Our founder, Paul Sperry, was an avid sailor with a passion for adventure. He was faced with a real-life problem that stood in the way of his passion: How to maintain traction on a slippery boat deck. Paul found his inspiration from his dog Prince. Noticing how he didn’t slip on ice, he turned Prince’s paw over to ﬁnd hundreds of small cracks and lines going in all directions. These became the inspiration behind his inventive non-slip sole and the world’s ﬁrst boat shoe.
Every single member of the Cruising Club of America wrote to Mr. Sperry to request a pair of these remarkable new boat shoes. Nothing else kept sailors safe on deck. During World War II, the US War Department named Sperry Top-Sider as one of the official shoes of the US Navy.
From the world's first boat shoe to today's contemporary styles that remain true to our heritage, Sperry exists for those drawn to the sun, surf and soul of the ocean. Learn more about Sperry and find the perfect fit for your style in our classic collections.READ FULL ARTICLE
How do I clean my footwear?
We generally recommend the following guidelines for cleaning footwear:
- Cleaning: On a regular basis, brush away any surface dirt with a soft brush. After extended, rugged use, wash with mild soap and warm water. Be sure to rinse all soap off as it is hydrophilic. (Do not soak the shoes, or get any leather parts wet for too long.)
- Drying: Open the shoes fully, remove the insoles and laces and let them dry at room temperature. (Never expose them to heat)
- Conditioning: Recommended treatment depends on the construction and material of the footwear. Many treatments do slightly alter the colour and appearance of the shoes.
How do I know what size I should be wearing?
All sizes listed on the Sperry Australia website are in US sizes.READ FULL ARTICLE
Please click here for our Sizing Guide.
What size should I wear if the shoe isn't available in half sizes?
We normally recommend sizing up to the next whole size for our sandals. However, every person does fit differently into our products. If you need to return them for a different size, we do offer free exchanges*.READ FULL ARTICLE
*with proof of purchase and within the specified warranty period.