We spent 7.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • A high number of consumers describe the Sperry Crest Vibe as superbly comfortable. Moreover, those who were able to wear these for the whole day did not encounter issues.
  • Many express their high appreciation for the versatile style of this sneaker.
  • A couple of wearers give notice on the breathable material of the upper. 
  • Because of the satisfaction of many with the Crest Vibe of the Sperry brand, adding in more colors in their collection becomes an urge that needs to be gratified.
  • A self-confessed clumsy girl feels surprised that she hasn't slipped from wearing these sneakers.
  • A significant amount of users certainly recommends these shoes.
  • Aside from the many features that it comes with, each detail stands out, and the materials used are of good quality, a few commenters have said.
  • A small percentage of wearers commend the brand for offering wide width options.
  • The convenience of not needing to bend down to lace these is highly enjoyed by an online consumer.
  • A user who is self-conscious about her wide feet loves that it makes the illusion of a narrow foot.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some users find the Sperry Crest Vibe a tad narrow.
  • Quite a number of testers give comments that these have caused blisters upon initial wear.
  • Satisfied with the performance of this canvas sneaker, a couple of buyers have shared that creating a leather option is something that might make sense as well.

Bottom line

The Sperry Crest Vibe exhibits that tried-and-tested silhouettes need not much changing. Crafting each detail to perfection and ensuring that each material is of premium quality, these sneakers show that it's a canvas sneaker that stands out above the rest.

Offered at an affordable price, users can get the worth of these given its flexible style, durability, and all-day comfort.



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Because of the leather laces that it comes with, one can easily get the impression that this is like a normal canvas sneaker. However, knowing the urgent call of the sea, the brand created these sneakers to have a slip-on feature for the fastest on and off wear. This model comes exclusively in women’s sizing.

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—gray, white, navy, and oak. All of which are suitable enough to pair with almost any clothing included on the wardrobe effortlessly. Whether one's going to the beach or the mall, these sneakers will fit right in.

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 molded footbed which provides comfort and arch support.

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. 

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.

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.

  • The outsole is made of a non-marking rubber outsole which provides the grip needed for everyday wear.
  • The laces of the Sperry Crest Vibe are made of genuine rawhide laces inserted on rustproof metal eyelets.
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.