Inspired by his dog's grooved paws, which allowed for easy ice-traversing, seaman Paul Sperry applied the same sure-footed principle to anti-slip loafers in 1935. Dubbed the “Top-Sider,” the innovative style became the official footwear of the US War Department during WWII, not to mention, a civilian wardrobe staple. The preppy Sperry boat shoes are the brand’s focus these days, with boots and sneakers rounding out the collection.
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