RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

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  1. rkusmant

    rkusmant Senior member

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    When money starts falling from the sky, I'm gonna get saddle shell penny loafer with ripple sole.
     


  2. zippyh

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    I remember when I was a little kid my dad had a pair of black wingtips with a ripple sole.
    They may have been longwings for all I can remember. Pretty sure they were Florsheims.
    They were some heavy ass shoes.
     


  3. grendel

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    Those remind me of late 80's early 90's goths in their creepers
     


  4. FrankCowperwood

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    Something on that same midsole as the ripple shoe above from the Rancourt site.

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    I really like the thick leather wedge. It looks quite nice new. I'd be tempted to find a style for myself with that. Out sole looks good on this boot to me. Obviously lower profile than the shoe referenced above.

    Also my desire for saddle shell with a red sole is currently focused on a ring boot. Not a favored style here, I know, and I don't think I'll actually do it. But then maybe I will. Don't have anything like that. Now triple leather wedge midsole on that? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.
     
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    Anyone heard anything about their plans for a web app to let you customize a a design and see it before ordering?
     


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    Anyone have pictures of the espresso shell cordovan with a bit of wear on them? I would love to see how this finish looks with some age.
     


  8. tv2177

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    The new boots looks very promising.
     
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  9. Bakes11771

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    I baby mine so they still look new. Maybe Calkid has pics. Also, a few weeks back on Rancourts instagram they did a shell blake boot before/after refinishing. I think it was espresso, but it could have been #8
     


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    I think i've read the whole thread at least once, so I can to some degree anticipate the answer. I'm trying to find a shoe to fit the following scenario, which my CXL camp mocs doesn't quite do. I would like a shoe suitable for a fair bit of walking, and comfort for a lot of standing (I lecture, so stand in one place for long stretches). I'm leaning toward the ranger moc, and think that the chili latigo model on the website might be the way to go, but I have these reservations:

    1, nobody here has said much about latigo, even when the question arises.
    2, my unlined camp mocs are good length but just a bit snug, so I'm unsure of sizing when buying a lined shoe. Rancourt says to order the same size as unlined, but the camp-mocs were able to stretch to fit, which I would assume a lined pair in latigo won't do.
    3, I don't particularly like the Vibram sole on that shoe and would go with the Lactae Hevea for comfort's sake--but am I losing some of the qualities of a walker this way--traction, durability?

    So some days I'm leaning toward the chili latigo model with a different sole, and other days I'm leaning toward an unlined ranger moc in #8 or dark brown CXL with the Lactae Hevea sole. The difference is leather, lining, and the addition of a midsole--in other words, pretty substantial differences between the two.

    Any opinions and suggestions would be much appreciated.
     


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    Wish I could be of more assistance, but I have no experience with any of the variables that you mention.

    If possible, I encourage you to get both of the combinations that you are considering.


    In unrelated news:

    I referenced Rancourt in an assignment for a Strategic Marketing class that I am taking for their customization abilities and direct-channel distribution. Glad that all the time I spent reading this thread has paid off.
     


  12. FrankCowperwood

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    I admire the chili latigo. Looks like a nice grained leather. Don't own it though.

    I think that a RLH sole could be a good option for you. I've found it very comfortable walking and in some light hiking in a ranger moc. I haven't had cause to stand in it for long periods. I'd think it would work.

    Sizing. I noted that Rancourt has a sizing shoe offer now a program in which they'll send you two pairs of shoes I think to try on for fit. There's a charge, but also an offsetting discount in shoes you order. You might see if they can send you your current size one width wider and your current width .5 size larger.
     


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    How does the RLH sole look with shorts? Does it look too formal?
     


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    I think the RLH is quite informal and would look fine with shorts
     


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    Thanks for the reply. Very helpful.

    Do you have a ranger moc with a midsole, or is yours the more standard issue? I'm assuming that the midsole adds a lot to the support and comfort for walking, but maybe that isn't so.

    One drawback of ordering from Australia is that shipping cost iirc $28. Another is that it precludes using their sizing program. I'm always confident when buying Allen Edmonds in 9, and my camp-mocs are 9, so I'm hoping that a 9 ranger-moc will work. I'm a little nervous though, esp. because of my concern about the lining.
     


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