Why Sperry (and Other Boat Shoe) Soles Harden, Dry Out, and Become Slick

Sperrys (and other boat shoe soles) dry and harden, become slick,  and eventually crack because of two reasons: You wear them while cleaning your boat's deck with bleach or a similar chemical.  Bleach "dries out" many rubber polymers.  In years past, celebrating race car drivers and burnout enthusiasts applied bleach to their tires to quickly "dry" and harden... Continue Reading →

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