Circular Vamp Oxford shoes (or CVOs for short) are among the most stylish and versatile shoes you can get your hands on — or your feet in, for that matter.
When Paul Sperry took his dog Prince out for a walk one day in 1935, he made a discovery that would change his life — and the history of shoes — forever.
When Paul Sperry invented the Top-Sider, he took a penknife to a rubber sole, resulting in a design he would eventually patent. But did he get there first?
The iconic Sperry Top-Sider came about all thanks to the efforts of one tenacious yachtman…and a dog called Prince.