without socks.

Rebecca said...

Sperry Topsiders are my go-to boat shoe. They are the most comfortable and fit the best. Love love LOVE them.

Anonymous said...

These are minging! Please resist!

Her name was Lola said...

Totally! This summer I've been sporting a pair of metallic Sperry's I bought at J.Crew. xo Lola

Kate N. said...

Sperrys have been the must-have for college girls in KS for a few years now - sailor prep without the sailing part. (I think the trend migrated from the South, e.g. Chapel Hill, NC) A few years ago I had a friend who worked for Payless (who owns Sperry) and she hooked me up with some sweet deals. I even found a pair of sherling lined boat shoes! Those babies are warm. I wear size 11 though, so they are a no-go for me when it comes to shorts and skirts. Boat shoe takes on a whole new meaning.

-Kate

Karly Rose said...

While Sperry's Topsiders are probably the most mainstream brand, they're right up there with Sebago Docksides. I have a pair of ladies Docksides and they are sooo comfy. I love how they conform to the shape of your foot after being broken in.

Heba said...

they look so beautiful but i feel more comfortable in ballerina flats

http://girlynote.blogspot.com/

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Love them!

http://sweetharvestmoon.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

I was so happy when these went OUT of style when I was in school. Now my kids are asking for them. I much prefer the saddle shoe. Those are coming back, too, right?

Anonymous said...

Saw this and thought instantly of you..

http://www.torontostandard.com/daily-cable/bicycle-chalk-trails

your blog rocks btw.

Maz xx

urbanrhetoric said...

yes! i actually bought a pair from nike (seriously) that is more comfy + funkier colors.

~p

Molly McGonigle said...

I'm wearing boat shoes right now. Great minds!

Meagan said...

I loooooooooove LOOOOOVE my sperry boat shoes. I have gone through 3 pairs in the last 4 years because I run them to the ground! So comfortable. No need for socks. And they are just so stinking cute!

Marion said...

These are wonderfully adorable, and so easy to wear. For fall though, I've always been a boots girl..it's kinda necessary in Montreal

Jessica said...

I've been wearing them all summer with shorts. Madewell sells super cute ones handmade by a company in Brooklyn that have a bit of a worn look to them and are very comfy.

mjazmin said...

It's an absolute DO! I wear my boat shoes year round and go through a pair a year. They are extremely comfortable and can give an outfit a nautical look.

Take a look at Sperry boat shoes!! I have a cute pair of Sperry rain boots that have a wedge heel and a felt cuff at the top so they look more like riding boots than clumsy rainboots.

Corrie Anne said...

I'd totally wear them! Cutest things everrrr!

Nicole said...

I feel like I've been waiting for this day for 15 years. Yes yes yes yes. I loved them last time around and I can't wait to wear them this time around. As a matter of fact I may go grab a pair this afternoon!

Jill said...

I do like them but last year I made a commitment to buy girlier items! I wore boat shoes for ages and when they wore out I decided not to buy shoes that look like they could be my boyfriend's.

sherri lynn said...

I love wearing boat shoes in the fall! Those and flats are usually what I switch back and forth between :)

Pamela said...

DOOOO!!!! Just bought myself a pair of Sperry's during Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale a couple weeks ago. So comfy! So cute! So effortless! I wear mine with shorts, jeans, skirts, anything preppy and casual.

KristiMcMurry said...

ABSOLUTELY! I don't get a lot of support from flats, so I usually opt for oxfords, but I love these boat shoes as well!

Michelly said...

I wore these shoes in the mid 80's and loved them! I love them now and will probably get myself a new pair this year!!

natalie said...

DO! DO! DO! I've had a pair of sperry's sitting in a shopping cart for days...

Anonymous said...

Love them... Sperry makes great looking ones

Alex said...

These were wildly popular where I was in collge, specifically the Sperry brand. In Texas they are certainly not used for sailing, but everyone seems to like the look!

Lisamarie said...

Do! Do! Do! I love them!

abigail said...

DO!

