When one looks at the Quoddy Dawson Mocs one is struck by two things: how heavy they are and how extraordinary beautifully and toughly constructed they seem. Just feeling the weight alone might make one think that it would take a month or two to break in.
In fact, it takes less than five minutes. Almost immediately the seemingly unbendable leather becomes pliant.
|They have a leather sole....|
The Quoddy Men's Boat Shoe is a classic model with three eyelets. But that is where the comparisons to ordinary boat shoes end.
So many shoes currently available, either because of the mass production techniques, cheap materials, or unskilled workers, stop fighting the feet they sheathe only when they are near death. But these hearty boat shoes seemingly live to serve.
|These have completely replaced the Sperrys.|
|Maine-made Quoddy shoes are exported and sold all over the world. They are a perfect ambassador of New England.|