Sperry x Rowing Blazers SS20 (Shop Sperry x Rowing Blazers limited edition collaboration)
The latest release in our ongoing collaboration with heritage footwear brand Sperry is now available online and in-stores.
“When most people think of Sperry, they think of the original boat shoes - the ones that feature in the Official Preppy Handbook; the ones that Paul Sperry created using a razor blade to score grooves into the soles so that they could grip a boat deck as well as his dog’s paws,” says Jack Carlson. “But Sperry has a fascinating 85-year history: the brand has remained at the forefront of technical sailing footwear, outfitting successful America’s Cup teams all the way through the ‘80s, ‘90s, and the 2000s,” he adds.
Inspired by the original Sperry Cup Sailing Sneaker, Sperry's archival performance sailing sneaker from the late 1980s, the Rowing Blazers Sperry Cloud Cup features original technical details including white perforated action leather uppers and padded tongue and collar—designed to protect sailors’ ankles.
“One of my favorite Sperry molds is this late ‘80s-era cup sneaker. It’s as perfect for cruising around Soho as it is for racing 12 Metres. We brought it out of the archive in three of our favorite Rowing Blazers color codes: orange and green; purple and yellow, and the original burgundy and navy” says Jack Carlson.
Color pop details in 3 different color combinations inspired by our SS20 sportswear collection appear in a retro Sperry logo from the 1980s on the padded tongue, and embroidered Sperry logo on the outsoles; hits of color also appear in colored eyelets, leather heel details, an embroidered R.B. monogram, and on Sperry’s signature non-marking flexible rubber outsoles, which feature Sperry’s signature molded Wave-Siping for the ultimate no-slip traction and for smooth sailing.
The Rowing Blazers x Sperry Cloud Cup sneaker is now available online and in-stores.