Established in 1946, Sebago was born from a consumer demand for quality, casual footwear. An owner of five independent shoe stores in Maine was determined to keep his stores stocked. So, in the true spirit of New England ingenuity he partnered with two local businessmen and created a handsewn footwear factory.
New England is a place where water is a car drive away, and its inhabitants are always seeking it out for recreation, water sports, and gorgeous sunsets. So it isn't a stretch to think our founding fathers looked to a lake for the company's name. That lake was Sebago Lake, a large and majestic body of water in Southern Maine. Sebago means 'big stretch of water' and was named that by a local tribe of Abenaki Indians.