Verdict from +100 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • The Sperry Striper CVO Salt Washed Twill has a budget-friendly price point.
  • This model is offered in multiple colorways.
  • A large percentage of the purchasers cited the stylish look of this shoe that can match almost any casual ensemble, according to many buyers.
  • The majority applauded the easy to slip-on feature of this shoe making this an excellent choice when traveling.
  • Few reviewers highly recommended this pair for everyday use.
  • This model runs true to size.
  • The comfort level of this pair is praiseworthy, according to many reviewers.
  • Many commended the high-quality materials used in this shoe.
  • Several mentioned the adequate arch support of this footwear.

5 reasons not to buy

  • Few users complained about the tad narrow toebox that caused blisters on their little toes.
  • A couple of reviewers criticized that this pair creates squeaky sound when used.
  • Some shared that this pair wore out quickly after just several uses.
  • Several buyers disclosed that the insole is loose and needs to be stuffed back inside after every use.
  • Few revealed that this sneaker has poor ventilation which causes sweaty feet.

Bottom line

The Sperry Striper CVO Salt Washed Twill displays a relaxed silhouette that wearers can practically use for almost any casual activities. However, some critics complained about its poor ventilation and flimsy construction giving them uncomfortable strides. Thus, most of them did not recommend this for all-day wearing.

Overall, the Sperry Striper CVO Slat Washed Twill delivers versatility, on-trend look, and superb traction. This shoe is an excellent choice for wet and dry surface conditions keeping its wearers ready for land or sea adventure with a polished laidback beachside look.

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Good to know

The Sperry Striper CVO Salt Washed Twill is available solely in men's sizing in three different widths. This shoe is offered from sizes 4 to 16 in medium, wide, and slim widths. This shoe fits true to size and contains padded collar and tongue for a comfortable fit. The brand used a laceless slip-on look but included a pair of laces in the box for optional wearing.

The low-top Sperry Stripper CVO Salt Washed Twill displays a perfectly clean look when one wants to have a quick getaway or just bum around the house. It showcases chill and casual aura with its salt-washed finished canvas upper available in fresh, neutral color options.

Buyers can lace this up or simply slip this on under their pair of khakis, rolled up trousers, or board shorts with buttoned-down polos and tank tops. Most of them finish the entire look with a fedora hat for an authentic seafaring look. Meanwhile, others don this with denim jeans, joggers, slacks, or skinnies with cricket sweaters and polos for a smart casual vibe on the urban streets.

The salt-washed canvas upper of the Sperry Striper CVO Salt Washed Twill delivers a striking laissez-faire guise which has been commended several times in the reviews. The rough-finished look of its canvas upper with slip on or lace up style enhances the relaxed vibe while staying stylish and comfortable.

Paul Sperry invented non-slip footwear when he tripped on the deck of his boat and realized the importance of non-slip shoe. He took inspiration from the grooves on the paws of his dog that gave him an idea of incorporating herringbone pattern on the sole of the footwear.

They experimented in implementing grooves on the rubber sole in the process called splitting or siping and served as the instrumental in maximizing the traction of the original Top-Sider boat shoe also called the Canvas Circular Vamp Oxford (CVO) they introduced in 1935. Later on, the brand partnered with Commonwealth Shoe and Leather Co. to produce a leather shoe with superb grip and called it the Sperry Authentic boat shoe.

Sperry's footwear turned into an essential brand in 1939 when the US Navy commissioned the company to create shoes for the US Naval Academy. Fast forward to the current era, Sperry is now owned by the Wolverine World Wide and Blum Capital Partners. Sperry jumped beyond designing footwear for the seafarers but also one of the redefining design in modern casual shoe style.

The Sperry Striper CVO Salt Washed Twill displays the heritage silhouette of the CVO finished with rugged look for a realistic seafarer's vibe. This laidback footwear was designed to work as a lace-up shoe or as a slip-on. Sperry included a natural wearing comfort and superb underfoot support. The brand highlighted the Wave-Siping rubber outsole that delivers superb traction on wet and dry surfaces.

  • This product weighs approximately 455 grams.
  • It has the Wave Comfort Foot System that enhances the underfoot comfort. The PU footbed is removable and provides ample arch support.
  • The Wave Sipping technology provides traction on wet and dry surfaces with a non-marking pattern on the rubber outsole.
  • Vulcanized construction secures the bond of the canvas upper and the outsole to enhance the durability.


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