How to Find Your Perfect Boat Shoe

A/O stands for Authentic Original. Explore The Sperry Boat Shoe Buying Guide, and find yours.

September 5, 2017
in Style

The world’s first boat shoe was invented by Paul Sperry in 1935 to prevent slipping on deck. Since then, the shoe has become a cult hit among sailors – and others with that certain seafaring swagger. Through the decades, we’ve created all kinds of well-loved treatments and colors. Need help navigating? We created The Sperry Boat Shoe Guide to help you understand what makes each of our iconic boat shoes unique. Consider this your style compass, and find the perfect boat shoe that speaks to you.

Women’s Boat Shoes

Our women’s assortment for fall is all about timeless details that elevate our classic silhouette,
from rich linens and studded soles to metallic accents.

Explore our Boat Shoe Guide for Women here.

Find the Perfect Women's Boat Shoe

Men’s Boat Shoes

Quality and durability get an upgrade for the season with pops of color, knit textures, two-tone leathers, and more. Get ’em while they’re hot.

Browse our Men’s Boat Shoe Guide here.

Find the Perfect Men's Boat Shoe

Still not sure what you’re looking for? Follow us on Instagram @sperry to get your daily dose of style inspiration. Whether you’re in search of the perfect boat shoe, a sneaker to step up your game, or a boot to help ease into fall and winter, we’ve got you covered.

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