It Was a Simple Invention Born Of Necessity

Our founder, Paul Sperry, was an avid sailor with a passion for discovery. He was an inventor and explorer. An independent spirit enamored with the power, freedom, and unlimited possibilities of the sea. He was faced with a real-life problem that stood in the way of his passion: How to maintain traction on a slippery […]


Land, Air, and Sea: A Q+A with Slater Trout

Professional stand-up paddle boarder Slater Trout is best known for his skill on the water as a fierce competitor who’s been racing on SUPs around the globe for longer than nearly any other athlete in the sport. Born in Florida and raised in Hawaii, Trout took up paddleboarding at the age of 11 when the sport was […]


Training in the Sperry 7 SEAS

As an Official Partner of the 35th America’s Cup, our Product Team has been working with athletes from ORACLE TEAM USA and SoftBank Team Japan to design the next generation of boat shoes, the SPERRY 7 SEAS.   To learn about what it takes to be an America’s Cup athlete, we went down to Bermuda to learn […]


Horton Sets Sail

At Sperry, water’s our thing. In it, on it, near it — the calming, gloriousness of the ocean invigorates us. (You get it, right? The ocean. Nothing beats it.)   So when we heard about an Australian swimmer who dreams of competing on the water after winning an Olympic gold medal in it, we were […]


Sperry x Sneaker Freaker

We’ve been designing shoes to send to sea since our intrepid founder Paul Sperry designed his first pair of boat shoes in 1935. This season, we’ve partnered with the Australia-based magazine Sneaker Freaker to recap our 80+ year history.   “Every era has its share of pioneers and mavericks, but there are only a select […]


New Designs with Team USA

  Through our partnership with the America’s Cup, our product team has been working with sailors and athletes from ORACLE TEAM USA and SoftBank Team Japan to design new products that specifically meet the needs of America’s Cup sailors.   America’s Cup yachts sail at speeds of up to 50 knots and foil above the […]


5 minutes with Mack Horton

We spent 5 minutes with Olympic gold medalist Mack Horton to find out a bit more about the Australian swimming champion and Sperry Ambassador.   How long have you been swimming: I’ve been swimming at a squad level since the age of 10   How did you first get into swimming: Weekly visits to the local pool with the […]


Step Up with The Gold Cup Collection

The Gold Cup Collection embodies the brand’s heritage of craftsmanship and their commitment to performance innovation. With updated styling and understated luxury, Sperry Top-Sider has created a new Gold Standard for the next generation seeking modern details and beautifully designed footwear for every wearing occasion.   The ultimate premium boat shoe, Sperry’s exclusive Gold Cup […]


The Worlds First Boat Shoe

Sperry began in 1935 when sailor Paul Sperry nearly lost his life to a slippery deck. After observing his dog staying happily upright regardless of the slippery surface, Paul carved grooves on the rubber sole of his shoe, imitating the grooves on his dog’s paws – and the first boat shoe was born!     […]