A few months ago, I stumbled across a video profiling a Maine-based company that boasts a 100 year tradition of shoemaking. I was instantly intrigued by the arduous hand stitching technique – one that hasn’t changed much since Harry Smith Shorey, a hand sewer for L.L. Bean, founded Quoddy in 1909 with a pair of leather mocassins inspired by Maine’s native Passamaquoddy tribe. Of course, I had to have a pair. After 6 weeks, my gorgeous boots arrived in the mail. The moment I slipped them on, my feet literally melted into them. They are the most comfortable shoes I own – honest to goodness. And it’s hard to believe that they’ll only get better with age, which might happen sooner than later as they are hardly ever off my feet. I’m in love. Hook, line and sinker.




(images by HonestlyWTF; shoes available at Quoddy & Moda Operandi)

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  1. Don’t know how I feel about these shoes… they look comfortable, but not a fan of the style


  2. Ashley wrote:

    I don’t think quoddy has been owned by the Shorey’s since 1909. The Quoddy brand we are familiar with today began in 98′. However the Shorey’s do have an extensive history in shoemaking. Great shoe! Good call on the ring boot, it’s a classic. I’m from Maine and very familiar with the local shoemakers. If you want to know more email me, we can nerd out over handsewns. 🙂

  3. Just love them. So rustic. so Maine ! Maybe I can find them on sale following https://www.coolonsale.com/wantlet/Quoddy-On-Sale-Wantlet-coskey-6db6-c5ba-6js