Deck shoes are having yet another renaissance for spring 09 and are no longer the preserve of up-turned collar, Oxbridge types. The adoption of the boat shoe style by young and old, marks a new wave of desire for casual mens footwear. Sperry Topsider is the deck shoe brand that leads the pack with an array of colours and fabrications. A selection of non-specialist brands have included a version of the deck shoe into their collection for spring 09, signalling that the style has crossed over into more mainstream territory. Alongside the classic palette of nautical and neutral tones, newer versions were bright, colour-blocked or patent.