Who should buy the Sperry Seaside Suede

This Sperry sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You want a shoe with elastic material for a convenient slip on and off
  • You are after a sneaker with breathable and moisture-wicking features for cool and dry feet

Sperry Seaside Suede Logo

Style of the Sperry Seaside Suede

Simple yet chic is the description that comes to mind with the low-top Sperry Seaside Suede. It’s offered in cool pastel colors that make it ideal for the spring and summer seasons. With its relaxed slip-on design, this sneaker can be worn with just about anything. Shorts, jeans, skirts, and dresses are perfect for pairing with these kicks for any day. T-shirts and jackets complete the casual look.

Sperry Seaside Suede Midsole

The unfussy style also makes these shoes suitable for a casual or semi-casual workplace, paired with slacks, pants, or pencil skirts along with shirts. Whether one is out for the day or night, or on a trip to the countryside, this pair of laidback sneakers enables one to kick back and enjoy more adventures.

Sperry Seaside Suede Toebox

Notable Features

Soft suede makes up the upper of the Sperry Seaside Suede, done in pastel hues for a relaxed vibe. It has a lace-less design complete with elastic gussets to make it a convenient slip-on shoe. Stitch detail on the upper provides a subtle variation to the minimalistic look, adding a preppy touch. A plain white midsole emphasizes the sneaker's sophisticated approach. The only branding detail is found on the heel tab, which bears the Sperry name. 

Sperry Seaside Suede Laces

History of the Sperry Seaside Suede

Sperry’s Sailboat logo and name have been synonymous with sophisticated yet practical styles since 1935. The creative mind behind the name, Paul A. Sperry, was the first person to come up with the boat shoe, which has become an essential part of a preppy and casual look. Today, the brand continues to have a predominant sailing theme, designing shoes with this heritage in mind.

Sperry Seaside Suede Heel

The Top-Siders or Sperrys, as they were initially known, were the result of Sperry’s quest to find better on-deck footwear that will allow him to avoid slipping accidents. He took inspiration from the paws of his dog Prince, which had distinct grooves in them that enabled him to run across an icy hill without skidding. He used the siping method to cut a herringbone pattern on the sole of a canvas shoe.

Sperry Seaside Suede Outsole

When they were finally introduced, the boat shoes became widely popular in the sailing community. In 1939, the U.S. Navy manufactured the shoes for its sailors at the Naval Academy. Due to the increased demand, Paul A. Sperry then sold the company in 1940 to the U.S. Rubber Company. Today, it is owned by Wolverine World Wide and produces a variety of casual kicks.

Sperry Seaside Suede Collar

Aside from its still sought-after boat shoes, the brand carries many different kinds of Sperry sneakers for the modern lifestyle, including slip-on shoes. One model from the brand’s catalog is the Sperry Seaside Suede. It’s designed to fit with the wearer’s everyday adventures, delivering comfort and style in generous measure, ideal for urban explorers.

Sperry Seaside Suede Top

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: Sperry Seaside
Colorways: Blue / Green / Beige
SKUs: STS82179 / STS82180 / STS82595 / STS82597 / STS82598

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.