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post #1981 of 2040

Have a question for those that may just have more experience than I with the Dawson moc. I had Quoddy send me a new pair of insoles. The old ones were not really rotted away or anything like that. But the glue had given up and I figured...well, the insole padding does simply give up the ghost after awhile. So, maybe new insoles are a good idea. I knew the arch pads were kinda' shot anyway. So a change might be in order on that score alone.

 

I guess somewhere along the way, Quaddy changed the insole material and in truth, they probably have a few times over the years. The insoles in the shoes have red perforated padding material. the New insoles have blue padding. It is not perforated and seems a bit thinner than the padding that came in the mocs.

 

Where the older insoles look like they have sort of given up the ghost is in the arch padding. That grey pad does appear much less robust than it was when new while the arch pads in the new insoles appear both more supportive and have more spring to them.

 

I could just use leather glue and reattach the old insoles. Thought I would just if anybody has gone from the older insoles to the newer and see any difference in comfort or any other factor. Maybe somebody has been buying Quoddy for a long enough period that they have some pair with the old insole and some with the new.

 

Thanks for the help.
 

post #1982 of 2040

Does anyone have any experience with the CXL Olive?

 

In some pics, the color looks very dark with some brown overtones, and it looks great.  Other pics seem to show a greener color, which I would not want.

 

Has anyone ordered the Olive color and had good results?

 

Thanks!

 

Marley

 

Edit:  Further reading on this thread has me believing that the olive is more like brown (which is good!).

 

Any other information would be very helpful.

 

Thanks,

 

Marley


Edited by smarley - 8/2/13 at 8:53am
post #1983 of 2040

I thought I would add something that hopefully will be of some value to owners of the Quoddy Dawson Mocs with leather soles or even the ring boots with leather soles.

 

It takes a bit of an effort and you want to exercise some caution but I do think keeping the soles cleaned and protected does a world of good for them. Yes you can just have the soles replaced but I think you want to get the most life out of them possible.

 

While all that crud built up on the soles may seem like it is providing a hardened sole, really it is preventing the leather from breathing. A good bit of the crud may well become embedded in the leather and that won't do it much good either.

 

In my case, I cleaned them up nicely with some Lexol and then used Obernauf's LP to protect the leather.

post #1984 of 2040

Got my natural chromexcel bluchers from Leffot today.

Sized down half to 8.5 (Nike 9, Mashburn Monk 8UK, Barrie/Modified 8.5). Spot on fit.

 

post #1985 of 2040
guys, received my bluchers in chromxcel brown with charcoal camp sole a few days ago, in size 10.5D. used for like 10 times trying to convince myself they were good enough... turns out they are, in fact, a bit too big for me. unfortunately, that is... amazing quality, amazing everything. the leather is unbelievable... i so wish they were right! anyway, i have no choice but either sell or trade them for a pair in 9.5D (could be in a different colourway). if anyone is interested, please, let me know! pm for pics, price or prospect exchanges!
post #1986 of 2040
Have you contacted Quoddy? Their customer service is too notch and they may be able to work something out for you.
post #1987 of 2040
Getting two pairs resoled, anybody able to comment on durability of the leather wrap or crepe soles? Can't decide if I should stick with a camp sole or try something new
post #1988 of 2040
Interested in that as well. Camp soles are useless in wet conditions and wear down too easily.
post #1989 of 2040
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Getting two pairs resoled, anybody able to comment on durability of the leather wrap or crepe soles? Can't decide if I should stick with a camp sole or try something new

I've got crepe soles on my grizzly boots. At first I thought because I'm living in LA I would get them resoled with a vibram or something, but the crepe sole has been pretty good. Had them for about 2 years and wear them a few times per month in the summer and a few times per week in the late fall to early spring. They really havent broke down at all. I've even gone on a few muddy hikes and they've been good, just wiped them down after. It was raining today in LA and I busted them out for the long walk to work with no slipping. When I eventually need a resole, I'll be getting another crepe put on, and when my bluchers wear down, I will probably go from camp sole to crepe on those.

I think the biggest downside to the crepe is it makes the shoe look pretty relaxed or back-woods trapper-esque. But maybe thats just the grizzly boot...
post #1990 of 2040
The "rugged vibram sole" is far more substantial than the camp sole, better grip in wet, longer lasting, and has a similar look. I am getting my bluchers resoled with it rather than the crappy camp sole.
post #1991 of 2040
Blue suede loafers with brick camp soles. A suede brush (left vs right) is a necessity. I usually go sockless so they're pretty much retired until the warm weather returns.



post #1992 of 2040
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Originally Posted by Clay J View Post

The "rugged vibram sole" is far more substantial than the camp sole, better grip in wet, longer lasting, and has a similar look. I am getting my bluchers resoled with it rather than the crappy camp sole.

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Originally Posted by gnu View Post

I've got crepe soles on my grizzly boots. At first I thought because I'm living in LA I would get them resoled with a vibram or something, but the crepe sole has been pretty good. Had them for about 2 years and wear them a few times per month in the summer and a few times per week in the late fall to early spring. They really havent broke down at all. I've even gone on a few muddy hikes and they've been good, just wiped them down after. It was raining today in LA and I busted them out for the long walk to work with no slipping. When I eventually need a resole, I'll be getting another crepe put on, and when my bluchers wear down, I will probably go from camp sole to crepe on those.

I think the biggest downside to the crepe is it makes the shoe look pretty relaxed or back-woods trapper-esque. But maybe thats just the grizzly boot...

Thanks, ended up going with rugged vibram as thought crepe would stand out too much, will post so pics when I get shoes back
post #1993 of 2040
does anyone here have any pictures of the grizzly boot being worn? I can literally only find one picture of them being worn. Ideally I'm looking for a fit pic of the crepe sole with skinny/slim denim. Thanks
post #1994 of 2040
So I've been looking for a fall, winter and spring pair of boots, I'm either getting the frye Rohan engineer shearling, or the quoddy grisly shearling. What is a better boot, I'm interested to hear what people have to say.
post #1995 of 2040
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