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Team Sperry Athlete Slater Trout writes about his Sperry Style.

SLATER TROUT

Team Sperry Athlete, Photographer, High-Energy Life Addict
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Slater Trout, 19, has – what would be considered by most
red-blooded human beings – a “dream job.” He travels the globe
competing in the watersports he loves (stand-up paddle boarding
and surfing) he has legions of coed fans, a massive amount of
respect and success in his discipline. But perhaps the most notable
thing about Slater is his attitude – he’s insanely positive, upbeat and
yes, high energy. He literally hops from place to place. We caught up
with him on a recent trip to New York.

  • Team Sperry Athlete Slater Trout writes about his Sperry Style.
  • Team Sperry Athlete Slater Trout writes about his Sperry Style.

My ideal day in New York involves walking around, exploring and
taking photos. I usually end up getting lost and I love that.
Because I’m on my feet all day, I really need a comfortable shoe and Sperry gives me that comfort.

Team Sperry Athlete Slater Trout writes about his Sperry Style.

Inspiration

Everyone wears crazy clothes at Coachella – lots of patterns
and loud colors – so it’s fun to join in and rock something
that might not be my every day thing. These shoes are a
cool way to add some kick to an otherwise low-key look. 

Sperry Top-Sider Men's Cloud Fish Print CVO Sneaker
Team Sperry Athlete Slater Trout writes about his Sperry Style.

Style Tip

I like these sneakers because they’re fun. They’re classic
looking, but the pattern makes them interesting to wear.

  • Team Sperry Athlete Slater Trout writes about his Sperry Style.
  • Team Sperry Athlete Slater Trout writes about his Sperry Style.

LOOKBOOK

  • Team Sperry Athlete Slater Trout writes about his Sperry Style.
  • Team Sperry Athlete Slater Trout writes about his Sperry Style.
  • Team Sperry Athlete Slater Trout writes about his Sperry Style.
  • Team Sperry Athlete Slater Trout writes about his Sperry Style.
  • Team Sperry Athlete Slater Trout writes about his Sperry Style.

I live in board shorts and flip flops all day, so when I get a chance to dress up a little,
I really go for it – I’ll throw on a bowtie and suspenders.

Team Sperry Athlete Slater Trout writes about his Sperry Style.

Style Tip

Most dress shoes are crazy uncomfortable when you’re
breaking them in, but these oxfords felt great right out
of the box. I’d wear these with everything from jeans and
a button-down shirt to a suit.

Sperry Top-Sider Men's Gold Cup Bellingham ASV Wingtip Oxford

STYLE TIP

These CVOs come washed in salt water, so they already have a
laid-back, beachy vibe to them. I’d probably ditch the laces and
just slip these on and off as I’m in and out of the water.

Team Sperry Athlete Slater Trout writes about his Sperry Style.

STYLE TIP

My daily grab-and-go is a plain white t-shirt and shorts. I can’t
wear dark colors most of the time, because it just gets too hot.
You really can’t go wrong with a white tee.

  • Team Sperry Athlete Slater Trout writes about his Sperry Style.
  • Team Sperry Athlete Slater Trout writes about his Sperry Style.
  • Team Sperry Athlete Slater Trout writes about his Sperry Style.

My style is about looking put-together, but hints at the idea that
I’m going to go out and have a bit of fun today.

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