Summary

We spent 8.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • A significant number of reviewers find the laidback sneaker as a summer favorite because of its fresh colorways, fresh interior, and slip-on profile.
  • The shoe is comfortable with the dual density footbed that gives all-day comfort.
  • Several reviewers are impressed with the snug fit of the sneaker as it can be worn as a slip-on with or without laces.
  • Some users say the versatile laceless construction allows for styling of the sneaker with or without laces.
  • Numerous wearers are still impressed through the years with the dependable traction of the outsole with wave siping technology that seemed to have stood the test of time.
  • Quite a lot of users noted how the shoes felt incredibly comfortable from the interior that can last throughout the day.
  • A few customers gave kind remarks to the level of customization the low-top sneaker has because of the removable insole that can easily be replaced by orthotic inserts.
  • Customers considered buying the shoes because of the vast array of colorways to choose from that allows a lot of styling options.
  • A small number of wearers like that the sneaker has a breathable canvas upper that allows the feet to breathe especially during hot summer months.
  • The vulcanized construction of the upper gives extra durability to the shoe according to a couple of commenters.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Some commented that the despite regular use, some glued parts tend to wear out and start to break apart where the sole is fused with the upper.
  • The white rubber outsoles easily get scuffed and dirty some buyers disclosed.
  • A few reviewers say the Sperry Striper Linen’s leather shoelaces bleeds to the canvas material when it gets wet.
  • The rubber outsole is not durable enough as they easily thin out after a few months of use making the bottom uneven.

Bottom line

A casual sneaker option perfect for summertime, the Sperry Striper Linen delivers a comfortable fitting kick in with numerous colorways to suit your mood. The low-top sneaker allows for a versatile laceless design with an option to use laces for a more traditional look.

The lightweight and breathable canvas shoes are made with vulcanized construction technology to ensure durability while its dual density footbed allows for wearing all day. The $60 sneaker retains its affordable pricing and the time-tested grip and traction on wet and dry surfaces.

Facts

The sneaker has a dual density footbed for enhanced comfort and a medium size width that remains snug for the slip-on features. The sneaker is secured by its snug fitting upper with padded interiors for an on-the-go summer sneaker experience. Available sizes for this sneaker start at US size 7 to 13 for men. Women may opt to buy shoes by reducing men’s by 1 or 2 sizes down.

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.

The summer-ready look of the Sperry Striper Linen is enhanced by its breathable canvas upper in laceless design that allows a slip-on feel with or without shoelaces. The low-top sneakers are also equipped with a high traction sole with the Wave-Siping technology that heightens grip on wet and dry surfaces.

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 cleats 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.

  • The Sperry Striper Linen has a very lightweight canvas material with leather shoelaces for an extra styling accent.
  • The sneaker has a versatile laceless construction that allows styling with or without laces.
  • The Dual Density footbed provides extra cushioning while the collar is neatly padded.
Author
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.

daniel@runrepeat.com