Sperry, a former naval officer, avid sailor and part-time inventor, had been trying to design a proper shoe to safely navigate the slippery deck of his sloop. Nature and his dog, Prince's paws provided the ultimate answer. Tooling a pattern in a rubber outsole similar to the wave-like grooves on dogs' paws, Paul Sperry created a truly sea-worthy boat shoe. The first Sperry Top-Sider Authentic Original was officially launched and the world's first boat shoe was born. Over 75 years later, Sperry remains the vanguard of the nautical lifestyle. From the world's first boat shoe to today's product collections featuring iconic design details, enduring style and the latest performance technologies, Sperry Top-Sider embodies a passion for the sea and the good life it represents. Today, you can find more than boat shoes at Sperry Top-Spider. Shop for casuals, loafers and oxfords, flats, wedges and heels, boots, water sport shoes, sandals and flip flops, wet weather shoes and slippers for men, women, and kids. They also have an extensive line of apparel and accessories including bags and wallets, sunglasses, watches, belts, scarves and wraps, hats, shoe laces, phone cases and nautical gifts. Be sure to get great additional savings, discounts and deals on your next purchase or order by taking advantage of Sperry Top-Sider coupon codes, special promotions and exclusive offers. Past deals include savings of up to 50% on select women's boat shoes, flats and wedges, 25% off men's exclusive categories, and free shipping on orders over $100.