sperry top-sider 'bluefish 2-eye' boat shoe, 6.5 in linen/oat
style #160168 price: $84.95
I felt like I was in need of a new pair of shoes for my upcoming Seattle trip. My criteria for the perfect pair for the occasion was: neutral color, non-white soles, and comfy enough for lots of city walking. With this in mind, the Nordstrom sales associate directed me towards the Sperry's. The Bluefish 2-Eye style (also seen sported by Cee) fulfilled my requirements. "These are sooo perfect!!" was uttered quite a few times. I will let you know if these live up to the hype in my head!
I did size down to a 6.5. I am usually a size 7 or 7.5 in shoes (with the exception of a size 6.5 in TOMs). I have already worn these once with no-show socks. It was a quick outing, but I still feel confident that they will serve me well in Seattle and even for a casual work day.
Sperry's Authentic Original in size 6.5 also fit well as a comfortable work shoe, but not a good enough candidate for walking long distances.