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Sperry Top-Sider Shearwater Reviews

29 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

38%Rated 5 stars

33%Rated 4 stars

17%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

70% "Felt true to size"

83% "Felt true to width"

56% "Moderate arch support"

26 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/3/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Just got these and had to write a review asap! These are my new NYC rain/winter boot and they seem very well made. The leather laces are a nice quality with little gold weighted tips. They seem fairly well insulated -- I will wear with my big Smartwool socks, I'm sure the combo will be great. For warmer but rainy days these will work too. Great city alternative to an ugly fat snow boot. I have some top siders in 7.5, and 7.5 in these work -- a bit of extra room, but I'm often between 7 & 7.5, so it's fine for me - again, will always wear with medium to thick socks. I walk a lot in the cold here in NYC, so will update when I've put some wear on these puppies. Best thing about these is the more slender profile -- if you don't like ducky shoes or want to have an alternative to giant toed Sorels, these are amazing and your feet will look tiny in comparison! Very chic.

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 12/30/10
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Those with even moderately wide feet beware - these are not for you. I found the 9 on the smallish side. Certainly not wide enough across the ball of the foot for me. Surprisingly, even the length was almost too short. I am normally between and 8½ and a 9, but opted for the 9, thinking I may want to wear a slightly thick sock with these. Sigh, these adorable and very funky boots will have to be returned.

Additional 9 Shearwater Sperry Top-Sider Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 28, 2011

Louise

from Fredonia, New York

Obsessed. I have been searching for rain boots that fit for almost a year. I'm very short and have super muscular calves and these are flattering and comfortable. I'm so pleased!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 22, 2011

Anonymous

from Massachusetts

Comfortable - been looking for a "decent" rainboot for 2 years and this is it. Love it - stylish and functional.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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January 17, 2011

Anonymous

from Ann Arbor, MI

I bought these for my roommate's birthday gift. That was back in December and she wears them practically every day! She loves them and they are very adorable. I appreciate Zappos expedient service and return policy just in case she didn't like them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 12, 2011

Anonymous

 

These boots are awesome, the fit is great. Shouldn't wear if the temperature is below zero. Fastest delivery ever. Zappos rocks!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 24, 2010

Shannon A

from Virginia Beach, VA

I\'ve only worn these a couple of times so far but I really like them. They are extremely cute, not to mention functional and comfortable as well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 28, 2010

Maryam

from Brooklyn, NY

I really love these boots. They are surprisingly not bulky, extremely comfortable to walk around in and pretty easy to get on and off. They are also warm but not sweaty warm. Just nice and toasty! Only thing is, one of the little silver caps on the lace-end came off today as I was putting on my boot (only second time wearing it).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 16, 2009

Anonymous

 

These boots are great! I bought the blue & tan color & have had so many compliments. I even wear them with shorts if it's raining. I can't believe the shipping was free & yet I received my purchase in 24 hours. I will definitely shop with Zappos.com again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 27, 2011

Anonymous

 

At first I thought these shoes felt a little tight, but then I realized you can take out the insoles, which made them fit perfect! Super cute, probably take a few days to break in properly. At first they felt tight where the rubber meets the upper lining, but again, that went away after wearing around the house for twenty minutes. I like!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 11, 2011

Anonymous

from Wilmington, Delaware

This was a Christmas present for my sister and she loved them! The shoes might run a little small, but overall, they are great boots and totally waterproof. Great buy!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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January 3, 2011

Anonymous

 

The shoes were too narrow where the top of the boot meets the rubber part. The way it was sewn it seemed to stick out and jab my foot.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 6, 2010

Kaelen C

from Allendale, Michigan

I love these. They're really comfortable, but the laces are a little weird, and kind of hard to work with. I love Zappos.com.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 25, 2010

Anonymous

from Palo Alto, CA

Good waterproof boot. The plastic laces were impossible to tighten and I replaced those with regular laces. Other than that, I like them. I have narrow feet so the fact that those were slightly narrow, were perfect for me.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 8, 2010

Jenny C

from New York, NY

I bought these boots during a 2 week nonstop rainstorm in NYC and I must say I'm glad I did. They go great with jeans, leggings and you can even wear them with shorts. I ordered the gray pair with leopard print for a little flair. When I originally bought the boots, I paid full price for them. A week later, they went on sale. Though they were worth the full price, I felt Zappos should honor the sale to my order. I was not disappointed. The customer service rep, James, was great in assisting me and without question and plenty of reassurance, he credited me the difference. I ended up getting a great pair of boots for less than I was willing to pay for them. Kudos to Zappos. I am a frequent Zappos shopper and I will be returning again.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 18, 2011

