Over the past few decades Sperry footwear has become essential in the daily lives of generations of clients who have shared the brand’s passion for the sea and outdoor life. It all started as far back as 1935, when Paul Sperry had a brilliant idea. Prince, his inseparable cocker, had an incredibly firm grip on the ice-covered ground in winter time Connecticut. The secret lay in the small chaps and slits in the dog’s paws, from whose slight grooves Paul Sperry drew inspiration for “Razor Siping” which had a basic role in the creation of the first “Sperry Top-Sider Authentic Original” realized in 1935.
An authentic innovator, Paul Sperry developed an item that would be universally acknowledged as “boating shoes”, and enriched the mocassin classic silhouette with a lace around the heel for a perfect fit. The shoes proved a success and were immediately appreciated by the members of the yacht club to whom it was proposed. Sperry footwear is a must today for all lovers of outdoor life whether by land or by sea.
FOCUS on 7SEAS
“Born from the sea. Built for the world”. 7Seas is the ideal shoe for those who want to travel by land and by sea. Designed with the team Oracle from America’s Cup, 7Seas contains the whole of its DNA, and is a remarkable development in the field of outdoor fashion. Characterized by a minimal design, Sperry 7Seas guarantees a perfect grip both on the ground and on wet, slippery surfaces thanks to its rubber sole based on the Razor-Cut Wave Siping patented method. The special 360° lacing system steadies and protects the foot, while the inner sole padding guarantees top comfort. Thanks to the Hydrox technology, the mesh waterproof side panels insulate the shoe from water and dry off very quickly, whereas the OmniVent system used for the outer sole allows the foot to breathe.