Verdict from +100 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • The Sperry 7 SEAS Carbon Boat Shoe is up for grabs at a budget-friendly rate.  
  • Most customers attested that this sneaker is comfortable to wear all day.  
  • Some buyers testified that the shoe indeed dries quickly. 
  • This pair of kicks is of good quality and relatively well made, commented by a couple of wearers. 
  • “Great,” “beautiful” and “nice” are among the words used by some of the consumers to describe the Sperry 7 SEAS Carbon Boat Shoe.  
  • Several reviewers loved the fact that the shoe is lightweight and breathable.  

4 reasons not to buy

  • When it comes to width, the Sperry 7 SEAS Carbon Boat Shoe fits narrow as perceived by a couple of users. 
  • A wearer mentioned that this kick only offers minimal cushioning.  
  • The shoe does not provide any amount of arch support, stated by a tester. 
  • A reviewer pointed out that he had difficulty slipping his feet onto the shoe. 

Bottom line

With a classic silhouette present in most 7 SEAS sneakers, the Sperry 7 SEAS Carbon Boat Shoe provides all-day comfort. When it comes to boating, this kick fits the bill. Not only does it provide a steady grip but it can expel water and dry quickly too. It is also durable to withstand whatever Mother Nature throws at it.

Apart from wet surfaces, it is also dependable for terra firma usages, giving you sure-footed confidence in all conditions. Sizing up is also suggested for people with wide feet.

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Good to know

The Sperry 7 SEAS Carbon Boat Shoe is available in men’s and women’s sizing. With this unisex sneaker, you can enjoy comfort from the pier to port. The water-repellant upper is made of high-strength knit fabric that provides optimum breathability. Able to handle the unique conditions of sea and land, the specially-designed cushioned footbed offers comfort and rebound while the flexible midsole provides shock absorption.  

This kick also utilizes 360° Lacing System™ with 4-eye construction that provides a flexible fit and secured lockdown. For reliable traction, the outsole is equipped with Razor-Cut Wave-Siping™ and terrain traction pods to keep you steady on wet and dry surfaces respectively.

With a minimalist design, the low-top Sperry 7 SEAS Carbon Boat Shoe features a cleatie-like construction where you can slide your feet onto it like a sock. Another addition in Sperry's lifestyle shoe catalog, this footwear has a nautical design with an athletic vibe that can be matched with different casual outfits by women and men. For instance, men may wear this sneaker along with their denim jeans, joggers or shorts. Women, on the other hand, can match this shoe with their shorts, slimmed jeans or denim skirts 

Like the other shoes in 7 SEAS collection, the low-top Sperry 7 SEAS Carbon Boat Shoe is packed with impressive technologies that can battle whatever Mother Nature throws at it. Its durable upper is equipped with HydroPel technology that repels and drains water quickly, ensuring your feet won’t soak too long. For an added protection against dampness and other elements, the upper is ornamented with rubberized mudguard overlays. 

Released in March 2017, the Sperry 7 SEAS Carbon Boat Shoe is developed in collaboration with the elite athletes of America’s Cup. It is built to face the challenge of the sea and trek different terrains. Part of the 7 SEAS collection, it has a robust and water-repelling upper and beastly-traction capability to ensure its user sure-footed confidence with every stride. The foot-hugging internal cleatie is built with a Fierce Fit construction, providing not only comfort but also style and performance that anyone needs.  

Thanks to Paul Sperry who started this innovative shoe back in 1935. He was a sailor who wanted to address the problem on how to get a steady foot while on the boat. One day, he was accidentally thrown overboard while sailing in Long Island. He eventually developed an idea to deal with the slippery surfaces on the boat. 

Sperry took the inspiration from his dog when he saw it effortlessly darting on an icy surface. Like the dog’s paws, he carved grooves and creases on the outsoles, resulted to the maximum traction he needed. His discovery and innovation applied to the boat shoe was an instant hit.  

In 1939, the US Navy sought Sperry’s company to make the Top-Sider shoe specifically for them. With a leather upper, the Top-Sider utilized the classic moccasin toe as well as the saddle lacing. The Top-Sider became the official footwear in the US Naval Academy.  

But it didn’t take that long when Paul Sperry decided to pass the ownership to US Rubber Company in 1940. For many years, ownership was passed from one corporation to another. Fast forward to today, the Sperry brand is now owned by Wolverine World Wide and Blum Capital Partners. They bought Sperry for $1.2 billion in 2012.  

  • The Sperry 7 SEAS Carbon Boat Shoe is available in a variety of colorways including Black, Gray, Navy Blue, Olive Green, and White.  
  • It has pull tabs on the tongue and heel for an easy on and off the shoe.  
  • For breathability, it has micro vents.   


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