Sperry Top-Sider has been an American favorite since 1935 when Paul Sperry, inspired by his dog Prince’s ability to run nimbly over the ice and snow, used a pen knife to cut siping into the rubber outsole of a rubber sneaker.
From the beginning we’ve been obsessed with quality. We create high performance footwear for individuals and world-class athletes such as the U.S. Sailing Team. Our products are competition tested and engineered to maximize results. We’re inspired every day by the innovative spirit of our founder, and just like Paul, we are passionate about the thrill of our pursuits on the water.
We are a brand and a way of life. A life that many people not only aspire to, but can actually attain. Sperry Top-Sider is for people loyal to family and friends, who have a great sense of fun and their own personal style. They are passionate and know the good life is all about being in, on and around the sea.
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