Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sperry-ed Away!

The good thing about shoes: they always fit. So when I feel annoyed because I'm between sizes or some clothes feel better than others, I tend to hit the shoe stores to reignite my happiness factor while shopping.

Upon a friendly recommendation, I hit up a local West Newton shoe store called "The Barn Family Shoe Store"- which honestly, I had low expectations about what I would find inside. True to its name, it houses a ton of different makers and styles. That particular day, I was on the hunt for some new Reef flip flops (which I did happily find the BEST selection here). But the best part was discovering some other fun styles that would complete the shopping experience.

I love when shoes make a come-back. As early as the 1930's, we saw the Sperry top-sider make its way into the homes of men across the US. I remember these being super popular in the mid-80s, and now, it's as if everyone under the age of 21 owns them again.

Well, since the college kids keep me on my toes (pardon the pun), I stopped to peruse the Sperry's at The Barn. I came across a pair that not only is as traditional as the very first style, but also adds a splash of fun....definitely my style. I have written many a time about the metallic shoe and it's neutrality, but this takes the cake. No doubt these little puppies made their way into my collection. Welcome shiny Sperry! (and did I mention The Barn sold them for nearly $15 less!) Done.


  1. I can't believe you've never been there! So glad you had a good experience.

  2. I just bought a pair this weekend -- after looking at a half dozen places in Boston, I ended up ordering through Nordstrom. I hope all is well! -- Kathy