I have to admit it wasn't love at first sight with this pair. They were a gift from my daughter who had heard enough of my lamenting about college days and the "cool" topsiders/docksiders I wore (oh those preppie years!) that I so enjoyed. So she went on the hunt for some Sperry shoes. These she found on clearance (big shock there). I did eventually get some real topsiders, but in the meantime I fell in love with my blue, quaisi tennis shoe Sperrys.
Oh, I knew what you'd think "Midge, you can't do it. You know you'll just take the photo and then have a change of heart and duct tape/zip tie/epoxy them back together and get some more mileage out of them". Well, maybe you wouldn't think that, but I did! So I took the ultimate step and smeared them around the garbage, stuck them in the poly cans, etc. I wouldn't say they are completely safe (I do have goof off and wire brushes, too) but I think I can move forward with confidence.
Goodbye my good friends, we've been through a lot together. You will be missed.