This interview says a lot in the simple silence of the Quoddy workshop, no music in the background, no distractions, just an honest look at the art of making shoes. I would encourage you to watch this film when you're debating your next investment in a solid pair of shoes. If they are hand made in a place like this, brimming with authenticity and created by people who love what they do everyday, your answer should be– "Yes."
"I walk down a stream with them. Let 'em dry and wear them again the next day and I just keep doing that. And then I know whether the glue's working on them, whether the stitch is gonna hold, whether the hand sewer did a good job putting the components together. If the foam is gonna get saturated or if it's not. You know there's a lot of little variables, part of the testing program and that's part of the wearing. I guess I got the best job."