Be creative. Sperry Classic's, while classic, are extraordinarily ordinary. Try Sebago or Dubarry. I've got an old pair of Sebagos that were originally bought for nautical purposes but long since retired and have some mighty salt-stains. I currently wear a sperry performance-type shoe on the boat and my Sebagos post-race for rum-consumption purposes. Sebago Dubarry Cheers, P