Boat Shoes

Boat shoes (also known as deck shoes or topsiders) are typically canvas or leather with non-marking rubber soles designed for use on a boat. A siping pattern is cut into the soles to provide grip on a wet deck; the leather construction, along with application of oil, is designed to repel water; and the stitching is highly durable. Boat shoes are traditionally worn without socks.Modern boat shoes were invented in 1935 by Paul Sperry after noticing his dog's ability to run easily over ice without slipping. Using a knife, he cut siping into his shoes' soles, inspiring a shoe perfect for boating and a company called Sperry Top-Sider.
Posts about Boat Shoes
  • Boost Goes Boating

    … Yesterday Boost Media took a sunset cruise around the San Francisco Bay with a group of 45 clients and Boosters. The group – decked in orange Boost shades, nautical stripes and boat shoes – boarded a catamaran and enjoyed fantastic views of the city skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Here are some of our favorite shots of the evening. The post Boost Goes Boating appeared first on Boost Blog. …

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