Sperry and John Legend Team Up to Design a New Capsule Collection

Sperry and John Legend have partnered to design and introduce a new capsule collection of men’s footwear for Holiday 2021. Legend has served as Sperry’s Global Brand Ambassador since 2020. This will be the first time that Sperry and Legend will collaborate on product design. 

The two styles, the Signature Boat Shoe and the Commodore Boot, are an evolution of the classic Sperry silhouette. Each is designed to complement and reflect John Legend’s personal style, featuring luxe suedes and leathers, soft lambskin linings, and Vibram soles. Design details inspired by John Legend such as a keyboard-print on the footbed, quotes by the musician printed on the inside of the tongue and subtle hand-stitched JL branding can be found throughout the collection.

Left: John Legend wears the Sperry x John Legend Signature Boat Shoe in Blue (P5995); Clockwise from Left: Sperry x John Legend Signature Boat Shoe in Blue, Sand, Gunmetal, and Rust (P5995)

“It’s been such a pleasure working with Sperry over the past couple years,” Legend said of the collection. “I had been curating my favorite shoe styles from Sperry’s current assortment, and it’s so exciting to embark on this next chapter: designing my first capsule collection with Sperry. The styles are based on some of my favorite classic silhouettes from Sperry’s wonderful heritage, infused with my own personal style and sensibilities. They’re the kinds of shoes that will add a touch of freshness and sophistication to your look. I look forward to wearing these shoes myself, and I am so proud to present them to the world.”


Clockwise from Left: Sperry x John Legend Signature Boat Shoe in Blue, Sand, Gunmetal, and Rust (P5995)

Sperry x John Legend Signature Boat Shoe

The Sperry x John Legend Signature Boat Shoe takes Sperry’s iconic Authentic Original to the next level. Part loafer, part boat shoe, this sleek deconstructed style comes in butter-soft suede and offers a pared-down aesthetic with no hardware or shoelace eyelets. Instead, laser cut details suggest the traditional 360 lacing which is a signature element of Sperry’s classic boat shoes. A fixed lace detail on the tongue allows for easy slip on and off.

Left: John Legend wears the Sperry x John Legend Commodore Boot in Rust (P9995); Clockwise from Left: Sperry x John Legend Commodore Boot in Oxblood, Rust, and Bone (P9995)

Sperry x John Legend Commodore Boot

The Sperry x John Legend Commodore Boot plays off of Sperry’s best-selling chukka and raises the height to complement Mr. Legend’s weekend wear. This style is made with Sperry’s PLUSHWAVE technology, and the shoe is extremely light and extra comfortable. A clear outsole reveals a holiday-themed red and green tartan, inspired Legend’s holiday album and features the word “Legendary” in the pattern.

The Sperry x John Legend Collection will be available on Sperry.com.ph on January 10 and select Sperry retail stores in TriNoMa, SM Megamall, and SM Mall of Asia on January 16. 

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