Founded in 1935 by Paul Sperry, an avid sailor, Sperry-Top Sider is renowned for inventing the world's first boat shoe 'a practical shoe with a herringbone patterned sole that would provide traction and prevent slips. That 'Authentic Original' shoe went on to become an all-American classic, a preppy, Ivy League favorite that endures today. The label now offers ranges of high-performance footwear and accessories in stores throughout the world. Sperry Top-Sider boots take inspiration from the 'Authentic Original' and add contemporary twists for classic yet cool footwear. Rope lacing and exposed stitching continue the nautical theme for which the label is famous.