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. Founded by Paul Sperry, an avid sailor with a passion for adventure 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.