Verdict from +100 user reviews

12 reasons to buy

  • This Sperry Striper Storm CVO Canvas Duck is budget-friendly.
  • Its quiet yet sophisticated style appealed to many customers.  
  • Some observed that its design has the right mix of casual and dressy, which matches any clothing or occasion.
  • The majority of testers regarded the shoe as extremely comfortable.
  • Two reviewers declared that this shoe is perfect in all aspects.
  • One described this shoe as Sperry on steroids.
  • Several shared about owning more than two pairs of the shoe.
  • This model comes in half a dozen colorways.
  • Quite a handful made it their go-to shoe in the summer and spring months.
  • A Sperry user since 1965 calls this shoe as the brand’s another great hit.
  • One big lover of Sperry shoes said that the Sperry Striper Storm CVO Canvas Duck is the best model he had bought.
  • At least one purchaser admitted that the Sperry Striper Storm CVO Canvas Duck made Sperry his favorite brand.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of customers felt that the shoe runs slightly bigger.
  • The insole is not well cushioned enough for a few users.
  • One brought up that the shoes don’t feel comfortable to wear without socks.

Bottom line

Sperry claims that the Sperry Striper Storm CVO Canvas Duck is a combination of their best-sellers. One look at its subtly styled silhouette confirms this. But there’s more to it than its handsome appearance.

This shoe features a water-resistant, tough-looking canvas upper and a gusseted tongue, which keeps rain, pebbles, and dirt from entering. Inside, a removable PU insole awaits the foot that seeks comfort. However, the shoe has a few faults, but which can be easily overlooked, considering that its budget-friendly price comes with a fine set of features.

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Good to know

The Sperry Striper Storm CVO Canvas Duck is available in men’s sizes ranging from 7 to 14. All are in medium widths. With its low-top built, this model does not hinder any ankle motion. Additionally, a lace-up closure, with rust-resistant metal eyelets, secures the foot in with a snug fit.

Its quietly stylish silhouette looks good with any casual or dressy clothing. That’s the great thing about simplicity: it effortlessly fits about anything. Lads can pair up the Sperry Striper Storm CVO Canvas Duck with jeans and shorts and chinos and top the look with plain tees, polo shirts, or long-sleeved polos.

The shoe comes in six classy colorways: Black, Chino, Gray, Navy, Olive, and Red. Perfect for starting a collection.

A feature that makes this shoe stand out is its sheer simplicity and functionality. It has a plain-looking, laced-up canvas upper vulcanized to a rubber outsole, but with a lot going on behind it.

The upper is solidly built and rain-proof and has a gusseted tongue. All that sits atop a durable rubber lug outsole, which is applied with the patented Razor-Cut Wave-Siping that prevents slippage on wet and dry surfaces.

An adventurer of both sea and land and a lover of dogs, Paul Sperry produced the world’s first boat shoe in 1935: the Canvas Circular Vamp Oxford, or the CVO.  It was a nonslip boat shoe, whose outsole tread mimicked the grooved pattern of his dog’s paws. The process has long been called Razor Cut Wave-Siping. That same year, Sperry Top-Sider began, now mostly known as Sperry.

Famous at sea for their boat shoes, both offered in canvas and leather, Sperry hit the inland mainstream as the prep subculture began wearing their shoes, such as the CVOs. Sperry banked on that model and churned out many designs. The Sperry Stripe Storm CVO Canvas Duck is among these modern CVOs. Just as classy, but has a whole deal of new in it.

  • Sperry branding details are placed in the tongue, metal eyelets, and heel tab.


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