Our founder, Paul Sperry, was an avid sailor with a passion for adventure. He was an inventor and explorer. An independent spirit enamored with the power, freedom, and unlimited possibilities of the sea. He was faced with a real-life problem that stood in the way of his passion: How to maintain traction on a slippery boat deck. No solution existed in 1935. Paul found his inspiration from his best friend: his dog Prince. Noticing that he didn’t slip on ice, he turned Prince’s paw over to find hundreds of small cracks and lines going in all directions. These became the inspiration behind his inventive non-slip sole and the world’s first performance boat shoe. In that moment of inspiration,
he not only created an icon, he launched a brand: the perfect union of an inventive idea, a man, his passion, and the allure of the sea.Full-grain, unlined leather uppers resist effects of salt and freshwater to provide long lasting wear
Genuine hand-sewn moccasin construction conforms to your foot for durable, broken-in comfort
360° Lacing System™ for a customized fit, as relaxed or tightened up as you’d like
A shock-absorbing EVA heel cup for all-day, all-night comfort
The original razor-cut Wave-Siping™ for ultimate wet/dry traction provides sure footing boat deck to back deck
Items purchased online can be returned at one of our heel boy shop locations or mailed back to us. The return policy is as follows:
-14 days from date of delivery, full priced items can be returned for refund or exchange.
-After 14 days items can be returned for an online store credit or an exchange
-After 30 days no items will be excepted for a refund, store credit or exchange
-Purchases cannot have been worn or damaged
-Items on sale (promotions and/or markdowns) can be returned for a store credit or exchanged within 30 days of delivery.
Please our Returns and Exchanges page for full details
Free shipping on orders within Canada over $150! Free in-store pick-ups!
We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.
We typically require 7-9 business days for processing and all packages are shipped Expedited which can range from Next Day to 7 business day delivery depending on your shipping location. Orders with multiple items may be shipped separately due to quantity of items on the order or the processing time associated with the items availability.