These were my first really 'preppy' shoes. My older sisters wore them so it was only natural I would like them and wear them too. In the 80's Sebago make original Docksides in just one color - brown with natural leather laces. The toe was also 'square' as opposed to the round toe that Docksides sport today. My girlfriends and I also would (ocassionally) roll our laces into 'pig-tails' so we could just slip them on and go anywhere.