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post #1996 of 2042
Why? Could you tell me what you thing makes the quoddy better? I just don't know what frye is all about, and how it compares to quoddy.
post #1997 of 2042
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Originally Posted by Kylmcg View Post

Why? Could you tell me what you thing makes the quoddy better? I just don't know what frye is all about, and how it compares to quoddy.

Better depends on your opinion but with quoddy you can customize everything to what you want, high quality horween leathers (no idea what frye uses but photos online look cheap), made in USA (not sure about frye) an ability to resole for $50-75 or so when you need to.

This is also the quoddy thread and I own multiple pairs of quoddies so maybe it's a bit biased. I also have no idea what you are looking for in a boot or what it like so can't help beyond this
post #1998 of 2042
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post #1999 of 2042

Anyone have sizing advice for Grizzly Mocs? I have a pair of Grizzly Boots, bought them in my normal 10.5 and the fit OK, just a little snug/narrow in the toe box. Anyone else find the same?

 

I figured this was due to the deerskin lining, so wondering if I should go up a half size to an 11 or made try a EE instead of a D. Trying to find the right balance between being able to wear barefoot and with midweight socks. Thanks!

post #2000 of 2042

 

Anyone know what laces came standard on these (material, color, length) and where I can find some? Thanks!

post #2001 of 2042

I ordered the Quoddy True Penny Loafer (Oxblood, 7D) during Mr. Porter's Black Friday sale (30% off).  I think it was a one day sale.  These felt tight at first at the end of the shoe, but after wearing them a few times it's starting to loosen up.  The glove leather lining feels great without socks, but I plan to wear these with socks.  I hope to get some boat shoes for casual summer wear eventually.  For reference, I take an Alden 7D in the Barrie last and 6.5UK in Rain/Forest lasts for Carmina.  The leather of the shoe itself feels flexible.  I just hope it doesn't loosen up too much (but just enough for me).  I'm getting some heel lift when walking, but I haven't broken in the shoe yet.

 

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post #2002 of 2042
post #2003 of 2042
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My new Quoddy Dawsons, in a size 9EEE. Ordered Feb 6, received, Feb 21 (delayed one day due to President's day, otherwise it would have been 2 weeks on the dot). First impression: Wow.

These are beasts. The leather is Horween natural Chromepak, and makes most bridle leather feel thin and flimsy. I was told it's 10oz thick minimum, and boy does it feel it. This absolutely isn't a normal boat shoe, this is like a tank on my feet. The sizing is absolutely perfect, length and width. Took just a little bit of pressure to get my feet in and then pop, right in. They are like gloves already, and I think as the leather warms up they'll turn even more into gloves.

The saddle looks great, just enough extra decoration to really make this my own. Didn't cost any extra, and I found that custmore support was very helpful in making sure I got exactly what I wanted. I think it adds a lot to making this shoe not look like a pair of slippers.

As a note, when I was looking for a pair of mocs, originally, I saw lots of differing opinions/questions about which to get. I originally got the Townview Mocs, which are, indeed great, but are a different beast altogether. I found them insubstantial, not comparable to these (but more in an apples and oranges kind of way, not in a better or worse way). Those are soft, buttery leather, maybe comparable to Quoddy's grizzly mocs, but certainly not to these. The Quoddy website just doesn't clarify how thick these are, that these are not just natural CXL leather. That said, I'm fairly sure these will age like natty CXL, and maybe even look better once I see how it creases.

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Other thoughts: The inner sole is a full leather innersole, which I find preferable to Rancourts half inner sole.
I wear a 9EEE in most Allen Edmonds, so for people looking for sizing advice, looks to be about right.
I haven't decided yet how I'm going to oil these. I prefer Obenauf's but that will darken them. I'm not against oil making my shoes darker, but I'm wondering if people have experience with this, and how people handle this kind of leather sole (which probably needs more treading than an oak leather sole.
I am counting my blessings that I work in the kind of finance firm that is just laid back that I can wear these to work any day when I don't need a suit (99% of the time)

Any chance we could get an update on these?  I'd love to hear/see how they've aged, as I'm contemplating a pair for myself.  Any thoughts, info, or photos that you could share would be greatly appreciated.

post #2004 of 2042
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Anyone know what laces came standard on these (material, color, length) and where I can find some? Thanks!

 

I acquired these second hand and they didn't come with laces. Just called up Qoddy customer service and agreed and paid for a pair of chestnut laces. Just received a shipment notification and they threw in an extra pair of chestnut laces and a pair of brown laces to top it off! Very thoughtful customer service. 

post #2005 of 2042
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Any chance we could get an update on these?  I'd love to hear/see how they've aged, as I'm contemplating a pair for myself.  Any thoughts, info, or photos that you could share would be greatly appreciated.

Sure, though honestly they haven't really gotten much of a patina. I have a pretty large rotation, and while I wear them as slippers a lot, they don't get much real outdoor wear, honestly.

I swapped out the laces with a lighter color laces (you need to get a leather lacing needle for threading the lace through the back of the shoe, totally worth it) but otherwise they look much the same. There's a small part on the inside where the stitching is starting to run, I figure when/if it gets bad enough I'll send it to Quoddy for a repair, but it's not worth the trouble yet. The big thing I found is that the pedals in the car wear down on the chromepak sole very quickly, so that my right shoe's sole looks 5x more worn down than the left shoe (which looks basically untouched). So I don't drive in them much anymore.

I'll try to remember to take some pictures of them later, for sure.
post #2006 of 2042
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Sure, though honestly they haven't really gotten much of a patina. I have a pretty large rotation, and while I wear them as slippers a lot, they don't get much real outdoor wear, honestly.

I swapped out the laces with a lighter color laces (you need to get a leather lacing needle for threading the lace through the back of the shoe, totally worth it) but otherwise they look much the same. There's a small part on the inside where the stitching is starting to run, I figure when/if it gets bad enough I'll send it to Quoddy for a repair, but it's not worth the trouble yet. The big thing I found is that the pedals in the car wear down on the chromepak sole very quickly, so that my right shoe's sole looks 5x more worn down than the left shoe (which looks basically untouched). So I don't drive in them much anymore.

I'll try to remember to take some pictures of them later, for sure.

I really appreciate it.  Bummer to hear about the car pedals wearing it down so quickly.  I guess I hoped I'd be able to wear the chromepaks around the campsite/cabin and for quick/minimal errands.

 

I'd love to see photos whenever you get a chance, but in the meantime: would you buy them again?

post #2007 of 2042
Short answer is: yes, I would buy them again, they are great for slipping on quickly for running outside, or doing stuff around the house when I don't want to be barefoot. But I wouldn't buy them with the expectation of doing yard work or going on a hike. I find I put on my rangers much, much more often for those uses.
post #2008 of 2042

PSA on some Quoddy chukkas at 50% off MSRP:

 

http://korvue.shophaberdash.com/products/rugged-deck-chukka/quoddy//4542773____

 

They also have it in tan suede.

post #2009 of 2042
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PSA on some Quoddy chukkas at 50% off MSRP:

 

http://korvue.shophaberdash.com/products/rugged-deck-chukka/quoddy//4542773____

 

They also have it in tan suede.

There are also a few pairs that are 50% off at Leffot (have to click on the shoe to see that current price).

 

http://leffot.com/shop/index.php/sale.html?p=2

post #2010 of 2042

Just got in my pair of True Penny Loafers from the Union Made final sale.

 

Very excited for these.  They're quite a step up in quality over the Sperry's they'll be pushing out for most occasions.

 

The smaller foot fits like a glove, and the bigger is a little snug in width...but from looking over this thread it should stretch out appropriately.

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