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  • Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $70
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Fit & Sizing

Swiftly slip on and off of the Sperry Flex Deck CVO Mesh with its stretchable bungee rope laces with adjustable toggles for a snug fit. The lightweight mesh sneaker also comes with a pull tab at the back for a quick lockdown. The quick-drying sneaker also has a removable compression molded EVA footbed for a comfortable interior. Coming in medium or D width for men, the casual sneaker is available from US size 7 to 15. Women may opt to purchase this shoe in men’s sizes by ordering 1.5 sizes down the existing men’s size.

Sperry Flex Deck CVO Mesh Style

Getting ready for water sports activities has always been a breeze with the Sperry Flex Deck CVO Mesh sneakers. With a stretchable bungee lacing with adjustable toggle, slipping on and off this ultra-portable footwear would only take a matter of seconds.  The lightweight and extremely breathable mesh kick also go well with minimal styling with its sleek and breathable upper in shades of blue, grey, and navy colorways rekindling a sense of nostalgia of the days when the brand is a US Navy favorite.

The low-top mesh sneakers go well with any summer get-up and boat deck fashion essentials as it is ready to conquer the water and the shores with its quick-drying upper and a Molded Hydro Grip™ rubber outsole with Adaptive Wave-Siping™ technology that disperses water underfoot reducing slippage on wet or dry surfaces. The next time you head to the shores, cruise the Caribbean or Mediterranean islands or explore hidden wonders and destinations in exotic locations during the holidays, remember to pack light with the Sperry Flex Deck CVO Mesh for lightweight and hassle-free travel.

Notable Features

Expect topnotch performance from the Sperry Flex Deck CVO Mesh sneaker with its ultra-light built and quick drying material. Most prominent among the features of this low-top sneaker is the patented SON-R® technology that elevates natural sensory response while enjoying the water and sand. The SON-R® Technology fuses are articulating pods on the outsole with an interactive footbed creating unique sensory feedback and interactivity to provide more excellent stability and agility during wear. Also worth mentioning among the feature of this sneaker is its use of Adaptive Wave-Siping® technology on the Hydro Grip™ outsoles for durable traction that lets you roam with freedom and safety on wet and dry surfaces.

Sperry Flex Deck CVO Mesh History

Sperry Top-Sider Shoes was established by avid sailor and inventor Paul Sperry in 1935. Sperry invented non-slip rubber soles that became the foundation of the now famous boat shoe. The idea for the Sperrys or Top-siders as we popularly know them today came after an accident involving the company founder slipping on the deck of his boat that could have cost him his life.

After the incident, Sperry came up with several designs for added traction on the soles of sailor’s shoes. Using early siping technology or the process of splitting the sole invented and patented by John Sipe in the 1920s. Several prototypes later, the first Sperry shoe design involved the canvas shoes Circular Vamp Oxford also known as the CVO. The CVO then was a favorite design that many in the sailing community patronized them.

With textured rubber outsoles, the CVO was eventually released into four other designs like the slip-on moccasin and the stitched-on leather iteration including the more popular top-sider model now popularly known as the Authentic Originals that was made out of tanned leather. The CVO design was produced in partnership with Commonwealth Shoe and Leather Co.

The CVO shoes was a favorite product among American sailors until 1939 the US Navy bought the rights to manufacture Sperrys at the United States Naval Academy. Paul Sperry eventually sold ownership of the company to the US Rubber Company in 1940. For several years the company ownership changed hands from various corporate owners like the Stride Rite Corporation, which bought the rights to manufacture the shoes along with another famous sneaker brand Keds.

In 2007, the company was bought by Payless ShoeSource but only after a few years, the company ownership again changed hands this time to Wolverine World Wide and Blum Capital Partners who purchased the company for over $1.2 billion. Wolverine World Wide currently owns other famous brands like Merrell and Hush Puppies. They also manufacture shoes for Caterpillar and Harley-Davidson. Also listed among its subsidiaries include Keds, Saucony, Stride Rite, and Sperry Top-sider.

Despite the change in ownership, the CVO line was among Sperry’s most famous and enduring releases. Since 1935, the CVO silhouette with its canvas upper and vulcanized high traction sole remains a top seller for the brand. Several years later other designs for the CVO line came to fruition including the Sperry Fleck Deck CVO Mesh sneakers that use patented SON-R® technology for enhanced response to the ground.

Additional Info

  • The Sperry Flex Deck CVO Mesh has a removable compression molded EVA footbed for customizable comfort.
  • The low-top sneaker is lightweight and breathable with quick-dry mesh uppers
  • The sneaker features a vulcanized construction that results in a secure bonding between outsoles and the uppers.
  • Adaptive Wave-Siping™ on the shoes' molded Hydro Grip™ outsoles disperse water underfoot on wet surfaces.

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