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post #2461 of 4255
DC,

Wrong size to big or too small? If too big I would recommend trying an insole or tongue pad to take up the space. It has worked well for me.

If it makes you feel better I did 4 MTO's in an 8D before realizing that a 7.5E fits me even better smile.gif
post #2462 of 4255
so is the consensus half size down from your AE size?
post #2463 of 4255
Interesting: i printed out rancourt's chart, and i measured a full size smaller. 7 and 7.5. I'm not sure what to believe except for my closet full of 8.5 shoes, including a whole lot of AE.
post #2464 of 4255
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Originally Posted by UltraMagnetical View Post

so is the consensus half size down from your AE size?

I seem to be in the minority, but I'm the same size in my Ranger Mocs as the AE 5 last.

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Originally Posted by DC Office Hack View Post

Interesting: i printed out rancourt's chart, and i measured a full size smaller. 7 and 7.5. I'm not sure what to believe except for my closet full of 8.5 shoes, including a whole lot of AE.

I think the consensus is that the chart hasn't been very accurate.
post #2465 of 4255
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Originally Posted by mothball View Post

I seem to be in the minority, but I'm the same size in my Ranger Mocs as the AE 5 last.
I think the consensus is that the chart hasn't been very accurate.

Perhaps that's a detail I needed to pay attention to, since you're not the first who's equated Rancourts to the AE 5:

I don't fit well in my size with the AE 5 last. Indeed, I'm wearing my ill-fitting Park Avenues now, and they fit the same way as my Ranger Mocs. To be more specific, the right shoe is ok (just ok), while the left shoe is too long, and my foot doesn't sit in the shoe where it should with respect to the arch support, etc. I've yet to figure out my AE 5 size, but have wanted to try going from an 8.5D to an 8EEE.

I could probably get by with my Ranger Mocs, just as I'm still wearing my Park Avenues, but it's disappointing, and I'd rather not do that given A) I expect the Rancourts to stretch, which will exacerbate things, and B) the point was for the Ranger Mocs to be super comfortable shoes. I put up with the PAs because they point isn't so much to walk miles in them but to look good in my suits!

One option for me is to do the Made to Fit program and go ahead and try size 8s. Then perhaps I'll end up ordering two different sizes? Or, I won't do anything because my wife found out how much I paid for the Ranger Mocs and was shocked.
Edited by DC Office Hack - 6/10/13 at 8:20am
post #2466 of 4255

I really wish I would have read this before ordering.  I'm hoping the collective wisdom of SF can help me figure out what to do with some new Rancourt loafers that were just delivered. 

 

The problem is that there is a little heel slippage.  Probably acceptable but I'm nervous the problem will get worse as the loafers break in (they are unlined).  Assuming I can't try a 1/2 size smaller in NYC (stores rarely carry wide widths), what's the best option?  Tongue pad?  Return for 1/2 size smaller (which may then be too small)? Maybe they'll let me opt in to "made to fit" retroactively?:

post #2467 of 4255

A thin insole should help with any heel slippage. I use the terry cloth ones, so I can go sockless.
 

post #2468 of 4255
So after the Rancourt sizing guide tells me I'm really a 7.5 and not an 8.5, I happened to be wandering through a Macy's and figured, what the heck? I wandered to the shoe department, grabbed a Brannock device, and measured. Depending on how I stand and probably what socks I'm wearing, I'm a 7.5 (left) and an 8 (right), or an 8 and 8.5. But just barely an 8.5, and that's wearing dress socks.

So I've been buying poorly fitting shoes all along. Damn.
post #2469 of 4255

Just received an order of Rancourts from "The Field Outfitting".   http://www.thefieldoutfitting.com/gearsandgoods/footwear/693000282/the-field-ranger-shoe

 

I wanted to buy them from Rancourt direct but they didn't have this shoe and I really liked the looks of it online.  Well after putting it on I have to admit they are wonderful.  The sole honestly is the most comfortable sole I have ever worn.  Size though is a little worrisome.  I usually wear a 9 and right off I can tell they aren't tight enough (especially the right one).  I don't know what to do since "The Field" does not carry the 8.5 and I'm not even sure it wouldn't be too tight.  $350 is lot of money to pay for shoes that don't fit perfect but honestly these shoes are incredibly comfortable.

post #2470 of 4255
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Originally Posted by redsfancfp View Post

Just received an order of Rancourts from "The Field Outfitting".   http://www.thefieldoutfitting.com/gearsandgoods/footwear/693000282/the-field-ranger-shoe

 

I wanted to buy them from Rancourt direct but they didn't have this shoe and I really liked the looks of it online.  Well after putting it on I have to admit they are wonderful.  The sole honestly is the most comfortable sole I have ever worn.  Size though is a little worrisome.  I usually wear a 9 and right off I can tell they aren't tight enough (especially the right one).  I don't know what to do since "The Field" does not carry the 8.5 and I'm not even sure it wouldn't be too tight.  $350 is lot of money to pay for shoes that don't fit perfect but honestly these shoes are incredibly comfortable.

Rancourt will make that exact shoe for you in whatever size you want. Just contact them

post #2471 of 4255
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Rancourt will make that exact shoe for you in whatever size you want. Just contact them

Not this one.  It is specially made for "The Field"

post #2472 of 4255
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Originally Posted by redsfancfp View Post

Not this one.  It is specially made for "The Field"

Well, you can get something that's 90% the same in the right size and probably for less money, depending on how much you customize. The only thing that looks unique is the sole, and there are other good RLH options in Rancourt's MTO program.
post #2473 of 4255
It's definitely not a standard Rancourt, look at how it has the extra piece of leather running the length of the bottom (and then getting stitched into the toes). I've seen that from other makers, but not Rancourt. That plus the sole makes it a solid "different" shoe for them. Looks nice.
post #2474 of 4255

Send it back.  You can order something much better from direct from Rancourt.  If they don't fit right now, they never will.

 

This is a blessing in disguise.

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