Sperry was founded by Paul Sperry, who came from a family with a long sea-faring tradition. In 1935, Paul experienced a hairy experience, which nearly took his life out at sea when he slipped on a wet deck. He later witnessed his dog pass freely across the deck with not a hesitation, which is when he set about to create a deck shoe with a grooved rubber sole to replicate that of a dogs paws, and so Sperry the brand was born. Sperry Shoes (Also known as ‘Sperry Boat Shoes’ or ‘Sperry Deck Shoes’) quickly become known as the safest shoe for the deck and were the number one choice for the US army. Not only are Sperry Shoes highly functional, they are also stylish and therefore can be worn day to day too. Parasol Store stocks a charismatic selection of Sperry Shoes including the Sperry Top Sider in a variety of colours and designs.