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post #3871 of 5165
Hey guys, I'm down to two for my next order: either a Mohave or CXL Ranger Moc.

1.Anyone have experience with Mohave break-in? I'm curious whether it would stretch out like CXL does, but probably not as much. Did anyone size down from Brannock for Ranger Mocs?

2. I spoke with Katie, and she suggested to size down a half from my CXL beefrolls since my current ones have stretched a lot.
post #3872 of 5165
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Originally Posted by GooseG View Post

Hey guys, I'm down to two for my next order: either a Mohave or CXL Ranger Moc.

1.Anyone have experience with Mohave break-in? I'm curious whether it would stretch out like CXL does, but probably not as much. Did anyone size down from Brannock for Ranger Mocs?

2. I spoke with Katie, and she suggested to size down a half from my CXL beefrolls since my current ones have stretched a lot.

I am down to two similar make-ups for my next pair as well. I can't help with Mohave, but I'm interested in the answer.
I was going to size 1/2 down for the rangers, but my beefrolls fit really well when they were new in my Brannok. They have stretched a bit, but I figured the laces on the Rangers would make up for any looseness from stretching. I did the made-to-fit program (after I bought my first beefrolls)and 1/2 down fit really well in the loafer, but I don't know if I want/need the same loafer fit in a shoe with laces.
post #3873 of 5165
Yeah. Katie said that for CXL, laces will help a little but they're still going to stretch. No idea about Mohave though, although I doubt roughout leathers stretch that much.

Being summer shoes, I might size down considering that they'd be worn sockless a good deal of the time.
post #3874 of 5165
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post


I am down to two similar make-ups for my next pair as well. I can't help with Mohave, but I'm interested in the answer.
I was going to size 1/2 down for the rangers, but my beefrolls fit really well when they were new in my Brannok. They have stretched a bit, but I figured the laces on the Rangers would make up for any looseness from stretching. I did the made-to-fit program (after I bought my first beefrolls)and 1/2 down fit really well in the loafer, but I don't know if I want/need the same loafer fit in a shoe with laces.

Barrie sizing for loafer works best for me. They have stretched quite a bit even from there. I went with a 7.5E instead of 8D on my most recent pair of loafers as I thought they may help account for even additional stretching but they are pretty damn tight. I may send them back to be professionally stretched

post #3875 of 5165
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Barrie sizing for loafer works best for me. They have stretched quite a bit even from there. I went with a 7.5E instead of 8D on my most recent pair of loafers as I thought they may help account for even additional stretching but they are pretty damn tight. I may send them back to be professionally stretched

Similar experience with Ranger Mocs? Sadly I only own Blake boots and the beefrolls at the moment.

I think part of my issue is that I must be some oddball size for Brannock. Measurement guides put me right near a 9D, yet three "TTS" pairs fit me quite large. My Barrie size is 8.5, but 8.5 also works in the AE 5 and 1 lasts.

CXL and it's crazy stretching only makes the problem worse, which is why I'm considering Mohave for a summer shoe in the first place.
post #3876 of 5165
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Originally Posted by GooseG View Post


Similar experience with Ranger Mocs? Sadly I only own Blake boots and the beefrolls at the moment.

I think part of my issue is that I must be some oddball size for Brannock. Measurement guides put me right near a 9D, yet three "TTS" pairs fit me quite large. My Barrie size is 8.5, but 8.5 also works in the AE 5 and 1 lasts.

CXL and it's crazy stretching only makes the problem worse, which is why I'm considering Mohave for a summer shoe in the first place.

The loafer last fits me better than the Ranger Moc last. My only ranger mocs are in shell. The first 10 or so wears they seemed great in length but the width was an issue. As the footbed has relaxed and shell stretched a bit the width (and lacing gap) is improving with every wear. I would say it depends how an 8.5 Barrie fits you. If they are snug I would stay the same but if you have room and you plan to wear these sock less you could consider an additional .5 down. They may be quite snug at first though but should stretch

post #3877 of 5165
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

The loafer last fits me better than the Ranger Moc last. My only ranger mocs are in shell. The first 10 or so wears they seemed great in length but the width was an issue. As the footbed has relaxed and shell stretched a bit the width (and lacing gap) is improving with every wear. I would say it depends how an 8.5 Barrie fits you. If they are snug I would stay the same but if you have room and you plan to wear these sock less you could consider an additional .5 down. They may be quite snug at first though but should stretch
So did you go 8D on the Rangers, Ryden?
post #3878 of 5165
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So did you go 8D on the Rangers, Ryden?

Yes

post #3879 of 5165

Hello, new to this forum.

 

I got introduced to Rancourt about 6 months ago when i saw them at a local shoe maker here in Oslo that sells high end shoes. I immidiatly fell in love with their boat shoe, and the shoe maker told me about the rancourt custom order option. I didnt buy a pair at that time due to lack of money but now i feel the time has come and im considering gettin 2-3 pairs of different shoes.

 

 

What i am wondering about what are the pro's and cons on the different soles they offer in terms of traction, durability etc?

 

I will probably buy a pair at the local shoemaker to support his business if he has the right pair in stock, even though it will cost me 150 usd extra. Also good to know he can do repairs on the and maintenance on rancourts since he has all the right materials and also has a good relationship with rancourt.

