Founded in 1946, the Sebago® Company was started by three New England natives and friends: Daniel J. Wellehan Sr., William Beaudoin and Joseph Cordeau. The first shoe they released was a hand-sewn penny loafer inspired by the popular Indian moccasin and featured the company’s patented welt construction. With its simple design and quality construction it was a huge success, allowing the brand to expand quickly, they now produce an array of premium footwear.