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I don't own a pair, but those Telos chukkas look killer.

I picked up another pair of Lewiston, this time in brown, off Ebay for $70. I love my cognac pair and was considering purchasing a Dawson Moc at $300 when these showed up for very short money. Considering that the other Lewiston listings are all around $175-$180, the guy either wanted to get rid of them quickly or did not know what he had.
















The first thing I did was rip out the shearling inserts and reattach them with Gorilla Glue. They are now set and aren't budging. I like my cognac pair, but I love the dark brown due to the richness of the color and because the Ugg heel branding is hard to see when worn. I'm really looking forward to wearing them!

I hope everyone has a great weekend, as always. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

They look great :nodding:

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Quite quiet in here lately!  I've been wearing my natural Chromexcel boat shoes hard all summer after getting them in June and thought I'd post a progress report.  These are my nearly-daily-wear shoes and I am not kind to them--I frequently drag them across rock and concrete, splatter them with beer, and wear them barefoot and in the rain, and they've some scars to show for it.  I've just gone at them with some Renovateur, so they're a bit shinier than I'd ideally prefer but otherwise I'm pretty happy.  A magic eraser is spectacular at cleaning the edges of the soles I've found.  I did have the glove leather insole delaminate on me almost immediately, but Quoddy quickly sent some new ones for me to glue in which seem to be free of that problem.  

 

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Presently:

 

 

I also unearthed my bluchers which I haven't worn all summer as they were looking pretty sorry.  For some reason I only just had the idea to use the Renovateur on them as well, and I think the results are pretty excellent.  

 

One before and one after:

 

 

 

Both done:

 

 

post #2118 of 2125
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Quite quiet in here lately!  I've been wearing my natural Chromexcel boat shoes hard all summer after getting them in June and thought I'd post a progress report.  These are my nearly-daily-wear shoes and I am not kind to them--I frequently drag them across rock and concrete, splatter them with beer, and wear them barefoot and in the rain, and they've some scars to show for it.  I've just gone at them with some Renovateur, so they're a bit shinier than I'd ideally prefer but otherwise I'm pretty happy.  A magic eraser is spectacular at cleaning the edges of the soles I've found.  I did have the glove leather insole delaminate on me almost immediately, but Quoddy quickly sent some new ones for me to glue in which seem to be free of that problem.  
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I also unearthed my bluchers which I haven't worn all summer as they were looking pretty sorry.  For some reason I only just had the idea to use the Renovateur on them as well, and I think the results are pretty excellent.  
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One before and one after:







Both done:






Thanks for the thread update.
And nice refurbishing job! Your boat shoes and bluchers look great. Reno is magic.

I also wore the heck out of my natural cxl bluchers much of the summer, and they're holding up well.



I've been eyeing a Telos chukka, but haven't pulled the trigger yet. And I might pick up another blucher today, with the $50 off sale.
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Thanks for the thread update.
And nice refurbishing job! Your boat shoes and bluchers look great. Reno is magic.

I also wore the heck out of my natural cxl bluchers much of the summer, and they're holding up well.



I've been eyeing a Telos chukka, but haven't pulled the trigger yet. And I might pick up another blucher today, with the $50 off sale.

 

The Telos with tweed upper shaft panel is really tempting me... 

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I've been eyeing a Telos chukka, but haven't pulled the trigger yet.

The Telos with tweed upper shaft panel is really tempting me... 

Nice, tweed (or maybe canvas). Something like one of these?





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Does anyone have a suggestion for a firm sole? I dont like my soles to have a lot of give. How is the camp sole? Very firm?
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Does anyone have a suggestion for a firm sole? I dont like my soles to have a lot of give. How is the camp sole? Very firm?

I'm not sure if this helps you, but I have what seems to be a similar question. I love my bluchers, which have the Vibram rugged sole. However, they feel relatively thin (I can easily feel the ground underneath) and aren't what I would call firm. I emailed Quoddy customer service, and they told me this:

"Certain soles require midsoles and the Roccia that is featured on the Perry Boot is one of them. The Roccia, Mini Lug, and Leather Siped Sole are all soles with Midsoles. They would have that extra layer that you are referring to."

I was asking about support, rather than firmness, but maybe that would help you, too? I'm planning on ordering a Telos chukka with either Roccia or Mini Lug.
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Does anyone have a suggestion for a firm sole? I dont like my soles to have a lot of give. How is the camp sole? Very firm?

The camp sole that Quoddy uses is very flexible -- that's great for mocs and moc construction because the whole thing molds to the shape of your foot. If you want something super firm, you might look at the "vibram rugged" sold that's an option on some quoddys.

You should also look at Rancourt/Oak St/Russell/Eastland Made in Maine -- IMO Quoddy specializes in "softer" moccasins, whereas some of the other companies builds are much more substantial. I have a pair of Russells with a midsole and Vibram Christy soles and they are stiff/firm as all hell. more like a work boot than a moc...
post #2124 of 2125
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The camp sole that Quoddy uses is very flexible -- that's great for mocs and moc construction because the whole thing molds to the shape of your foot. If you want something super firm, you might look at the "vibram rugged" sold that's an option on some quoddys.

You should also look at Rancourt/Oak St/Russell/Eastland Made in Maine -- IMO Quoddy specializes in "softer" moccasins, whereas some of the other companies builds are much more substantial. I have a pair of Russells with a midsole and Vibram Christy soles and they are stiff/firm as all hell. more like a work boot than a moc...

Apologies. I should be more specific. I'm looking for a sole with little or no give- meaning when you take a step, you don't bounce back up like with a crepe sole.
post #2125 of 2125
Anything like a christy or a lugged sole would work. Just avoid crepe soles (like on earth shoes...). I think you might be looking at a boot rather than a moccasin style shoe, tbh.
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