SeaVees Has Your ‘Formal’ Summer Sneaks as Low as $45 a Pop

Ditch the boat shoes!

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Thank goodness for random Tokyo thrift shops. That’s where designer Steven Tiller stumbled upon a vintage SeaVees sneaker in 2005. Tiller did a little digging, discovered the Santa Barbara brand had been defunct since 1971, and promptly revived the label, launching a line of modish canvas silhouettes. 

For our money, this is one of the best low-top “formal” sneakers out there come spring and summer. At its core, Vans makes skateboard shoes and Chuck Taylors are preferable in their OG high-top form. But SeaVees were originally conceived as beach-bar shoes. Wear these with no-show socks, below cuffed lightweight jeans, linen pants or chinos, and throw on a polo or T-shirt. You’re done. 

We’ve included our four favorite styles below, all discounted up to $35. 

Hermosa Plimosoll

BUY HERE: $88 $57

Racquet Club

BUY HERE: $108 $70

Legend Sneaker Standard

BUY HERE: $78 $44

Legends Pig Suede

BUY HERE: $108 $74

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