Verdict from +100 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • Many have commended the shoe for being superbly comfortable.
  • The colors were something that was highly appreciated by several consumers.
  • One particularly likes the gray colorway as it is in a very subtle color. The stripes create a pleasing visual to the overall look of the shoe.
  • A couple of users note that the Sperry Crest Buoy is now their current favorite sneakers.
  • These are great spring and summer sneakers, according to numerous reviewers.
  • One described the experience of putting on these sneakers as putting on an old friend—always comfortable and stylish.
  • These are also offered at a great price, said one tester.
  • A purchaser is very satisfied with her purchase as she receives tons of compliments from these sneakers.
  • One continues to be a Sperry fan because of the quality of the shoes that has been consistent.

1 reasons not to buy

  • One who has been a loyal Sperry fan felt a bit disappointed that there are size discrepancies in between styles.

Bottom line

Even if canvas sneakers have that reputation to look normal and monotonous, the Sperry Crest Buoy dares its users to be unique. The low-top profile makes it a versatile pair that matches well with most clothes.

However, because of its nautical inspiration, each colorway of the shoe is crafted with unique designs that permit the wearer to stand out without calling too much attention.

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Good to know

The Sperry Crest Buoy is a women’s sneaker that is offered in sizes ranging from 5-12. All of the sizes come in medium and wide widths, and half sizes except for 11 and 12. Although it has reinforced lace-up rustproof eyelets that allow the users to customize the tightness of the sneaker, it also gives the advantage of an easy slip on and off because of the elastic back.

Knowing that the brand for its flair in style, we could only expect that simple is not on the vocabulary on this footwear. For this season, it is best to skip the plain white sneakers and opt for the seasonal hues and fresh materials of the Sperry Crest Buoy.

With a heritage that is deeply rooted to the sea, the brand continues to seek inspiration on nautical themes and found it on buoys. These are painted differently so that owners can utilize the bold markings as a navigational tool and they can also know the traps that they have set up.

The Crest Vibe serves as an excellent canvas as it is versatile and fits a broad range of Sperry consumers. Coming in three colorways—white, navy, and light gray, the stripes, just like its inspiration, sports unique stripes in delectable colors that are spring and summer appropriate. Users can style these in a variety of ways, pairing it with shorts, dresses, or pants, whatever floats the wearers’ boat. 

Although most sneakers have come up with technologically-designed and more complex sneakers, Sperry appreciates the simplicity and the tried-and-tested silhouettes as shown on the Crest Buoy. These sneakers are composed of premium canvas and novelty upper materials that are constructed impeccably and securely to ensure the durable bond of the upper to the outsole.

With the addition of the removable memory foam footbed, users can have a canvas sneaker that has arch support and comfortable. More so, as it is removable, wearers can have to leisure to alternate it with their preferred insoles.

The brand Sperry has started the brand with one unique shoe. It was the now iconic Sperry Top-Sider that started it all, being the first boat shoe ever created. Everything started in 1935 when Paul Sperry, an avid sailor, had a near-death experience from slipping on a slippery deck.

 Realizing that there are no available shoes that would provide traction on wet and dry surfaces, Sperry began his journey on making the perfect boat shoe. During a trip on Connecticut, he took notice of his dog that was walking carelessly on snow. Looking at the paws, he observed that is sports grooves which he adapted on his shoe.

Since then, Sperry has continued to build its legacy on producing high-quality shoes that perform. Although it has diversified onto becoming a street and preppy favorite, it remains to be packed with features.

  • The outsole is composed of a non-marking rubber outsole which enhances the grip for a slip-free ride.
  • The Sperry Crest Buoy has an affordable price tag of $59.95.
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.