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've been buying Top Siders for years and this new pair did not disappoint. They look good and, for a boat shoe, feel good. Not an overwhelming amount of support, but comfortable in a moccasin sort of way.
Super comfortable, stylish and easy to get on and off! Great shoes!! Got my first pair last summer!!
Sadly, I listened to some other reviewers when they said to size down. I did not need to do this! I normally wear a size 9, and that's what size fits great. I purchased the Sahara color, and it's a bit lighter than in the picture, but still a very nice looking pair of shoes. I wore them for 8 hours yesterday for the first time and they didn't need to be broken in. Sometimes shoes can run a bit narrow on me, so the sides of my feet were a bit pinched, but I hear they will stretch out a bit. I've always had great luck with Sperrys! Also, Zappos continues to have excellent customer service!!
I had looked for these exact shoes on several websites, even the Speery website, and could not find them. I was so thrilled to find them on Zappos website. The shoes were delivered very quickly. Very pleased with Zappos.
I got the shoes to wear in the summer with leggings and cropped pants. I love that I don't have to wear regular socks with them! I do where the little footies, just for ease of getting them on. I have a relatively narrow foot and these fit well and don't slip. They have a nice padded bottom, so they are easy to stand and walk in all day. I feel they are pretty true to size.
Found exactly what I wanted after trying several online stores and they arrived in 2 days! Size is perfect and as advertised.
These are very comfortable and I have a bad back & temperamental feet. I wear these all day working on boats. They are fairly expensive so when the soles started peeling off the toes I was fairly disappointed. I chatted with Mona in customer service of Zappos and I had a new pair in 2 days. She did tell me if it happened again I had to go to Sperry but still it was outstanding customer service on a Sunday AM.
Great looking shoe! I ordered them for my son and the quality is excellent. He said they are very comfortable.
I loved the heel height on these and they were very comfortable, but the ankle strap is too bulky for the style of the shoe. Also the buckle sit s right on the ankle bone. If the ankle strap had been a simple fabric string, these would have been five stars.
I love these shoes! They're very comfortable and stylish and great quality with the leather insole and back. Also, the heal is not too high because of the slight platform sole. With the round toe, there is plenty of room at the front of the shoe. No squeezing of the toes here! I wanted to order them in black now also but they're out of my size. I guess others beat me to it!
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