Help Support Boating Safety by Stepping Into Style with Sperry Top-Sider

WASHINGTON, DC (May 19, 2014) – As you prepare for this year’s boating season, do you have everything you need to have a fun, safe time on the water? In addition to key boating safety equipment, don’t forget that proper boat shoes or water sport shoes are an important part of a great day on the water.

The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) is proud to announce that it will once again partner with Sperry Top-Sider for National Safe Boating Week, May 17 – 23, 2014. During National Safe Boating Week 2014, Sperry Top-Sider will donate a portion of its proceeds to the NSBC.

“Not only will you look fantastic and be safer this boating season with the newest styles from Sperry Top-Sider, but you’re showing your support of safer boating,” comments Rachel Johnson, executive director of the NSBC. “We’re so glad that Sperry Top-Sider is once again joining us this year to get more boaters into high-quality shoes, while helping us expand our mission.”

The NSBC has recognized Sperry Top-Sider as the Official Footwear of the National Safe Boating Council since 2006, making this the ninth year that the NSBC and Sperry Top-Sider have partnered to promote boating safety and education throughout the country.

“Sperry Top-Sider has been an advocate for the importance of safe boating since inventing the world’s first boat shoe in 1935, and we are pleased to extend our partnership with the NSBC and National Safe Boating Week,” said Sperry Top-Sider President Craig Reingold.

Please join the National Safe Boating Council and Sperry Top-Sider to make this National Safe Boating Week even more memorable. During NSBW, visit to purchase your favorite boat shoes, performance gear, apparel, accessories and more to help promote boating safety.

About the National Safe Boating Council
The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) is the foremost coalition for the advancement and promotion of safer boating through education, outreach, and training.

About Sperry Top-Sider
Since 1935, Sperry Top-Sider has been the leading brand of footwear for those with a Passion for the Sea®. Sperry Top-Sider remains the standard for men’s and women’s boat shoes, high-performance amphibious footwear and apparel for life and activities in, on and around the water.