Sebago Shoes which started life in 1946, are on the crest of a huge wave right now. Boat and Deck Shoes are once again set to dominate the Spring 2011 season for the retro inspired preppy look that started two season’s ago. They have also added to this look with a fabulous range of desert boots and an extension of their Classic Loafers collection.
Sebago Boat Shoes
The Company launched the first of their iconic boat shoes in 1970 with the introduction of the now famous and much in demand Dockside. Initially this came in just a couple of colours, dark brown and tan but they quickly realised that people wanted a much wider colour pallet and introduced navy. This lead on to the explosion of colours you see today with an array of special combination’s including nubuck and leather in different colours and for the real fashionistas, patent leather as well!
Docksides continue this trend with a new selection of colours for the coming season, the first to arrive is a Waxy Smoke Nubuck material on the newer white out sole. There is also continuity for all classic colours such as Navy with a white sole and Brown on white as well as a resurgence in the more traditional gum coloured sole. All the soles are ‘siped’ which is a method of making fine horizontal cuts in the sole itself, originally to emulate the paws of the founders dog as he scampered across the wet decks of his yacht!
The range is further exploded by the reintroduction of the best selling Sloop, Spinnaker and Endeavour Deck Shoes in traditional waxy brown leather with gum coloured sole units. Sebago Shoes really are the original and the best and you won’t find a wider selection of deck shoes on the market today from any other footwear brand.
What you get with this footwear is supreme quality by the use of top quality upper, sole and lining materials. The laces used on the boat shoes are one-piece 360 degrees threaded laces which takes some skill to achieve I can tell you, there is a video on You tube which shows exactly how its done and they sell lacing kits in the market, each of which comes with a steel needle to help you push the laces all around the boat shoes!