Sperry Top-Sider, commonly referred to as boat shoes, offers dress and casual shoes for men, women and kids. Sperry Top-Sider created the first boat shoe for sailors in 1935. Paul Sperry was inspired when he watched his dog run across ice with incredible traction. What he found was the tiny cuts and cracks going in all directions on his dog's paw created the traction. Sperry's patent, Razor-Siping, creates many grooves going in all directions to maximize traction and performance in Sperry's boat shoes. Today, the same design is used in Sperry's Authentic Original boat shoe. Shop Rogan’s Shoes for all your Sperry Top-Sider needs. Free Shipping on orders of $50 or more.