Who should buy the Sperry Soletide

Get this pair if:

  • you are into retro sneakers that can suit perfectly in both casual and formal events
  • affordable sneakers that have good airflow keeping your feet dry is what you prefer
  • You are looking for orthotic-friendly sneakers where you can freely customize your inserts

Sperry Soletide logo

Who should not buy it

Better avoid the Sperry Soletide if you prefer a sneaker that offers right out-of-the-box comfort and good foot support. Instead, you can check out these good alternatives: Sperry Crest Vibe and Adidas Samba.

Sperry Soletide toe box

Sperry Soletide: not for wide footers

Majority of those who bought this sneaker testified that it fits true to size. However, wide footers are not happy that it doesn’t have much room on its toe area which made them go a half size up. One wrote “it fits my narrow foot well” while a wide footer added, “since my feet expand in closed shoes, I went up half a size.”

Sperry Soletide insole

Needs breaking in for some

A few sneakerheads commented that the Sperry Soletide is super comfortable to wear but it takes time to break in. Some claimed that it was stiff at first but still felt good on the first day while others experienced rubbing against their ankles and heels but went truly comfortable after a few days of wearing.

Sperry Soletide midsole

Pleasing to everyone’s eyes

“Super cute and love the nautical look,” said one review. This kick has been praised for its 90s-inspired yet trendy look. One added that it comes in such gorgeous colorways that caught attention and tons of compliments from onlookers.

Sperry Soletide heel

Sperry Soletide is ready for a simple and dressy look

Sperry Soletide is loved by many for its versatility. Definitely, you can either dress them up or down. Those who casually wear this shoe are happy to share that it is a great pairing for any occasion. Here are some of their reviews regarding its style:

  • “makes the look much more fun and fresh”
  • “helps to elevate a more basic outfit”
  • “wore them to a wedding in a suite and it was killer”

Sperry Soletide outsole

Sperry Soletide is more than just for looks

Other than being a sneaker that upgrades your looks, this pair is also great for walking or when bending so much at work. One calls it very functional and a perfect pair for everyday use. 

Sperry Soletide laces

Lasts a long time

“They really last and keep well,” stated one sneaker enthusiast. This pair delighted sneakerheads for its well-made construction which at the same time, is made to last. 

Sperry Soletide lacings

Sperry Soletide is summer-ready

About 40% of the reviews on Sperry Soletide mentioned that it is a perfect spring or summer shoe. One claimed in comments saying, “it looks good with just about all my summer wardrobe.” It is also lightweight and features a perforated action leather upper that according to some, makes the shoe airy enough to keep the feet dry during hot seasons.

Sperry Soletide toes

Inserts are customizable

A few mentioned that the Sperry Soletide doesn’t offer much support however, some testified that its insoles are squishy enough so it doesn’t hurt the foot after long hours of use. In addition to that, some also shared that they were happy to find that the insoles are removable, thus they can add their preferred insoles or arch sleeves.

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Boat
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Suede, Rubber Sole
Season: Spring, Summer
Features: Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole

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Sheena is a wordsmith turned sneaker addict. Her sneaker fixation intensified as her passion for writing grew. A hands-on mom of two sweet yet spunky kids (plus three dogs and two cats), she finds solitude in leafing through shoe catalogs to find the next "it" sneaker. Scrutinizing hugely popular and underrated kicks is her favorite pastime.