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These low-top sneakers from Sperry Top-Sider is a fusion of boat shoe and sneaker. Buyers have options to cop a pair in sizes ranging from US 4 to 13 in Medium or Standard width. The fit is true to size for most wearers.
The Captain’s 2-Eye from Sperry features a 360-degree lacing system that ensures a secure and personalized fit. While its low-cut structure permits ankle mobility and flexible foot movement, the shoe gives additional support through its cushioned insoles and sturdy rubber outsole.
The original Sperry boat shoe design from 1935 received a makeover with modern comfort through the Sperry Captain’s 2-Eye sneakers. These hybrid low-top kicks feature a sailor-approved appearance and a comfort level of a sneaker. The 360-degree lacing system of a classic boat shoe is utilized, but the upper flaunts a canvas material. Wear these in style with chinos or jeans for a casual look.
While the Captain’s 2-Eye sneaker model follows the design details of a classic boat shoe, its materials nevertheless allow wearers maximum comfort. The upper is constructed with a breathable canvas material instead of the usual leather used on original boat shoes. This hybrid sneaker also features a 360-degree lacing system with rustproof eyelets, which is not common in most sneakers today. Further, the rubber outsole is equipped with the brand’s Wave-Siping technology for superior traction on any surface, wet or dry.
Popularly known for its top-notch boat and deck shoes, Sperry has been in the footwear industry since 1935. It was founded by Paul Sperry, an adventurer and innovator who came from a family of sailors. The first ever Sperry shoe came to life when Paul’s dog Prince gave him the idea of creating a wave siping pattern on rubber outsoles for superior grip even on wet surfaces. This shoe was the Captain's Circular Vamp Oxford or simply Captain's CVO.
The CVO led to more and more iconic Sperry shoes that the brand eventually expanded its product line to include lifestyle sneakers as well. The Captain’s 2-Eye is released recently to join Sperry's lineup of lifestyle footwear models. It is a hybrid model between a boat shoe and a sneaker. Among its features are canvas upper, 360-degree lacing system, removable insoles, and a rubber outsole equipped with Sperry Wave-Siping technology. Available colorways include Grey, Navy, Navy/Red, and White. Each pair initially retails for about $60.
- The Sperry Captain's 2-Eye sneakers have removable full-length contoured footbeds for cushioned comfort and abrasion-resistant linings for less break-in period.