words/images Judith Ecochard
SEBAGO® footwear, a Wolverine Worldwide brand deftly delved into it's New England heritage of boat shoes---the classic Docksides and Spinnaker styles---and updated them for nautical and city activities--- with detail tweaks, fresh colors and a winning mix of leather/textiles--- and of course, atop slip-resistant, non-marking rubber outsoles.
Divided into four basic groups--- the coherency of the entire collection---look-wise- makes the Sebago® kicker- the real deal in this boat-inspired genre that's been replicated elsewhere.
New England Dry Goods- iconic, traditional and casual-classic silhouettes---and for gals-pretty colors for the Hadley collection ...in leather and suede---including Docksides and Spinnakers with classic side lacing.
We liked the mix of colors and materials used in the Salt Water Washed group too---casual looks for men and women---that we somehow have no pictures of for the men's grey Nantucket Three-Eye---a more modern squarish toe shape than the traditional shoes.
The Treasured Legacy group includes- for men-the Handsewn in Maine, USA Collection---that delivers with a special soft dust cover shoe bag...and a certificate with details including the maker of the shoe.
|Allston Moc and Classic|
|hand sewn back heel stitch detail|
|outsoles---all leather with heel rubber insert hand hammered---show these off!|
|numbered, limited edition collection|
The Regatta selection fuses modern materials and comfort---with contemporary styling...whether sailing a classic wooden schooner or one of those high tech yachts that "sail" themselves.
|women's styles---Ketch lace (left)and the Ketch Skimmer-very cute slip-on -all with non-marking outsoles, breathable comfort|
|grippy-but non-marking-so as not to ruin the decks|
|eye catching-upper diagonal straps in a pink---with two cross stitch details on side---layer of pink outsole. Really well done.|
|Sticky rubber OctoPod outsole---grips any terrain...|
|Wave Extreme-breathable mesh upper with protective leather---and eyelets for draining---keeps the debris out. A shoe that's good for land and sea.|
In very handsome color options----Ink, Orange ---pictured ---(and. also Red),
|same outsole---non-marking, slip resistant|