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Sperry Top-Sider Angelfish Reviews

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Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

60% "Felt true to size"

82% "Felt true to width"

63% "Moderate arch support"

1797 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/23/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Sperry Top-Sider is the original brand of boat shoe designed in 1935 by Paul Sperry. They were the first boat shoes introduced into the boating market. They have become widely popular in not only young women but young men today. With over a hundred styles to choose from it makes it difficult to find the one that fits you. Personally, I own the Linen color Angelfish Slip-On Boat Shoe. My first impression of these shoes was utter disgust. I thought they were extremely ugly and refused to not only buy them but try them on. Now these shoes have become one of the best purchases of my short college career. My shoes must be able to match all my clothes. With so many choices it's fairly easy to find the one that "calls" to you; however, you may have to search a bit because of how much they offer. They come in neutral colors such as brown, light brown, pink, and denim blue. They have patterns, colors, styles, and even the popular black and white sparkly pair. These shoes are versatile, casual, stylish, and comfortable shoe. I love that I can walk around campus without gym shoes and without flip-flops but still feel comfortable. They are extremely easy to slip on and if you don't like wearing socks that much, these are perfect for you. Sperry's are rather expensive. It was hard spending that much money on them but in the end they are worth it. If you way out all that you are getting they kind of make up for the prices. I would be more than happy to spend about half this price and maybe even buy a second pair right then. They are extremely easy to find especially because of their popularity. They can be found in many large department stores in the mall such as Macy's and Dillard's. Also, all over the internet such as sperrytopsider.com. and zappos.com which even offers free shipping. If you just search the internet several websites pop up. They are super comfortable almost as comfortable as my house shoes. They're easy to slip on. No tie. It's advised that you buy half a size smaller than you usually wear because they loosen up within a day of wearing them. Blue jeans turn the leather blue. They are wonderful in the rain. They don't get ruined in water. Non-slick bottoms so you aren't falling all over the place in slippery surfaces. I've had my shoes for about 6 months and they still look the same as the day I got them, with a few scratches and blue coloring here and there, I still am impressed with how they look. I've had several friends who have had them for over a year and they still continue to wear them. They have been stepped on, thrown, stuff spilt on them, dragged through water, and yet I am still in love with them. They come in plain brown box with the original white tissue paper. Display tables at the stores come with a wide variety of styles. However, they look the same as any other table. Nothing too flashy to look at or that catches my attention. You can dress them up or even dress them down. They match with jeans and even if you feel like wearing some sweats. Now that it has gotten colder these days I choose to wear them with jean pants but during the summer I wore them with shorts all the time. My light brown pair matches with just about every color shirt I wear. These shoes compared to all my others rank number one. They are ten times more comfortable than heels, easier to put on than gym shoes, and more protective than flip- flops. The big question - are they worth it? Totally. I'm even asking for a new pair for Christmas. I went from hating these shoes to falling in love with them within a minute of wearing them. I would definitely recommend these shoes looking for a "good" pair of shoes.

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35 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/13/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

I really wanted to like these shoes. I mean they are sequined leopard print! However, I ordered them in a size 8, I am normally between an 8 and 8 1/2, and according to other reviews you should order a whole size smaller. I ordered the 8 thinking they would be okay and even a little big. I was wrong. They were so tight, it felt like it was cutting the circulation off to my foot. I don't even think that ordering 1/2 size up would help. I would order a wide size if I were you. I also felt the shoes looked a little funny too. But, thanks to Zappos, I returned them fast, and will be getting my refund tomorrow. Zappos is awesome! I will from now on only order shoes through Zappos!

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June 12, 2016

Anonymous

from Cambridge, MA

I had read other people's reviews of these shoes before purchasing them, and it seemed that the most common suggestion was to buy a half size smaller, which I did. Unfortunately, that advice didn't really work for me the shoes ended up being uncomfortably tight, so I bought one true to my normal size (8.5) and have since appreciated that my toes are no longer scrunched. Returns were super easy with Zappos (but I ended up canceling my return, keeping both shoes and just giving the extra pair to my mother who, luckily, has smaller feet). The shoes look great! But my feet have been too pampered by well-padded sneakers for several years, so wearing these Sperries for the first time was a painful experience. My ankles were rubbed pretty raw even with liner socks, and the flap of the shoe presses pretty hard on the top of my foot. I'm hoping that the leather will soften and loosen with use like some other reviewers have said.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 11, 2016

Bonnie P

from Burlington Vermont

My granddaughter is so excited about her new shoes. She loves them. They are made well as she is very hard on shoes and I do like that you carry wide sizes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 10, 2016

Anonymous

from Down the Shore, NJ

Staple in my closet for years. This is the shoe that I always through on. My last pair finally had enough so I needed a new pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 7, 2016

Caye

from Vancouver, Wa

Beautiful shoe! A great neutral. I wear Sz 8 generally, but Sperry Top-Sider's seem to run a 1/2 sz larger. I have a couple pair, and sz 7 1/2 are a perfect fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 5, 2016

Anonymous

from Freeport, NY

This is exactly what I was looking for in a walking shoe! I was a little nervous about ordering online without trying them on first because I have developed a bunion on one foot and comfort and support were paramount to me. The fit was perfect and did not need to be "broken in", were supremely comfortable from the first wearing. I love the styling of them, too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 2, 2016

Heili E

from Indianapolis, in

This particular pair was defective. The insole was a good two sizes too small. My big toes hung over edge inside the shoes. Super uncomfortable! Ordering an exchange right now, hoping it's right next time!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 2, 2016

