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About Sperry

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 has also evolved into clothing and now creates seasonal favorites like swimsuits, bikinis, boardshorts, and swim cover-ups to meet every water lovers’ needs!

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.

 

Latest Reviews

  • Crest Vibe Washed Linen Posted: Reviewer: from Lake Forest CA Overall: 4 Stars Comfort: 4 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    I love the look of these shoes. I need a pair of casual shoes that had good arch support and these are perfect. Sizing was good, but they are a bit narrow in the toes I'm hoping that they stretch a bit. I also did get blisters on my heals the first time I wore them. I'm hoping that they will be broken in the next time I wear them. They look great!
  • Koifish Etched Posted: Reviewer: Overall: 5 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    Love these shoes so much
  • Coil Ivy Sparkle Posted: Reviewer: Overall: 5 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    These sperry shoes are cute.
  • Dawn Echo Posted: Reviewer: from Houston Overall: 5 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    These are so cute and soft! Due to the platform and cork sole, these are super comfortable out of the box. I can see me managing a day of walking in them, and that is a statement! Thank you Zappos for letting me try so many styles without shipping penalty. Love this shoe.
  • Jellyfish Lane Posted: Reviewer: from New England Overall: 5 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    I got these for the shower and the pool; they seem perfect. Comfortable, easy to slip on but they have grip inside and out so NOT easy to slip out of when wet. This is good. :) They are soft, for plastic shoes, comfortable and hold on my foot, not too loose. I am typically an 8 N-M.

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