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moccasin shootout

esswhykay

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2-hole: Arrow 3-hole: Quoddy 4-hole: L.L. Bean Are there any others I should be looking at? Right now, I'm leaning towards the Arrows for the contrast stitching. But I came across this, and now I'm not so sure - I'm not a fan of crepe soles. Does anybody know if they're standard on the Arrows? It's hard to tell in the company's product shot.
 

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Quoddy's are the best I have personally handled, and I'll recommend them out of these three. I have the LL Beans and they don't really look any better with age, unfortunately.
 

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I like those Arrows best, but I also like crepe soles. I guess I'd go with the Quoddys if you're adverse to having a crepe sole.
 

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Agree with Xchen on the Beans.

Quoddy's are rad but if you order from them you will wait a long time.

Arrows do not come standard with the crepe sole. He told me he could do them
but then the moc would not be re-sole-able. Nice guy there, I look forward to getting my
boots from him. I went for double leather sole. Quality looks amazing!

You may want to check out Russell too. http://www.russellmoccasin.com/

Hope this helps....
 

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I also have the Quoddy Bluchers and they're pretty great. Worth the wait.
 

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Do Sperry Topsiders count in this? I know they are boat shoes, but they have a pseudo moc feel, and i would argue that they are a more modern type of moc... just a thought.

 

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I know these are rather homely, but they have a very durable rubber sole that let them function quite well outside. Just got a fresh pair yesterday too!
 

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Uh, no I'm pretty sure those are house shoes. Do not wear outside.
 

coopster

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Ok... but I thought this was going to be a "moccasin shootout" where we could show our different types of moccasins. I knew they were house shoes but moccasins none-the-less.

Even though mine are slippers dont they look more like a traditional moccasin then the quoddy and LL beans shoes which look pretty identical to boat shoes IMO.
 

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i must say that i was highly impressed with arrow's customer service and quality.
 

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