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post #91 of 180
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Originally Posted by ryn View Post
Just ordered some of these:


This color isn't something they sell a lot of, and they actually hand dye the hides in shop to get the color. He was surprised I lived in the US and wanted to order shoes I've seen on a Japanese site.

Hopefully will have them around Christmas, but might be longer if he has to hunt for a cleaner hide.

130 for shoes they cut, sew and dye by hand is crazy cheap.

When I call them, what should I ask for to get this colour? Do they ship internationally?
post #92 of 180
I am really interested in the gladiator ring moccasins but no one has talked about them. Does anyone have any pictures of them on someone or have any advice on ordering them??
post #93 of 180
if you want to order just call them up, dude is really nice and can answer all your questions and it's faster than email order
post #94 of 180
If anyone is interested here is a picture of my dad's old Quoddy Trail ring mocs. I can't comment on new ones but these are from the 70s, worn on concrete by my dad and brother. Granted they do have holes in the sole but those only showed up in the last 10 years that my brother has been wearing them, they are a single sole too.
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post #95 of 180
if you get the double soles how stiff are they? I'm looking for something that can give a barefoot like experience but not be ugly as hell
post #96 of 180
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Originally Posted by Wally View Post
if you get the double soles how stiff are they? I'm looking for something that can give a barefoot like experience but not be ugly as hell

Not stiff at all.
post #97 of 180
OK- thinking about ordering some two-eye mocs for summer. I want this style, as they're a little beefier than the regular two-eye:



These appear to be a double-sole with a crepe sole glued on. Detail (of a chukka version):



Just called the guy and he says he doesn't offer this type of customization, but these are all over Japan. He suggested that the Japanese are buying double-soled mocs and attaching the crepe soles after the fact. Can I just have him send me the crepe soles unattached and have a cobbler glue them on? Any insight appreciated.
post #98 of 180
No dice, huh?
post #99 of 180
just ordered a pair of lace boots with crepe sole/dyed leather. Paul was an incredibly nice guy on the phone, said they should be ready in a month or two.
post #100 of 180
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Originally Posted by dixonmanor View Post
OK- thinking about ordering some two-eye mocs for summer. I want this style, as they're a little beefier than the regular two-eye:

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These appear to be a double-sole with a crepe sole glued on. Detail (of a chukka version):

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Just called the guy and he says he doesn't offer this type of customization, but these are all over Japan. He suggested that the Japanese are buying double-soled mocs and attaching the crepe soles after the fact. Can I just have him send me the crepe soles unattached and have a cobbler glue them on? Any insight appreciated.

you could try it. i would ask cobbler before though. the guy at arrow also won't resole crepe soles but it can be done by a skilled cobbler maybe he just doesn't want to deal with the hassels.
post #101 of 180
If anybody is interested in 9.5 Arrow Mocs, I'm selling some at http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?p=3147361.
post #102 of 180
post #103 of 180
A case study of my Arrow Moccasin experience. I was compelled to order after seeing photos of this dyed, 3-eyed boot with a crepe sole: After a few rings, a slightly raspy, thoughtful voice answered the phone: "Arrow Moccasin." Paul was his name, and every word that left his mouth had a perfect deliberateness about it; I could tell this guy had been in the shoe makin' business for a long time. The process wasn't without its quirks: Paul could not give me a definite timeline for delivery because of the special dye process this boot would require (all Arrows come standard in that rich, dark brown leather), and he was not too keen on answering my fit questions in great detail. I did not overthink the issue, and went with my standard 11.5. A month passed, and in that interim I moved from Austin, Texas to Martha's Vineyard. I had to call Paul several times to change my shipping address, and by call #3 he chuckled as if to suggest Look kid, I'm not a UPS store, I just make shoes out of Swiss cows. Nevertheless, he agreed and by the third week of May, I had my boots. They came in a rather nondescript white shoebox, stamped messily in running black ink ARROW MOCCASIN CO. HUDSON, MA. The smell was overwhelming; I imagined myself as little Fritz frolicking around Zurich's sprawling meadows, scouting which steer I would butcher to make this beautiful shoe. The crepe sole was sublime, and the beeswax-dipped threads were all perfectly in place. They fit true to size right out of the box, and I have worn them almost every day since. The six inch vertical length pairs very well with shorts. From the beginning I was hoping to put this look together, but I was fearful I'd come out looking more like Emilio Estevez in Men at Work (think combat boots, high white socks, carpenter jean shorts) than a boot-wearer with swagger. Of course they go perfectly with denim and khakis and hell, I may wear them naked sometimes. Yes, the crepe gets very dirty immediately, but there are virtually no signs of wear outside of that. I receive compliments almost daily, and can't help but think I really pulled a fast one on all those Quoddy and Yuketen owners. I'll take my extra $150 and undoubtedly buy the Arrow ring boot next. And PS- the website. Make sure you have your volume turned up. It is interesting to note Arrow was at the cutting edge back in 1979 when they put up the first website on the Internet, and they haven't changed it since.
post #104 of 180
So, did you manage to get the exact boots in the picture, or are they the single (leather) sole w/ crepe version? Post pics!
post #105 of 180
A case study of MY Arrow experience. (BTW garmis, nice job moving to the Vineyard! I'm there every summer and would love to eventually live there full time. How do you like it?) I live the next town over from their shop in Hudson, MA, so I was lucky to be able to drive 10 minutes there, with the intention of handling some of their mocs and ordering a pair of the double eye'd mocs, to be picked up 5 weeks later or so. Walked in and was overwhelmed with the awesome smell of leather. It was intense. They had leather mocs, jackets hanging up, bracelets, pouches, etc. The woman that helped me was extremely friendly and talked to me at great length about caring for the mocs, etc. She went in the shop and brought out a pair of the exact mocs that I wanted, but told me they were already sold. Let me tell you, the quality is insane. You can tell each stitch, cut, and knot was done by hand. The leather was as thick as a piece of cardboard, and the surface was incredibly soft. I tried them on and they fit like a glove. She returned to the back room, and I guess Paul (the owner) had authorized her to sell them. They were the double sole version, and I had originally wanted the single just to wear around my dorm room, but for an extra $12 it was well worth it. I honestly don't think I can wear these out in the next 10 years. The leather in the sole is just too thick. Ended up walking out wearing the mocs that I though I had to wait over a month for. Needless to say I'm thrilled. I wore them in the car, and after about 5 minutes with the A/C on, the car started to reek of leather! I love it! I'm kind of an enthusiastic driver, and these soles really let me feel the pedals (e.g., use my big toe for the gas), making them excellent driving shoes. They look to be something between a boatshoe and a traditional moc. Here's some pictures. Sparknotes: absolutely thrilled. Let me echo someone else's post: Top quality leather that is hand dyed, cut and stitched in house, in the United States. These things should be at least twice the price.
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