Size and fit

The SeaVees Monterey Standard has a lace-up closure system that provides a secure and adjustable fit. Offering superior comfort, it has naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial bamboo canvas footbed and soft and breathable cotton canvas linings. Aside from giving a maximum grip, the dual compound outsole also offers reliable cushioning for a smooth ride as well as long-lasting wearability. The shoe is available from sizes 5 to 11 and 7 to 13 in medium width, for women and men respectively.

SeaVees Monterey Standard Style

Possessing a clean and sleek design, the low-top SeaVees Monterey Standard has a durable canvas upper that provides breathability. It has a textured toe bumper to withstand the wear and tear. This tennis-inspired design sneaker is so versatile that it can look good with a variety of dress up and down outfits for both men and women. Men can expect this sneaker to look great with their trousers, denim jeans or shorts while ladies can look posh and a bit sporty with their jumper suits, shorts, jeans, skirts or even shirtdresses.

Notable Features

Like other sneaker brands, the low-top SeaVees Monterey Standard is lauded by wearers because of its versatile design that is perfect for every outfit. One of its striking features is having a salt-washed canvas upper that provides breathability while the vent holes at the medial sides ensure to increase the airflow keeping your feet fresher and healthier. Another noteworthy feature of this sneaker is its shoelaces which are lightly waxed to help fend off dirt or liquid stains. 

SeaVees Monterey Standard History

SeaVees, a BF Goodrich brand which was established in 1964 is one of the pioneers of casual sneakers. It established the authentic coastal casual lifestyle and defined California in its golden age. SeaVees captured the youthful spirit at that time for seven bright years, but in a flash, it vanished without a trace.

It remained dormant and waited for nearly 40 years before Steven Tiller rediscovered the shoe behind a glass case of a thrift store in Tokyo. Tiller anchored back in Boston and sold his car and house. Together with his family, he set-up his shop in a Santa Barbara studio to rebuild and lead the rebirth of the forgotten American original. 

One of its versatile footwear is the SeaVees Monterey Standard which has a low-cut profile and a sleek design that is perfect for several types of wardrobe. It has a canvas upper that provides breathability and a vulcanized sole that offers a reliable grip. The shoe, created to celebrate the Hippie revolution, is inspired from the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. It was a 3-day music festival that is regarded as among the beginnings of the “Summer of Love.”

Additional Info

  • SeaVees Monterey Sneaker is also available in a suede upper.
  • The molded brand SeaVees logos are found on the lateral sides of the midsole.

Facts / Specs

Style: Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Closure: Laces
Material: Canvas, Rubber Sole, EVA / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Lace Type: Cotton lace, Flat lace

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.