Yes they do. The boating shoe was invented by Paul Sperry in 1935:
named the Sperry Topsider, it's the traditional design for a boating
shoe, one which other manufacturer's adhere to. Boat shoes, as the
name would suggest, are designed to be of use on sailing boats.
They feature a flat rubber sole to provide maximum grip on wooden
decking, and the upper is reminiscent of a moccasin. The sole of
a boating shoe features siping - a pattern of slips cut into the
rubber - to provide grip.
A traditional boat shoe usually features just two eyelet's for
laces, which provides a long spacious vamp. There is no specific
colour boat shoes are meant to be; Sperry Topsiders, a boating shoe
manufacturer with 75 years experience, has a range of twenty five
different colour settings. Likewise, the materials used for a boating
shoe's upper varies, from suede to leather, canvas and napa.