In 1935, avid sailor Paul Sperry took a cue from the grooved paws of his surefooted dog and designed the first nonslip sole for boat shoes. Immensely popular from the beginning, the Sperry Top-Sider became the official shoe of the U.S. Navy in WWII and the America's Cup in the 1980s. Today, Sperry outfits men, women and kids with shoes and clothing for a seaworthy lifestyle.
You don't have to own a boat to appreciate the iconic style of Sperry shoes. With its timeless design and heritage construction details, the brand's original boat shoe—or the Sperry Top-Sider, as it was once known—has remained a favorite among both mariners and landlubbers since its debut in the 1930s. Sperry applies the same thoughtful craftsmanship to its other beloved styles for men, women and kids, including clean-lined loafers, preppy sneakers and sun-ready sandals. Looking for a budget-friendly way to shop the classic brand? Be sure to check out our ever-updating selection of sale shoes.