Sperry Top-Sider is an American label founded in 1935 by Paul Sperry. The company is known for inventing the world's first boat shoe 'a practical shoe with a herringbone patterned sole that would provide traction and prevent slips. The shoe would become an all-American classic, a preppy, Ivy League favourite that endures today. The label now offers ranges of footwear and accessories in stores throughout the world. Canvas straps and stripe designs add a nautical, outdoor feel to Sperry Top-Sider watches. Compass detailing continues the adventurous spirit of the brand.