Sperry or Sperry Top-Sider is an American brand of boat shoes. The company was founded in 1935 by Paul A. Sperry, brother of the writer and illustrator, Armstrong Sperry, a great lover of sailing. Sperry boat shoes were the first shoes of their kind to be introduced in the sailing and footwear markets. Sperry is a pioneer in the industry and has a remarkable experience. Nowadays, the company provides both professional footwear for sailing as well as causal and fashionable shoes for men and women. Its offer also includes sneakers and sandals. It also provides the US Sailing Team with new designs of shoes and is the official partner of the American sailing team during the World Cups.