Don't be fooled by the laces and the metal eyelets. These sneakers permit its users to respond to the call of the sea in an instant. The elastic band on the tongue provides an easy on and off slip.
The Sperry Seacoast Canvas is a women's sneaker that is available in sizes ranging from 5-12. Much like other Sperry sneakers, these are also offered in medium and wide. Despite the wide width options, some users still feel that these fit a bit narrow. With that, it is recommended to go .5 sizes up.
Since its mention in the Official Preppy Handbook, Sperry has maintained its classic and timeless designs. The Seacoast Canvas is a minimal and simple sneaker that exudes a casual and preppy vibe. Its low-top silhouette makes it a versatile pair to wear on different occasions. Dressing it up or down is as easy as 1-2-3. Pairing it with dresses, shorts, and skirts can easily attain that summer vibe, but pairing it with jeans and joggers will make it transition into spring.
If there is something consistent about Sperry's, it is that it aims to merge functionality and fashion. The Sperry Seacoast Canvas is no exception to this. These sneakers sport tiny and wavy slits on the rubber outsole called the Wave-Siping. It ensures that there is traction for wet and dry surfaces. The vulcanized construction makes it a durable pair as it guarantees a secure bond between the outsole and the upper.
Looking at the history of the brand, it seems that Sperry was destined to be in the footwear industry. Raised on a family that shared the love for the sea, Paul Sperry grew up inheriting this interest. While navigating coast to coast, Paul found himself on a near-death experience from slipping. Realizing that the shoe was the cause of his fall, he started another journey of inventing a shoe that would simply ensure his safety while on the boat.
In 1935, while on a trip on snowy Connecticut, Sperry noticed his dog run effortlessly across the icy surface. Despite a series of trials on different rubbers, the paws of his dog sparked inspiration in adopting a zigzag herringbone pattern engraved on the shoe, which he then called "siping." It revealed the first Top-Sider, the first boat shoe of this kind.
Since then, the brand became renowned for the technologies used on its shoe. More than its performance, it became a style-favorite among the preppy community.
- Even though it has an elastic band on the top, it sports decorative laces that are made of rawhide, a strong material to ensure that it will last.
- The Sperry Seacoast Canvas weighs 12 oz.