Fit & Sizing
The Sperry Captain’s CVO Surplus has a canvas upper that provides a breathable and sturdy feel. It’s available in men’s sizes, from 4-15 in medium width. It fits true to size but users have found that it runs larger than the usual sizing. There is a little more room in the toe box for those who are wide-footed. Its lace-up closure helps secure the fit, while the collar is cut low to allow easy ankle mobility.
Sperry Captain’s CVO Surplus Style
With its retro skate appeal, the low-top Sperry Captain's CVO Surplus is ideal for pairing with slim-fit jeans. One can go with or without socks with this model, paired with shorts or pants for daily wearing. This shoe could also be worn for more dressed-up occasions, especially during the spring and summer seasons.
Sperry Captain’s CVO Surplus History
Created by Paul A. Sperry in 1935, the world’s first boat shoe took inspiration from the grooves on a dog’s paws. It all started when Sperry, a passionate sailor, struggled to keep his footing on his deck. He almost had an accident, which prompted him to go on a quest to invent a more effective boating shoe.
One day, he watched his Cocker Spaniel, Prince, dart about on the icy ground. He took a look at his dog’s paws and observed the unique indentations, which he mimicked for the soles of his shoes. Soon, his sneakers became the celebrated footwear of the sailing community. Moreover, the U.S. Navy requested the reliable shoes for its sailors.
For its casual line, the Sperry brand focused on innovative casual kicks, such as the Circular Vamp Oxford or CVO. The model has proven to be so popular that many versions and designs have been featured using its classic silhouette. One such edition is the Sperry Captain’s CVO Surplus, a skate-inspired shoe that promises support, comfort, and looks for any casual undertaking.