Thursday, September 30, 2010

On Winter Boots - Quoddy Grizzly Boot

The truth of the matter is, for the past few years I haven't had a proper pair of winter boots. What ends up happening is a I wear boots that aren't water proof and end up with wet feet. But, it's a struggle when your destination is generally a professional work place and your feet are big so carrying an extra pair of shoes with you does not seem an option. So, I've been doing some research to try to find some sort of alternative that would allow me the warmth of a winter boot but allow me to keep them on all day at work. Does this exist? Enter Quoddy Boots. I'm not gonna lie, the only reason I know about these is because of J. Crew. That seems kinda sad, but it is true and since finding them I have read about them all over the place. They are hand sewn moccasins with a crepe sole that is meant for hunting in Maine. For my money, these look pretty business casual, but substantial... but what do you think?

The other thing is, these are an in. vest. ment. Because they are hand crafted, their cost is up there, but any repairs that would ever be needed are done free for the remainder of your life or the company's life... whichever ends first. Additionally, they can be lined with sheep skin and worn without socks. That sounds both awesome and HOT. My feet are sweating just thinking about it. So is it worth it? Are these right for a working boy in Chicago winter?


  1. No traction, yo! You're gonna fall!

  2. I've drooled over the Quoddy the last three years since seeing them in a GQ—but I can never pull the trigger on the price. Go L.L.Bean and you have boots for a lifetime.

  3. They look lovely, but since when do you hunt in Maine? These seem like man Uggs with laces.

    Find yourself a nice urban moccasin with a decent sole and you'll be set, right?

  4. Thanks, M. Guy. You're right. I need to head in that direction.