The Best New Boat Shoes: Sperry, Topman, Vivienne Westwood, and More

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The footwear of choice for vacationing yuppies and clueless dads has finally shaken its ugly-duckling reputation. Bold colors, funky detailing, and streamlined silhouettes have modernized the maligned style, which actually pairs remarkably well with a variety of outfits. (Try it with cropped white jeans, a silky cut-out tank, and sun hat; or, for boys, in lieu of Toms, Vans, or any other summery slip-on you might wear with cut-offs and a breezy plaid button-down.) Click ahead to see our thirteen favorite takes on the humble deck shoe.