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Quabaug/Vibram

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by popman1967, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. popman1967

    popman1967 Active Member

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    Quabaug was basically Vibram USA until they were sold in 2015 to Vibram international....I've become interested and I wonder if anyone can shed any light on the way these companies used to operate. I've read that the Red Wing Christy sole is in fact Vibram so I wonder if they've had different divisions over the years and made soles that didn't say Vibram especially when the US had many Boot and Shoe factories...I present 2 boots from the same company now defunct..BB Walker...One with the traditional Vibram logo...the other "Oil Resistant"? Seems odd that a company would go through all the trouble to make a "counterfeit" sole themselves when they could simply buy them from Vibram.[​IMG]

    http://footwearnews.com/2015/business/mergers-acquisitions/vibram-acquires-quabaug-corp-33132/

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