Verdict from +100 user reviews

11 reasons to buy

  • Most of the reviewers commended the SeaVees Huntington Middie because it is comfortable to wear. Some even added that it is perfect for a day of walking and running errands. 
  • Many consumers adored the shoe's stylish design and said that it has an edginess to it that can spruce up any outfit. 
  • Several users said they get complimented every time they wear the kick out. 
  • It is available in neutral colorways that easily incorporate into most ensembles. 
  • The kick fits true to size, according to most wearers' opinions. 
  • A few commenters claim that this mid-top pair offers more coverage compared to a low-top shoe and suede keeps their feet warm perfect for colder weather. 
  • The sneaker is easy to slip on, based on a number of users' observations. 
  • Some purchasers liked this kick so much that they bought it in multiple colors. 
  • It is lightweight, according to some users. 
  • The shoe needs no break-in time and feels comfortable right out the box, based on a handful of reviewers. 
  • Given its benefits, some buyers said that the sneaker has great value for its price. 

2 reasons not to buy

  • A handful of reviewers claim that the heel rubbed against their skin and caused blisters. 
  • One user said that the upper stretches over time and feels bigger than how it felt in the start. 

Bottom line

Comfort, style, and premium quality are the main features of the SeaVees Huntington Middie. The shoe’s simple design that’s outfitted in rich, premium suede adds a touch of luxe to its overall look making for a versatile pair that could keep you styling from the office to the bar. It offers the advantages of having more warmth and ease of use thanks to its mid-top, slip-on construction.

The sneaker also has its setbacks but stood insignificant compared to its benefits, which convinced purchasers to insist on acquiring a pair.

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Good to know

The SeaVees Huntington Middie is offered in both men and women’s sizes. The guys can choose from sizes 7 to 13 while the ladies can select from sizes 5 to 11. The shoe generally fits true to size. It features a slip-on construction with a hidden Gore strap underneath the tongue to keep feet in place.  

The SeaVees Huntington Middie displays a fusion of chukka and sneaker designs that exude an effortless, modern, and refined style. Its streamlined mid-top profile combined with the elegance of the upper’s premium suede demands attention and turns heads. The shoe’s casual and clean aesthetic endures trends and is suitable for any affair. Rock this pair with a pair of raw-hem denim and a vintage tee for a city-ready, nonchalant ensemble. 

This pair’s minimal design that’s crafted from soft suede upper and bathed in stylish colors exude a charming style that can add oomph to any outfit. In-step comfort is made better thanks to perforated footbeds lined with cotton canvas while the brand’s signature herringbone molded outsole provides more bounce and grip. 

A footwear company that currently resides in Santa Barbara, California, SeaVees is a brand known for easygoing footwear silhouettes that are cool and classic at the same time. Designer Steven Tiller discovered a pair of SeaVees shoes in a thrift store that sells everything American during a trip to Tokyo. He was instantly intrigued and fascinated with the sneakers he just unearthed and decided to bring it with him back to the US. 

After doing some research, Tiller learned that the brand launched back in 1964 and originated the use of sneakers as casual lifestyle footwear. SeaVees put ads in the Playboy Magazine and were the first to market sneakers as a laidback piece one could wear anytime, anywhere. The brand was founded by B.F. Goodrich along with other companies such as Jack Purcell and PF Flyer but was later obtained by Converse and then eventually being discontinued in 1971. 

With only seven years in operation, SeaVees didn't have the chance to become a household name, but that's about to be changed today as it had been reintroduced in 2010 by Steven Tiller. The original casual forerunner is back from the 60s and is now sold in 12 countries around the world. 

Staying true to the original vision of the brand, SeaVees today retools vintage models by enhancing their quality and adding modern materials to retro-inspired styles. Tiller brings back classic designs from the 60s and thoughtfully updated their comfort and built.  

One of the brand's earliest designs that have been reissued for today is the SeaVees Huntington Middie. This shoe's name is inspired by the Huntington Beach in California where the US Surfboard Championships were held in 1964. This championship event was established to "preserve the sport of surfing," which in turn made the Huntington Beach a place of inspiration for surfers at that time. Surf Guide, the surfers' magazine covered the event and published it in December 1964. The sneaker is available in a number of colorway options that could suit both men and women. 

  • A heel tab is provided to act as an aid in easier entry. 
  • Its insoles are removable. 
  • The shoe is also called the SeaVees 12/64 Huntington Middie, which gives an ode to the month the Magazine published the Surfboard Championships held in Huntington Beach. 
  • It is also available in a Derek Lam 10 Crosby collab. 
  • SeaVees is partnered with a company called the 1% For The Planet, which donates at least 1% of sales to the brand's choice of non-profit org. For SeaVees, a part of their sales go to protecting and preserving California coasts. 
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.