Sperry 0836981 Mens Authentic Original 2-Eye Boat Shoe Black
Sperry 0836981 Mens Authentic Original 2-Eye Boat Shoe Black - is part of the Original Series by Sperry Top-Siders. Since 1935, Authentic Original boat shoes have been a favorite of those who spent time in, on or around the ocean. Each season, new colors and fabrics are introduced that, along with core classic styles, encompass Sperry's passion for the sea and commitment to fine craftsmanship.
- Genuine Hand-Sewn Tru-Moc Construction for Durable Comfort
- Stain and Water Resistant Leather for Durable and Lasting Wear
- 360° Lacing System™ with Rust Proof Eyelets for a Secure Fit
- Shock Absorbing EVA Heel Cup for Added Comfort
- Non-Marking, Rubber Outsole with Razor-Cut Wave-Siping™ for Ultimate Dry / Wet Traction
- Color: Black
- Sizes: M (6-12,13,14,15)
Special Order Sizes: Usually ships in 4-6 Business Days
Our founder, Paul Sperry, was born into a family with a long sea-faring tradition. Paul grew up listening to his great-grandfather speak of wild adventures in the South Seas. These tales set the stage for young Paul’s inventive spirit, passion for sailing and curiosity for adventure.
The rough seas, a slippery deck and a struggle for sure footing almost cost Paul Sperry his life; and began his long and ambitious quest for a solution. One day in 1935, after watching his dog dart effortlessly across the ice on a cold Connecticut day, he was inspired to carve grooves – like those on his dog's paws – into the bottom of a rubber sole. In that moment of inspiration, the world's first boat shoe was born.
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
The Kennedy family is photographed while on vacation, triggering a love affair with the active nautical life and classic American style. Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes and sneakers become established as an integral element of this iconic look.
The Official Preppy Handbook endorses the Sperry Top-Sider Authentic Original as the footwear symbol of classic Prep style, marking a legacy of good taste.
Dennis Conner leads the America’s Cup Team that wins back the trophy for the United States in 1987. Sperry Top-Sider is the official shoe of the America’s Cup.