From our roots near Sebago Lake in Maine, and the launch of the Docksides, sailing has always been in our blood. Through the years, Sebago has sponsored the Celebrity Regatta, Newport to Bermuda, and The America's Cup, as well as the prestigious title of the official supplier of yachting footwear to the U.S. sailing team. Sailing is part of their heritage and DNA.
With avid sailors running Sebago in the late 60's, they looked to create a functional, handsewn leather boat shoe. The Docksides was launched in 1970 to meet that need, and has grown to historic status. It is still being handsewn and finished the same way but new materials and colors have evolved the Docksides to casual shoe status.
Gary Jobson is a world class sailor, television commentator and author based in Annapolis, Maryland. He is a Vice President of the International Sailing Federation. Gary has authored 19 sailing books and is Editor at Large of Sailing World and Cruising World magazines. He is also President of the National Sailing Hall of Fame, I think you'll agree those are some heavy credentials. But its no surprise that he was quoted saying "For my Money, this is the most technically engineered boating shoe ever designed" when he was talking about the Sebago Docksides. Even though he looks like he is grimacing in pain, he is infact in deep cerebral thought about the unobtainable aesthetic beauty of Sebago's Dockside boat shoes.