So this post is more to get an opinion out of you lovelies, so bear with me :) I am fascinated that Madewell is carrying Sebago Docksides and here's why; these shoes were like the unattainable dream when I was in junior high. If you grew up in the 80's (like me) then there is no way you don't remember these ubiquitous shoes. These shoes, Izod Lacoste polo shirts and designer jeans (preferably Sassoon, Jordache or Gloria Vanderbilt) were the uniform for us during the early part of the decade. They were the 'unattainable' dream because my mom would not get them for me. Before you start crying for me ;) do know that she bought me bunches of other stuff but these shoes, well, she just thought they were too expensive. I had other versions of these boat shoes (a Bass pair my parents got for me in Freeport, Maine come to mind) but I never owned the Sabago version. And as much as I loved my Bass pair, they didn't have that perfect square toe or the buttery soft leather of Sebago's...and of course they didn't have that ever important, tell-tale label...you know, the one that signaled how cool you were because you owned a pair of these originals.
So my question is this...I dont' really need these shoe...I am not even 100% sure how I would wear them...but they are pulling me in big time and I think the reason is my nostalgic feeling for them and the fact that I never got over not having a pair. My mom was right...they certainly aren't cheap but I wonder if it might be worth getting them just so I can finally scratch that long suffering itch.