Sperry sunglasses jump out of a seafaring tradition begun by Paul Sperry in 1895. Sperry's career began as a seaman first class in the U.S. Navy during World War I. After the war, he loved his cutter "Sirocco", but almost lost his life due to slippery footwear. From that moment, he began a lifelong quest to solve that problem. Inspired by the alacrity with which his dog jumped around slippery rocks, he designed a shoe sole with carved grooves, giving birth to the world's first boat shoe. That tradition has followed through the generations after Paul Sperry, culminating in the Sperry Top Sider sunglasses collection. Using the same attention to detail and fine craftsmanship that created a world-class line of footwear, the Sperry Top Sider sunwear collection has all the hallmarks of great styling and great craftsmanship.