words/images Judith Ecochard
Sebago® -part of the Wolverine World Wide Inc. shoe company par excellence...is distinguishing itself as a label of contemporary hip kickers for those old enough to own the classics from the day uno...to a younger bunch of style conscious types who appreciate the functionality of well made footwear as well.
The Fall 2012 brings inspiration from its New England roots- with three footwear categories:
American Heritage: including collaborations with the popular rugged textiles from USA brand Filson® and Woolrich®
New England Country: Waterproof and timeless-styles that epitomize fashion/function
City Proper: Dressier shoes with all the Sebago key features including quality craftsmanship.
|Wells Riverbank Tall-duck boot looking, insulated with Thinsulate®|
|Lighthouse eight eyelet lace-up-handsewn Blucher Moccasin construction-waxed canvas plaid fabric panel with full grain leather upper, rawhide laces=nice take on a boat shoe/hiker hybrid-part of the Docksides' Collection|
The Maine Docksides' and Kate Middleton fav Balla slip-ons are so characteristic of the Sebago brand---handsewn, Littleway Stitched Sebago Docksides' Boat Soles with non-marking, slip resistant rubber, Leather sock lining, Leather rawhide laces, here the uppers get all fab with tribal prints, metallic leathers, and plaids ($70-$90)
|Cotton flat woven laces are adjustable|
|Claremont Boot-fashion forward nubuck fill leather grain upper-grosgrain ribbon lace make this menswear inspired stele feminine.|
|Waterproof-Doret High boots=style and warmth with S.E.A> System™ footbed with Segago ENergy Return heel pad...non-marking, slip resistant outsole, soft fleece lining-nice!|
|Cute at any angle-Felucca Lace-with all the Sebago functionality|
|Felucca Lace-unlined premium full grain leather upper, cushioning EVA Drop-in sole Cushion, non marking, slip-resistant rubber outsole|
ALSO NEW----the Artisan Collection---that are handcrafted, limited editions that are designed with talented individuals ---a natural outgrowth of the original collaboration with very chic Parisian store Colette....
|MDOT BOOJI---rooted in California's lifestyle-she conjured up the Apache in chestnut suede (also available in Black Ash)|
|New York designers, Stash's-Kent (Black-right) and Ronnie Fieg's Bleeker (Gray-left)|
|The Brother's Bray & Co. handsome leather Everest (Black-middle left), Vane's Exo Command (Olive-left) and Kings Point Ronnie Fieg's(Black-middle right)|
|Te Brother's Bray & Co.---oxblood Valdosta (left) Union Boot (two middle)|
|Stash-BK NY (front-urban blend materials)|
|Ronnie Fieg's Kings Point II|
|Brogue fringe detail- in a plush full grain leather upper lace-up boot|
More styles are being launched for Fall 2012...
|Waterproof-Knight-handsewn moccasin cement construction, full grain leather with Filson Tin cloth, wind resistant and water repellent EVA midsole, Vibram® rubber lug sole|
|Knight-Brown and Olive Wool|
|Falmouth -Sebago x Filson®-Full grain leather upper with Filson Tin Cloth-in a pull-on boot with slip resistant, non-marking outsole|
|Kettle-Black Leather/Filson Tin cloth|
Our top pick for women....the DORSET HIGH brown/chocolate leather boots-soft fleece ling, non-marking slip resistant rubber sole, premium full grain, waterproof leather uppers.