Who should buy the Sperry Captain’s CVO

This minimalist low-top Sperry Captain’s CVO could be a great match for you if:

  • You want a sneaker with a classic silhouette that matches perfectly with casual clothes.
  • You are looking for a sneaker that has soft cushioning and a removable footbed that allows customization by replacing them with comfortable custom orthotics or inserts.

Sperry Captain's CVO  Logo

Style of the Sperry Captain’s CVO

The vast array of colors for the vintage Sperry Captain’s CVO sneakers with updated features and solid colorways will surely give your wardrobe a retro-styled component that is toned down and subtle enough not to overpower the usual “Outfit of the Day.”

Sperry Captain's CVO  Upper

Match these sneakers with another shade of the same color for that monochromatic style that is as classic as this silhouette can get.

Sperry Captain's CVO  Collar

Notable Features

To achieve a flexible, comfortable, and lighter edition of the Sperry Captain’s CVO, designers had to improve a few components of the iconic silhouette. Among these improvements included a removable insole that contours to the shape of the foot.

Sperry Captain's CVO  Insole

A lightweight outsole with signature Wave-Siping technology has been retained for enhanced traction, and a reinforced soft lining at the interior has been added for additional comfort and improved broken-in feel right out of the box.

Sperry Captain's CVO  Outsole

History of the Sperry Captain’s CVO

A familiar low-top footwear design that has appeared since 1935, the Sperry Captain’s CVO or Circular Vamp Oxford sneaker has been a fixture of that preppy sailing style of the brand. The design was created by the brand founder Paul Sperry who noticed superior traction on the paws of his dog named Prince.

Sperry Captain's CVO  Laces

 Sperry developed wave siping technology on the soles of the low-top shoe and included a clean and streamlined upper to complete the look of the Captain’s CVO. To modernize the heritage design, Sperry designers came up with a re-engineered sneaker to give superior comfort, lighter weight, and improved flexibility.

Sperry Captain's CVO  Mouth opening

As a result, designers had to include extra heel padding and a removable insole or footbed to cushion the feet. A seamless upper was also introduced to eliminate abrasion while a loose lining enhances breathability for the vintage sneaker.

Sperry Captain's CVO  Heel

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Other
Collection: Sperry Captain's
Colorways: White / Beige / Black / Blue / Grey / Green / Purple
Special editions: One special edition
SKUs: STS16855 / STS16856 / STS16862 / STS17629 / STS17632 / STS17697 / STS81692 / STS81694 / STS81695 / STS81908

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Danny McLoughlin

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