Sperry Top-Sider Celebrates FITNESS Magazine ‘Best Water Shoe’ Award


Lexington, Mass. - Sperry Top-Sider, the leading global nautical performance and lifestyle brand, is pleased to announce that the H2O Escape women’s water shoe has received the coveted Best Sneaker Award from Fitness Magazine. The Escape topped the list as ‘Best Water Shoe.’
The April issue of FITNESS Magazine celebrates the best 13 sneakers for 2014. Individual categories include ‘Best Water Shoe,’ ‘Best Hiking Shoe,’ ‘Best Trail Running Shoe’ and others. Testing is conducted by 144 testers and 99 shoes were considered over the course of several months.

“We are delighted to include the Sperry H2O Escapeas one of FITNESS Magazine's best sneakers of 2014,” says Pam O’Brien, executive editor of FITNESS. “The sneaker guide is one of our annual signature programs, and it's something that our readers look forward to and use to shop for their shoes.”


The H2O Escape is a true do-it-all water sport shoe that features Sperry Top-Sider’s Adaptive Wave-Siping™ Technology for superior traction on slippery surfaces. With internal water channels and drainage ports, the H2O Escape provides exceptional drainage during in-water activities. Quick-drying, breathable materials throughout the shoe help to keep feet comfortable during all adventures in, on and around the water.

“Our heritage lies in the development of top-line performance footwear for competitive sailors, including the U.S. Sailing Team,” says Lee Baxter, vice president of performance at Sperry Top-Sider. “That knowledge has influenced every shoe in the performance line and it’s exciting to see one of our most versatile products gaining recognition from the folks at FITNESS.”

The H2O Escape for men and women is available now at your local Sperry Top-Sider retailer and online at sperrytopsider.com.

About Sperry Top-Sider

Since 1935, Sperry Top-Sider has been the leading brand of footwear for those with a Passion for the Sea®. From its introduction of the world’s first siped rubber outsole for non-marking traction to advanced technical fabrication designed to combat the elements, 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.

Sperry Top-Sider’s distinct, classic collections of men’s and women’s boat shoes, loafers, sandals, and more are available online at sperrytopsider.com and around the globe in independent, marine, outdoor, and department stores. Sperry is the title sponsor of the U.S. Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week and the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regattas, and is also the official footwear of the U.S. Sailing Association. The brand also sponsors high-profile water sport athletes who are part of Team Sperry Top-Sider.

Since early 2010, the brand has launched 31 Sperry Top-Sider retail stores in the U.S., which are dedicated to the Passion for the Sea® lifestyle. You can also shop online for men’s and women’s performance water sport shoes, boat shoes, loafers, oxfords, and more. Sperry Top-Sider is a division of Wolverine Worldwide.

For more information, please visit sperrytopsider.com.