Sperry Striper Linen Style
Great sneaker options for the warmer spring and summer months, the Sperry Striper Linen has the right combination of sassy details and functionality. The canvas low-tops aside from its lightweight, breathable, and stylish upper allows maximum styling options that you can quickly match with white summer shorts or tight-fitted pants. Pair them with matching color tees or wear them with white or khaki casual shorts and a polo or button-down shirt.
The versatile laceless design of the Sperry Striper Linen allows the sneaker to be worn either as a laceless slip-on or as a regular low-top shoe with shoelaces. The lightweight shoes are best to bring during travels to tropical destinations where casual sneakers in canvas material are a favorite because it stays cool despite often punishing weather conditions.
Sperry Striper Linen History
An avid sailor and inventor Paul Sperry established the Sperry Top-Sider shoe company in 1935. Sperry invented and started manufacturing non-slip rubber soles that became the foundation of the now famous boat shoe in its early years. The idea for the non-slip feet of the boots from the company came after an accident involving the brand’s founder after he slipped on the deck of his boat that could have cost him his life.
After the incident, Sperry came up with several designs for added traction on the soles of sailor’s shoes. Using new siping technology or the process of splitting the sole invented and patented by John Sipe in the 1920s. Several prototypes later, the first Sperry shoe design involved the canvas shoes Circular Vamp Oxford also known as the CVO. The CVO then was a favorite design that many in the sailing community patronized them.
In 2007, Sperry shoes company was bought by Payless ShoeSource but only after a few years. Wolverine World Wide currently owns other famous brands like Merrell and Hush Puppies. They also manufacture shoes for Caterpillar and Harley-Davidson. Also listed among its subsidiaries include Keds, Saucony, Stride Rite, and Sperry Top-sider.
The Sperry Striper Linen sneakers were released recently for weekend voyages and a summertime look. The Striper designs have been available in premium leather or canvas. The model involves a vulcanized shoe construction in premium leather or canvas material to keep the feet dry day in and out.