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Sperry Top-Sider Authentic Original Reviews

2140 reviews
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Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

84% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

54% "Moderate arch support"

2053 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 2/6/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

This is a great mild/warm weather shoe. It's essentially a dressier sandal. You should definitely get one size smaller than what you wear (since you don't really wear socks with the shoe). The shoe (and laces) initially took some getting used to (because I never thought I'd wear boat shoes), but the shoe ultimately grew on me, and I get great use out of it because it is so versatile.

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87 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 1/16/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

These may be called Authentic Originals, but they are not the shoes that made Sperry famous. These are cheap Chinese trash. The leather is thin and flimsy and the styling is K-mart quality. They are supposedly boat shoes, but after one week around the water they looked ten years old. If you want a good Sperry boat shoe you're going to have to buy the Gold Cup for megabucks.

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5 people found this review helpful  

March 13, 2006

Cspot

from NCal

Great shoe - Wonderful shoe - fit like it was made just for me right from the box! Supple and soft - a terrific buy. Zappos has not let me down yet!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 2, 2012

James C

from Athens, Ga

Great fit, the medium width is great for normal/slightly narrow feet. I normally wear a size 13 but I heard these fit a little big so I got a 12 and they are perfect! Great shoe, look nice, and are built to last.

Brands I'd also recommend: Rockport or Sebago

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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September 6, 2011

Anonymous

from Spring house, PA

A high quality, comfortable shoe. Sahara color goes great with khaki slacks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 13, 2011

Rahul T

from United States

If you are a Sperry fan, this a must have top-sider! The colors look really sharp and are a great match for pretty much anything you where. Only downside is that since you wear them without socks most of the time, they will start to smell after awhile. They also aren't the most comfortable, but that's boat shoes in general. They are fine for everyday use but if you intend on walking a lot, maybe try another shoe!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

June 28, 2012

Erik G

from Princeton, NJ

I've worn these shoes rigorously since I've purchased them. Unlike most wearers, I am actually on a boat with these and they've held up very well. They look great and feel great. I worn them for almost a month and they don't smell either. Good sign.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dockers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 26, 2012

Joe M

from Cambridge, MA

Really Comfortable, one you break them in. I wore them on a very rainy day to break them in and it worked. Now they are awesome. They go with most everything.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sperry, Vans

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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3 people found this review helpful  

June 25, 2012

Anonymous

 

I ordered these shoes last Thursday and just got them in today. I have been wearing them around all day and they feel great! Luckily I tried some on in a store before I bought them because I would not have know that they run a full size smaller than what I normally wear (usually I wear 11 but for these I had to get 10).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 7, 2012

Anonymous

 

Great shoe, though I tend to wear through the soles out over a year or two. I just bought my third pair. First time you break them in, make sure you wear socks (a faux pas, I know) to avoid the blisters.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Orlando, Florida

Very attractive, nicely designed shoe. It made a great gift! Exactly what I always expect from Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Statesboro,Ga

These shoes are perfect. I can walk in these shoes for hours at a time and not get any discomfort. I would highly recommend these shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Newport, RI

Perfect casual shoe. Excellent service. Received the shoe in 2 days. Love Zappos free return service.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 30, 2006

Steve K

from Oak View, CAlifornia

If the shoe fits...(how many times have you heard that one?) I've been wearing these shoes for over thirty years, for the last dozen or so they have been my shoe of choice except for the rare occasion when my wife makes me dress more than casual. In any event, when I owned boats and a marina, it probably made sense. Now I just find them easy and comfortable. There might be something out there that I would like better, but I'm reluctant to get something and then have to return it. So, bottom line, they look OK, sort of non-descript, and they fit. That's about all it takes to satisfy me. The real story is Zappos. Your selection and service is better than great. My wife has no problem ordering five or six pair, keeping three and returning the rest. And you guys let her. She loves it, tells all her friends, and of course reminds me to get a new pair from you every so often. For me, I can get what I want almost anywhere, and the price is close enough that it’s really all the same. The reason I get them from the big Z is the service. Never been disappointed. I hope you all are doing very well, you deserve it. I suppose the only thing that would make it better would be if the Top-Siders came to me already broken in, you know, like Nanook's wife would chew on his seal skin boots to soften them up. It always takes me a week or so to have the shoes feel right, so I'd like it if one of you in my size could wear them for a while before shipping, but that would gross out my wife, so I'll just have to break them in myself. Thanks, Steve

