The Yacht Week Announce Partnership with Sperry Top-Sider

Yacht Week

By Yacht Week

Posted on 14th February 2013

Today The Yacht Week has announced a partnership with Sperry Top-Sider, the original boat shoe since 1935, and nautical lifestyle brand leader.

Sperry Top-Sider will participate in all of The Yacht Week events and also local on land promotional events in countries such as UK, Germany and Holland. This partnership will also see Sperry Top-Sider involved in The Yacht Week Skipper Academy which is led by RYA approved instructors and runs from the 30th March to 17th April 2013.

“We are very pleased to announce this partnership with The Yacht Week and look forward to showcasing the Sperry Top-Sider brand to an even wider audience both on and off the sea” said John Broe, UK Country Manager for Wolverine Worldwide Performance and Lifestyle Group.

Invented by Paul Sperry in 1935, Sperry Top-Sider has remained true to its founders values of sailing performance and has grown into a global and visionary brand across sailing, boating, fishing and multi-water sports.

Furthermore, the Sperry Top-Sider Authentic Original boat shoe has become an icon of classic American style. The design is now a symbol of adventure on the seas and often evokes a sense of nostalgia and pride as generations have grown up with this footwear that has remained virtually unchanged for over 75 years.

About Sperry Top-Sider

Since 1935, Sperry Top-Sider has been the leading brand of footwear for those with a Passion for the Sea. From its introduction of the world’s first siped rubber outsole for non-marking traction to advanced technical fabrication to combat the elements, Sperry Top-Sider remains at the vanguard of high-performance amphibious footwear for life and activities in, on and around the water. Sperry Top-Sider is the official footwear of the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regattas, Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week, the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics, the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup and the National Safe Boating Council.

In early 2010, the brand launched seven Sperry Top-Sider retail stores in the U.S dedicated to the Passion for the Sea lifestyle. Sperry Top-Sider is a division of Wolverine Worldwide Performance and Lifestyle Group. For more information, please visit

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