from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A trademark used for a soft leather or canvas shoe with a rubber sole. This trademark often occurs in print in the plural: "[He] strides through his domain in designer jeans and Top-Siders” ( Fortune).


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  • Dressed in classic New England attire of red-plaid shirt, khakis, and Sperry Top-Sider boating shoes sans socks, Mr. Enoksen, who started fishing scallops at age 11, described how global trade is rapidly transforming the industry.

    Scallops Ride to Rescue

  • Leisure-loving sixtysomethings clogged the palm-lined sidewalks and roadway nearly as far as the Sperry Top-Sider store, chatting in groups behind dark sunglasses, white teeth flashing.

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  • Sperry is now available at a wide range of retailers from department stores to marine and sporting goods chains, as well as our own Sperry Top-Sider stores, of which there are now five, and are specifically designed to bring the brand's new position to life for shoppers.

    How To Reinvigorate Old Brands

  • Sperry Top-Sider Striper slip-on, $59.95 at www.

    Trend Report: Menswear must-haves from male fashion bloggers

  • Sperry Top-Sider Tall Shearwater Boots, $178,

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  • Sperry's Top-Sider Thongs are made with antimicrobial insoles for obvious reasons. $60 at eddiebauer. com.4.

    Style: No Socks, Sir

  • He reels off a list of brand names he spotted in his expert visual frisking of the store: Corbin, Cole Haan, Allen-Edmonds, Bass, Sperry Top-Sider.

    What Main Street Can Learn From the Mall

  • PLG operates 383 stores and markets children's and adult footwear under the Keds, Saucony, and Sperry Top-Sider brand names.

  • Collective Brands' Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes and Saucony running sneakers are the company's most attractive and fastest growing brands, according to Susquehanna's Svezia.

  • While Collective Brands' debt may deter some buyers, a leveraged buyout firm would get wholesale brands from Saucony to Sperry Top-Sider that Morningstar Inc. estimates are worth $1 billion, more than the $813 million market value of the entire company.


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