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Sperry Top Sider Boat Shoes – Inspired By A Prince

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Reading about how a brand is formed is often very surprising and shows innovation at its best. Often footwear is inspired by the interests of the designer and observations of the world around them.  Paul Sperry, an avid sea farer and inventor, nearly lost his life due to falling on a slippery deck. He watched as his Spaniel, Prince, move effortlessly across the ice.  He studied his pet’s feet and noticed that there were grooves on the bottom of his paws.  Sperry then carved grooves into rubber sole of his boat shoes and in that moment of enlightenment created the world’s first ever boat shoes.

Since 1935, when the Sperry boat shoe was born, sailors have relied on Sperry to keep them safe. During the second world war, the US War Department named Sperry Top Sider as one of the shoes of the US Navy. In the 1960’s the Kennedy Family sparked a flurry of excitement regarding Sperry Top Sider Boat Shoes as they photographed wearing them while on holiday.  Since then Sperry Top Sider Boat Shoes have been popular whether you are nautically inclined or not. In 1987 Sperry Top Sider became the official boat shoe during the Ryder Cup showing that how ever fashionable the shoes are they still remain in the heart of the ocean.

Sperry Top Sider Authentic Original 2 Eye Boat Shoes in Brown

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These  Sperry Top Sider Authentic original 2 Eye Boat shoes feature shock absorbing EVA heel cup for added comfort.  They have the authentic two eyelets for laces and are made from brown leather.  These boat shoes also include the famous rubber soles.

Sperry Top Sider Authentic Original 2 Eye Boat Shoes in Navy

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If you would consider blue to be a more nautical colour then you could choose these Sperry Top Sider Authentic Original 2 Eye Boat Shoes instead.  They come with exactly the same features as the brown shoe but are navy instead.

Sperry Top Sider Bahama Boat Shoe in Navy/Taupe Canvas

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Maybe canvas is a better option for you, these Sperry Top Sider Bahama Boat Shoes include the traditional two eye design and famous rubber soles.  These Sperry Top Sider  boat shoes are constructed of navy canvas at the laces and taupe at the main part of the foot.

 

One thing is for sure, with Sperry Top Sider Boat Shoes you don’t need to be all at sea to enjoy wearing them.  If you would like to look at our complete range click here

 

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