Verdict from +100 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • The Sperry Striper II Baja CVO is very budget friendly.
  • Its splendid comfort has earned solid praises from the majority of reviewers.
  • The cushioned footbed impressed a couple of workers as it allowed them to wear the shoe all day without hurting their feet.
  • Some shoppers were so pleased with their initial purchase and ended up buying more pairs in different colorways.
  • Several users remarked that the shoe is well-made and durable.
  • Quite a lot liked the shoe’s laidback look that fits the summer season.
  • A handful of wearers received compliments while wearing the shoe. One of them experienced what seemed to him a “compliment overload.”
  • The shoe fits true to size, as per most comments.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of users complained that the rawhide laces frayed after a week’s use.
  • At least one user felt that the shoe runs slightly narrow.

Bottom line

Based on most reviews, the Sperry Striper II Baja CVO delivers a top-notch comfort that lasts all day. Built with high-quality materials, the sneaker is priced surprisingly low, enticing shoppers to collect pairs in every available colorway. Its stylishly slim silhouette reportedly gathered heaps of compliments, which flattered a couple of wearers.

However, several users brought up some concerns involving the rawhide laces fraying too quickly and the sneaker’s narrow sizing. But these issues seemed minor as this sneaker still comes out as a highly recommended pair.

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Good to know

The Sperry Striper II CVO Baja is available in men’s sizes ranging from 4 to 16, all in medium width. Its low-top profile allows the ankles to move more freely. Also, a traditional lace-up system, with genuine rawhide laces running through rust-proof metal eyelets, secures in the foot.

The classic silhouette with its seaside style matches a couple of casual wear. Simply pull off a relaxed-and-dapper look during long hot days in the street with the Sperry Striper II Baja CVO. Pair up this sneaker right away with chinos, light denim pants, or shorts, then top it off with bright or neutral-colored tees, button-downs, or polo shirts.

This sneaker is available in four colorways such as Black, Chino, White, and Red.

The Sperry Men's Striper II CVO Baja sneaker features a woven canvas upper, which is textured to resemble a beach blanket. It is also breathable as befits its breezy, summer vibe. Underfoot, Sperry’s patented Wave-Siped non-marking rubber outsole offers a trustworthy grip, be it on dry or wet surfaces.

In the mid-1930s, Sperry launched the Canvas Circular Vamp Oxford, famously known as the CVO. Being the world’s first boat shoe, it enjoyed an immediate success, which virtually lasts until today. The CVO was a product of direct utility and simplicity, but not without a unique, versatile style.  

In the 1960s, the preppy subculture began wearing the line of CVOs, who found their clean, laidback style as casual and fashionable. They paired the CVOs with chinos, madras shorts, oxford shirts, and loose blazers. What was at first only worn at sea is now seen in the city streets and university campuses. That’s when the CVOs hit the mainstream and became a preppy classic.

One of the brand’s latest releases, the Sperry Striper II Baja CVO is part of the long history. It is keeping the heritage of that first CVO going while blazing into new paths.

  • A removable Memory Foam footbed extends across the whole midsole, giving the wearer a full underfoot cushioning.
  • The upper and the sole are securely bonded through vulcanization.


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