Casual Comfort: The Boat Shoe…

The boat (top-sider or deck) shoe has been around for over 70 years. Typically made of leather and featuring a soft white sole to avoid marring or scratching a boat deck. The original boat shoe was created by Paul Sperry in 1935. This casual shoe has not lost its classic appeal. The popularity and classic charm has led other designer’s to pursue their own flavor of the classic top-sider.


Bally: Boat Shoe

Bally: Boat Shoe




Cole Haan

Air Yacht Club Boat Shoe

Cole Haan


This shoe can be worn when a sneaker just will not fit the bill. They can be worn on the deck of your yacht, during a relaxing walk in the park, or any occasion that requires a smart look without three stripes or the swoosh.

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4 Responses to Casual Comfort: The Boat Shoe…

  1. Donnell says:

    I haven’t had a pair since I lived in the Ct. An almost forgotten staple in the wardrobe.

  2. Rodro 252 says:

    The boat shoe is very refreshing..especially if you don’t want that bulky feeling of a sneaker & I like the fact you can dress it up as well.

  3. Tee Woo says:

    Wow they are bringing them back bring time . Classic retro . Just think our children think they’re one upon us with these . Funny when they find out that they were around years before they were even thought of .

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