The popularity of the Sebago brand has gone from strength to strength and none more so than with their famous Docksides. Each year more and more exciting colour options are added to the vast array of Sebago Docksides. Not to mention the Sebago Spinnakers which are simply two or three tone Docksides, combining premium grade leathers, suedes and nubucks. At Bradshaw and Lloyd we are not only able to supply the standard colour options available within the UK but we can also access Sebago’s huge warehouse in Holland where colossal stocks are held to supply all European countries. We can normally get any style delivered to UK addresses within 4 working days.
All Sebago Docksides and Spinnakers are made using the genuine moccasin method of construction. This technique has fundamentally changed little since North American Indians were hand sewing their buckskin footwear in the days of Sitting Bull and Running Bear. The simplest way of describing this method is to imagine that the upper leather of the shoe is like a sock and the sole is then stitched directly onto this upper leather. The bottom of the sock therefore becomes the shoe’s insole, making the resultant shoe supremely comfortable. However instead of using buckskin soles the Sebago Dockside and Spinnaker shoe’s sole is the patented Sebago sniped rubber sole with dozens of knife thin cuts which enables the shoe to have extraordinary traction on slippery surfaces. They are also surprisingly hard wearing. The popularity of these shoes stems partly from the quality of the shoes’ components enabling them to last and improve in appearance with age. They seem to be able to put up with a really hard life, often involving being in and out of salt water, invariably with precious little nourishment of the leathers in the form of regular waxing and polishing.
For those who want something a little extra special Sebago have launched their Horween brand of Dockside which are made entirely on the US mainland with the very finest Horween leathers in an array of beatiful colours. You can identify Sebago Horween Docksides by the slightly more elaborate hand stitching around the shoe’s apron. We will be adding these Horween styles to the Bradshaw and Lloyd website over the next few weeks to complement the traditional Sebago Docksides and Spinnakers.