I'm like a kid in a candy store when I get to look through the latest Sperry catalogues and see what's in store for the upcoming season. It reminds me of when I was little and I'd look through the Sears Wishbook at Christmas time and circle the things I'd hope Santa would bring on Christmas morning. The only difference now is well...I'm not 6 and I have a credit card... so it's like Christmas morning every time the delivery guy stops by.
But regardless, still the same, I have pencil in hand and sticky notes at the ready to mark my favourites. When it came to the Spring 2015 collection, I couldn't help but share what's in store and what you'll see at Fogh Marine. So, let's get started!
For women, the big thing this season is metallic colours - bronze and silver especially, lots of prints (especially floral) and bright colours like yellow, cobalt blue and (my favourite) pink! Plus, there are a lot of styles with different textures to them, like mesh siding or rope detailing. The rope detailing combined with blues and whites on a lot of pairs gives that the nautical vibe in a fun and fresh new way.
Styles like the Cherubfish Marine have a classic yet fresh feel to them. The Cherubfish is similar to the Angelfish with it's short tongue and slip-on style but the white rope rather than leather laces gives the Cherubfish a fresh & nautical feel without overdoing it. The navy and white is also crisp and classic - again adding that subtle nautical touch.
You know I'll be adding these to my collection! Available at Fogh this Spring!
Ah the bluefish. If you read my other Sperry blog post you know the bluefish is my go to style/favourite from Sperry - and now it comes in anchor print. Yes, ladies & gentlemen, the anchor print trend is here to stay another season (which is so okay with me). The Bluefish 2-Eye in in Anchor print combines two of Sperry's Spring 2015 trends - print and texture!
The cool thing about the mesh siding is not only does it add breathability for those warmer days but it also the adds a little something extra to the bluefish that most people would not expect to see. Plus the print isn't overwhelming since it's only on the upper portion of the shoe and when combined with the navy, it's fun & spunky but still great for everyday wear! A cool twist on a classic style!
The Seafish women's flip-flop is one style that we've had at Fogh for years. I've added both the black and pink to my collection over the years. They're great flipflops that have actual support to them without being heavy or clunky. This summer we'll see the Seafish in Marinier Stripe - an easy breezy twist on an everyday classic!
The navy and white, I can't say it enough, is such a staple in the marine world and adds that nautical touch to just about everything. The cognac colour detailing helps breakup the navy and white stripe so it's not overwhelming and helps make it a big more neutral so it can be worn with any outfit! Seriously, how cute would these look with white jeans or shorts and a cute button down?!
Don't worry fellas, I didn't forgot about you! I perused through the men's section as well to see what's new. This season for men the big colours are shades of blues, cream with pops of colour and grey. A lot of styles, like the CVO's and Authentic Original 2 Eye, have a worn in, laid back feel and look to them.
Perfect example is the Authentic Original 2 Eye in Oatmeal. It's got that classic A/O style that made Sperry famous but now it's available in a soft cream colour that is great for spring and summer! Great for everyday wear, BBQ at a friend's place or even for a wedding!
The Outer Banks Thong sandal may not be new for 2015 but it's new us. We'll see this style in tan at Fogh this Spring! The Outer Banks thong sandal is an easy, simple and comfortable sandal that has great grip and style.
It features premium leather uppers for longevity and durability, lightweight EVA molded mid-sole and rubber outsole with Molded Wave-Siping™ for traction.
Simple. No fuss. Long lasting. Comfortable flip-flop. A staple in any person's summer wardrobe. New for Spring/Summer 2015 for men is the Baitfish Thong in Black.
Perfect life on and off the water, the Baitfish flip-flop will take you to the boat, to a baseball game, to cleaning the boat to a night time BBQ.
These suckers feature EVA Midsole for all day long comfort, Sperry’s Adaptive Wave Siping for serious grip on all surfaces (wet+dry) and leather straps for durability and longevity.
New to the performance line of shoes from Sperry is the SON-R sounder, which we'll see in the gunmetal grey/red combo this Spring at Fogh! The SON-R sounder features
SON-R Technology™ that heightens your natural sensory responses to help you feel, think and react to all heart-pounding conditions, land or water. These are great for paddlers or those looking for a durable and protective pair of water shoes. Why? Because they're quick drying, provide great traction on all kinds of surfaces, feature hydrophobic meshes for enhanced breathability and Metatarsal Pods for improved sensory feedback.
We see this grey colour scheme again in the Seahiker GripX3 Boot. Look familiar? It is. Last year the Seahiker came in a crisp blue. This years Seahiker in grey has the same features and great grip as the blue, just now available in a new colour!
These come in Unisex sizing and it's recommended that women order about 1 1/2 size down from what they normally wear.
And just when you thought we were done with the Seahiker - think again. This Spring 2015 we'll see the Waterproof Seahiker. Yes I said WATERPROOF. So many times over the years I've had customers ask me why there isn't a waterproof dinghy boot or why there isn't an affordable one with entry lacing. Well ladies & gentlemen, after all those years of wondering & waiting there's now a dinghy boot with both those features!
The Waterproof Seahiker features a rubber waterproof construction on top of 2mm neoprene for that added warmth on those cold days. The Waterproof Seahiker is a great option for the dinghy sailor who gets cold feet easily and wants a bootie that will keep them warm and dry without compromising grip, comfort or style. Plus the edge of the boot is contoured so you can feel the boat better. The Waterproof Seakhiker is thin enough that you can feel if you're stepping on rope but still thick enough to provide support for all day wear.
Just like the non-waterproof Seahiker, the waterproof one features Sperry Top-Deck 360 ™ which provides added traction and padding for the top of your foot so you can hike longer and harder in comfort, GripX3 technology - a combination of Hydro Grip ™ and Adaptive Wave-Siping ™ - to provide the ultimate grip and traction, and gusseted side-entry lacing.
Available in Unisex sizing.
P.S. Here's a sneak peek at the unloading process!
Boxes arrive and I'm beyond excited!
Unpacking & organization begins!
Couple of hours later it looks like this!