About 5 years of near daily seasonal wear. I swam in them, did yard work in them ect...
According the Quoddy, the only thing that kept them from being easily repaired was the tear in the leather on the vamp. The Whole piece would have needed to be replaced. They were still re-soleable when I retired them.
Looking forward to my new pair.
My Order Specifications (Pretty Standard):
CXL Brown, Antique Brass Eyelets, White Stitching, White Deck Sole, Brown Laces, Unlined.
Hopefully they will develop a nice patina like my last pair. (I don't believe they used Chromexcel Leather back then)
I tried to match them to my old pair. My only gripe is that my last pair had bright brass eyelets as opposed to the Antiqued brass eyelets. Quoddy does still carry the shiny brass eyelets BUT they are not real brass anymore and thus, will not tarnish and weather so I decided against it.
Here are my resoled Quoddy bluchers (these are the shoes that J Crew sells). I love the red Vibram sole on these, definitely gives them a more substantial look which is what I was going for. Also had amazing service from Quoddy. It was $35 including return shipping and the replaced the soles and included new insoles and laces as well as reconditioned the leather and sent them back in a new Quoddy shoe bag. Can't believe how cheap it was and it only took them about a week in house to turn it around for me (they quoted 3 weeks).
old post, but any fresh pics of these? i was thinking about getting my bluchers resoled with something more substantial, and google came up with this image. i was worried a thicker sole would throw off the proportions with only 3 eyelets, but these look good.