Nathalie G

 

"The shoes were too narrow where the top of the boot meets the rubber part. The way it was sewn it seemed to stick out and jab my foot." -- Earlier Review by Customer. I couldn't agree more! I ran into the same exact issue with one boot. Although they are super cute, I tried creating a slit on the rubber lining that sticks out and it a helped a bit. I might try to trim it altogether and see if that works. I already wore them out so I doubt I'll get a return for them.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 31, 2010

Jessica V

from Bronxville, NY

I am so sad! I ordered these boots because I am obsessed with all things animal print, and was in dire need of a new pair of rain boots. I got them in two days was so excited to see that they are even cuter in person then on the web. It took me about five minutes to loosen the laces on one of the boots and another five minutes to actually get my foot inside. I usually wear an 8 - 8 1/2 and order an 8 1/2 to be on the safe side. They were way too tight and narrow for my feet. I will have to return them and possibly try them in a 9.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 30, 2010

Patty

from New Jersey

Those with even moderately wide feet beware - these are not for you. I found the 9 on the smallish side. Certainly not wide enough across the ball of the foot for me. Surprisingly, even the length was almost too short. I am normally between and 8½ and a 9, but opted for the 9, thinking I may want to wear a slightly thick sock with these. Sigh, these adorable and very funky boots will have to be returned.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sorel, Kamik

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 31, 2012

Kendra

 

These shoes are great for wet weather. As per other reviewers I ordered a half size bigger than normal, and they fit great. The added insole makes every step comfy. They are a nice alternative to regular rain boots. I appreciate the fact that I can adjust the top of the boot to whatever pants I'm wearing with the laces. They are made of leather so you don't have to worry about being bogged down with wet laces either. Overall great product!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 10, 2012

JDR B

from Quincy, MA

Love these boots! I have such difficulty finding rain boots in 6.5 size. Wish they made it in a shoe version instead of high-ankle boot, but this will be great for the rainy winter. It's too heavy for spring/summer. Wish they made a lighter version. Kinda pricey too, but hey- the fit and style and size are good, so I'll take it.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 7, 2011

Brooke g

from philadelphia

Beautiful boot. Well made, nice upper and lower. A little snug because of the insulation. Definitely recommend getting 1/2 to a full size larger then usual. My other Sperry shoes are true to size, but not these.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sporto

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 26, 2012

Gabby C

from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

These boots weren't really what I expected. I think they would be a lot cuter if the top had more support and was a little taller. Unfortunately, they were bendy and seem not to be the highest quality and right when I took them out of the box, the stitching on the top came off. Also, the left boot seems different than the right where the rubber is attached to the top. I usually wear an 8.5, and the 8.5 fit, but oddly. After a few days of wearing these boots, I still have a lot of discomfort in the right boot. Like previous reviews, it seems that there is a bump where the rubber and top come together. It's a little painful. However, with tall socks these boots are cute. I'm keeping them because I've already worn them, but I don't think they warrant even the sale price.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 3, 2010

Anonymous

from Massachusetts

I purchased these boots from Nordstrom. I loved the look and received lots of compliments, but the boots cracked in multiple places and leaked within a few months of purchasing them! Maybe you\'ll have different luck with the leather upper, but the plastic upper sucked, and the rubber sole started leaking as well. Meh.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 12, 2011

Anonymous

from Brooklyn, NY

If you plan on wearing these in cold weather (i.e the snow) the don't! This is the worst shoe ever. I wore these boots for an 1 1/2 hour commute by the time i got to work my toes were red like tomatoes and freezing cold. It's impossible to tie these shoe laces because they consistently open!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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August 22, 2012

Erin

from butler, pa

These are so comfortable, so functional, and so durable. I use them as my winter boot and I am probably buying an additional pair just to have them for when my current ones finally crap out. I love these boots!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 14, 2012

Melissa B

from California

This is a fun, functional boot. Feet say warm and dry. It does exactly what it's supposed to do...except they hurt like crazy. There's a seam at the lower section of the instep that digs into your foot. It's very easy to get if flipped which really hurts. Left foot is considerably worse than the right foot, so it may be an inconsistency in construction.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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