As Paul Sperry, an avid sailor and inventor, watched his Cocker Spaniel run across the ice on a winterÕs day in Connecticut, he noticed his dogs amazing ability to maintain traction on the slippery surface. Turning over Princes paw, he observed hundreds of tiny cracks and cuts going in all directions. These wave-like grooves became the inspirations for Mr. Sperrys latest patent, called Razor Siping, and were instrumental in maximizing the traction and performance of the Authentic Original Sperry Top-Sider first introduced in 1935. Since inventing the first boat shoe, the brand continues to share A Passion for the SeaÓ with those who enjoy the good life lived in, on, and around the sea. Taking details from the Authentic Original Boat Shoe and inspiration from vintage nautical aesthetic, today begins the introduction of the Watch Collection. We are a brand and a way of life. A life that many people not only aspire to, but can actually attain. Sperry Top-Sider is for people loyal to family and friends, who have a great sense of fun and their own personal style. They are passionate and know the good life is all about being in, on, and around the sea.