Sebago Men's Helmsman Boat Shoe

4.5 out of 5 stars 145 customer reviews

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  • Leather
  • Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • Heel measures approximately 1.5"
  • Platform measures approximately 0.5"
  • Generous drainage and ventilation plus a supportive and grippy sole lend a functional boost to this classic boat shoe.

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SEBAGO HELMSMAN SHOE

Sebago represents authentic products and timeless design. Their original, hand-sewn Docksides boat shoe and Classic Beefroll penny loafer haven’t changed since they first crafted them decades ago. Sebago is a celebration of everything New England…where life in, on or around the waters is a geographical unavoidability. Their shoes are about performance--not just the technical kind, but the way a shoe behaves in its right environment, whether on boats or city streets. Each classic Sebago design is carefully designed to perform at its best.

  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B007H5S5KI
  • Item model number: Helmsman-M
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 4, 2005
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,494 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 145 customer reviews
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    Verified Purchase
    I'm wearing my new Sebagos now to break them in, and I have to say that out of all 4 of my boat shoe style footwear, they're one of the best for wearing all-around. The helmsmen shoes have a very solid construction, appearing to me to be even more solid than the Clovehitch shoe. I have a pair of tan Sperry Friscos, and these definitely look better than they do.

    I ordered a size 12, and I normally wear size 12, and these sure run pretty true to size, although I might advise a half-size larger than you usually get (of course, mine are not yet broken in).

    They grip your ankles quite well, and the leather has a nice shine to it and, overall, a very solid feel.

    From how they feel now, I doubt they'll come apart any time soon. These are definitely the right mix of casual and luxury that I've been looking for. Hopefully they will break in quicker, as they do feel a little more snug than I'm used to, sort of how my Cascades started out. Those shoes broke in well, these probably will to though.

    I ordered the regular "Brown" which appears in the pictures as a reddish color. The shoes came a little darker than I had expected; a sort of dark burgundy color which I do like very much,

    I don't always give 5 star reviews, but when I do, I love the shoes!
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    Size: 13 D(M) USColor: Brown Verified Purchase
    Disappointed that this shoe has no sole siping. The tiny bumps that are intended for "no slip" are not functional. These shoes are dangerous if someone wears them on a wet deck or floor. For everyday wear they are OK, but beware they should not be purchased if you're a boater and need a non-slip boat shoe.
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    Size: 10.5 D(M) USColor: Brown Verified Purchase
    First time I'm reviewing a product on Amazon.

    I saw these shoes in a department store and they seemed like comfortable, well built shoes. They didn't have my size so I looked online and saw that Amazon was selling them for $30 cheaper. Well now I know why they are so cheap, because they are nothing like what I saw in the department store.

    The first pair of these I ordered were defective.
    - The toe area of the sole was tearing away from the shoe.
    - Parts of the midsole were tearing away from the shoes.
    - Excessive glue on/around the midsole as well as the front toe area of the sole.

    So I exchanged the first pair for a second pair.
    - Same issues as with the first pair.
    - Some glue had dried on the inside of the heel causing the soft fabric to become rough.
    - Leather didn't seem like it was cut properly on some areas of the shoe.

    The only positive is that the shoes fit as expected.

    If you're interested in these shoes, then I recommend going to a department store and purchasing there. I've have been turned off from Sebago after this experience and won't be purchasing these shoes at all.
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    Size: 9.5 D(M) USColor: Navy Smooth Verified Purchase
    I've had this pair for two months and the soles of both shoes have "unbonded" from the body of the shoe. I'm outside of the return period so I'm stuck with them (trash can gets them.)
    Since it's both left and right shoes it's hard for me to believe this is a fluke -- it's more of a general quality failure.
    I will say that when I first put them on they fit perfect, seemed comfortable, and had great promise. I didn't put the shoes to any hard use - they just fell apart. Was hoping for more than just two months use.
    You may get luckier than I did. If you do buy a pair and they work for you perhaps you could reply and let me know. Thanks.
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    Size: 9 D(M) USColor: Dark Tan Verified Purchase
    I got the exact shoe pictured: Helmsman/Dark Tan/chocolate sole with white trim/vented sides/hand-stiched lip on the upper/sz 9.

    This is my first Sebago purchase. I am not a boater, I just got these for daily walkers, as an exchange for some hybrid hikers I've had for 3 years (Helly Hansen's; great shoe). Just needed a change.

    These shoes are very well made. Since they are brand new OOTB today, I can't report on well they wear or hold up over time, so that's why only 4 stars. If they hold up well for the summer I'll come back and update my review.

    Sizing is exactly right. No need to guess up or down, just get your usual size.
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    Size: 7.5 D(M) USColor: Dark Tan Verified Purchase
    rec these shoe's and they fit like a glove . and the TAN color makes them look like there worth a million . and the way they are made , the leather is great looking and they can be worn in any kind of weather . they are soft , flexable and really comfortable while walking . they also can be worn anytime , just like tennis shoes . the tie feature is also a great looking feature and i love it . but the way they made the shoe and how they made it is first class . im only glad that the price is low and not hight like they really look like they should be . you have to see and wear them once , then you'll love them and always want to wear them . Jerry
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    Size: 12 D(M) USColor: Chocolate Verified Purchase
    I like the look of a boat shoe when wearing shorts (no socks thing). But I also want more structure to the shoe then the typical boat moccasins when traveling and walking for long periods. This shoe is a good cross over. Comfortable w/o socks and supportive for long days on your feet. I have had lots of Sebagos... Quality product.
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    Size: 10.5 D(M) USColor: Brown Verified Purchase
    Over the years I've tried on and bought many different brands of boat shoes. Unfortunately, the quality overall has declined. This Sebago Helmsman is one of the few reasonably priced boat shoes that is well-made of quality materials, attractive and comfortable. Except for weddings and business meetings, I wear boat shoes 16/7. I will no longer buy the famous Sebago Docksides which are now much narrower than their nominal size and made of poor quality leather that develops crinkles and wrinkles the first time you wear them. Surprisingly, its first cousin, the Helmsman, is still built with decent quality leather, has a nicely padded insole, is very comfortable and is sized correctly (at least for me). It looks narrower than it fits--hard to explain, but I like a wide loose fit and this one works for me. Unlike the classic boat shoe, its sole of the Helmsman appears a bit thicker and includes a toe cap. It's not actually thicker but just molded on the edges to fit farther up the sides. So I recommend this shoe for anyone that likes this design. In fact, if you buy a pair and like it, think about buying 2 more to store away for future use--because you can't be sure of the quality of future models made by this or any other company. There are still high quality hand-made boat shoes available from a few companies, but they are very pricey.
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