In 1935 Paul Sperry invented the first sailing shoe, and we've been busy re-inventing it ever since! We work with the US Sailing Team to be sure we design shoes for even the most extreme conditions. When it comes to world class sailing shoes, Sperry Top-Sider provides the ultimate in high performance footwear. Waterproof Materials and Membrane for a Waterproof Construction. Hydrophobic Meshes and Linings with Insulated 200 Grams of Warmth. Odor Reduction Treatments Including Aegis Anti-Microbial Treatments on all Materials Touching the Foot. Hydrogrip Rubber Outsole Provides Ultimate Wet / Dry Traction. Adaptive Wave Siping Technology Disperses Water Under Foot for Superior Slip Reduction. Rinse with fresh water and let air dry.