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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

Rancourt if you read this I want a drawing of two unicorns trying to tear apart one of your ranger mocs and failing on the box of my #8 shell ranger mocs being made.


It would be funny if that was drawn on the box when you received them, but then Kyle denys any knowledge of styleforum's existence when ryden asks him.
post #3107 of 5178

Will lined repello rangers stretch?  I received my first pair of Rancourts today and was shocked how low volume and narrow my TTS pair turned out.

post #3108 of 5178
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Originally Posted by calidist View Post
 

Will lined repello rangers stretch?  I received my first pair of Rancourts today and was shocked how low volume and narrow my TTS pair turned out.

 

If it helps, my lined repello chukkas were the same the first day I got them. 2 short wears later and the tightness is gone in the forefoot.

post #3109 of 5178
Lined repello (repello only comes in lined, since it's a split suede) will stretch a little but not as much as unlined calico and not nearly as much as CXL.

Generally, with Maine style shoes, if you can fit your foot into it, it will eventually mold to your foot no matter how tight or small it is.
post #3110 of 5178
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Originally Posted by calidist View Post
 

Will lined repello rangers stretch?  I received my first pair of Rancourts today and was shocked how low volume and narrow my TTS pair turned out.

 

I demand pics!

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Has anyone encountered this with their insoles?

 

 

It seems to be unravelling on one edge (over half an inch of it is loose in that corner) after two wears.  Will this affect the structural integrity of the shoe in some way?  Or will it be just fine if I get someone to glue that corner back down?

 

I hate being one of those never-satisfied customers, but on the other hand, it's really disappointing to get these after waiting for 3 weeks...

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Originally Posted by helius0 View Post
 

Has anyone encountered this with their insoles?

 

 

It seems to be unravelling on one edge (over half an inch of it is loose in that corner) after two wears.  Will this affect the structural integrity of the shoe in some way?  Or will it be just fine if I get someone to glue that corner back down?

 

I hate being one of those never-satisfied customers, but on the other hand, it's really disappointing to get these after waiting for 3 weeks...

 

Will have to see more pics of the shoes from other angles to know for sure...

 
...however, that will not effect the integrity of the shoe.  Sometimes that happens if the half insoles get caught on a shoe tree when you are taking it our, ect.  It will, however, start to annoy you as it continues to roll up under your foot.   It can be glued back down, but its often easier said then done.  Shoes will have to be dry from any perspiration, many glues don't bond well with leather, and you will probably have to find a way to keep the insole pressed firmly down while the glue sets.
 
...in other words, not that big of a deal.
post #3113 of 5178
I had this same thing happen. Used gorilla glue and a paint stick to seal. Worked fine, but a major annoyance for an expensive shoe.
post #3114 of 5178
My quoddy insole came out completely...REALLY ANNOYING!

Contact Cement (not rubber cement) is exactly what Quoddy & Rancourt use on their insoles.

...a little dab'll do ya - i.e. use sparingly
post #3115 of 5178
I think someone was asking the other day about higher moc-toe boots, ~8" high or so. The Woodlands has 'em in peanut suede, Eastland Made in Maine brand on sale for ~$200 with the wedge leather sole. Here Rancourt touted that sole when they came up with it, and really hasn't done much with it since. I don't need 'em but that's a gorgeous boot.

post #3116 of 5178
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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

I think someone was asking the other day about higher moc-toe boots, ~8" high or so. The Woodlands has 'em in peanut suede, Eastland Made in Maine brand on sale for ~$200 with the wedge leather sole. Here Rancourt touted that sole when they came up with it, and really hasn't done much with it since. I don't need 'em but that's a gorgeous boot.

 

 

I actually don't hate that, and I'm not really keen on the idea of a moc-toe boot.  I think that boot is just high enough to make that leather wedge sole not look outrageously thick, as it often does in other applications.  I'll side with you, in that it IS attractive, however, I don't need them.

post #3117 of 5178
My first purchase from the custom design site arrived on Friday and I had a hard time taking them off all weekend long.

5-eyelet moc-toe boots in the snuff suede with the Tempest sole. These are fully lined with the black deerskin and are unbelievably soft, inside and out and the color is great - a very deep, rich brown that shows hints of deep reds or oranges depending on how the sun hits it. Perfect for fall.

I wore them a little bit on Saturday around the house but Sunday I had them on for hours and probably about 5 miles worth of walking as I was dragged from playground to playground by my daughter who decided she wanted to walk to as many as she could. The Tempest sole is very comfortable as well, though I noticed that it's not quite as grippy on wet surfaces as the minilug sole, but it is a bit lower in profile. The sole feels considerably more flexible than any similar Danite sole that I have on other shoes (mostly Trickers).






My only complaint is that the pull-tab on these is ridiculously small. When I use a pull tab I like to insert my forefinger through the loop to really get a good handle on it to help pull the boots on but the loop is way too small for me to fit a finger through.
post #3118 of 5178
Those are absolute beauties. They make up really well in that suede. Dare I call them classy?

Good to hear about the comfort of the Tempest sole. Dainite soles are very sturdy (probably not a bad thing...) and require some real break-in.

Enjoy those and post some more photos when you get a little suede patina going. smile.gif
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Very badass indeed. I have something similar in production, so I'm glad to hear that you like your selection so much. Also, thanks for all of the awesome pics.
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Those are absolute beauties. They make up really well in that suede. Dare I call them classy?

Good to hear about the comfort of the Tempest sole. Dainite soles are very sturdy (probably not a bad thing...) and require some real break-in.

Enjoy those and post some more photos when you get a little suede patina going. smile.gif

the tempest sole that I got for my loafer this May required some time to break in, but once broken-in, they are rather nice. I noticed that the rubber heel tab on my tempest sole is much more durable than the rubber heel tab on my leather sole.
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