CUSTOMIZE

Watch how to tie a barrel lace knot.

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barrel

Whether you call it the barrel lace, the heaving knot, or something else, one thing is clear: it’s a classic boat shoe look that brings boatloads
of compliments.

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Watch how to tie a tassel lace knot.

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tassel

A “twist” on the barrel lace,
here’s another fun way to avoid
relacing your shoes.

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Watch how to create a chain lace.

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chain

The chain lace is inspired by a sailing
knot of the same name used to
decorate or shorten a rope.
Fun fact: to untie this knot, simply
tug hard on each of the ends
of the chain knots.

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Watch how to create a fishtail lace.

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fishtail

There are plenty of fish in the sea.
Best to make your Bluefish or
Angelfish your own by tying them
using this unique technique.

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TYING YOUR TOP-SIDERS
There’s only one Authentic Original, but there are lots of ways to tie it.
We asked our Facebook fans to show us their favorite ways of lacing their
boat shoes, and here are some of our favorites. Let us know how you tie
your Top-Siders on Instagram or Twitter #topsidertips.
Laces
HOW TO RELACE
YOUR BOAT SHOES
Let's make things personal. You're an original and your style should be too. Customize your boat shoes with a pop of color laces to make them all your own.
Here we teach you relacing step-by-step.
Painted shoes
HOW TO PAINT
YOUR BOAT SHOES
Are you bold enough to put your own stamp on a classic shoe? Customizing your leather boat shoes isn't so intimidating if you have the right tools and techniques. The hardest part is deciding what to paint.

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How to Keep your Sperrys Fresh.

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How to Keep
your Sperrys Fresh

How to Spot a Sperry.

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How to Spot a Sperry

How to wash your washable Bahamas.

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How to Wash your
Washable Bahamas

TOP-SIDER TIPS
Sperry Top-Sider has been an American Original since 1935. Over those
years we've learned a few things about the art of boat shoe wearing. We call
them Top-Sider Tips. From lacing your Sperrys like a champ to keeping
your boat shoes smelling like they just came out of the box, Top-Sider Tips
will help you step up your boat shoe wearing experience.
#topsidertips

Customize Your Boat Shoes

Have you ever wondered how to tie boat shoes in specialty knots? How to paint your Top-Siders to create custom boat shoes? What you need to do to replace laces so you can add a pop of color? How to keep your boat shoes fresh and clean? Find all of these tips and more.