Nowadays, it seems as though everyone and their momma are making boat shoes. Some are classic like Sperry's, some are sporty like Generic Surplus', and some are just atrocious like...let's not go there. Anyhow, you can now add Springfield to that large list of boat shoe makers. Not bad too for a first try with the charming outlined laces. It's a little variation, yes, but it's really details like this which make a pair stand out among a sea of shoes that look all so similar.