We like footwear that delivers in the three key areas of comfort, style and affordability and that’s why SeaVees are always one of our first ports of call when our own footwear needs a refresh here at The Status Life. This iconic footwear brand had a groundbreaking advertising campaign throughout the 1960s, meaning that SeaVees were able to bring about the transformation of the sneaker from gym shoe to casual shoe. Unfortunately, the brand was later shuttered and lay dormant for close to four decades before being rediscovered in 2008. The rest, as they say, is history. If you’re after some sneakers with more than a hint of Californian cool, SeaVees are the brand for you. They are also a brand you can feel good about wearing because, for Earth Month this April, they are donating $5 from every purchase to SeaTrees, an environmental nonprofit that restores carbon sequestering kelp forests along the coast.
Check out our pick of 6 of the best sneakers for spring / summer from SeaVees below:
Baja Slip On in Tin Grey | $60
This minimal slip on sneaker from SeaVees is a go-to for all occasions for us at The Status Life and an essential addition to any man’s footwear line-up. They are made from an outdoor quality grey linen canvas and have a contoured, cushy foam footbed with extra heel-strike cushion. It has SeaVees’ exclusive cooling system with perforations for breathability and cooling airflow channels for extra cool comfort.
Legend Sneaker SeaChange in Ocean | $88
Made with recycled blue cotton with metal-free stitched eyelets, these environmentally friendly sneakers are right up our street. They have post-consumer recycled plastic laces, a recycled “power-grip” outsole. Made from durable, recycled, natural rubber and each pair sold from SeaVees SeaChange collection allows them to regenerate one foot of coastal kelp forest thorough their partnership with SeaTrees.
Hawthorne Slip On in Red Jungle Bird | $88
Want to make a mark with your choice of footwear without compromising in comfort? These Hawthorne Slip Ons in Red Jungle Bird are going to tick all the right boxes. This limited edition uses tropical archival prints from Hoffman California Fabrics, most known from 1980’s television fame alongside one of the greatest mustaches of all time. The Magnum Collection is the first and only time a footwear brand has had permission to use the original artwork.
Sixty Six Sneaker in White | $60
This is a stitch for stitch re-creation of the original style shown in the ad campaigns for SeaVees in 1966 so there is a pleasing retro vibe to this one perfect for days at the beach this summer. They have a soft washed, cotton canvas lining and a traditional long-lasting natural rubber outsole.
Hermosa Sneaker in Slate Navy | $78
This men’s timeless lace up plimsoll sneaker will add a touch of old school cool to your footwear line up this summer. It comes with the bouncy, original “power-grip” outsole made from durable natural rubber and they take their design inspiration from the first skateboard contest held in Hermosa Beach, California in 1965.
Hawthorne Slip On in Terracotta | $98
The SeaVees Hawthorne Slip On has a double elastic gore and extra room in the collar allows for a comfortable fit day in, day out. They are comfortable right out of the box with their contoured, cushy foam footbed with extra heel-strike cushion. This pair is inspired by the hometown of the quintessential California band, The Beach Boys.