Brands I'd also recommend: I haven't got a clue

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 28, 2012

Kirk P

from Cardiff

First I ordered one-half size smaller, men's (8-1/2) which proved to be too small without socks. I contacted customer service and they sent me a men's size (9), which arrived in (2) days with a UPS return label and "good faith" that I will return the shoes A.S.A.P, which I fully intend on doing. Note: Karma is an entity that can be "banked" like "stored luck", but one mean error can erase a whole gob of the good stuff. The men's size (9) fits like my size (9) L.L. Bean Camp Moc's that are a (sock-wearers) size (9) and not a barefoot shoe. Synopsis: If you're a men's (9) in a sock-worn shoe, then these Top-Siders are a perfect (barefoot) size (9), because I'm a perfect size (9) that maintains short nails. A (9) should order a (9) and they'll be happy with the barefoot-fit.

Brands I'd also recommend: L.L. Bean

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 13, 2012

Andrew B

from Louisville

I bought these oatmeal colored top sliders for the summer and I Love them. I wear them every day for my casual shoe and they are very comfortable and stylish. Only problem I had with them is the thin part on top of the insole started peeling off, so I glued it back down and now their perfect. This is also the first pair of shoes this style I've ever owned, and I'm happy that I do now.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 4, 2012

Anonymous

 

I'll take the liberty of writing this review on the behalf of my significant other, since I purchased these for him... he's so happy with them. He has always been very anti-boat shoes, but needed a pair of stylish and casual shoes for a vacation. He relented and tried these on, and loved them. He wore them during the entire week-long trip, and commented often about how great they were-- color, fit, comfort, style. He just said last week that he's looking forward to getting another pair in another color. Another job well done, Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 30, 2012

Anonymous

from Spokane WA

I purchased these for my husband for a trip to the Caribbean, and he absolutely loves the fit and the comfort. You cannot go wrong with Sperry, or this one in particular. A perfect summer color or his lines pants!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 29, 2012

Steve M

from Garden Grove, Ca.

Simply the best casual, after work shoe made. Every day, I come home after work change dress clothes for jeans no socks and my Sperry's.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 28, 2012

Frank

from Florida

Shoes arrived very quickly - 2 days and this was regular shipping! Just what I wanted. I had been unable to find these in a wide width at West Marine. Highly recommend Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 27, 2012

Chris

from Gainesville, FL

I had this pair of boat shoes shipped to my dad for his birthday and he loves them. I was able to find the exact color, size, and width on Zappos that he wanted. I was not able to find them at the local mall. Thanks Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 25, 2012

Anonymous

from West Chester PA

My son loves these shoes. I love Zappos selection of Sperry's and their return policy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 25, 2012

David L

from Baton Rouge

Great shoes, wore the soles of my first pair through over a year and a half of daily harsh use. Very durable and comfortable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 20, 2012

Anonymous

from california

Been wearing Topsiders for ages. Can't beat the quality and comfort.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 7, 2012

Jill A

from Baltimore, MD

I bought these for my 15 year old son. They are just what he wanted and are super comfortable and excellently constructed. Definitely worth the money and Zappos Customer Service is the best!

Brands I'd also recommend: Teva, Reef, Nike, Addidas

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 2, 2012

Austin D

from Austin, TX

Great shoe. My first pair lasted about 4 years before the sole started to separate from the shoe. They went through a lot in those four years at college, but they held up well!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 28, 2012

Anonymous

from La Jolla, CA

These are exactly what I wanted...casual, durable black shoes that work with jeans or slacks. The leather is soft...no socks required from day one. Definitely a good look and a good value.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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