Dee D

from Jacksonville, FL

I absolutely adore these Sperry's. I feel in love with them several years ago but didn't buy them. I'm male and this style is very feminine. Whatever, much has changed and I am now the proud owner of these beauties. The lower profile looks great with skinny jeans. Women's size 12 fit my size 10.5 men's feet perfectly.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keds

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 29, 2016

Anonymous

from Portland, Maine

After trying many similar shoes in stores with no luck, I ordered this shoe in 9N. It fits exactly how I wanted -- comfortable arch support, and narrow, slip-free heel. Great shoe for days teaching and afternoons running errands.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 27, 2016

Anonymous

 

The shoes look great and feel comfortable! I followed other reviewer recommendations to purchase a half size smaller than I usually wear. The shoes were still a tad too long, but that was an easy fix with leather heel inserts.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 26, 2016

Christine M

from Chicago

Run narrow so take advantage of the wide option! They do require some breaking in, definitely had a few blisters but after about 3-4 wears they're perfect!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 24, 2016

Anonymous

 

This is my 3rd pair of Sperry's! They are extremely comfortable and light. Excellent support, great for wide widths, feels like a sneaker but much cuter! Adorable preppy shoe, highly recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 20, 2016

B. L

from WV

First of all let me just say, I love Zappos! They honestly have the best customer service and are the easiest company to do business with ever! I've had to call customer service before...I never sit on hold...and there is no automated crap to go through! Honestly, in today's day and age...that is so rare! I just love it! Now, the shoes...I love them too! I have wide feet (left a bit wider than my right, sucks when it comes to buying shoes) but these ones fit perfectly! They don't rub anywhere and the right one doesn't flop off. Great fit! Buy 'em!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 15, 2016

Anonymous

from Dallas, Texas

I sail, the Sperry Angelfish is my go to boat shoe, stays on, doesn't slip on wet decks, water resistant, and stylish.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 13, 2016

Jane M

from Cumming, Georgia

I love Zappos, but I am very disappointed with these shoes. The tan part is darker and the back piece is lighter, making a stronger contrast and it just isn't as feminine looking. They are very comfortable though.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 10, 2016

Anonymous

from Boston, Massachusetts

These shoes are really cute. However, because it is made out of leather, it is going to take a few weeks to break these in. I wore these fresh out of the box and walked in them for about a mile without any socks and I had gotten some really bad blisters on my heels. Also, on my screen the shoes look like they are a light pink but they are a light tan. Still very cute though! I think once I get padding for the back heels they should be good to go!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 8, 2016

Anonymous

from up north - Michigan

I have a narrow 7 1/2AA foot and need some arch support. SAS and Munro have been good choices in the past and I'd heard Sperry ran narrow. Not this one unfortunately. It's cute but feels more like a M. Length seemed good but not much support.

Brands I'd also recommend: Munro, Clarks

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

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May 6, 2016

Linette G

from Pittsburgh, PA

I have been looking at Sperry Top-siders for years and finally took the plunge and bought a pair from Zappos! I absolutely love my new shoes, so comfortable and so stylish! I wear a size 9 to 9 1/2 depending on shoe style, so I ordered 9 and they were a bit snug so I sent back and ordered size 9 1/2 and they fit perfect! I love how they have a lower vamp, way more feminine looking. I have received so many compliments on them! I am going to order them again in another color and probably the same color that I have now, as well, in case Sperry ever quits making this style! And Zappos has the greatest return policy, returned my shoes, ordered a new pair, received my credit in only a few days! What other company does that!?

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Clarks, Crocs, Skechers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 5, 2016

Anonymous

from Chicago

Love these shoes. Bought the dark ones last year and now the tan. The perfect go-to shoe for summer. I have a narrow foot and these fit perfectly. Only complaint is they come untied often -- guess I have to figure out how to tie leather ties better!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 4, 2016

Gabby C

from Burkburnett. Tx.

The service on this order was not to be believed!! I ordered at 6:00pm and they were delivered before 6:00 the next day. Who knew where Burkburnett, Texas was!!

Brands I'd also recommend: ?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 26, 2016

Anonymous

from Middleton, WI

The toe box is a bit uncomfortable and too narrow-I recommend wearing socks with these for awhile. After they stretch and weather the toe burn, they proved to be cute with linen skirts and comfortable without socks.

Brands I'd also recommend: J Siebel, Pikolinos

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 25, 2016

Sandra S

from Green Brook, NJ

I was thrilled to see these shoes available in narrow width. I ordered down a size because they stretch over time however they are not at all narrow. They are quite wide and barely different from medium width. I have to return them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 21, 2016

Anonymous

from Atlanta, Ga USA

This is sure a great way to shop for a 89 year old. I ordered the wrong size and my exchange came in two days. Way to go Zappos! Nell

Brands I'd also recommend: Sperry is the greatest and a wonderful price from Zappos

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 18, 2016

Cj B

from Grand Rapids, MI

I really love the look and colors of these shoes. They look rather pink in the photo but they are not. But that is ok because they go with everything. Another reason I bought them was because they came in a narrow width. However, they run wide!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 15, 2016

Patricia (

 

I really wanted to like this shoe, but it hurt my foot as I was putting it on and was worse when I tried to stand on it. It is much narrower than marked and the stitching rubbed on the sensitive area of my foot. I bought a size 6 wide, my usual size.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 12, 2016

Anonymous

 

These are excellent shoes - but they do run half a size large. If you are on the fence, order smaller. I ordered my normal size and had to exchange them. (Despite the many reviews telling me they run large, so that is really on me.) Zappos quickly sent an exchange pair (half a size smaller) and they are perfect!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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