Sperry has embarked on a voyage with Concepts, the Boston-based retailer, to launch an exciting limited-edition collection. This collaboration comes as a fresh tide in the footwear scene, as both brands are known for their distinguished design ethos—Sperry with its storied history in seafaring shoe design and Concepts with its cutting-edge, fashion-forward approach. The Concepts x Sperry Collection promises to add a dynamic twist to the classic Authentic Original boat shoe just in time for the season's shift.
The duo's offering includes two Sperry x Concepts A/O 3-eye cup colorways, reinterpreting the staple with contemporary verve. The collection, crafted in rich, brown, and grey hairy suede, marries the relaxed sophistication of Sperry's iconic Authentic Original Boat Shoe with the urban flair of sneaker culture. Key features include a hand-sewn moc toe upper, leather-lined insoles for luxury underfoot, and a robust cupsole construction. For the street-savvy mariner, the design consists of a double-thick translucent rubber outsole and laces interwoven with reflective elements—an ode to Concepts' penchant for detail. Simultaneously, Sperry's signature 360° Lacing System™ ensures a fit as secure as it is stylish.
This partnership navigates the intersection of heritage and modernity, highlighting Sperry's innovative spirit and unwavering commitment to quality craftsmanship. It reflects a mutual New England heritage, spotlighting regional pride and the prowess of collaborative creativity. Elizabeth Drori, CMO of Sperry, stated, "We are thrilled to join forces with 'Concepts' to unveil this exceptional collaboration. By combining Sperry's rich legacy with Concepts' unique perspective, we have reimagined the iconic boat shoe to resonate with an audience seeking both style and substance."
The Concepts x Sperry Collection will release November 10, 2023, exclusively via Concepts online and in-store. Offered in men’s sizing, the collection is priced at $150. Keep it locked to the Sole Retriever mobile app for up-to-the-minute sneaker news, raffles, and more.
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November 10, 2023
November 10, 2023