Summary

We spent 8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Most reviewers gave the Sperry Crest Vibe Mini Perforated a five-star rating.
  • This sneaker is budget-friendly.
  • Many shoppers loved its elegant monochrome style, which fits casual wear.
  • Its super level of comfy impressed a good number of testers, who said they could walk in the sneaker all day without having any issue.
  • It has ample arch support and cushioning and has a nice feel on feet, some users remarked.
  • Most wearers agreed that it fits true to size.
  • The sneaker is very lightweight, several noted.
  • A few users were glad that the perforated leather upper is not stiff.
  • At least one customer remarked that this sneaker is made from high-quality materials as one would expect from Sperry.

1 reasons not to buy

  • This model has only two colorways.

Bottom line

Sperry introduces yet another striking addition to the elegant line of Crest Vibes. While bearing the brand’s trademark simplicity and functionality, the gracefully monochromatic Sperry Crest Vibe Mini Perforated also dares to defy conventions, in a subtle Sperry kind of way, of course.

The perforations all over its beautifully hued leather upper significantly improve breathability, but most of all, they introduce a new texture to the already sleek Crest Vibe design. Well-crafted, stylish, comfortable, and budget-friendly, the Crest Vibe Mini Perforated is Sperry at its best.

Facts

The Sperry Women’s Crest Vibe Mini Perforated sizes range from 5 to 12 and in medium widths. As this is a low-top model, the wearer’s ankles get full mobility and are capable of adjusting to quick transitions. Furthermore, beautiful fabric laces run through rust-proof, colored metallic eyelets to make the lace-up closure, locking in the foot securely.  

Those who are keen on both style and practicality will most likely cherish the Crest Vibe Mini Perforated. Though having that relaxed summer vibe, this sneaker is also built with new materials that can weather through harsh conditions, such as intense summer heat and rain. Basically, it is up for anything.

Whatever the season, ladies can up their style with these sneakers. It is brightly monochromatic and beautifully pairs up with casual wear such as shorts, dresses, and especially rompers. It available colorways are Rose Dust and White.

The perforated leather upper and monochrome coloring indeed sets this sneaker apart from other Crest Vibe models and makes it such an immediate eye-catcher. But winning in the style department does not mean that the sneaker wins less or loses in durability. Made from high-quality materials, this model has also gone through a vulcanized construction. The beautiful upper is securely bonded to the non-marking rubber outsole, which grips the floor without scuffing it.   

Sperry Top-Sider began in 1935 when the brand produced the world’s first boat shoe, the Circular Vamp Oxford, or the CVO. With the boat shoe’s release, the brand got very popular and was on its way to success in the boat shoe business and also got a call from the navy.

Throughout the decades, Sperry evolved, inevitably, and stepped inland. In the 1960s, surfers, tennis players, and college students began loving the style of the Top-Siders and wore them. Soon the brand broke into the pop and preppy subculture and became an icon.

The brand turned into the lifestyle and casual scene and churned out iconic sneakers, which also became staples. The Sperry Crest Vibe is among these. It was the first of its line. Now the Crest Vibe has a variety of well-loved iterations. The Sperry Crest Vibe Perforated is one of its newest iterations, which features a unique perforated leather upper and monochromatic colorways.

  • This model has a heel pull tab for a smoother on-and-off while on the go.
  • It has a moisture-wicking Dri-Lex inner lining, for a cool and dry environment for the feet.
  • A lightweight memory foam insole offers sufficient arch support and cushioning.   
Author
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.

daniel@runrepeat.com