Paul Sperry, founder of Sperry, was an inventor, a sailor, and an intrepid explorer with a passion for adventure. In 1935 he was faced with a real-life problem: how to maintain traction on a slippery boat deck. No solution existed at that time.
After numerous attempts to invent a nonslip boat shoe, Paul found his inspiration from his best friend—his dog, Prince. Noticing how he didn’t slip on ice, he turned Prince’s paw over to find hundreds of small cracks and lines going in all directions. These became the inspiration behind his inventive nonslip razor cut Wave-Siping™ outsole and the world’s first performance boat shoe. In that moment of inspiration, he not only created an icon, he launched a brand: the perfect union of an inventive idea, a man, his passion, and the allure of the sea.
Sperry's boat shoes became internationally known for their comfort and long-lasting wear. Styles like the men’s Authentic Original and Billfish, and the women’s Angelfish boat shoe are all water resistant and durable with a tru-moc construction, a comfortable 360° lacing system and, of course, the razor cut Wave-Siping™ non- slip technology. Whether you are sailing, working on the dock, or just enjoying a beach vacation, these boat shoes are sure to look and feel good.
Sperry’s standout Gold Cup Collection features premium Italian leather, 18k gold-plated eyelets, and soft lambskin lining. This luxurious combination makes these boat shoes ideal for everything from relaxed walks around town to a refined evening out with family and friends.
With a loyal consumer base, Sperry has moved beyond boat shoes, creating nautically inspired footwear like waterproof rain boots and leather booties that are ideal for both the city and sailing. Sperry’s duck-inspired rubber shell boots , sandals, espadrilles, sneakers, oxfords, and slippers all share not only the timeless style and comfort that Sperry is known for, but also the same non-slip technology that will always keep you safe on slippery surfaces.
What are shoes without socks? Sperry has answered that question by creating incredibly comfortable socks featuring fabric blends and eye-catching patterns that are sure to match your nautical tastes. Sperry makes sure they have a sock to suit your needs with styles ranging from boot socks to crew lengths to the no-see-um skimmers that fit perfectly with your boat shoes.
Sperry started as the original boat shoe manufacturer and has grown into one of the greatest, most authentic lifestyle brands; a rare brand that spans fashion and function without compromise.
Sperry seems to be cutting corners as the inside padding stops 2/3 of the way in to the shoe and is uncomfortable around the toes where there is less padding.
These shoes are really comfortable, I personally like the no lace look. Only down sides are that they sometimes squeak because the insole is so soft. Also, the sole wears down rather quickly, so this is my second pair within the year.
I bought these for my niece and she just loves them. She wears them quite frequently to school. She says they are very comfortable unlike other Sperrys she has worn that takes a while to break in. The sparkle on these is just enough to make it look very feminine.
These shoes are really stylish and comfy! I have two pairs- black and white. I love them and wore them all summer long and constantly got compliments on them. I especially love how cushy the footbed is. Awesome. I had to stop myself a few times from wearing them too much LOL.
I wanted to love these shoes but just couldn't. I have a very long, flat foot and these shoes while nice looking on their own did nothing to make my feet look less long. Comfort wise they lacked support so I doubt I would have been able to wear them for very long.
Comfy out of the box! I wear them all day long without fatigue. No blisters either, no need for socks with these shoes. Love them!
Soft leather, trendy style, great shoe for work. I purchased some waxed laces to make them look a bit dressier. Love the Sperry brand.
I ordered this in Wide. Wide - my foot! It was still too narrow. I had to return them.
great shoe, extremely comfortable.