In 2015, the Sperry Product Team set off on a bold adventure across the globe in search of inspiration. Their travels lead them to Morocco – a country located on the Northern coast of Africa – where they explored mosques, gardens, surf spots, and shops.

Inspired by the colors, prints, and patterns of Moroccan architecture, tiling, rugs, blankets, and shawls, our Product Team returned home with grand ideas that inspired our Spring 2017 line. (You can learn more about their Odyssey HERE and in the video below.)


When our friend Danny Kukulka (@TheCuckooProject) told us about a trip to Morocco that he and Hailey Neves (@HaileyNeves) had planned, a light bulb went off in our heads immediately. We sent Dan and Hailey a pair of shoes from our Moroccan-inspired line and invited them to capture the shoes in the environment that we were initially motivated by.

Check out photos from their trip below and follow Dan and Hailey on Instagram HERE and HERE. To shop the products in the photos, click HERE or on any of the images below.

Morocco_CuckooProject-3Morocco_CuckooProject-2Danny and Hailey traveled to the city of Chefchaouen to see “The Blue Pearl of Morocco”, where Hailey posed in our Moroccan-inspired A/O boat shoe.

Morocco_CuckooProject-4Morocco is known for color and patterns, like those found in the tiled floors of various shops and mosques in Chefchaouen.

Morocco_CuckooProject-6Patterns and vibrant colors are found everywhere in Morocco – from walls to rugs to tiles to furniture. The perforated pattern in this pair of A/O boat shoes was inspired by the many prints our Product Team saw on their Odyssey in Morocco.

Morocco_CuckooProject-7Soft, textured Berber rugs like these are often native to the culture and shops of Morocco’s cities and villages.

A Special Thanks:

To Danny and Hailey for inviting us on their trip and for graciously sharing their photos with us. Follow the pair on wherever their next adventures may take them – #OdysseysAwait @TheCuckooProject @HaileyNeves Want to learn more about the trip that inspired this collection? Read about the Product Team’s 2015 Odyssey and watch the video HERE.

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