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post #2326 of 4969
Sending my brown ranger-mocs w/white camp soles in for a resoling. Don't quite need it yet (though I've worn them down to the stitching on the heels) but after I got #8 boat shoes with white soles, I realized I messed up on versatility. So I'm getting the ranger mocs done with the natural aspen lactae hevea. It just looks gorgeous, and will hopefully keep me from buying another pair of Rancourts. If i could do it over, I'd get #8 ranger-mocs and natty cxl boat shoes. Maybe once I eventually destroy these.
post #2327 of 4969

I haven't found anyone online with a similar experience, so I'm hoping you guys can shed some light on my situation.

 

I purchased a pair of 13D ranger mocs almost a year ago. I tried wearing them for a few days before shelving them because of an extreme amount of pain in my pinkie toes/sides of my feet. I then decided to order a pair in 13E to see if the increase in width would alleviate my problems. It did not, and to my dismay I found out that the E width mocs use the same sole as the D width mocs. I gave up the shoes as a sunk cost.

 

This last month, I decided to send the E width pair back to Rancourt to see if stretching would help alleviate the pain in my pinkie toes. The stretching does seem to have helped, but since I have started wearing the shoes again other problems have become apparent. Namely, the shoes are pinching the base of the big toe of my right foot, and the sides of my feet (and big/pinkie toes) are resting on/ hanging over the edge of the soles.

 

I wear a 13D in Allen Edmonds.

 

My main question is: I should expect a break in period for these shoes? Every testimonial I've read has said how comfortable these shoes are right out of the box, so I'm very discouraged that I'm having so many issues.

 

As for the issue of my feet hanging over the edge of the soles on the side, is this how these shoes are supposed to fit? I'm beginning to think that I should have bought these shoes in a EE width (assuming the EE width shoes don't use the D width soles as well...).

 

So far, the main thing I've learned is that I should never buy expensive shoes that cannot be returned.

post #2328 of 4969

HuckBerry has some of the Blake boots sold through Helm for under $300

 

I like the Natty CXL and really like the two-toned mid-sole, but I'm not in the market for boots right now. 

 

 

If you need a HuckBerry invite you can use my link: here

post #2329 of 4969
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Originally Posted by babingbongbang View Post

I haven't found anyone online with a similar experience, so I'm hoping you guys can shed some light on my situation.

 

I purchased a pair of 13D ranger mocs almost a year ago. I tried wearing them for a few days before shelving them because of an extreme amount of pain in my pinkie toes/sides of my feet. I then decided to order a pair in 13E to see if the increase in width would alleviate my problems. It did not, and to my dismay I found out that the E width mocs use the same sole as the D width mocs. I gave up the shoes as a sunk cost.

 

This last month, I decided to send the E width pair back to Rancourt to see if stretching would help alleviate the pain in my pinkie toes. The stretching does seem to have helped, but since I have started wearing the shoes again other problems have become apparent. Namely, the shoes are pinching the base of the big toe of my right foot, and the sides of my feet (and big/pinkie toes) are resting on/ hanging over the edge of the soles.

 

I wear a 13D in Allen Edmonds.

 

My main question is: I should expect a break in period for these shoes? Every testimonial I've read has said how comfortable these shoes are right out of the box, so I'm very discouraged that I'm having so many issues.

 

As for the issue of my feet hanging over the edge of the soles on the side, is this how these shoes are supposed to fit? I'm beginning to think that I should have bought these shoes in a EE width (assuming the EE width shoes don't use the D width soles as well...).

 

So far, the main thing I've learned is that I should never buy expensive shoes that cannot be returned.

 

What kind of leather? Lined or unlined? Unlined CXL stretches the most and it goes down from there. I'd say contact Rancourt and ask what they can do, especially for a wider sole. 

 

Speaking of unlined CXL, there's a pair being delivered to my house today!

post #2330 of 4969
rarely dislike anything from rancourt but not a fan of that sole at least from that picture posted. although 300 is a great price, would rather get alden indy's in natty chromexcel
post #2331 of 4969
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

HuckBerry has some of the Blake boots sold through Helm for under $300

 

I like the Natty CXL and really like the two-toned mid-sole, but I'm not in the market for boots right now. 

 

 

If you need a HuckBerry invite you can use my link: here

looks like a pretty cool boot

post #2332 of 4969

I had to go over to Fedex to pick 'em up, but I got these today

 

 

 

 

 

Brown CXL. I customized to get the pinking and RLH soles. They're already starting to loosen up and I expect they'll be very comfortable. 

post #2333 of 4969
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

I had to go over to Fedex to pick 'em up, but I got these today

 

 

 

 

 

Brown CXL. I customized to get the pinking and RLH soles. They're already starting to loosen up and I expect they'll be very comfortable. 


Wow, very nice looking shoes. I'm betting that sole will be very comfortable.

 

Bob

post #2334 of 4969
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

I had to go over to Fedex to pick 'em up, but I got these today











Brown CXL. I customized to get the pinking and RLH soles. They're already starting to loosen up and I expect they'll be very comfortable. 

Looking great. Fit looks good to. Should be very comfortable.

Wearing suede Blake boots currently.

post #2335 of 4969
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

HuckBerry has some of the Blake boots sold through Helm for under $300



If you need a HuckBerry invite you can use my link: here

Not sure about the boots, but I found this: icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #2336 of 4969

Is that ^ a black reltex?

 

(On Frank's boot, not the church-tank)

post #2337 of 4969
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Is that ^ a black reltex?

(On Frank's boot, not the church-tank)

Definitely black RLH on my boots, looks like it could be the same for the tank.
post #2338 of 4969

You may recall many months ago I mentioned a boat-shoe-esque design that I was developing, which I described as a "boat-shoe-themed venetian loafer with non-functional ornamental rawhide bow"

 

Well, it is finally here.

 

 

Other Angles (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

800 Last

Brown CXL

White Boat Sole

White thread

No eyelets

Unlined

Laces weaved through collar

Rawhide bow on plug

Kicker heel

 

What makes this different from a stock boat shoe, is that it doesn't have those flaps with the 4 eyelets that the laces cross through.

 

Believe it or not, for such a simple design, there was a lot of back and forth with Katie on this one regarding what was possible, particularly with the bow and its placement.  That is two separate pieces of rawhide lace, which she initially said would not be possible.  Also, the holes for the laces had to be hand punched, while they are usually part of the dye/pattern for stock designs such as a camp moc or tassel.  I was worried that they would not come out right, since a lot of the aspects were not easy to discribe in words, such as placement of the holes ect, but they got it right.  I had a very specific idea of what I wanted, but it was not easy to communicate my vision via email.  I am quite pleased with the result, and the half-size down seems like it will work well.  They are tight all around out of the box, but I expect them to mold to my feet nicely.

 

 

Now my Dad and I can be "twinning" in our matching Rancourts when his new boat finally gets here next week!

 

1000

post #2339 of 4969
^Wow. Great design. Those will look ace on that boat and around town. Pretty cool that they were able to customize the model so extensively for you. Enjoy!
post #2340 of 4969
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

I had to go over to Fedex to pick 'em up, but I got these today

 

 

 

 

 

Brown CXL. I customized to get the pinking and RLH soles. They're already starting to loosen up and I expect they'll be very comfortable. 

 

Strong Work!  Great style.  Can you give more detail on your customizations?  What was the color of the RLH soles?  Honey?  I've never heard of pinking before, but I assume this means refers to the lighter colored piping between the upper and the RLH soles.  Would love to know more about the details.  This is why I like reading this thread, because you get to see individual self expression in a factory finished product (that is made in the USA).  

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