Can Boat Shoes Be Worn in Business Casual Environments?

Dress them up. Dress them down. Dress them however you want.

April 4, 2019
in Style

Do boat shoes qualify as business casual for men? Does a sailboat sail? The Sperry Authentic Original boat shoe may have been born on the water, but today, this versatile casual style is at home anywhere. It’s a style icon that’s classic and cool; laid back and casual; dressed-up and dapper. They effortlessly cruise from the office to the street to the boat with quiet sophistication and confidence. Any well-dressed guy knows his wardrobe is incomplete without a pair of A/Os.

The Best Business Casual Boat Shoes for Men

Authentic Original Boat Shoe
The Authentic Original is our icon, setting the bar for what a real boat shoe should be more than 85 years ago. It’s hand-sewn with full-grain unlined leather for long-lasting wear. You can slip on some classic A/Os in rich, neutral colors to wear with suits, cuffed pants and even boldly printed button downs. Oh, and did we mention the legendary non-slip sole and broken-in comfort?

Gold Cup Authentic Original Boat Shoe
Didn’t think the traditional A/O could get better? With the Gold Cup Collection, it does. Made with premium materials, the Gold Cup version of our classic boat shoe feels like a second skin with ultra-soft leather, luxury lambskin linings and an extra-supportive sole. Business casual just got a whole lot more interesting.

Cloud Authentic Original Boat Shoe
Bring on your sense of style in this re-imagined boat shoe. Whether it’s leather or suede, go bold in bright hues, contrasting color-blocking and timeless neutrals. With a secure laced fit, shock-absorbing heel and true moccasin construction, the Cloud Collection makes a statement.

Custom Authentic Original Boat Shoe
Show off your personal style in bespoke shoes designed with your own color choices. Go bold or understated, and complete the look with your monogram. After all, this shoe is your canvas. You can’t get more custom than that.

Like what you see? We have the widest range of men’s boat shoes—with new, innovative styles, colors and materials—for any and every occasion. Whether you’re looking for a laid back style or a more business casual pair, we’ve got you covered.

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