Concepts and Sperry Team Up to Create a Boat Shoe Collection Inspired by Sunrises and Sunsets

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With the summer almost here, boutique retailer Concepts has teamed up with boat shoe brand on a bold and colorful collection ideal for the season.

On May 24, Concepts and Sperry will release the limited-edition “Dawn To Dusk” collection, which features a range the two companies described in a statement as the “best of prep style and streetwear.” The collection features five reimagined colorways of the Sperry Authentic Original, reimagined by Concepts.

The collection, the companies said in a statement, feature “distinct elements of Sperry’s boat shoe” and “sneaker-inspired elements,” such as a double-thick translucent rubber outsole and reflective toggle laces. The shoes are made using premium, hairy textured suede.

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(L to R): The Concepts x Sperry “Dawn To Dusk” collection in the “Morning Mist,” “Dusk Navy” and the “Violet Veil” colrways.

The five colorways, the companies explained, “resemble the tones of the most breathtaking sunrises and sunsets seen across the world.” These colorways include “Ember Rise,” an orange hue, as well as the pink “Dawn Blush,” the green “Morning Mist,” the blue “Dusk Navy” and the purple “Violet Veil.”

The Concepts x Sperry “Dawn To Dusk” collection will arrive in store at Concepts and online via on May 24, with a broader drop on in late May. The shoes will retail for $150 and sizing will range from 4-13.

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The Concepts x Sperry “Dawn To Dusk” collection in the “Dawn Blush” (L) and “Ember Rise” colorways.

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Peter Verry is the Senior News and Features Editor for Athletic and Outdoor at Footwear News. He oversees coverage of the two fast-paced and ultracompetitive markets, which includes conducting in-depth interviews with industry leaders and writing stories on sneakers and outdoor shoes. He is a lifelong sneaker addict (and shares his newest purchases via @peterverry on Instagram) and spends most of his free time on a trail. He holds an M.A. in journalism from Hofstra University and can be reached at

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