I'm looking at picking up a pair of beefroll penny loafers, and I'm torn between Rancourt and Oak Street. I've been planning on getting the OSB variety, purely because I love my OSB Trail Oxfords, but as someone living in Maine, I'd love to own a pair of the Rancourts. I went into Portland Dry Goods today to try the Rancourts on, and they had a beautiful makeup with dark olive CXL (almost imperceivably green, but truly stunning) and lactae hevea crepe soles (with a heel) that I immediately fell in love with. Unfortunately, when I tried them on, the beefrolls and moc stitching seemed awfully narrow to me...and while I know they shouldn't be big/clunky shoes, I think I want the stitching/beefrolls to be a tad bit wider. The fit itself would be fine (once stretching occurs), but that stretching would likely have minimal effect on the width of the beefrolls and moc stretching, so I fear they won't suit my aesthetic.
So, I'm hoping somebody out there might have a pair of beefrolls by both companies that would be willing to measure the width between the beefrolls to tell me how different the two designs are, if at all.
Thanks in advance. (I also posted this in the Rancourt thread...hope I'm not breaking forum rules/etiquette by doing so. If I did, let me know and I'll delete this post.)
So have you actually seen a Viberg boot in person or are you basing this on the fact that they use the same type of leather (Horween).
Guys, I have a problem and need your advice!
I picked up a pair of trail oxfords this past fall and immediately loved them. Breaking them in was an experience, but after wearing them for a few weeks, things were smooth; however, after wearing them for a few hours, I would experience pain in my right foot. Upon further inspection, I noticed the upper on the right shoe was skewed relative to the sole. The shoe's heel is shifted to the left while the toe box area points outwards. My foot sits above the stitching, which is what I believe is causing the pain. My heel is constantly rubbing against the left side of the shoe. Basically, I feel pain on the inside of the front of my right foot while my heel feels like it is hanging off the side of the sole. It looks like my foot is always pointing outward hahahaha.
Has anyone experienced anything like this? I emailed OSB today. Hopefully I can get the shoe restitched to the sole? I have no idea if that's even possible. I'm just trying to be optimistic. I love theses shoes!