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post #1741 of 2042


 

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Hi:
Well, what luck. After countless attempts at finding info on the sheepskin-lined models...
I hope that helps you decide.


Very good. Thank you very much for your detailed report on your buying experience. You're lucky that you got one of the pairs there at the sale, I presume. Nice purchase.

Also cool to hear that you are in favour of barefoot/minimalist running shoes. I've got some five fingers (a bit awkward, and also a bit of a hassle to put on and off), tried the Terraplana Evos in green, but am actually mostly wearing Chucks for training and the occassional running. 

Good to hear that the insole is giving good insulation. And I like the look of the rubber sole. But you seem to have the Vibram sole or the rubber one?

Now I have to see if I can get 1/2 sizes. My true size would be a US 10.5. On some site I read that if in doubt one should size down half a size. But that recommendation might have been for a boot without the fur lining.

So if you with 43 find the US 10 quite tight, it would probably be better for me to go with the US 11 as I have more of a 43.5-44 size. I'd rather have shoes a bit too large than too small.

 

 

post #1742 of 2042
Again, a tough call, but sizing up is a good idea, as you can always wear thicker socks if they stretch too much, or if, more likely, the shearling packs down a lot and leaves more room.

That being said, mine are breaking in nicely after a few days of using them around the house. Putting them on barefoot is kind of like having your feet enveloped by a warm, woolen vagina (well, not really).
post #1743 of 2042

Hmm, sounds good. Might go for a 10 then.

post #1744 of 2042
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Has anyone else had the insole on their Bluchers come loose?
Yes -- and I've read about it happening to others on styleforum. I actually peeled it up in one of my pairs and replaced it with a full-length footbed I like better. I can understand why it would tick people off. But honestly, I don't think it reflects on the workmanship -- they glue it in place (it's NOT part of the moc construction), and you can easily re-glue it if you like.
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Wow, your insoles stayed in for a whole month? The ones in my blue boat shoes came out on day 2 I think.
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I have the South Willard Bluchers....yesterday the leather insole started bunching up and slipping while I was walking in the left foot, it doesn't stay stationary anymore inside the shoe. Pretty annoying. Any quick fixes or should I take to the cobbler? What do they do? Some kind of sticky double sided tape? Or do they have to weave it in there.

Some boat shoes I bought off B&S came in today and the insoles/padding are completely loose. No adhesion to the construction at all. I remember that the Quoddy camp mocs for J Crew I ordered a couple weeks ago weren't like this, so it's good to know it's not an isolated incident (only briefly tried on by the previous owner + look brand new, so it's not an issue of wear).

 

Maybe I'm biased since the shoes are a snug fit and I have flat feet, but does anyone else find the shoes more comfortable with the insoles simply removed? I don't even mean when they're loose and moving around - the foam padding on the medial side of the insole just feels odd to me. Maybe it'd compress with wear? I might try gluing the insoles down or replacing them with an outside brand, but they feel perfectly fine without anything... maybe I'm weird.

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Originally Posted by Samir View Post

Anyone know how their Quoddy sizing matches up to their Brannock size? Measuring my foot like they say to do on the website, seems like I should maybe go down half a size from 8 to 7.5 for length - that sound right?

This would've been unwearable. These hopefully will stretch out slightly for a perfect fit, but if anything, sizing up for the boat shoes would've been good. This was not the case for the Camp Mocs - 8.5 was too big.


Edited by Samir - 12/31/11 at 11:51am
post #1745 of 2042
Have two pairs of bluchers and the insoles have not come loose in either. One pair I have worn around 4 days a week for the past 18 months. Just lucky by the sounds of it.
post #1746 of 2042

Yeah, it's honestly not a big deal for me - like I said, Quoddy's insoles are shaped in a way that's uncomfortable for me anyway (initially, at least). I'm just not sure if I should be replacing them with another insole to at least protect the underlying surface from wearing down.

post #1747 of 2042
How flexible is the vibram sole on the quoddy grizzly boots? Is it still fairly lightweight?
post #1748 of 2042
Pretty flexible. I have the J Crew bluchers came with a camp sole and I sent them back to Quoddy for the Vibram sole, don't really notice any difference in flexibility and weight isn't really noticeable either (I'm sure they weigh more, just don't notice it when wearing them). I think the leather you pick has some effect on stiffness feel though, I have some in Chromexcel which seems fairly stiff, while these ones are quite flexible. That applies not only to how the sole feels but the uppers as well.
post #1749 of 2042
Do the Canoe mocs fit TTS if I have slightly wider feet?
post #1750 of 2042

I recently bought a pair of Grizzly Boots with Sheepskin lining. I eventually bought them in US 10 and they fit very well. 

When I first tried them on I thought they were far too small, very tight. Then I realized that in the front was still some paper ;-) 

They are quite snug but will surely stretch out. I'm very happy with them. In this cold weather they provide good warmth.

I got them with the rubber soles. I like this original design and one has a good feeling when walking.

Today it snowed here and I saw that salt is used everywhere again. So I'll clean them after wearing them today and then put a coat of Obenauf's LP on them. I hope that that will give them the needed protection from the salt.

post #1751 of 2042
I have a pair of brown boat shoes with the white sole, but I don't really like the white sole for some reason. Gonna ship them back to quoddy to have them resoled (for $15, its like stealing) but I'm not sure which sole would look dopest. Thinking about going with the brown gum looking sole like the one they put on the maliseet, thoughts?

What sole do yall think looks best on the brown boat shoe?
post #1752 of 2042
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I have a pair of brown boat shoes with the white sole, but I don't really like the white sole for some reason. Gonna ship them back to quoddy to have them resoled (for $15, its like stealing) but I'm not sure which sole would look dopest. Thinking about going with the brown gum looking sole like the one they put on the maliseet, thoughts?
What sole do yall think looks best on the brown boat shoe?

white.
post #1753 of 2042
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Originally Posted by fnspr3 View Post

I have a pair of brown boat shoes with the white sole, but I don't really like the white sole for some reason. Gonna ship them back to quoddy to have them resoled (for $15, its like stealing) but I'm not sure which sole would look dopest. Thinking about going with the brown gum looking sole like the one they put on the maliseet, thoughts?
What sole do yall think looks best on the brown boat shoe?

i got black and liked it a lot.
post #1754 of 2042
I just spotted these new Vibram soles that replaces the round leather sole or the crepe style sole.

Does anyone know anything about these soles? This might be the solution I need to replace the crepe soles on my Quoddys. I'm sick of having super dirty crepe soles!



http://unionmadegoods.com/Images/Products/Canoe_Moc_in_Toast_Suede_0.jpg
http://unionmadegoods.com/Images/Products/Canoe_Moc_in_Calico_Dark_Bone_Suede_0.jpg
post #1755 of 2042
^ the can also put standard camp, boat, or Vibram soles on instead of the crepe soles as well. It's a little more expensive because they first replace the crepe layer with a piece of leather (like in their leather soled mocs) and then attach the sole to that.
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