Sperry Pier View Review

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Sperry got their start designing boat shoes, they wanted something that you could wear on smooth slippery surfaces and stay upright, while still giving you a great deal of comfort. Their shoes even became one of the official shoes of the US Navy during World War II thanks to their great traction and durable sole. Decades later Sperry is still making great quality shoes, but they have no longer limited themselves to boat shoes. The Sperry Pier View shoes are a great looking shoe for those land dwellers who want great comfort and a good grip. Customers love the out of the box comfort they will get from these great looking sneakers.

According to a few wearers, there are some durability issues when it comes to these shoes so that is something that you might want to keep in mind when deciding on these sneakers. Overall, however, most customers loved them and stated that they purchased more than one pair so they could have them in multiple colors. Furthermore, a decent amount of customers suggested that they would recommend these great shoes to their friends and family who are in the market for a new pair of comfortable and casual shoes.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • All-day comfort
  • Removable insole
  • Slip-on design
  • Great arch support
  • Memory foam insole
  • True to size
Cons
  • High price tag
  • Not very durable
  • Colors bleed when wet
Uppers

Uppers

The uppers of the Sperry Pier View sneakers are made out of a canvas material for a great look and long-lasting durability. These shoes feature a lace-up design, with rawhide laces and metal eyelets to add to the great look of these simple shoes. The uppers are made with hidden stretch panels in them to help give you the ability to slip them right on easily without any issues. Customers can appreciate the simplistic look and style of the uppers of these canvas shoes. Additionally, these shoes feature a soft fabric lining inside them to help give you a more comfortable feel while you are wearing them.
Insole

Insole

The Sperry Pier View canvas slip-on shoes have a memory foam footbed that will give you an amazing amount of padding and comfort while you are wearing them. The best part is that this is removable, making it ideal for those who want to take it out for washing or to replace it with an insert of their choice, although most are happy with the one that is included. Not only is this insole comfortable, but it is also lightweight so they did not have to sacrifice a lightweight design for a higher comfort level, you will get the best of both worlds.

The memory foam footbed forms to your feet, giving you a customizable and personalized level of comfort that you cannot get from many other shoes on the market. These shoes will form to your feet giving you support and cushioning in all of the right places, giving you a decent amount of arch support that many customers can appreciate.
Outsole

Outsole

Having a pair of shoes with a great outsole is always important and you will get that with the Sperry Pier View sneakers. They come with a rubber sole that is durable and will stand up to a lot without falling apart too quickly. The rubber sole is designed so it will not mark up the floors that you are walking on so that is something that you will not have to worry about.

The logo is printed, rather large, on the bottoms of the shoes. That mixed with the patterned lines on the sole help give you a decent amount of traction. You will not have to worry about your feet slipping out from underneath you unexpectedly as these are going to hold a decent grip on many surfaces. You should note that even though they can offer a decent amount of traction they are not considered no slip shoes so if that is something that you are going to need for your job then you might want to consider a different option.
Style

Style

The Sperry Pier View sneakers have a very plain and simple design, but that seems to work for customers. They are not overly flashy and they come in fairly neutral colors so they can go with just about any outfit. You will be able to choose between navy, white, cream, sand, black, or grey. Regardless of what color you choose from, they will come with brown rawhide laces that are used more for show than actual functionality. They have a slip-on construction so you can put them on and take them off super easy, but they do have the lace-up closure with metal eyelets for aesthetic purposes.

The plain design and natural colors will allow you to wear these many different outfits for a variety of different occasions. They are more of a casual looking shoe and many people will pair them with jeans and a t-shirt or a simple skirt or summer dress. They probably will not fit into an office setting or a formal event. Whether you are running errands, spending a day out with friends, or simply hanging out with your friends and family these sneakers are going to look great.
Durability

Durability

When you are considering purchasing anything, including shoes, you are going to want to make sure that you are getting a good quality product that is going to last. For your shoes, you want to make sure they are not going to fall apart on you too quickly and wear out after only a few short weeks or months. That being said, there are mixed reviews on the life span of the Sperry Pier View canvas shoes. For the most part, customers stated that they did a good job at holding up and they had no problems with the durability.

