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Sperry Top-Sider

103 Fifth Ave. , New York, NY 10003 40.7381909 -73.9918482
nr. 18th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-675-7248 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Type: Specialty Shop
  • Products & Services: Children's Shoes, Men's Shoes, Stationery, Swimwear, Women's Shoes

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Mon-Sat, 10am-9pm; Sun, 11am-7pm

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide


  • Men's Shoes
  • Women's Shoes


  • Children's Shoes


  • Swimwear

Gifts & Parties

  • Stationery


After Paul Sperry noticed his cocker spaniel’s ability to run across ice without slipping in 1935, he was inspired to create the first non-slip line of boat shoes. Thus, Sperry Top-Sider was born. Seventy odd years later, this quaint company set up its first stand-alone shop in Manhattan’s Flatiron District. Aside from being used for boating, the leather and canvas shoes have now also become de rigueur for preppy patrons worldwide, a summer staple that works on land and at sea. There are an assortment of variations on the original design made with everything from snakeskin to blue suede and a self-service stockroom where customers can find their size and style without dealing with a salesman.