Who should buy the Sperry Crest Vibe

This Sperry sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You want a shoe with a non-marking rubber outsole for a solid grip
  • You are after a sneaker with genuine rawhide laces on rustproof metal eyelets

Sperry Crest Vibe Shoe logo

Style of the Sperry Crest Vibe

Because of the sea of available canvas sneakers, most think that it is not an exciting pair to discuss. However, it remains to be a wardrobe staple for most because of its versatile and minimal design. The Sperry Crest Vibe comes in four colorways—grey, white, navy, and oak. All of which are suitable enough to pair with almost any clothing included in the wardrobe effortlessly. Whether one's going to the beach or the mall, these sneakers will fit right in.

Sperry Crest Vibe Midsole

Notable Features

Despite its simplistic design, it still cannot be removed from the brand its reputation for using premium materials and quality craftsmanship. The Crest Vibe sports a vulcanized construction, something that is common among skateboard shoes, to ensure that the bond on the outsole and the upper is done securely. This is much durable than using glue. One of the downsides of this type of construction is that the shape becomes too flat and in turn, uncomfortable. Sperry however, remedies this by placing a removable PU moulded footbed which provides comfort and arch support.

Sperry Crest Vibe Laces

History of the Sperry Crest Vibe

Inheriting and sharing his family's passion for sailing, Paul Sperry was often seen navigating from coast to coast. After a near-death experience from slipping and falling from a slippery deck, he became motivated on starting another quest of creating a non-slip boat shoe. After a series of experimentation with different rubber combinations, Paul found an unexpected inspiration from his dog. Walking easily on snow, he took notice of the grooves on the paws. 

Sperry Crest Vibe Toebox

Paul adopted this on the rubber outsole and realized that the zigzag herringbone pattern, which is now known as "siping," worked well in providing traction on slippery surfaces. It led to the birth of the first Sperry Top-Sider.

Sperry Crest Vibe Outsole

Since then, although the brand Sperry banked on its boat shoe, it also produced different silhouettes but still retained the performance that is expected from it.

Sperry Crest Vibe Collar

Facts / Specs

Style: Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Boat
Collection: Sperry Crest
Closure: Laces
Material: Canvas, Rubber Sole, Memory Foam / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.