Founded in 1946, the Sebago® Company was started by three New England natives and friends: Daniel J. Wellehan Sr., William Beaudoin and Joseph Cordeau. The first shoe they released was a hand-sewn penny loafer. Sebago’s® penny loafer was inspired by the popular Indian moccasin and featured the company’s patented welt construction. Then, throughout the 50s and 60s Sebago expanded its collection by offering a range of shoes, including women's models, and began to export internationally. In 1970, Sebago® released their most recognizable model to date, the iconic 'Dockside' boat shoe. Known for their handsewn genuine moc construction, slip-resistant rubber sole, and non-corrosive brass eyelets, both comfort and prestige are guaranteed.