About Sebago Fairhaven Leather Boots (For Men)
Closeouts. A rugged choice for the lakeside cottage, Sebago's Fairhaven boot is light on your feet, comfortably cushioned, and outfitted with a non-marking wet-traction outsole.
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Most Helpful 5-Star Review
These boots were definitely made for non-labor/construction use, like if you need to walk through rain or snow when your out and about the town or at (office) work, but this doesn't mean these boots aren't sturdy. Granted, I've only worn them a few miles, and the feel of them is... Read More
Reviewed by Guoster from Flagstaff on Sunday, May 18, 2014General Thoughts:
These boots were definitely made for non-labor/construction use, like if you need to walk through rain or snow when your out and about the town or at (office) work, but this doesn't mean these boots aren't sturdy. Granted, I've only worn them a few miles, and the feel of them is very airy and light. That is as much of a pro as it is a con, depending on what you are looking for and expect. Basically, these will make a great spring/summer boot if it's going to rain a lot during monsoon season, and look great with basically any and all pants. Even the black (which I got) don't require a monochrome palette to be worn because of the contrasting stitching, and slightly lighter tone of black with roughout leather texture, much closer to the Dayton Service Boot. I'd like to point out the leather is rough out and NOT suede, rough out does not require babying and can withstand moisture, mud, what-have-you just like smooth leathers. With rough out, I think treatment is even less strict than smooth leather as you won't see cracking and dryness, but any that does appear just becomes part of the patina and look. My complete list of pros and cons is below.
- Light but thick leather
- Rough out is tough and very independent (won't need babying)
- Sleek looking, but not like every other boat shoe so your style stands out
- Contrast stitching with white sole gives a broader range of fits available
- Welted sole
- Metal framed eyelets
- Does NOT crease!! (it's magic...at least after around 10 miles of walking so far)
- Comfortable insole
- NO break in!
- Leather is thick, but I FEEL like (completely gut feel mind you) one swift kick to a rock or jagged edge will tear it due to the light and airy nature (almost feels like styrofoam).
- Incredibly hard to lace up, hope this isn't petty, but I work in a facility that requires me to change my shoe once or twice a day for about 15 minutes periods prior to re-lacing these boots back up. This makes the process excessively annoying.
- Leather laces, paired with difficulty lacing up (see above), makes me feel like I'll tear them inevitably. Leather laces also have a higher amount of friction through the eyelets, adding to the difficulty to lace.
- Insole is comfortable, but if I want to replace it with Superfeet or something later on, I won't be able to due to the weird insole presently fitted (it's got some lego/tetris sort of piece to hold it in place).
Great boots at a great price though. At one of the steeper discounts on STP, it's definitely worth it!
Reviewed by Baller from Terra Firma on Saturday, December 14, 2013Nice looking boot, a little more style then a construction boot. Looks like they will last for years, comfortable to wear, are you s true to size.
Reviewed by Tuglife from Baltimore, MD on Wednesday, September 25, 2013I bought a pair of these in black from another site and wore them Often. The styling is great. Can be worn with anything. I still use them to go to and from my job on a tugboat because they are at home in both worlds. The soles did prove to have some issues. They are held in with a sticky heal cushion insert and have a tendency to move around ending up out of place and deformed after lots of wear. I peal them up and properly relocate them only to move again after a few days. The leather seems a little inconsitant as well. The pieces forming the heal cup are significantly rougher than other sections. I had multiple broken laces as the included leather ones just do not stand up to everyday use.
All that said they are comfortable and I wear them regularly. I even bought the brown pair from STP because the price with a deal flyer discount was too good to pass up. The brown ones feel noticeably smaller but that may be due to my black ones being well worn in and stretched. Nice shoes overall. Worth the price!
Reviewed by kirin from kor on Friday, September 13, 2013good quality
Reviewed by Shoed Dude from Phoenixville PA on Sunday, October 14, 2012Bought and returned two pair; I WANTED to wear this shoe,but...Sebago's construction seems a little lax. One pair had a wandering back line of stitches, the other had a partially unattached and crooked insole as well as being attached to the sole canted to the inside. Just NOT wonderful work, Sebago.
- Best Uses: Casual Wear
- Describe Yourself: Comfort-oriented
- Pros: Comfortable, Stylish
- Sizing: Feels true to size
- Width: Feels true to width