Monday, October 22, 2012

SEBAGO Footwear SPRING 2013

Outdoor Retailer, SLC

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 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.
Ready for some pop in tones? The Artisan line-up for Spring 2013 features the Docksides® Horween® Collection---a collab with the finest American made Horween® Chromexcel® leathers (meaning essential a waterproof leather- laboriously made --- in a process that takes 28 days, 89 process steps to described on the Horween Wordpress site)...crafted into the boat shoe silhouettes Docksides and Spinnakers.

In very handsome color options----Ink, Orange ---pictured ---(and. also Red),


same outsole---non-marking, slip resistant