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post #1456 of 5050

I still have a small amount of slippage on my left shoe on the Ranger Mocs. Maybe it is because I got them on Vibram Cristy Wedge. I initially tried on an 8 in the Ranger Mocs with the moc sole and they felt really tight, so I went with 8e, and they are a tiny bit loose. The 8e on the beefroll loafers felt perfect. Weird.

 

I dont think it would bother me so much, except for the fact that I felt like I did everything right in terms of picking out my proper size. If it had been a different brand that wasnt MTO, I really dont think I'd care. I think if I got another pair, I'd probably go with an 8, or maybe just get them made on the loafer last - and that might solve the problem.

 

I mean I can lace them up super tight (and that solves the issue), but then my toes hurt, so that is a bad option. I know some of you have said that with time, the slippage with dissapate, so I'll for that. I think I can also easily just ignore the tiny bit of slippage, because I love how the shoes feel other than that, and especially love the look of them.

 

What do you guys think?

post #1457 of 5050
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

I'm not really that surprised that the Venetians require resoling so soon. That single leather sole looks very thin. Are they at all comfortable on that sole? I've considered the makeup, but would almost certainly swap out the sole.

For leather soles that were that thin they were comfortable. I'm sure a hevea sole would probably be more comfortable tough.
post #1458 of 5050
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Originally Posted by jns425 View Post

I still have a small amount of slippage on my left shoe on the Ranger Mocs. Maybe it is because I got them on Vibram Cristy Wedge. I initially tried on an 8 in the Ranger Mocs with the moc sole and they felt really tight, so I went with 8e, and they are a tiny bit loose. The 8e on the beefroll loafers felt perfect. Weird.

 

I dont think it would bother me so much, except for the fact that I felt like I did everything right in terms of picking out my proper size. If it had been a different brand that wasnt MTO, I really dont think I'd care. I think if I got another pair, I'd probably go with an 8, or maybe just get them made on the loafer last - and that might solve the problem.

 

I mean I can lace them up super tight (and that solves the issue), but then my toes hurt, so that is a bad option. I know some of you have said that with time, the slippage with dissapate, so I'll for that. I think I can also easily just ignore the tiny bit of slippage, because I love how the shoes feel other than that, and especially love the look of them.

 

What do you guys think?

 

I haven't seen anyone talk about this, but could you order different widths on the left and right shoe?

post #1459 of 5050
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Originally Posted by jns425 View Post

I still have a small amount of slippage on my left shoe on the Ranger Mocs. Maybe it is because I got them on Vibram Cristy Wedge. I initially tried on an 8 in the Ranger Mocs with the moc sole and they felt really tight, so I went with 8e, and they are a tiny bit loose. The 8e on the beefroll loafers felt perfect. Weird.

I dont think it would bother me so much, except for the fact that I felt like I did everything right in terms of picking out my proper size. If it had been a different brand that wasnt MTO, I really dont think I'd care. I think if I got another pair, I'd probably go with an 8, or maybe just get them made on the loafer last - and that might solve the problem.

I mean I can lace them up super tight (and that solves the issue), but then my toes hurt, so that is a bad option. I know some of you have said that with time, the slippage with dissapate, so I'll for that. I think I can also easily just ignore the tiny bit of slippage, because I love how the shoes feel other than that, and especially love the look of them.

What do you guys think?

Getting future pairs made on the loafer last, since that fits well, is a good idea.

But what's important right now is finding a way to make your current pair fit the best that they can. Have you considered tongue pads or heel grips? You can get these from a local cobbler, Amazon, etc.

I've tried both in a pair of Rancourt loafers that are probably a width too wide for me.

I personally prefer the tongue pads. These take up some volume in the shoe and make sure my foot does not slide forward out of the heel cup. You could try a tongue pad in just the shoe with the heel slip to see how it goes.

The heel grips I used started to come off and left sticky residue after a few months wear. This was uncomfortable since I wear these loafers without socks sometimes. So limited personal experience hasn't made me fan.

One of these options might help and both are far from permanent if you find you don't care for them.

On the topic of a wrap moc sole, I don't know if anyone has noticed this option in crepe:

post #1460 of 5050

There is a cobbler down the street from my office. maybe i'll stop there at lunch for some tongue pads. thanks!

post #1461 of 5050
^Cobbler might even be able to offer good advice on fitting them, particularly if you happen to have the Rancourts on today. Good luck. I hope you get the fit you are looking for.
post #1462 of 5050
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post


Bakes, I've got the leather wrap moc sole on a pair of the suede chukkas. I only wear them inside as house shoes. There's a story behind that, but mainly when I got them about a year and a half ago, what I needed at that time was house shoes, and these promised to be comfortable and quiet. Sole has worn very well in that use. Does get a little slick with water on it. I can post photos if you'd like to see them.
I'm not really that surprised that the Venetians require resoling so soon. That single leather sole looks very thin. Are they at all comfortable on that sole? I've considered the makeup, but would almost certainly swap out the sole.
BTW, speaking of soles, I continue to be very pleased with RLH sole on my Ranger Mocs. Very very comfortable and provides a very sure footing in general conditions so far. Seems to be wearing well and has retained its color nicely too. Would recommend this material.

I bought a pair of shell venetians from Leffot and they required resoling after about a year of wear but the good part is Kyle (at Rancourt) resoled them and refinished uppers for $60.00.  And they came out amazing.  Phenomenal price + phenomenal customer service!

post #1463 of 5050
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

Has anyone tried the venetians on any other soles? I was thinking something like the hevea sole or maybe even the leather wrap moccasin sole to make them like slippers you can wear outside (like driving shoes).

I bought a pair of rancourt venetians from BB and sent them back to rancourt and had them put on a boat sole. Much better. I was slip sliding on the leather. I ordered an mto pair of venetians and had s brick camp sole put on. Pics of both are on this thread.
post #1464 of 5050

Gilt has a sale on boots including several Eastland Made in Maine, which are apparently made by Rancourt:

 

Here

 

My Eastland Made in Maine ranger mocs are my favorite casual shoes

post #1465 of 5050

Those are some pretty significant markdowns.

 

 

Is this a wedge or boat shoe sole?

Boat shoe? right?  Just looks kinda thick.

post #1466 of 5050

Some of the boots says "Made in the US" and the cheaper ones say "Imported," so be careful as they aren't all Rancourt-made.

post #1467 of 5050
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Originally Posted by calidist View Post

Some of the boots says "Made in the US" and the cheaper ones say "Imported," so be careful as they aren't all Rancourt-made.

 

Not the regular Eastland, the Eastland Made in Maine. They say they're made in the USA. 

post #1468 of 5050

My little sister just said my blake boots are hipster.  I am anti-hipster so I didn't like hearing that.  Also, I don't think that they are.  I'll still wear them just the same, but is she right?

 

 

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To me they are just plain brown boots.  I don't see anything "hipster" about that.

 

Maybe the hipsters in my city dress different than they do where she lives.

 

 

(I know that this is a silly post, please don't flame me)

 

Edit: Haha, I guess it is a little bit hipster to roll your jean cuffs as pictured, but hey, they are slevedged, you got to show off the red chain-stitch.

post #1469 of 5050
I see 0% hipster content in your post. Nice boots!
post #1470 of 5050

^^^ That is a relief.  I was about to rethink my whole existence.

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