• 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


    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.


    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
Show more facts


Expert Reviews

Experts are sneaker fanatics, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

Are you an expert? Apply to contribute here.

  • First look / Unboxing | Shop Zappos

Apply to become an expert

A breathable and flexible fit can be expected from the mesh upper of the low-top Sperry Flex Deck CVO Ultralite. It’s offered in men’s sizes from 7-16 in medium width. Although it fits true to size, several wearers have found that it runs large by half a size. There are laces at the front to help keep the fit tight, while the low-cut structure lets the ankle move unhindered.  

As one of Sperry’s modern creations, the Sperry Flex Deck CVO Ultralite fits both the casual and active lifestyles of today. It has a sporty look that will pair well with active wear or athleisure clothing. Pairing these kicks with jeans, t-shirts, and board shorts are ideal for any casual day. Overall, there are a lot of styling possibilities with these versatile sneakers.

The bungee lace-up of the Sperry Flex Deck CVO Ultralite features a toggle for adjusting and securing the fit to put the shoe on and off easily. Unsurpassed ventilation is offered by the mesh upper and the perforated heel and sole. For the branding, the Sperry name is found on the midsole, while the Sailboat logo is on the tongue.

Since its launching in 1935, Sperry has been beloved by generations of adventurers and casual fashion lovers. It was founded by Paul Sperry, an adventurer himself who developed a passion for sailing from a young age. After a near-accident, he sought to create a shoe that would offer a firm grip across a boat's slippery deck.

He found the answer in the paws of his dog, Prince, which had unique grooves that allowed him to run across the icy ground on a winter's day without slipping. Thus the world's first boat shoe was born, which came to be called Sperrys or Top-Siders. These models and more have also been casual wear favorites for their elegant aesthetic and functionality.

Another iconic Sperry creation is the CVO, or the Circular Vamp Oxford, which consists of a simple canvas upper, quick-dry cotton lining, and a vulcanized rubber sole. It proved to be highly popular in the worlds of tennis and surfing. Since then the shoe has had various versions, such as the Sperry Flex Deck CVO Ultralite, designed for water and land endeavors, featuring a unique sole drainage system and an ultra-lightweight structure.

  • The rubber outsole is made with Molded Hydro-Grip with Adaptive Wave-Siping, offering dynamic traction.
  • Improved agility is provided by the outsole, which is also incorporated with patented SON-R Technology that provides natural sensory feedback.  
  • Superior comfort and zero water absorption are delivered by the perforations on the EVA foam heel and midsole footbed.