NOAH Preps Faux-Croc Sperry Captain's Oxford Collaboration
With one seasonal shoe collaboration already under its belt, NOAH is rejoining its pals at Sperry for another premium shoe. This time, the duo have revamped "The Captain's Oxford" for fall, complete with faux-crocodile leather uppers.
Crafted by hand in Sperry's American factory, the new Captain's Oxford stays true to the classic silhouette designed by brand founder Paul Sperry - note that the model wasn't his first footwear design, but it was his debut casual shoe model. NOAH swapped out the brand's deck-friendly grip sole for a Vibram lug model and upgraded the shoe with a full leather footbed, rawhide laces and plush brown and black leather uppers embossed with a crocodile pattern. Though the elevated materials boost the price, NOAH affirms its decision to "make the best possible version" of the shoe.
Read more about the Sperry Cloud collaboration on NOAH's site, where you can shop the bespoke shoes on October 31 for $298 USD.
Elsewhere in New York, another sophisticated street-leaning label has its own footwear collab on the way - Aimé Leon Dore is rejoining New Balance for a special 990 running sneaker.