I have been a fan of photographer Gray Malin since stumbling upon his Instagram a few years ago. He is most known for his birds-eye view photographs of spectacular beaches all around the world, from Lisbon to Capri to Bondi Beach.
The Los Angeles-based photographer captures these breathtaking shots by hanging out of a helicopter, his feet dangling over the edge. More often than not, he’s seen wearing a pair of Sperry Top-Siders during his adventures. So, it was only fitting that he teamed up with Sperry to create a small, limited edition collection of shoes. In fact, the photo above is the one that inspired the collaboration.
The collection is a total departure from Sperry’s iconic brown leather styles. Malin worked with the brand to create an artful representation of his photographs on the shoes. The slip-ons ($75) are printed with waves shot off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa.
The classic boat shoe ($88) and the ‘Seacoast’ sneaker ($77) are both dotted with colorful umbrellas and beach-goers from his Lisbon, Portugal series.
The collection arrived at our NorthPark Center boutique this month and has been flying off the shelves. Call 214.987.3676.