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RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by whatever123, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. chuckb

    chuckb Senior member

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    Does anyone have an opinion on how the RLH sole compares to a normal crepe sole? In terms of both comfort and durability.
     


  2. mothball

    mothball Senior member

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    And now "More Bounce to the Ounce" is going through my head.

    I've been thinking of a mushroom suede/honey RLH boot or ranger moc for a few weeks. I haven't pulled the trigger yet, though.
     


  3. alex4nder

    alex4nder Well-Known Member

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    You don't get to choose; when I placed my Made To Fit order, I asked about this. I was told that whatever size worked best with MTF was the size I should order from them in any of their shoes. We'll see how that works out.
     


  4. Spencer

    Spencer Senior member

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    Guys, my brand new boat shoes in tan bulldog came in today, opened them up and one shoe was scuffed on the toe.

    No big deal, or send it back to Rancourt for a new one?

    [​IMG]

    p.s. Just contacted Rancourt, kind of bummed that they would send me a scuffed up shoe, let alone one that I waited over 3 weeks for.
     


  5. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    Not ideal, but I think some cream would be able to fix that right up.
     


  6. chuckb

    chuckb Senior member

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    ^Yeah, I feel like that is something that our get within a couple of wearings anyways, and a little cream or similar would take care of it.
     


  7. Spencer

    Spencer Senior member

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    True, but they should send new undamaged shoes, let alone aren't these inspected before they are sent out?
     


  8. FrankCowperwood

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    Agree. Even if possible to fix, that's not acceptable. They need to do something for you. Very frustrating to wait and receive that.
     


  9. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    Thanks for your response,

    Are the camp and the boat sole made out of the same rubber? or is the camp a harder rubber?

    So the camp/RLH are not exactly night/day?


    Mothball, they informed me that they can't do repello unlined because it is too light and the shoe would lack structure. Are your rangers still really comfy despite being lined? Or does the lining make it feel the same on the inside regardless of what material is outside of the lining?
    As someone mentioned, all of their handsewn shoes should fit the same, even thought I think they have 2 or 3 different lasts that they use for different handsewn models. They generally recommend that you go a half size up from your handsewn size for your blake size. However, if the boat shoes that I just got were not CXL and were shell [which doesn't really stretch] than I probably would have needed to go a half size bigger. (my blake size, also my "true size")
    If that were CXL, it would definitely brush out. Not familiar with bulldog, but would be interested to hear whether or not that can brush out. What did Rancourt say when you contacted them? or haven't you heard back yet?

    They'll probably say that it is typical for hand made shoes to have some "tooling marks", and that those pictured are from when they were hand-sewn.

    Still, I understand your frustration.
    I do believe they are inspected, but I bet they deemed those acceptable.

    in Nov/Dec I had a pair of $675 blake boots made to order and they sent them to me with the wrong color stitching. MTOs are said to be inspected by Kyle personally, however, I don't see how that is possible as he seems to travel a lot. I brought it to their attention, and they made me another pair. I would say they were sort of obligated to, since the boots they produced were not representative of the details listed in the invoice that I paid.
     
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  10. Spencer

    Spencer Senior member

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    No word back yet, but I'll let you guys know.

    Seriously, I am not an overly pickey person, I know that i will likely scuff them like that in not too long. But these are brand new, MTO, so I am pretty surprised they were not sent in perfect condition.
     


  11. Michigan Planner

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    I am a very non-picky person and wouldn't really care about those scuffs... probably 10 minutes after I put them on for the first time I'd have similar scuffs from my toddler daughter jumping onto my feet anyway!

    If Rancourt is open to helping you out to fix the problem, I'd be more likely to ask them for a bottle of Venetian Shoe Cream (and maybe a new brush) rather than sending the shoes back (FWIW, I did get a bottle of shoe cream and a set of shoe trees out of them once... basically just by asking for them on a whim).
     
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  12. gaseousclay

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    Just ordered a brown CXL belt from Rancourt yesterday. Hope they match my Indy boots. Saw the brown CXL belts from Mitchell leather and they were $189 :(
     


  13. mothball

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    Hey, Bakes, they're very comfortable, but---mine have the casco lining, which Katie told me they no longer carry. I don't know if the lining they now use is significantly different (I doubt it is), but I did want to qualify my answer.
     


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    Thanks for your response.
     


  15. Spencer

    Spencer Senior member

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    I hear you, and I am not picky either. Like you said, I will likely scuff them up after a few wears, but I don't know, I was just a little upset that for a shoe I waited 3 weeks for, they arrived like that. It is very noticeable and directly on the top of the toe box.

    Rancourt was very responsive and offered to replace them and gave me a free shipping label to return them. I appreciate Rancourts customer service on this one.
     


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