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.
I gave these to my husband as a gift to replace a pair that is now worn out. They fit him just fine. The only thing I found was the actual Amaretto color is darker than I expected.
The quality of Sperry Top-Sider's has sadly gone downhill. Cheap leather and workmanship. Also their women's styles are mostly ugly at best-nothing cute this year! Very disappointed in this company. I've worn Sperry's for many years, but I'm done.
The most confortable shoes, beautiful color contrast. Thank you zappos
I wore my last Sperrys so long they wore out after years of use, liked them so much I ordered another pair. Great look, comfortable, and will last a while, definitely would recommend!
Love these shoes. Fit is great and true to size. The quality superb. They last forever!
I wear these shoes quite often. They are very comfortable and the style gets a lot of compliments. They can be dressed casual or business casual.
I love the way these look but they do not breathe at all. I can't wear them as my feet need a dryer climate.
These shoes caused a rash on my feet every time I wore them. The rash would last for days after wearing these shoes. The tops of my feet would be very red all over and there were several spots that looked like chemical burns. No other shoes have ever caused this kind of problem for me before. After only a few wearings, I have discarded these shoes. This pair of Sperry's was my first and will be my last.
I bought these shoes as a gift for my father. He loves them! They are very comfortable with a nice amount of arch support and cushion unlike some slip-ons. It is the perfect mix of color to go with a variety of tops and shorts. The shoes seem to be of good quality so far and the tread provides a decent non-slip grip. I would definitely recommend these boat shoes.
These shoes are very comfortable and stylish.