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Quoddy Boat Shoes MEGATHREAK

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by padronlover, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. RevisIsland

    RevisIsland Senior member

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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?
     
  2. seasquirrel

    seasquirrel Senior member

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    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.
     
  3. Peter1

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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...
     
  4. RevisIsland

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    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.
     
  5. Peter1

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    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.
     
  6. worldofinflatio

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    Hey folks, wondering if anyone has photos of the Blucher in CXL Natural and Cav Whiskey WITH a black camp sole. \

    I can't find photos anywhere....all red sole stuff

    What do y'all think would work better?

    I've found a pair of Boat Moc in the combo i think i want for the Blucher, but the color looks totally different than on the site (way darker!)

    Says this is Cav / Charcoal sole / What laces? Black?



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    And here is a picture of Cav / Whiskey Blucher on the site to same specs. Totally different!

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  7. seasquirrel

    seasquirrel Senior member

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    My whiskey cavalier Telos chukkas showed up today. They feel great!

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  8. bruc

    bruc New Member

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    Whats difference between Bluchers and Maliseet?
     
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    Number of eyelets, collar style, facings.
     
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    Kennebecs for $229 this week--$86 off.
     
  11. slack tide

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    I had a hard time finding pics of this exact makeup, so figured I would contribute these. Natural cxl, natural threads, gum camp sole, antique brass, rawhide lace, cross-stitch tips

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  12. ToruOkada

    ToruOkada Senior member

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    SO I called in today and found out that Quoddy has increased their refurb cost to $130 and there's a 6-8 week lagtime. I remember paying $30 for this just a couple years ago....Anyways, has anyone tried to go an alternative route and used either another company or a local cobbler to do repairs? My bluchers (the standard chromexel/bricksole ones) badly need a resole so that's what I'm most interested in getting done.
     
  13. constant struggle

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    This is insane. Their prices have almost doubled in the last 10 years as well.
     
  14. ToruOkada

    ToruOkada Senior member

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    In case anyone's curious - I ended up just buying the soles from Quoddy ($35 shipped I believe) and bringing them to a local shoe repair shop. Total cost to repair was around $60-70.
     
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