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post #1516 of 4922

My flat laces finally arrived from England, just in the nick of time before I go home for xmas.  They aren't as wide as I expected, and are actually quite similar to the round laces Rancourt provided. I would not be surprised if they came from the same manufacturer that Rancourt sources their round ones from, because they are just that similar in color, texture, feel, smell.

 

I think I will go with the flat ones.  Curious to hear what others think though?

 

Round Bottom - Flat Top

 

1000

 

 

Round Left - Flat Right

1000

 

1000

post #1517 of 4922

And a few action shots.  Will post a follow up when they are creased.

 

1000

 

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1000

They fit like a glove in the forefoot, a little wide in the heel, but my heel is slightly narrow relative to my forefoot (9C Van and Barrie)

 

and they smell AMAZING!  They've been sitting in my living room making it smell nice since I got them.

post #1518 of 4922
whered you order the flat waxed laces from?
post #1519 of 4922

Amazon

 

The store was called TZ Laces

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007BCUGWC/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00

 

Would definitely check them out if you are looking for laces of any kind.  They are quality.

post #1520 of 4922

Extremely interested in a pair of Langdon boots from Rancourt. I can not really find much information on these boots unfortunately. I printed out the Rancourt Sizing sheet and performed the actions listed. For the record, I wear a 1000 mile boot in 9D (was snug at first around the sides but the CXL has stretched perfectly) and a 9.5D in an AE Strand (snug but comfortable until my feet swell near the end of the day which causes my pinky toes to have pressure put on them). The Rancourt chart has told me to order a 10D, possibly 10.5D on the right foot. Does theis seem accurate as far as the Blake welt goes, by comparison? I read on an earlier post in this thread to disregard Rancourt sizing and order TTS but it seems too general of a recommendation when moccasin construction or overall construction differences are concerned. 

 

Thanks in advance for any help!

post #1521 of 4922

I've bought a pair of boat shoes and a pair or blake boots, both in 9.5D, my true size.  Seemed to be a proper fit in both cases.  The Rancourt size chart had me at like a 8.5.

 

I think that was my post that you refer to above.

 

Good Luck

post #1522 of 4922
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

I've bought a pair of boat shoes and a pair or blake boots, both in 9.5D, my true size.  Seemed to be a proper fit in both cases.  The Rancourt size chart had me at like a 8.5.

I think that was my post that you refer to above.

Good Luck

So your rancourt size was smaller than your tts, and mine is larger... damn this is getting confusing.
post #1523 of 4922
I just tried their measuring guide, it pegged me at a 9.5E....I've got multiple pairs of shoes in 10.5D, some sneakers in an 11 and boots generally in 10D. I am most certainly not a wide width. I ordered the rancourt pennies in a 10.5D and they are a bit wide (but decent for length, I can't understand how people can deal with their toes being right up and nearly touching the front of a shoe). But had I gone with their suggested size I would have ended up at least a half size too small, if not a whole size. It seems that the sizing guide, while a nice touch, is somewhat inaccurate unless they are using shoe lasts that are out of wack with normally accepted sizing.

Anyone have a good "if I'm a size whatever is brand X then I would likely be a size Y in Rancourt" guide?
post #1524 of 4922

I agree their sizing guide is inaccurate by about a full size.  I have bought a pair of boat shoes and blake boots in my true size, and they were both spot on. (9.5D)

 

Edit:  Whoops, didn't realize that I just said this a few posts above.  Sorry for repeating myself, I must be getting old.

post #1525 of 4922
I'll repeat myself too. Seems as if that sizing guide is misleading at least 90% of the time. Also, I admit it is odd to start with to have your toes righ at the front of the shoe, but I think it ultimately works because of the handsewn construction.
post #1526 of 4922
Well, I'd add that my Rancourt size is a full size up from my Alden Barrie and Modified last sizes. Even then, I find Rancourt's loafer last to be narrow.
post #1527 of 4922
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Also, I admit it is odd to start with to have your toes righ at the front of the shoe, but I think it ultimately works because of the handsewn construction.

+1
post #1528 of 4922
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

I've bought a pair of boat shoes and a pair or blake boots, both in 9.5D, my true size.  Seemed to be a proper fit in both cases.  The Rancourt size chart had me at like a 8.5.

I think that was my post that you refer to above.

Good Luck

FWIW I measured about an 8.5 on their size chart but ordered my CXL ranger mocs in 9 based on their advice. They fit well but I also think I would have been just fine with an 8.5, especially now that they've stretched some.
post #1529 of 4922
a quick question for every one who have purchased rancourt.

I bought my penny loafer about 4 months ago, and the heels of both shoes are appearing to be falling off. Any one experiencing the same?
post #1530 of 4922
I did replace the rubber heel taps on my loafers within a year of purchase after steady wear. They weren't falling off by any means.
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