Who should buy the Sperry Seacoast Canvas

This Sperry sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You want a casual sneaker that is easy to match with any outfit
  • You are after a sneaker made from high-quality materials and is easy to wash

Sperry Seacoast Canvas  Logo

Style of the Sperry Seacoast Canvas

Since its mention in The Official Preppy Handbook, Sperry has maintained its classic and timeless designs. The Seacoast Canvas is a minimal and simple sneaker that exudes a casual and preppy vibe. Its low-top silhouette makes it a versatile pair to wear on different occasions. Dressing it up or down is as easy as 1-2-3. Pairing it with dresses, shorts, and skirts can easily attain that summer vibe, but pairing it with jeans and joggers will make it transition into spring.

Sperry Seacoast Canvas  Midsole

Notable Features

If there is something consistent about Sperry's, it is that it aims to merge functionality and fashion. The Sperry Seacoast Canvas is no exception to this. These sneakers sport tiny and wavy slits on the rubber outsole called the Wave-Siping. It ensures that there is traction for wet and dry surfaces. The vulcanized construction makes it a durable pair as it guarantees a secure bond between the outsole and the upper.

Sperry Seacoast Canvas  Laces

History of the Sperry Seacoast Canvas

Looking at the history of the brand, it seems that Sperry was destined to be in the footwear industry. Raised on a family that shared the love for the sea, Paul Sperry grew up inheriting this interest. While navigating coast to coast, Paul found himself on a near-death experience from slipping. Realizing that the shoe was the cause of his fall, he started another journey of inventing a shoe that would simply ensure his safety while on the boat.

Sperry Seacoast Canvas  Toebox

In 1935, while on a trip on snowy Connecticut, Sperry noticed his dog run effortlessly across the icy surface. Despite a series of trials on different rubbers, the paws of his dog sparked inspiration in adopting a zigzag herringbone pattern engraved on the shoe, which he then called "siping." It revealed the first Top-Sider, the first boat shoe of this kind.

Sperry Seacoast Canvas  Outsole

Since then, the brand became renowned for the technologies used on its shoe. More than its performance, it became a style-favorite among the preppy community. 

Sperry Seacoast Canvas  Collar

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Colorways: Black / Blue / White / Grey
SKUs: STS90549 / STS90550 / STS90551 / STS90555 / STS93173 / STS95525

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