Paul Sperry, an avid sailor and inventor, almost lost his life to a slippery boat deck. Having spent years experimenting with non-slip shoe designs, Paul watched his dog run effortlessly across ice and decided to mimic his paws on the bottom of a rubber sole - thus the world's first boat shoe was born in 1935. Today the Sperry Top-Sider brand has grown into a full line including accessories and swimwear. Sperry Top-Sider watches have a sleek and sporty look. Faces capture the iconic Wave-Siping™ textured detail, with touches of casual colour and nautical inspiration highlighted on straps.