sperry boat shoes and rains collaboration

If you’re a fan of Sperry footwear then we’re sure you’ll be as excited as we are about their autumn/winter collaboration with premium brand Rains. If you’re not familiar with the nicely nautical brand, we’re here to fill in the gaps of why you should be.

An avid sailor from Connecticut, Paul Sperry made it his life’s mission to invent the perfect non-slip boat shoe after almost losing his life on a slippery deck.

After many years and failed experiments, watching his dog Prince running effortlessly across ice inspired Paul Sperry to carve grooves – similar to those on Prince’s paws – on the rubber sole of his shoe. On that day in 1935, the first boat shoe was born.

Any shoes that are inspired by dogs are totally fine with us, and the rest of the world too. Queue sailors requesting these and the Kennedy family being pictured wearing them on holiday and the rest is history. Boat shoes are now a regular fixture on the style map for both men and women.

Now we’ve filled you in on who Sperry are and where they’ve come from, let us show you their latest exciting collaboration. Brand of the moment Rains are known for their minimalist design and premium materials, and we’ve recently added some to our collection of bags.

sperry boat shoes ao 2 eye cvo all black mens product

Sperry Cloud CVO RAINS trainers and Sperry Authentic Original 2 Eye Bungee RAINS shoes 

What does this capsule collection promise us? An on-trend triple black construction, updating the two bestselling Sperry silhouettes. Being waterproof (naturally) these are the perfect boat shoes whether you’re navigating the high seas or heavy rainwater.

Shop these plus the rest of our new men’s styles here.