I recently scored a pair of vintage turquoise sebago boat shoes from DearGoldenVintage on etsy and am smitten! they look great with my long bremuda shorts, and knee length skirts and I can't wait to wear them this fall!

~abigail tiptoethrough.blogspot.com

Gayatri Kumar said...

absolutely do! I love boat shoes! Bust they must fit and look proportional to one's body.

---------
Gayatri
Look who's Wearing (LwW)

Ashley Fine said...

DO! They remind me of my dad:) I find them adorable!!!

emily said...

They've been huge here in London all summer! I got a pair in the spring and love them. They aren't always 'feminine', though....so if i want to look pretty, i usually go for something else. Cute is definitely attainable though!

maticki said...

not for me... no no no

Laura Mauk said...

I don't love a boat shoe. What's wrong with me? Is it an East Coast thing? My in-laws, who are from CT, buy Sperry here in L.A. in bulk...they are always on sale because I don't think they're all that well-shopped here in southern CA.

Melissa said...

Ah you forgot Sperrys! I love mine. A definite do- girls in the South have been wearing them forever. Jeans, shorts, skirts, they go with everything!

mother earth said...

looove boat shoes! ever since i was really little i wanted shoes just like my grandpa's and then years ago when i could buy them myself i got a pair of Sperry's and have worn them to death. they start out tough leather and then are the most comfortable shoes ever. i wore them yesterday!

Kristin said...

Absolutely!

Holly said...

Oh yes, for sure! Love boat shoes. I want an update pair as I have those old Sperrys. I love that last Bass pair you posted. Those are gorgeous!

All With LOVE said...

I put a pair on this morning and asked the same thing!!! Its a do!

Anonymous said...

Yes!

Jen said...

They remind me of a New England summer, so by the time fall rolls around, I'm ready for a change.

G. said...

I think I'll stick with the converse, flats, or espadrilles

http://gayleswishlist.blogspot.com

laaenqo. said...

cute! but i prefer granny-loafers :D

Cassandra Fink said...

Am I the only one thinking NO NO NO??? Flats=adorable...boat shoes=wrong

Kacie said...

I love boat shoes. Just depends what you wear them with!

Kacie
http://acollectionofpassions.com/

blackbird said...

oh!
I may be the only negative voice...beautiful, yes, but town shoes not city shoes.
(And not after the boat comes out of the water - October, say.)

M.R. said...

Definitely a do!!! they are cool without trying to hard! love them on girls especially!

MINDOFMR.BLOGSPOT.COM

Jennie said...

As a North Carolinian, boat shoes are a year round staple! Rolled up jeans, sundresses, shorts- works with everything!

Karen Pinnow said...

personally, I don't care for them... but, undoubtedly, there will be many out there who can pull off the look with little effort :)

Cara said...

They aren't for me personally, but I've seen some really cute ones this summer (Sperry's)styled with bermuda shorts and even casual dresses. If anyone can rock em, you can!

Wholesale Flowers said...

I love the ones in the pic... so me!! ;) Nikki

marissa said...

already have 2 pairs :)

Danni said...

I'd go for a moccassin instead

Molliee said...

definitely a DO! love them and need them

http://mstwirlyskirts.com

Wendy said...

My husband introduced me to Sperry Topsiders five years ago, and I've never looked back. Not only are they beautiful and classic, they are the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn. I wear them daily to my nanny job, especially in the fall. They're great with shorts, too, or even a corduroy skirt and cardigan. In college, I even wore them in the winter in Michigan with chunky wool socks.

Wendy said...

My husband introduced me to Sperry Topsiders five years ago, and I've never looked back. Not only are they beautiful and classic, they are the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn. I wear them daily to my nanny job, especially in the fall. They're great with shorts, too, or even a corduroy skirt and cardigan. In college, I even wore them in the winter in Michigan with chunky wool socks.

esthermathieu said...

My friend just sent me this because I just did a little photoshoot of all our boat shoes. So yes, definitely a DO!

Here is my frame:
http://esthermathieu.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/a-little-something-for-us-cape-ann-ma-photographer/

Tiffany said...

these boat shoes would be such a fresh spin on the normal ballerina flats. do do do!

