In 1935, avid sailor Paul Sperry took a cue from the grooved paws of his surefooted dog and designed the first nonslip sole for boat shoes. Immensely popular from the beginning, the Sperry Top-Sider became the official shoe of the U.S. Navy in WWII and the America's Cup in the 1980s. Today, Sperry outfits men, women and kids with shoes and clothing for a seaworthy lifestyle.
You don't have to own a boat to appreciate the iconic style of Sperry shoes. With its timeless design and heritage construction details, the brand's original boat shoe—once known as the Sperry Top-Sider—has remained a favorite among both mariners and landlubbers since its debut in the 1930s. Sperry duck boots, another brand staple, are often relied on for serious protection from the elements during foul weather. Sperry applies thoughtful craftsmanship to all of its beloved shoes for men, women and kids, including clean-lined loafers, preppy sneakers and sun-ready sandals.