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post #4036 of 5225
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Originally Posted by tcollier View Post
 

http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/made-to-fit/made-to-fit.html

 

 

http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/made-to-fit/made-to-fit.html

 

From that page: *IMPORTANT NOTE: Made to Fit $50 credit cannot be used on Ready Made shoes. 

The policy is a bit confusing.  I can't understand why they don't have a single policy and have the credit applicable on Ready Made if it will ensure proper fit.  Maybe because Ready Made exchanges are easier to do vs. MTO and custom?  For somebody who's benefited from the made-to-fit process, I think they made the program less effective.

post #4037 of 5225
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Originally Posted by green garden View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tcollier View Post
 

http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/made-to-fit/made-to-fit.html

 

 

http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/made-to-fit/made-to-fit.html

 

From that page: *IMPORTANT NOTE: Made to Fit $50 credit cannot be used on Ready Made shoes. 

The policy is a bit confusing.  I can't understand why they don't have a single policy and have the credit applicable on Ready Made if it will ensure proper fit.  Maybe because Ready Made exchanges are easier to do vs. MTO and custom?  For somebody who's benefited from the made-to-fit process, I think they made the program less effective.

 

That.  As I read the terms and conditions, Ready Mades can be returned for a refund, but the others can't.

post #4038 of 5225

So I'm trying on the made to fit shoes in 7D and 6.5D and looking for some suggestions. In both cases I get some heel slippage. There's also a gap you can see on the outside. The 7 fits perfect in the front of the foot width-wise, while the 6.5 is tighter, but I wouldn't say painfully tight at all. In each of the 2nd pictures I'm pushing my toe up to show where it lands. According to the shoe fit guide I fall at about the 6.5, maybe a tad over and in the middle of the W6 width section. I generally wear 7 in most dress shoes, but plan to wear these with no socks/no-show socks. For this first Rancourt order, I'm looking for some version of a ranger moc. Should I be concerned about the side gap in that type of shoe? I also know CXL tends to stretch, but I also don't want the shoe to look 'deformed' by stretching its width. I may have answered my own question with all signs pointing to 6.5D. Overall I guess I'm wondering if I simply go with the 6.5D or up a width to 6.5E due to the slight tightness in the front sides of the shoe.

 

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Size 7

 

Size 6.5

 

 

post #4039 of 5225
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Originally Posted by kmitch101 View Post
 

So I'm trying on the made to fit shoes in 7D and 6.5D and looking for some suggestions. In both cases I get some heel slippage. There's also a gap you can see on the outside. The 7 fits perfect in the front of the foot width-wise, while the 6.5 is tighter, but I wouldn't say painfully tight at all. In each of the 2nd pictures I'm pushing my toe up to show where it lands. According to the shoe fit guide I fall at about the 6.5, maybe a tad over and in the middle of the W6 width section. I generally wear 7 in most dress shoes, but plan to wear these with no socks/no-show socks. For this first Rancourt order, I'm looking for some version of a ranger moc. Should I be concerned about the side gap in that type of shoe? I also know CXL tends to stretch, but I also don't want the shoe to look 'deformed' by stretching its width. I may have answered my own question with all signs pointing to 6.5D. Overall I guess I'm wondering if I simply go with the 6.5D or up a width to 6.5E due to the slight tightness in the front sides of the shoe.

 

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Size 7

 

Size 6.5

 

 

It's difficult to gauge shoe fit through pictures, but both of those look quite a bit too big

post #4040 of 5225
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Originally Posted by anrobit View Post

It's difficult to gauge shoe fit through pictures, but both of those look quite a bit too big

Are you basing that on the gaps? I think it's a little deceiving from the angle. The bottom of my foot touches both sides of the shoe, but going up as my foot slants inward the sides of the shoe goes straight up.
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post #4041 of 5225

I can't judge length by photos, but yes, the width looks far too wide for your feet.

post #4042 of 5225
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Originally Posted by cathpah View Post

I can't judge length by photos, but yes, the width looks far too wide for your feet.

Is getting a different width in the front and back of the shoe something that's possible?
post #4043 of 5225
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Originally Posted by kmitch101 View Post


Is getting a different width in the front and back of the shoe something that's possible?

On certain brands of shoes (like Alden), yes.  I can't be 100% sure, but I don't believe Rancourt offers a combination last like that, even for custom.  Don't take my word for it, give Katie a shout and she'll get you squared away.

post #4044 of 5225
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Originally Posted by cathpah View Post
 

On certain brands of shoes (like Alden), yes.  I can't be 100% sure, but I don't believe Rancourt offers a combination last like that, even for custom.  Don't take my word for it, give Katie a shout and she'll get you squared away.

According to the FAQs on their site, all their lasts are combination.

 

"A: Yes, all of our lasts are combination lasts. Most modern lasts are combination lasts. This typically means that a D width last has a B width heel. E width lasts have C width heels, and so on."

post #4045 of 5225
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According to the FAQs on their site, all their lasts are combination.

"A: Yes, all of our lasts are combination lasts. Most modern lasts are combination lasts. This typically means that a D width last has a B width heel. E width lasts have C width heels, and so on."

While that's true, what I meant was I don't believe you can separately choose the forefoot and heel widths on a custom basis.
post #4046 of 5225

Thanks guys. I've fired off an email to customer service to see if they can give me some more insight.

post #4047 of 5225
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Originally Posted by cathpah View Post


While that's true, what I meant was I don't believe you can separately choose the forefoot and heel widths on a custom basis.

Yeah, makes sense, don't think they would modify their lasts even for a custom order.  He could see if they could do a half lining, that might help to some extent.

post #4048 of 5225

Who's got some worn in Blake Boot pics? Still can't decide between black suede and color 9 chromexcel...

post #4049 of 5225
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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

So, I officially sent my #8 shell ranger mocs back for repair (potentially replacement). The cracking of the shell has gotten out of hand. Not Rancourt's fault, exactly, but the piece of shell they used was clearly very odd. Even with lexol conditioning, it's stayed brittle and dry, and the rear side of it feels like suede, not like shell cordovan. Very strange. So we'll see what they think. As usual, their willingness to help make me happy has been great, but it did take a bit of patience to communicate, as they travel a lot, and are always very busy. But it's still impressive that they can run a full factory and still offer MTO shoes and direct sales to customers like they do.


Sorry to hear about your issue, but I did kind of wonder how long it might take before you would have to send them back. But hey it sounds like all along they were willing to make it right for you, and you can't beat that.  Always good to know that the shoes we luv are backed by the manufacture whenever that odd issue arises.

post #4050 of 5225
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Originally Posted by tanbar View Post
 

According to the FAQs on their site, all their lasts are combination.

 

"A: Yes, all of our lasts are combination lasts. Most modern lasts are combination lasts. This typically means that a D width last has a B width heel. E width lasts have C width heels, and so on."

Nice first post!

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