We spent 5.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Several reviewers commented that the Sperry Flex Deck CVO Mesh is an excellent sneaker to wear every day because it is lightweight and comfortable to wear.
  • A good number of users noted that the Flex Deck Mesh has a breathable mesh design that keeps the feet well-ventilated for extended wear.
  • Many people use this sneaker during travel because it has a quick-drying upper material and adjustable bungee lace with toggle for fast on and off.
  • An overwhelming majority of users find this shoe comfortable it cushions as it absorbs shock because of the removable compression molded Ethylene Vinyl Acetate footbed.
  • The removable insoles are one reason some people bought this shoe as it allows them to feel comfortable by placing their orthotic insert into the breathable and comfortable sneaker.
  • Some users are impressed with the patented SON-R® technology that uses sensory feedback and interactivity by giving wearers a better feel of the surface beneath them.
  • A couple of reviewers say the individual articulating outsole pods and footbeds of the Sperry Flex Deck CVO Mesh improve sensory feedback that results in agility and better performance.
  • Despite its thinner mesh material, the vulcanized construction at the sole has improved durability as the rubber Molded Hydro Grip outsoles with Adaptive Wave-Siping do not hastily wear out and continues to have reliable traction on wet and dry floors.
  • For such a functional and high-quality shoe, many buyers of the Sperry Flex Deck CVO Mesh find them reasonably priced at only $70.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some users of the Sperry Flex Deck CVO Mesh noticed that the mesh material tears off after only a few months of use.
  • A small number of complaints were focused on parts of the shoe falling apart like the eyelets and lace toggles.
  • While the sneaker looks comfortable on the outside, some commenters claimed a few parts of the shoe rubs on their feet and caused blisters.

Bottom line

Wear your best summer outfit and pair them with the Sperry Flex Deck CVO Mesh as the ultra-breathable mesh sneaker is ready to bring you places on its top of the line performance technology. Equipped with patented SON-R technology and adaptive Wave-Siping on the molded Hydro-Grip outsoles that disperse water underfoot when exposed to wet surfaces. Reasonably priced at only $70, this lightweight low-top sneaker is fully loaded with features and a heavyweight when it comes to delivering performance when you need it.


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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.

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.

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 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.

  • 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.