We spent 9.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Purchasers have multiple colorway options for the Sperry Striper II CVO Suede sneakers.
  • The majority or reviewers highly recommend this shoe.
  • One reviewer highlighted how the soft soles of this shoe make it comfortable on foot.
  • Many liked that this shoe is made of a washable material.
  • Some reviewers commented that the Striper II CVO Suede is well-made.
  • This low-top sneaker from Sperry is budget-friendly.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Although generally comfortable, the Sperry Striper II CVO Suede rubs on the heel, according to few buyers.
  • Some reviewers were not pleased with the tongue construction of this Sperry shoe. 

Bottom line

Sperry’s updated version of its Striper sneaker received a suede variation through the Sperry Striper II CVO Suede. A highly-recommended Sperry model, this shoe is made of premium and washable suede material that makes it durable and comfortable for any kind of adventure. Adding to that is an affordable price point, flexible and lightweight soles, and cushiony insoles.


The Sperry Striper II CVO Suede features a low-top construction with a lace-up system closure for a secure and adjustable fit. Removable full-length molded PU insoles provide added comfort. Men who wish to cop a pair of this Sperry shoe have sizing options from US 4 to 16 in Medium or Standard width. Half sizes are available as well, from 4.5 to 11.5. Item runs fairly true to size.

The Sperry Striper II CVO Suede radiates a laid-back vibe perfect for lazy-Sundays kind of weekend. Take it with you to adventures, as its premium washable suede upper won’t get you (or your outfit) disappointed. Wear it with or without laces, since the tongue features a hidden elastic gore that ensures a secure fit even when the shoe is not laced up.

The Sperry Striper II CVO Suede is one of the many iterations of the Sperry Striper II CVO, an updated version of the classic Striper sneaker which is more lightweight and comfortable. Unlike its core shoe model, this Suede version utilizes a washable suede material and not textile. The laces are also different since this one uses flat cotton laces instead of genuine cowhide leather.

Sperry is a footwear brand founded in 1935 by outdoorsman and sailor Paul Sperry. He invented the non-slip sole as inspired by his dog’s paws, which led to the brand’s iconic boat shoe. Today, Sperry remains an underrated footwear brand with innovative products made not only for sea adventures but also for casual land functions.

One of Sperry’s “hit” shoes is the Striper. In January of 2018, the brand reintroduced it in a much lighter and comfortable version, the Striper II. Released officially as the Sperry Striper II Salt Washed CVO, the shoe features a salt-washed finish that gives it a beach-ready vibe. Aside from being lightweight and flexible, the shoe prides itself on having superior traction on any surface – wet or dry, and wearability. It is a casual slip-on that can be worn with or without the laces.

The Sperry Striper II CVO Suede is an iteration of the follow-up version to the well-liked Striper. Instead of textile, it utilizes washable suede as a material upgrade. It also features full-length molded PU insoles, molded Wave-Siping outsoles, and removable laces.

  • The low-top Sperry Striper II CVO Suede also features a vulcanized outsole for a lightweight ride with a molded Wave-Siping pattern for optimum traction on any surface, wet or dry.
  • On the tongue is an embossed “Sperry Since 1935” branding. Other brandings are displayed on the insoles and heel area of the midsole.
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.