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I followed South Willard's recommendation (not Quoddy's) and I bought my usual size in the Quoddy for SW bluchers and they fit really well. A little big without socks, a little tight with socks, but nothing uncomfortable, rather the opposite actually, and you can always tighten the laces up, so I would advise against sizing down.

I never bought Nike, Vans, Red Wings or Sperry, but wear 41 in Common Projects if that's of any help.

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Arrow Canoe Mocs came in last week. Here's a pic:

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I wore them all weekend on a trip, and now I have blisters everywhere. 5 on one foot, 2 on the other. So I have to figure out what is causing this. If I tighten the laces, I get blisters on my bunion-laced toes. If I keep the laces loose, my heels get the rubbing. I'm hoping they loosen up, look at this pic:

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The stiff laces make the upper part of this shoe into a pressure-point trap. Any advice?

Even with the pain, I'm loving how they look, and am reassured by fellow moccasin owners that once broken in they'll be my favorite pair of footwear.

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^ I have the same mocs. I kept the laces loose until the leather on the moc softened up. I tightened up the laces after the break in, but not too tight...

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I'm getting ready to buy a pair of Quoddy black bluchers and I'm wondering if there's any difference from the South Willard collab and the ones they sell off the Quoddy site. Is it the exact same shoe?

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I hate to blow up spots and since i cant afford right now there are some nice narrative mocs/loafers and a bunch of moc toe ndc loafers on yoox, dirt cheap, nice shoes, not authentic or nothing, but look pretty good

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They are not made by Yuketen. It says they are made by Lauretian Chief (which is a Canadian company that produces their stuff in Canada) for Monitaly, (Source OiPolloi).

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They are not made by Yuketen. It says they are made by Lauretian Chief (which is a Canadian company that produces their stuff in Canada) for Monitaly, (Source OiPolloi).

Ya, I know, but the oipolloi email said:

"Well Friday sees the arrival of a new genuine mocc boot in suede, brought to us by the people behind Yuketen."

I'm just wondering how they're associated...

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"Monitaly is a brand that was created by Yuki Matsuda approximately 12 years ago"

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Ahh thanks, didn't see that. It makes sense now...

Now, back to the Moccs!!

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been crazy looked around for it

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TOPMAN TAN MOC~

THEY GOT LIKE 6 COLORS

ALL SOLD OUT NOW...

ANY ONE KNOW WHERE CAN I GET THEM?

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picked up a pair of these not too long ago, pretty nice. a bit too hot to be wearing them right now though.

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^^those are more than "pretty nice" in my book. How´s the sizing, typical RW or more normal?

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I'm usually a 9 in other shoes, i've got a pair of the rwi low tops in 8.5 that fit me well. i got the 8.5 in these as well and the fit's pretty good, maybe just pinch narrower than most red wings. i may have been able to size down to 8, but i've got a bit of a wide foot.

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So I think its finally time to pull the trigger on some Russell moccasins...

Anyone here have any experience with the Cavalier or Knockabout?

Ankle straps on the Knockabout? Different leather or sole options?

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just ordered these from the good folks at h(y)r. glad i don't have to wait 8 weeks for quoddy to make them :)

i tried on those RW wabasha chukkas at j crew and was really impressed. they're high on my list along with a pair of russell safari's if i can get the scratch together...

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get the scratch? u just dropped damn near 300 for dem things!

I'm gonna be honest I really don't see the allure of those shoes. I kinda like the length of these:

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but there is no way I'm paying those prices when I can get other handmade shoes that look better.

you know no offense to you state i see you doin you.

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the blucher is too "boat shoe" for me, but the oxfords are really on point. leather lined, hand sewn, classic style that'll look good dressed up or casual and i'll probably have them for 10 years+. i can def justify that for $250 over 2 or 3 pairs of sperry's or even some BS from rogues gallery.

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anyone have these? Quoddy Dawson Mocs

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My questions are how do the leather bottoms hold up to city dwelling and rain? Also anyone ever seen a pic of these with the crepe sole?

I have talked to Quoddy. They assured me that city dwelling is fine. The rain can be an issue they said, but not huge. Looking for a consumers perspective vs. manufacturer.

Also they dont have pics of the crepe sole on the moc. Weird as this changes the whole look of the shoe.

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they actually hold up pretty good, the leather is tough as nails. I have the a couple pair of the ring mocs with the same bottoms. (if anyone wants a pick up shop near me have them for $250) i dont remember ever wearing them in the rain, but by the looks of em you'll have zero traction running from the the city cops in the rain.

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I just shoot to kill. Never have to run that way.

My main concern would be having a soaked foot. If i spent the money I'd want to wear them, so to be hindered on a rainy day would suck.

What kind of area do you live in and how much walking do you do in them?

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dude if you walk around BK/Downtown in those things, the bottom WILL get to' up. if you accidentally step in some sloppy ass puddle next to a curb, you'll not only be pissed that you messed your mocs up but you'll also have dirty, wet feet.

i'm just sayin...

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The torn up part doesnt bother me as much. Quoddy offers resoling, as does any cobbler in the city.

Getting them beat up would actually be ideal, however i dont want it to be at the cost of dry feet.

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I just shoot to kill. Never have to run that way.

My main concern would be having a soaked foot. If i spent the money I'd want to wear them, so to be hindered on a rainy day would suck.

What kind of area do you live in and how much walking do you do in them?

live in boston, which have pretty much same weather as nyc. When the snow comes break out the LL bean duck boot, but i dont think you will get you feet soaked with these. These guys are alot cheaper in stores compared to the website. fckin $249!! but be aware that when you get them the color is alot lighter because they are not oiled yet. kinda like corter/tanner belts.

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the ring boots are $250, which quoddy has them marked for $349 on the website the dawsons are $150-170 in stores (don't remember exactly) and the website has them for $249. don't really know why there's such a huge mark up on the site.

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so those quoddy's ended up being too small for me. they're up the market if any wants them....

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