Sven says:

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Gone by boat?

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This is Sperry Top-Sider, the very classic of boat shoes. Long ago, 1999 maybe, a load of them found its way to an outlet store in Nacka, Sweden, where I live. I bought a pair for 35.00 SEK which was then cheap for canvas shoes and remarkably cheap for a well-known brand. I wonder if the price tags on the boxes were original American ones of 35.00 USD?

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February 11, 2011 at 10:16

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  1. Sven, I just found your site by way of Bll Anderson’s Ayrshire +. I had to smile at your post here, as Sperry topsiders are still quite popular. In looking at them, I came up with a whole “boatload” here:

    http://www.thefind.com/apparel/browse-sperry-top-sider-canvas-boat-shoes

    I smiled as I see you are in Sweden. I was raised in the small town of Jamestown, New York, which used to be very, very Swedish!

    Katya

    February 13, 2011 at 14:57

  2. Thanks Katya! There are some Top-Siders available in Sweden too, but the big thing in canvas here is Converse. What is Jamestown like nowadays?

    svensays

    February 13, 2011 at 18:37


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