 

 

Hope you can help me with tips on what sole i should get.

post #3880 of 5165
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Originally Posted by Puffsan View Post
 

Hello, new to this forum.

 

I got introduced to Rancourt about 6 months ago when i saw them at a local shoe maker here in Oslo that sells high end shoes. I immidiatly fell in love with their boat shoe, and the shoe maker told me about the rancourt custom order option. I didnt buy a pair at that time due to lack of money but now i feel the time has come and im considering gettin 2-3 pairs of different shoes.

 

 

What i am wondering about what are the pro's and cons on the different soles they offer in terms of traction, durability etc?

 

I will probably buy a pair at the local shoemaker to support his business if he has the right pair in stock, even though it will cost me 150 usd extra. Also good to know he can do repairs on the and maintenance on rancourts since he has all the right materials and also has a good relationship with rancourt.

 

 

Hope you can help me with tips on what sole i should get.

Need more info on what you are looking for.  For boat shoe, I like the boat sole.  Traction is fine, unless standing on the wet deck of a boat, but that is to be expected.  Durability is fine.  Arch support is terrible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #3881 of 5165

Well for the boat shoe i will definately go for the boat sole, i have owned many boat shoes in the past and i really like the style and comfort.

 

But i am also planning on buying a pair of 4 eye camp moc. These shoes will be shoes that should be comfortable to walk in for several hours in urban areas and i dont really know the difference between realtex lactae hevea, plantation crepe wedge, mini lug, tempest, or cristy. Will the sole affect the stiffness of the shoe?

 

Note that i also live in Norway, and that i tend to wear the same shoes whether its winter and - 10 celcius or summer and 20+. In the winter it gets snowy and it gets a bit slippery outside, so wont buy leather soles for example. It would be nice to have a sole that can handle wet and slippery weather, but at the same time does not looks like you're going hiking and can look good in a smart casual business enviroment (shirt and chinos for example).

 

 

next fall i will probably buy a blake chukka or a 5 eye winter suade boot that i can use when the weather gets a bit nasty aswell, and it would be good to know what sole i should have on those too :)

post #3882 of 5165
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Originally Posted by Puffsan View Post
 

Well for the boat shoe i will definately go for the boat sole, i have owned many boat shoes in the past and i really like the style and comfort.

 

But i am also planning on buying a pair of 4 eye camp moc. These shoes will be shoes that should be comfortable to walk in for several hours in urban areas and i dont really know the difference between realtex lactae hevea, plantation crepe wedge, mini lug, tempest, or cristy. Will the sole affect the stiffness of the shoe?

 

Note that i also live in Norway, and that i tend to wear the same shoes whether its winter and - 10 celcius or summer and 20+. In the winter it gets snowy and it gets a bit slippery outside, so wont buy leather soles for example. It would be nice to have a sole that can handle wet and slippery weather, but at the same time does not looks like you're going hiking and can look good in a smart casual business enviroment (shirt and chinos for example).

 

 

next fall i will probably buy a blake chukka or a 5 eye winter suade boot that i can use when the weather gets a bit nasty aswell, and it would be good to know what sole i should have on those too :)

For the 4 Eyelet Ranger, Consider Montello Mini Lug or one of the RLH Natural Latex Soles.

post #3883 of 5165
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Originally Posted by coolarrow View Post
 

Thanks for all the advice. I'm gonna pick them up. Yes, I did try them on and they feel great.  I detected a little bit of springiness (steel shank?). I can always resell them if I find I'm not using them enough. The Amazon link below provides a better representation of color:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Timberland-Boot-Co-Eastern-Standard/dp/B00CM0BG8G

Ok, guys. Here they are:

 

 

7CfPah6.jpg OeRzRjw.jpg Shoe bags, too. US7tMkx.jpg 16GMQzJ.jpg 86I2kzJ.jpg There was a leather topped insole, thick like for an athletic shoe. However, I'm ditching it b/c it gives me more arch support than I need. yaN15Js.jpg I think that little raised part in the middle is the shank: C8rwkDr.jpg

Can't wait to break them in this weekend. TTL for these was $135. 

post #3884 of 5165
I am so behind on this thread. Man.

Need to read that great piece of reporting on the visit to Rancourt HQ.

@coolarrow: Those boots look fantastic. I really like how they show in real life. Maybe we'll see some photos on the foot soon... And for that price. Wow.
post #3885 of 5165
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Originally Posted by RancourtCo View Post
 

Hello friends, Kyle Rancourt here from Rancourt & Co. We know that some of you have had questions about our Blake and Blake Rapid construction and the innersoles we are using. We made a video to best explain why we use fiber innersoles instead of leather. enjoy.

 

Kyle, it's great to have you posting in and following this thread.  I have a couple pairs of the CXL Blake boots that you made for the Eastland "Made in Maine" line and absolutely love them.

 

Now that you've introduced the Blake shortwing blucher, I was wondering if you have any plans to introduce longwing and plain toe bluchers as well.  If not, would you consider making plans?  ;-)  The thought of one or both of those in navy and/or dark green shell is quite tantalizing to me . . .

 

Thanks again, and I wish you and the company continued success!

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