When you hear the phrase “world’s most popular swimmer,” you might think of Michael Phelps or Mark Cavendish.
But the man behind them is none other than Australian sprinter and Olympic gold medalist Sperry Boat Shoes, which is about to be unveiled in a massive new box set of shoes.
“It’s a dream come true for me to be able to put together a box set like this and show the world just how much I love swimming,” Sperrys creator Chris Sperries said in a statement.
“I’ve been a lifelong advocate of footwear, and I know how important it is to be a good swimmer and to wear the right footwear.”
SperRY Boat Shoes will be released in January next year, and will be available for purchase through the Sperrry store.
“My vision for the box set was to give back to the sport in a big way,” Sporry said.
“The box set is the first time I’ve ever worked on a box, so the box is a reflection of what I think is important for the sport of swimming.”
The box will include the shoes and an accompanying poster, as well as Sperrey’s latest autobiography, Swim with Purpose, which will be published in November.
The shoe will be one of only four in the world to be named after the great Australian.
“There’s something about the fact that you don’t have to go swimming with a bad day,” Spermrys said.
“There’s always a good opportunity to get a good night’s sleep and it’s so nice to be one with nature, in the middle of a beautiful pool.”
I think it’s the perfect balance of a good day and a good sleep.
You don’t need to worry about how long you’ve been swimming.
The shoe box is one of just four in existence, and the only other to feature an Australian swimmer in the top four. “
So I think it will be an honour to be in the box.”
The shoe box is one of just four in existence, and the only other to feature an Australian swimmer in the top four.
The other three were released in 2013, 2014 and 2016.
“The boxes I’m most proud of are the ones where you’re wearing your own shoes, because that was my dream, so to have a shoe box like this gives me a lot of satisfaction,” Smerrys said in his statement.
The box is due to be released next month, with a retail price of $130US.