Leslie said...

I've been wearing my Sperrys all summer with cuffed boyfriend shorts and jean cutoffs. They're definitely a cute tomboy look! For early fall (before it's too cold for them) I think I'll wear them with rolled up jeans or skinny cropped cords. Let us know if you get a pair!

emilyjsimpson said...

i wear boat shoes in nyc! i've had mine for about 6 years! i love that green pair in the photo. You could totally pull it off

A Cup of Sparkle said...

I like my girly shoes so; no from me :)

acupofsparkle.blogspot.com

Johanna said...

Hmmm... I think that this look only works on slim women. In which case, Joanna, you're good to go. If anybody has any photographic proof of this looking remotely attractive on curvy girls, please post it!

L said...

I would most definitely wear these shoes, but I will also be rockin the oxford shoes, too.

Jessica Russell said...

LOVE boat shoes SO much. It's always a DO. They're just perfect for autumn.

HRH Susan said...

An absolute do! I'm saving my pennies to get my very own Sperry's to break in all by myself. Nothing more satisfying then a perfectly worn in pair of kicks.

Rev Alex said...

I'm wearing my boat shoes right now...at work (ultra hip brooklyn design firm)...with a dress. I've gotten many compliments on how cute and styish they are.

Disclaimer - I have tiny feet, size 5.5.

Jodi said...

Just bought a pair of Sidewalk Surfers by Sanuk. Love them! Easy to slip on and off.

Sara said...

I've always thought of them as summer shoes more than fall shoes. I definitely think you can pull them off and make them cute and stylish...but both my parents wear them all summer so I've stayed away from them in the past. I thinking of getting a pair of oxfords for this fall.

Loriana said...

I love the second pair, I would so wear these! They are very cute.

Wife said...

Absolutely, I just bought a pair of boat shoes yesterday! (I also secretly love that my husband has a similar pair that he bought last year...now we can match!) :)

Katie Cotton said...

Do! I'm a heels girl, myself, but when it comes to weekend comfort boat shoes are a great option!

Kacie said...

Definitely do!!! I adore boat shoes and get jealous everytime I see someone who pulls them off!

Devin said...

Do Do Do! So cute! Such a feminine feel to a normally manly shoe.. at least that's how I feel!

They're just so darn cute!

Anonymous said...

would be so much nicer if they weren't leather. My look for fall involves not wearing cow skin.
How about http://www.mooshoes.com/products2.cfm/ID/102/name/Mariner-Shoe-from-Vegetarian-Shoes/a/4
?
(I'm not associated with Mooshoes...)

Maiz Connolly said...

My first thought was "Oh, NO!" I'm sort of with Nina from France, and they made me think of those nasty (un)cool kids in Jr. High who aspired to "well-off-but-boring!"

But, when I let that go... I kind of have a crush on those old men who wear them on their boats, and think they'll look super-cute on YOU this fall!

jenny said...

I bought the bedstü loafer in English saddle at Madewell last fall and love love them! They look broken in and are so comfy with a big wooly sock. Luckily they still have the same ones this fall: http://www.madewell.com/madewell_category/SHOESBOOTS/shoes/PRDOVR~36610/36610.jsp

Julia said...

Ah! I was going to buy some a couple weeks ago and my friend said they were completely ugly... I really liked them. Well, in my opinion this trend is a DO!

jenny said...

I own a pair of Sperry's and I LOVE them. Had them for 4 years and they're still in great shape.

gourmetstylegirl said...

I actually just purchased a pair of shiny gold Sperry's YESTERDAY!

Can't wait to wear them with crisp white jeans and sweater, crazy colored shorts and tees, jeans and french striped shirts...oh the options are endless.

Hilary

Space Is Only Noise said...

Personally I don't really like those kind of shoes and would not wear them, but with the right outfit and if they were plain and not too extravagant it could be a great combination.

http://spaceistheonlynoise.blogspot.com/

Shea said...

I have oxford-y color ones that I bought online from sperry topsider (: theyre super comfy but I'm still looking for another fall shoe option

Liliana said...

