The combination of this model’s low-top built and slip-on closure makes for a relaxing, free-flowing walk. This pair of features allows the wearer to have unhindered ankle mobility as well as quick, smooth on-and-off, on-the-go wear.
The Sperry men’s Captain’s Slip On Perf Sneaker is available in sizes ranging from 4 to 15, with all set in medium width.
Though having a simple, straightforward silhouette, this slip-on has packed a little twist to it in the form of a perforated leather upper. Such subtle feature makes the sneaker classier and more versatile.
Its slip-on closure matches laid-back clothing like shorts and chinos and a plain tee, while the leather upper makes it suitable for a slightly dressier, smarter attire, such as the jeans-and-long-sleeved polo combos and the like. This model is available in cleanly toned colorways, in Black, Grey, and White.
Though the perforation is the model’s core element, it should not be ignored that its classic slip-on silhouette is also a significant factor. Its fundamental shape seems to have not aged over the decades, since 1935 up to now. Aside from its basic silhouette, this iteration has retained many of its original features. One of which is the signature molded Wave-Siping outsole tread, whose reliable traction kept many sailors and wearers from slipping off wet and dry surfaces.
Before sweeping the landscapes, Sperry first began to make waves in the sea with the launching of their—and the world’s—first boat shoe: the Captain’s Circular Vamp Oxford. The CVO, as it’s famously known, embodied the brand’s ideal of simplicity and utility. Its upper was made of a single piece of canvas that wrapped the whole foot, which was lined with cotton for a quick dry, the rubber sole was vulcanized to the canvas upper.
However, it was its outsole tread that made the model significant: it mimicked the grooves of a dog’s paws, deliver superb traction, especially on wet decks where traction was needed the most. To catch up with the new millennium, Sperry flexed their muscles once again and began to innovate this Captain’s model, creating the Captain’s Slip On. Not shy away from innovating, the brand made a perforated leather version of it: the Sperry Captain’s Slip On Perforated Sneaker.
- Its full-length footbed is removable and accommodates orthotics.
- This model has a soft lining that is abrasion-resistant, which delivers a right-out-of-the-box broken-in feel.
- Aside from being lightweight, the gum rubber sole is flexible.