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- Made in USA or Imported
- Rubber sole
- Mocc-toe boat shoe featuring two-eyelet lacing and slotted collar
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From the SPERRY TOP-SIDER Gold Cup Collection, the GOLD BOAT ASV is made of premium leathers and luxurious detailing defining well crafted footwear.
Best known for boat shoes that have logged more miles of open ocean than any other brand, the Sperry Top-Sider story began on a raw winter day in New England. When avid sailor and hobbyist inventor Paul Sperry let his dog Prince out for his daily exercise, he noticed that the cocker spaniel was remarkably stable, even at a full run on the snow covered, icy crust. Paul raced back to his laboratory to begin working. Using pieces of rubber, a razor blade, and an ordinary sneaker, Paul had soon pieced together the prototype of the world's first boat shoe. Subsequent designs yielded the original Sperry Top-Sider now known as the Authentic Original. Since 1935, Sperry Top-Sider has been the leading brand of footwear for those who love the water. From its introduction of the world's first siped rubber outsole for non-marking traction, to its advanced technical fabrication to combat the elements, Sperry Top-Sider remains the vanguard of high-performance amphibious footwear. Available around the globe in fine independent, marine, and department stores, Sperry Top-Sider is the official footwear of the U.S. Sailing Team, Zodiac Academy, the World Billfish Series, and the Shimano Fishing Tour.
- Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B0056XJ58O
- Item model number: Gold 2 Eye
- Date first available at Amazon.com: August 16, 2011
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Top Customer Reviews
The originals, once they are broken in and have been washed or soaked once, become a second skin that you forget about, and they can keep you as cool as a pair of flip-flops due to the rough grain of the leather inside. However, walking in the originals for any distance is very tiring because there is little or no impact absorption in the original sole.
That is why I bought the Gold Cups, I wanted approximately the same look except be able to stand and walk for hours without getting aching tired feet and without feeling every twig and pebble on the street.
In this respect, the Gold Cups are indeed better, comparable in fact to wearing sneakers and socks in terms of comfort. And for this reason they are worth the extra money.
But there are some aspects of the originals that I prefer over the Gold Cups. Originals terminate lower on the instep so more of the foot is exposed, and they are of course more shallow and somehow look smaller. They have a timeless cool look about them, whether worn with shorts or jeans.
The Gold Cup look very similar, but the walking sole and longer upper do make them look a bit more conservative when you see them side by side with originals. Not so bad as to make them an old man’s shoe like certain other Sperrys, but they are clearly not quite as cool looking as the originals.
One of the advantages of the Gold Cups is also their disadvantage. The beautiful soft hide interior with the memory foam underneath can stick to damp feet. And feet will get damp on their own if you are walking around on a hot day.Read more ›
The shoes look good and are quite comfortable, but for this much money, I expect them to be better made.This seems to be a general problem with Sperry, as the other Sperry boat shoes (cheaper model) have also had problems.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Disappointed because the shoe I got was different from what is in the picture.Published 25 days ago by Ydnar
Liked the shade of brown. And the fit a perfect and great qualityPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Sperrys are always a fine product. The shoes fit fine. From my experience with this brand I expect they'll last a long time.Published 1 month ago by Janice C. Coleman
Beautiful shoes but I had to return them. The medium size fit like it was wide.Published 1 month ago by Robert P.