A typical Boat Shoe...

History of Boat Shoes

In the early 1930s, Paul Sperry, an ardent sailor, was struggling with this problem in his everyday life. One winter day in Connecticut he took his dog (Prince), and was amazed by Prince's grip while running across ice. Paul figured that it had something to do with the pads of Prince's feet. Upon closer examination he realized the cracks and grooves on Prince's feet formed a herringbone-like pattern that gave him grip. Sperry then hit uponthe idea of cutting similar patterns on the soles of his boating shoes.

Boat shoes are usually made with water repellant thick oil-pull up leathers

Buy Now

In the early 1930s, Paul Sperry, an ardent sailor, was struggling with this problem in his everyday life. One winter day in Connecticut he took his dog (Prince), and was amazed by Prince's grip while running across ice. Paul figured that it had something to do with the pads of Prince's feet. Upon closer examination he realized the cracks and grooves on Prince's feet formed a herringbone-like pattern that gave him grip. Sperry then hit uponthe idea of cutting similar patterns on the soles of his boating shoes.

Signup

By signing up, you accept our terms of use.

Reset Password

Your Cart ×
Proceed to checkout