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Sperry Top-Siders a hit with celebs

Sperry Top-Siders a hit with celebs — Usher and Liam Neeson are fans of the preppy boat shoes

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Think Sperry Top-Siders and visions of prepsters with upturned collars and madras shorts come to mind. But under the style eye of Ugg veteran David Nau, Sperry has given the classic boat shoes a makeover, introducing coral, green, and patent leather (!) versions (periwinkle and banana shades are also available). And wouldn’t you know it, celebs — like Liam Neeson and Usher — are snatching them up. ”We’re successful because we’re comfortable in people’s minds,” says Nau. ”We’re like an old friend.”