Sebago Docksides Reviews

59 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

81% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

65% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 39 Docksides Sebago Reviews

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September 7, 2013

Nathan

from Philadelphia

The only complaint I have is that naturally they take a while to break in and as with any boat shoe, the only real way to wear them without looking stupid is without socks. So they're uncomfortable for a while and they can hurt your pinky toes and cause blisters at first.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 1, 2013

John K

from Melbourne, fl.

Only shoes I've purchase for the last 20years or more, I wear them everyday and buy a new pair every 5 years. They are always a perfect fit. The tops waer out and the soles still look bearly warn.

Brands I'd also recommend: None

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 18, 2013

Anonymous

from St. Louis, MO

I bought these when my pair of Sperry Billfish fell apart after 3 years. The Docksides seem much better constructed. They took about 2 weeks to break in. Wetting them thoroughly and wearing until dry a couple of times really helped to soften the leather. A couple of coats of saddle soap ($5 in any shoe polish aisle) also helped, and stopped the squeaking noise. There is no arch support in these shoes - not a deal breaker for me, but be forewarned if it is for you. I picked this color because I like the brass eyelets over the black eyelets of the elk brown color. I wear a size 9.5 athletic shoe, but chose a 9 wide for the Docksides, which is a perfect fit without socks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 14, 2013

Steve N

from Silicon Valley

A great shoe and I'm very happy with it right out the box. The quality of the leather is superb and has a great feel. Though the leather is a bit stiff I have not had the break-in issues that most have commented on. I wore these for days right out of the box with no chaffing issues -- perhaps this is a matter of biomechanics? The only downside for me is in the cushion of the insole. There's moderate heel to mid arch cushion but nothing in the front of the foot bed. As I walk I tend to push very much off of the balls of my feet and this shoe had my toes and the balls of my feet aching after walking only a couple of miles. Overall this is an awesome shoe for the style and the quality of materials and build. However, it is not as good for walking as some other makers of boat shoes I have tried.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 6, 2013

Nat

from Bronx New York

The look is good but as everyone else states these things are tough. I bought a wide width and they were very tight. I tried them on with socks and then without. They are still kind of tight I could not wear these for more than two hours.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 26, 2013

Anonymous

from United States

These are great. Took a bit of time breaking in at first (would wear socks) but after a few years, they've gotten more comfortable. These take a long time to look scuffed up though (probably due to the higher quality leather used) so if you're looking for that look on boat shoes though, then this wouldn't be the best option. Goes well with khakis, shorts, and jeans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 25, 2013

Anonymous

from New Jersey

I've had the dark blue docksides back in the 80's and i love it more than my Sperrys. I fell in love with saddle tan color so i ordered one; I was so disappointed when I got it. What is shown on screen is not color correct. It is a bland tan!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 25, 2013

Anonymous

from South Texas

These are nice topsiders. I have been wanting a good pair for the last two years and I am glad I made this choice. The seams are of good quality, no fraying threads. Totally satisfied. Also I have a flat foot and sometimes that is a problem, but these work.

Brands I'd also recommend: Red Wing, Ecco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 18, 2013

Thomas T

from Brunswick, GA

I have worn boat shoes for about 50 years. I have tried them all: Sperry, Dockers, Sebagos, and several other lesser known brands. In spite of the slightly higher cost, Sebago Docksides have outperformed and out lasted them all...You get what you pay for! And Zappos has the lowest cost!

Brands I'd also recommend: None

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 14, 2013

Anonymous

 

These are the most annoying pair of shoes I've ever bought. First of all, they feel larger than the marked size, so be prepared to gamble on that. However, my main problem with them is that they squeak loudly on every step. I don't know how anyone has not mentioned this. I wore them around for a whole day and the squeaking did not become any more subdued. Instead of finding my own fix for this, I'm just going to try to return them. At least they look good.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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January 4, 2013

Anonymous

from Massachusetts

For me the Sebago's fit better than the Sperry's. Initially, the shoe was stiff. However after a week or two of breaking in. These boat shoes became very comfortable even without soxes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 3, 2013

Christopher A

from United States

I blew it and ordered a medium shoe when I should have ordered a wide. What was I thinking? Your wonderful return policy allows me to exchange for the right size when the wider shoes come in in February. I do wonder if a 12 1/2 might be better, as this is a pretty stiff shoe, but that is a size you don't carry at present. Surely I can't have wildly BIG feet!