Definitely! I love Sperry topsiders.

Cristina said...

Boat shoes are the best! I've been wearing them for years.

lori said...

i love sperrys! i actually just bought a pair of boat shoes tonight at tjmaxx :) theyre a must for my fall wardrobe.

minnja said...

Amazing!!!Do!!!

minnja.blogspot.com

LOVE
Minnja

Anonymous said...

FYI these are actually blucher mocs not boat shoes... while they are similar, they serve different purposes and blucher mocs are much more appropriate for Fall and Winter than boat shoes, which are traditionally worn without socks.

H. said...

I'm slightly obsessed with boat shoes- I say, if the shoe fits, wear them. Rock them. :)

H.

MJ said...

I've been rockin' a red pair of boat shoes since midsummer. They are so comfortable and go with everything! Skirts, shorts, crops, and pants!

Monica said...

TOTALLY! just got some awesome FRYE ones for $60!!! all leather and made to last! love 'em!

www.urbanoutfitters.com

alex said...

These are beautiful! You should totally get these!

Majid Ali said...

Please for Christ sake help this poor boy from Haiti

Majid Ali said...

Please for Christ sake help this poor boy from Haiti

Lilli boo said...

Personally I wouldn't wear them, however here in Melbourne they leave the impression you live in a certain suburb and promote the fact you own a boat! So that said I'm sure they would look very 'tres chic' in NY and of what I know of your style though your blog, you'll pull this look off with aplomb!

Alessandra said...

Don't! Not for me, but I bet there are many women that cal pull it off.

Sewandthecity said...

"Yes" if I am going on a boat! "No" if I am staying in the city!

shoegirl said...

Do! I just bought my first pair (Sperrys) & I love them! German women where we live always wear them, so it's nice to start fitting in with the locals. They're also incredibly comfortable and double as rain shoes for all the summer storms we get. May have to get those L.L.Bean Signature ones for fall though...

Shera "The Expatriate" said...

I love wearing my Sperry's in the rainy Holland weather. The LLBeans on the top of your graphic are so cute!

Mommyblogger said...

I am absolutely jumping on this bandwagon!!! I love them.

enilorac said...

a BIG yes from me. I love how they look on guys (swoon) and on girls as well. I bought myself sperrys in dark brown but had to return it bc I bought a size too small. but when I find my size, definitely getting again.

v. said...

they are a great go-to summer shoe. and fall too! mostly i like that they look good with everything, even dresses, and are more comfy than heels!!

Foteini P. said...

Love them!!!! :)

Clara Turbay said...

I love these shoes

mme said...

Yes, I love boat shoes. I have a hot pink pair from a few years ago I absolutely love and will continue to wear until they fall apart!

RedPoppy said...

Gosh that's a hard one, they remind me of summers gone by when Dockers boat shoes were all the rage! I had a few pairs, don't think I could wear them again thought!
www.redpoppyfashion.blogspot.com

Lisa Griffin said...

Ever since attending an ultra preppy college where boat shoes were THE thing, i just can't bring myself to wear them! I go for boots most of fall
www.indramaticfashion.com

Mallory said...

I've worn the same Sperry Topsiders for 5 years now, and they're STILL holding up. They're super comfortable and match everything. I love them. DO! DO! DO!

The Freckled Marauder said...

Im excited for the heeled loafers...like THESE from Anthropologie!!!

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?navAction=jump&id=20534475

beluga said...

I love Topsiders, though I am somewhat dismayed at how pervasively trendy they have become lately, and I would definitely consider bluchers like you show, but I am pretty sure I only like them with shorts or cropped pants, so they are really a summer staple for me, and not something I'd wear once the weather started requiring socks...

beluga said...

Oh, also -- I am pretty strict about this -- only Sperry Topsiders, and only LL Bean bluchers. Original, classic, no substitutions.

C. said...

YES definitely! I love the tan pair.

stickyheels said...

An absolute DO. But only if you go with Sperry Top-siders. Any other brand/pair/attempt is a falsehood! I've worn mine every summer for 8 years. They're incredibly comfortable and perfectly worn in.

