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.
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!
These were my very favorite shoes from last year, so I was excited to see the new color options, and ordered in two different colors. Last year's pair ran large, so I bought a half size down. This year's "model" runs true to size, so I had to exchange both pairs for my "true" size. They feel a little bit big, but not enough to size down. I gave the shoes a quick wash to help soften the very stiff canvas, and the color of the liner bled through. So definitely need to be washed in cold water. I didn't have that issue with my old pair. All in all, disappointed.
HI. I have had these for a year now. I was afraid the leather lace would break after a while but they are still good. the fit is good and they look good. I wear them about once a week more during the summer and on cruises. looking for another pair in a different color, maybe the black or grey.
The shoe itself is great! My favorite style of Sperry. Was uncomfortable on the top of my foot where the laces cross but that subsided after a few days. However, the customer service was on another level. It had been 1-2 years since ordering on Zappos and I couldn't get into my account or reset my pw. I call and immediately a friendly voice picks up pulls up my account and welcomes me back and at the end of our convo she applied a credit for being loyal!
Such comfortable shoes! And ordering from Zappos is a dream- very efficient and customer-friendly.
I normally wear a size 7 in shoes & 6.5 in Sperry's. The 6.5 was too big, I had to exchange for a 6. Get wide even if you have the slightest wide foot. Great shoe!
I love these iconic boat shoes! They're so comfortable and stylish. I had an older pair of Sperrys that had outlived their lifespan so I figured it was time to pick up a new pair. These did not disappoint and I highly recommend to anyone looking to up their shoe game.
These are very cute but run a half size large. Since I wear an 11, which was too long...the 10 was a bit too small! Sad to return them.
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