Brands I'd also recommend: Sperry Topsider

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 20, 2012

Ernie T

from Burnaby, British Columbia

For a while I thought I would never be able to wear Sebago Docksides boat shoes again. And then I came across Zappos online, placed an order. I was amazed at how quickly my order arrived, true to Zappos' commitment, so I placed another order for two pairs of Sebagos and again within a week, that order arrived. I am very happy. Thank you Zappos family!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Loudon, TN

Arrived on time and nicely packaged. Product fulfilled exceptions from ad. As with other comparable, the weight of these shoes is more than expected. Needs a little "breaking in". Good product.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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August 22, 2012

Michael

from Brooklyn

These shoes are really great. They are noticeably sturdier (and I think better-made) than Top Siders, with more arch support as well. I would recommend trying half a size down if you plan on wearing them without socks. They are great shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 21, 2012

Tom q

from virginia

Love boat shoes and I needed them ASAP. As always Zappos delivered at twice the speed of sound and as always, Sebago Docksides fit perfectly.

Brands I'd also recommend: sperry

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 20, 2012

Anonymous

 

Great shoes. Very well made and great materials. The last pair of these I had lasted for many years.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

December 29, 2011

Allen

from southeast florida

This shoe is a replacement for my very favorite eight year Old Timberland blue moccasins that I have walked off the soles. My feet are very wide and this shoe should probably have been a EE width rather than an e, the latter being the widest that Sebago makes in this style/color. I like the look enough to have bought it but I am stretching out the width myself. So, if your foot is very wide, this shoe might not fit width-wise. The staff was very cooperative and sent me an additional pair for fit. No questions asked. First class service.

Brands I'd also recommend: timberland

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

September 6, 2011

MV

 

Love them, but needed to use anti-blister stuff because my foot kept rubbing. The shoes don't come broken in.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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5 people found this review helpful  

July 26, 2011

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

My favorite boat shoes were a discontinued Sebago model so when I needed to replace them I stuck with the brand. These shoes are classically styled, which is nice. What wasn't so nice was the break in period: I have never had a pair of shoes that took longer to break in. That includes Frye boots, old school leather hiking boots, etc. I was in pain, daily, for about a month and a half. If I hadn't worn them outside I would've returned them rather than endure that break in period. Even after that was done they were never what I'd call comfortable (compared to other boat shoes I've owned). Other minuses include the leaky soles (no waterproof-ness here) and about a year in the stitching near the lower eyelet as torn out. Wanted to love them but ended up just living with them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarkes, Sperry

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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6 people found this review helpful  

May 26, 2011

Anonymous

from Sacramento, CA

It's hard to compare these to other boat shoes since this is my first pair. Sizing wise, I typically wear 10.5 for most shoes but I decided for a size 10. It actually worked out for me since I only planned to wear these with/without thin loafer socks. First wear, the leather was pretty stiff and a little tight in the toe area. It took a couple wears for the leather to finally break-in and mold around my feet. The leather also stretched enough where the small tightness in the toe is gone. Otherwise, they are comfortable as heck and look good with everything. I do plan to pick up another pair in a different color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

April 14, 2011

Ben

from NH

First off these run large -- anywhere from a half to a full size. Second, they're stiff as the top-side of the deck. Third, if you want comfort right out of the box, go with some Sperry Top-Siders. They've gotten negative reviews but man, they fit like a glove. These Docksides are top-notch quality, but like many reviewers noted, are uncomfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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8 people found this review helpful  

March 6, 2011

Ray J

from Washington, DC

Take a pair of Sperrys and upgrade them to high-quality leather and double the arch and heel support and you've got yourself a Sebago Dockside. These are my favorite boat shoes. I prefer them to Sperry. I can walk around all day in these without pain or feeling like I'm wearing a "boat shoe." Only downsides: 1. They take a crazy long time to break in. The leather is not forgiving so wear socks with them for the first month or bathe them in hot salt water overnight and beat them with a baseball bat, otherwise get out those band-aids for your ankle. 2. They never really wear out. (Why is that bad?) Well, Sebagos have incredible durability. I've had a few pairs for quite a few years and they literally look the same as when I bought them. This is awesome unless you're one of those who needs the saltwater stained grungy look to make your boat shoes feel authentic. These hold up so well it's going to take awhile to make a Sebago look "worn." If you're looking for shoes that look broken in, go Sperry.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sperry, Quoddy, Frye, Rugged Shark

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 18, 2011

Lori p

from on line search

I was very impressed with Zappos. Excellant variety and great prices. I received the shoes less than 48 hours after ordering them for my husband.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 17, 2010

Patricia H

from Charleston, SC

My experience with Zappos was great! My son loved the shoes, and I love doing business with Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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