Paul Sperry was an avid sailor who almost lost his life to a slippery boat deck. Turning his eye to innovation, he spent years experimenting with non-slip shoes. Upon witnessing his canine friend move effortlessly across ice, the talented craftsman decided to mimic dog paws on the bottom of a rubber sole 'thus the world's first boat shoe was born in 1935. Today, Sperry Top-Sider has grown into a full line of covetable swimwear and accessories. Men's Sperry Top-Sider shoes are imbued with a preppy, East Coast appeal. Featuring trademark grooved soles, each slip-resistant deck shoe, boat shoe, boot and sneaker is the perfect holiday companion. Choose from comfortable leather, suede and canvas designs to suit a wide range of occasions.