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Which boat shoe: Quoddy or Oak Street?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by kolecho, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    I have narrowed my boat shoes options to Quoddy and Oak Street Bootmaker. They both use Horween Chromexcel.

    Is there any pro and con to these two models? How are they fit-wise and construction-wise?

    Many thanks in advance.


    Quoddy
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    Oak Street Bootmaker
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  2. whatever123

    whatever123 Senior member

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    quoddy's is unique because they use a 3 eyelet but the oak street will be constructed better and with his insole design you wont be replacing the insole every six months like you would with the quoddy.

    they both use similar if not the same leather/sole but the back of the shoe will be a little different on both. the oak street will be a little better constructed as well. if it were me, oak street by FAR.
     


  3. diamonds

    diamonds Senior member

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    jhe0417 Senior member

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    I love my Oak Streets. Quoddy quality is nice, but not worth the price, IMO.
     


  5. whatever123

    whatever123 Senior member

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    inane question
    its actually a fair question whether you think so or not.
     


  6. phaseshift

    phaseshift Senior member

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    oakestreet gets my vote!
     


  7. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Senior member

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    If you're choosing between those 2 models I like the Quoddy.
     


  8. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    before oak street came around, it was all hands down quoddy on this forum. now oak street has the hearts of all the SF fan boys. i have quoddys and never handled an oak street, but its my next buy once my quoddys die.

    quoddys have had a bunch of quality control issues since they became really popular in recent years, prices have increased as well as time to make them ... so as of now, all signs point to oak street. their quality has seem to have exceeded quoddy
     


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    Stewbone Senior member

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  10. robbie

    robbie Pleading Poverty

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    between these 2, quoddy.

    But really Sperry would do the job.
     


  11. whatever123

    whatever123 Senior member

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    between these 2, quoddy. But really Sperry would do the job.
    lol, [​IMG]
     


  12. MIKE_JE

    MIKE_JE Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Oak Street. I'm thinking of getting a pair of the boat shoes for spring. Will probably go with blue as I have the brown trail oxfords.
     


  13. Chip

    Chip Senior member

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    both these companies have their own respective threads. this thread should be deleted, dammit.

    p.s. go pack
     


  14. zazaza

    zazaza Senior member

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    jesus crispies, mofo's wax poetic about these shits on a daily basis here.

    both these companies have their own respective threads. this thread should be deleted, dammit.

    p.s. go pack
     


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    handsometigers Senior member

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    I prefer the quoddy's because of the 3 sets of eyelets. But if you want your pair just in time for spring, I think Oak street is the better route.
     


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