Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Classic Boat Shoe and A Good Time of Year for Quoddy's Resoling Service from Lewiston, Maine

Photos by Salt Water New England
For those who take advantage of Quoddy's resoling and repair service, now is a good time to do it.   Fees includes the cost for shipping both ways, and the customer service is, as always, very helpful.
    New Molded Soles on Their Classic Boat Shoe

    Replaced as Well


    9 comments:

    1. Too bad Sperry doesn't offer such a service, wonder if they ever did...

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      1. My husband was able to have his Sperry's resoled by a local cobbler. You may be able to find one in your area.

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      2. My Sperrys are not yet at the point of needing new soles, however, I'm afraid that my cobbler won't be able to fix them as he was unable to resole my Bean camp mocs. In my initial comment, I wondered if Sperry Top-Sider ever offered a resoling service because I very much doubt that they do now.

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    2. I suspect the cost of resoling a pair of Sperry AO's would exceed the replacement cost of them.

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      1. I hope not, the AOs are now priced at $95 and made in Indonesia to boot. Never thought I'd long for the days when they were made in the Dominican Republic, which I think, turns out better shoes than El Salvador, which is were most of Bean's and Bass' shoes are currently made.

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    3. What's the rule of thumb for deciding when it's time to resole? Also, any suggestions for how to clean the leather upper? I have pair of bluchers over a year old that I occasionally wear to the office. Thanks in advance.

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      1. Resole them when the heel is so worn down that the back of the shoe starts to scrape the ground or, ideally, just before that begins.

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    4. I purchased some of their boat shoes a 2 or 3 years ago based on SWNE's endorsement. You can use pretty much any lotion to clean them -- I use something called Venetian Shoe Cream, in the neutral color, which is available on Amazon - the bottle is small but a little goes a long way. But saddle soap, neatsfoot oil, Lexol, and most of the other commonly available leather care products work just fine, their shoes are made of top quality leather and will look good even with minimal care.

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    5. I am wondering ... Do you think Quoddy could resole our country? We could really use a little reconditioning.

      Aiken

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