However, there are a few who stated they did not last them very long which was very disappointing. One reviewer stated that after only a couple of month the heels of the shoe wore down causing them to be super comfortable to the point where they could not wear them anymore. Another customer stated that after a couple month of wear they started to rip and tear and could no longer be worn. These customers will unhappy with the fact that they paid a decent amount of money for a pair of shoes that only lasted them a couple of months.

Something else to note is that customers have had complaints about colors bleeding onto them easily when they get wet. The white pair has a blue stripe along the sole of the shoes and that can bleed onto the white canvas when the shoes become wet which will stain it. The dye does not come out when they are cleaned which is even more frustrating to customers.
Comfort

Comfort

One of the better features about the Sperry Pier View canvas shoes is that they are super comfortable. Of course, there are a few customers who disagreed and stated that they were not comfy at all, but the vast majority of wearers loved the high comfort level of them. Most customers state that these do not require a break in period, saying that they are comfortable and ready to go right out of the box.

If you are going to be wearing a pair of shoes for extended periods of time you are going to want to make sure that you have something that will be comfortable, no need to get home after a long day and have sore and achy feet. You are going to get that all day comfort with these shoes, mostly thanks to the memory foam footbed that will comfort to your feet giving you all the support and cushion that you need in all the right places. The canvas uppers and rubber outsoles have a decent amount of flexibility to them so you will be able to move your feet naturally and freely to give you a greater level of comfort.
Fit

Fit

There is a direct correlation on how well your shoes fit you and how comfortable they are. You are going to want to make sure you find something that is going to fit you correctly. These shoes should be snug, but not too tight. Customers mentioned that they do fit pretty true to size so that should take some of the guesswork out of choosing your size so you can get something that will be perfect for you. Although, customers have noted that they tend to be a bit on the narrow side so if you have wide feet going up a size might be help ensure a better fit. If you are unsure what size you need Sperry's can provide you with a size chart that you can reference.

The Sperry Pier View canvas shoes have a slip-on design, the laces are for aesthetics and not functionality. You should keep this in mind when deciding on what size you are going to need because you will not have the laces to help keep your feet in the shoe while you are out and about.
Support

Support

Support is important in your shoes, it helps protect your feet and joints from injury and discomfort. It is important to find a pair of shoes that give you the proper support for your needs. The Sperry Pier View canvas shoes are a neutral pair of shoes, and as such, they do not really offer a lot of support for those who have overpronation or supination problems. If you need a stability shoe then there are better options out there for you. These shoes do offer you a decent amount of arch support thanks to the memory foam insert. The foam will mold the shape of your foot giving you support in all the right places.

The fact that the laces on these sneakers are for aesthetic purposes and they are designed to be a slip-on design means that they may not offer the best support. They rely on hidden stretch panels to keep your feet snug and secure inside of your shoes which can offer you a little support, but not as much as you would get if they laced up and tied. This is a small complaint among customers but does not seem to be a deal breaker.
Weight

Weight

The Sperry Pier View canvas shoes are made with a lightweight design that customers can appreciate. If you are going to be wearing your shoes for extended periods of time you are going to want to make sure that you have something that is not going to feel too heavy. You do not want to feel like there are additional weights attached to your feet. You will not get that feeling with these shoes. The canvas upper, removable insole, and rubber outsole all work together to keep the weight down on your shoes so you will not have to worry about that additional weight holding you back after a long day on your feet.
Breathabiltiy

Breathabiltiy

When it comes to shoes you are going to want something that will offer you a decent amount of ventilation to help keep your feet both cool and dry. The canvas uppers of the Sperry Pier View sneakers allow for a good amount of air to flow into the foot chamber helping cool your feet down on warmer days. The ventilation also helps keep you dry by allowing the sweat to evaporate more quickly off of your feet and escape your shoes. You will not have to worry about feeling like your feet are overheating or suffocating when are wearing these shoes which could cause discomfort.

Bottom Line

The Sperry Pier View shoes are a great looking pair of canvas shoes that most customers love. They come neutral colors with brown rawhide laces so they can be worn with almost anything and still look great. They have a slip-on design and lightweight memory foam footbed to ensure that you have all day comfort right out of the box, no need to break them in. Yes, there are some problems with these shoes, some customers mentioned that they might not last as long as you would hope which can be rather frustrating. Overall, though, customers are happy with their purchase and bought them in more than one color. A majority of customers suggested that they would recommend these great canvas shoes to their friends and family.