@David Midecem, all of Rancourt's shoes are Blake stitched. The welts on the outside edge are purely ornamental. There are advantages and disadvantages to this method, but if watertight is what you're angling for, it's not your best option.
Still loving my tall loden CXL boots from @Portland Dry Goods. Interestingly, I have not needed insoles anymore as they've aged. Still not as snug as I'd like, but less foot shifting.
Photo by girlfriend Emily Felger.
The lace-to-toe really caught my eye, as something unusual and something that's really a big departure in structure. I'd want a different sole on it myself. I keep missing you at the shop! You still haven't seen my tall boots in person.