I picked up these Sperry Topsiders as a new fall shoe. It happened somewhat randomly — I’d been thinking I wanted a black loafer but more specifically, something that felt like a sneaker but looked a little more polished. Since my feet always hurt comfort is key and every time I looked around, the options just seemed to stiff and formal. Then last week I was hanging out with family and when I needed to make a quick dash outside, I put on my sister-in-law’s topsiders as they were closest to the door. They were so comfortable I didn’t want to take them off. I’d never tried Topsiders on before because believe it or not, they seemed pretty preppy. A quick internet search later and I’d settled on these. The combo of black and brown feels fall like but not too formal or too preppy (sometimes the non-traditional color scheme really helps to offset the stereotype) and the touch of gold on the laces and grommets make them feel special. I love that they do look more polished than sneakers but not overly so. I’m not afraid to hop into the sandbox or anything!
P.S. Do you know about Zappos VIP?
P.P.S. One of the reasons I love living in San Francisco… Not a bad view from the playground huh?