Monday, May 3, 2010

Sperry 75th Anniversary Canvas Sneaker

In honor of the Sperry Top-Sider 75th Anniversary, they held a Battle of the Wits giveaway. They asked the question:

"You’ve got a fresh pair of Sperrys, and your custom yacht with the walls lined in blue oxford cloth is ready to set sail anywhere in the world. Where do you go, and why?"

The winner receives the classic Canvas Vulcanized Oxford sneaker in a cool replica of the original 1935 box.

Here is a sampling of what contestants submitted:

1) “I’d take my grandfather to the coasts of Normandy, a place he has not been since June 6th, 1941, but one that he yearns to see again.” — David

2) “Wherever my love wanted. Many men say they’d go to the ends of the Earth for a good woman. Too few actually do.” — Shawn

3) “One should eschew
The shoe that’s new
And wear it out
Through sun and salt
From Maine to Spain
And back again.” — Charles Day

4) “I wish I had some Sperrys.
I wish I had a yacht.
I wish I had a beautiful wife.
But sadly, I do not.

But if I win these Sperrys,
I’ll sail around the world.
And I hope to find and someday wed
A beautiful island girl.” — Luke