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

  • Seaside Perfs Posted: Reviewer: from Mississippi Overall: 3 Stars Comfort: 3 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    I ordered the Sperry Top-Sider Seaside Perfs, the Keds: Double Decker Perforated Canvas shoe, and the Dr. Scholls Scout Original for comparison. I was hoping one of the less expensive options would be the most comfortable, but it didn't work out that way. The Sperry Top-Sider was the least comfortable of all three options. The width was fine and the style was exactly what I was looking for, but the footbed was not as soft as the Keds or the Dr. Scholls. In the end, I returned the Keds and the Sperrys and went with the Dr. Scholls.
  • Quest Cay Canvas Posted: Reviewer: from Idaho Overall: 4 Stars Comfort: 4 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    I liked the look but they were hot and rubbed my heal and instep.Back they go.
  • Authentic Original Posted: Reviewer: from Clinton Corners, NY Overall: 5 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    My son Tyler got these shoes first and found them very comfortable so his twin brother Christopher ordered them in a different color and loves them!
  • Sayel Away Washed Posted: Reviewer: from Los Angeles Overall: 4 Stars Comfort: 3 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    I love the look and feel of this shoe. Sadly, I've just returned this pair and am considering whether to reorder in a (much) larger size. The shoe was surprisingly small. Very small. I wear a 6.5 and could tell as soon as I opened the box that these shoes were tiny. They were smaller than my foot in a side by side comparison. Back they go. They're so attractive I may give it another try--deciding whether to size up one or two whole sizes.
  • Seaside Perfs Posted: Reviewer: from Idaho Overall: 3 Stars Comfort: 4 Stars Look: 3 Stars
    I'm returning this because it was tight,I didn't like the style and they were too warm for summer. The cushion was nice however.
  • 7 Seas 3-Eye Posted: Reviewer: from Corpus Christi, TX Overall: 5 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    My husband loves these. Purchased on a whim at a company store, hasn't taken them off & started making comments about needing another pair or two almost immediately. He says they're super comfy, even for his wife feet, & feel like he's barefoot. He wore them recently to fish (saltwater) - on & off the boat - never gave him a problem, dried quickly, and still don't show any wear.
  • Crest Vibe Washed Linen Posted: Reviewer: from Virginia Overall: 1 Stars Comfort: 3 Stars Look: 1 Stars
    I usually wear a size 11 but this shoe my toes hit the very end. I reorder in a larger size and it was really a LARGER size. Sending them all back. Zaps has a great return service.
  • Sky Sail Canvas Posted: Reviewer: Overall: 5 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    I got these shoes at a store and not online. I'm usually a 6.5 but these felt tight so went with the size 7 instead. They arch support on these is amazing! I wanted something for vacation that I could dress casual but still be able to walk in for hours. These shoes are definitely it! Highly recommend super comfy.
  • Sayel Away Washed Posted: Reviewer: from Texas Overall: 5 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    LOVE these shoes, they are so cute, the leather and white combo is so fun and classic! My feet run slightly wide so Converse and similar white slip-on's have just not felt comfortable on me. These are absolutely perfect, great fit and very, very comfortable. I typically wear an 8-8.5. I ordered the 8.5 and they fit true to size.
  • Barrelfish Posted: Reviewer: from Texas Overall: 2 Stars Comfort: 1 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    I keep wanting to love these shoes, but I continue to have pain from rubbing and blisters. Disappointed as I ave always found Sperry to be extremely comfortable and fast to conform to my foot.