Little Tree Vintage said...

I have a pair of sperry shoes and i love them till no end, so cute & so comfy!

Anonymous said...

I wore Sperry at University in the (80s!!) yikes! So I'm going to pass on this retrend and stick with my ballet flats

Morgan said...

do do do!! so adorable! all of the bridesmaids (including me) for my friends wedding are getting similar shoes. so excited!

Mighty Burns said...

do do do ! I love them all!

Adelaide's Homesewn said...

there are some really good vintage boat shoe options on etsy, too! :)

Katie said...

Do! With slouchy trousers or skinny jeans. Simple and classic.

jen said...

i can definitely see you rockin those shoes but for me, no way...

Ramblings of a Redhead said...

Love them!!! I need to get myself a pair!

ellebeautiful said...

Boat shoes are the best! If my boyfriend wore them (and we had the same size feet), I would totally steal them! :)

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Designs Good said...

They'll surely look great on you--do it!

Sarah said...

nope, not for me. I'm not a fan of manly shoes on women. I had a pair similar to those when I was in middle school (or maybe high school?), but I wouldn't wear them now.

Thread. The. Needle said...

yes a total, weekend do! adorable with a pair of short or leggings.

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Alissa said...

Definitely a do. I have some Sperrys (I know, I know, I am such a follower) and they are awesome.

RAENOVATE said...

i used to wear these as a pup with curlicue laces, remember them?

LKF said...

I love my Sperry's! Definitely get a pair! They're good for rainy days when you don't want to wear flip flops or wellies too.

Aya said...

Sperry's are cute but a bit chunky and preppy. I suggest brogues. They've got that manly edge so they're kind of tomboyish but are comfy and flat. I just bought these:

http://www.glamyou.com/romolo_blue__leather_jazz_shoe__30_-p-243.html?manufacturers_id=26

toomanymuffins said...

Do, great brand called Dubarry from Ireland, handmade and absolute musts for the a/w ahead!

Sarah Macom said...

I bought a pair of gold boat shoes from LeSport Sac this summer and have got so many compliments! They are comfy and stylish!

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Shia said...

I bought the cutest pair of blue plaid boat shoes from Payless and I have been rocking them all summer at work with pencil skirts and such. I love boat shoes!
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Allie (George) said...

Personally, I'm dying to get my hands on a pair of oxfords, but I like these boat shoes as well!

Stephanie said...

Do, do do!

Tracy Elaine said...

Do! At the beginning of summer, I got a pair of Sperry Topsiders in the most perfect shade of gray from J.Crew. I love them! I live in SF, so I needed shoes that were comfortable to walk everywhere in yet more stylish than tennis. They were the perfect solution.

I've also gotten a couple of pairs of the colored loafers from Bed Stu that Anthro is selling. I've been wearing those all the time too.

Sammi said...

They're not for me. I am into shoe boots this season. In fact I already have two pairs from last season and new pair I picked up already for the coming season.

Courtney said...

I wore shoes like this growing up with my school uniform. Adorable! Ive been thinking penny loafers too!

Moonlight said...

I would, IF I was living somewhere cooler...
Here, in Cyprus, it's sooo hot no one is able to tolerate shoes over sandals, long trousers away from an air-conditioned area etc...
So, not much of a choice.... :p

Anonymous said...

I bought a pair of Sperry topsiders this summer, and I don't even care if they're cute. They are. So. Comfortable. I live in them now!

Lisa said...

Yes to boat shoes! But, NO way in the fall (past September)! These are summer only shoes!!!

Heather said...

I bought my husband some of the Timberland boat shoes for his bday so he'd have something to wear to work with long shorts.

Britta said...

super cute! I also want to get some moccasins. Unfortunately, it rains a lot in the PNW so cute shoes are rarely worn. :(

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lifestartsonfriday said...

I love boat shoes. They are so comfortable! However I find it quite difficult to match them with my outfit sometimes. Too boyish to go well with skirts/dresses and they are getting quite common these days.

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