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RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

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

  1. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Distinguished Member

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    Replacing the insole shouldn't be required from a construction standpoint. While the insole is stitched to the midsole (Blake/Rapid) before the outsole is stitched to the midsole, the midsole and insole could remain in place if their integrity were sound. Sorry for that tongue twister! [​IMG]

    When replacing the midsole (if necessary), the stitches could simply be cut with a knife and then a new one could be stitched on. The insole doesn't have to be replaced. They are just replacing it for longevity reasons (since it isn't as durable as a nice slab of thick leather), which I appreciate and find respectable. Like I said, that's what makes them worth their money. Otherwise, you might as well just buy a pair of Sperry or Bass.
     


  2. GooseG

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    Danforth wingtips today:
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  3. thonez

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    Damn that leather is nice. Already have some pennys , but would cop quick if anywhere is stocking ranger mocs in this leather.
     


  4. FrankCowperwood

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    Looking good. How do you find the fit in the heel on these? I went with 11E for the wingtips I ordered and the width/sizing of the forefoot feels good to me, but the heel cup feels as if it is cut pretty low so there's a fair amount of slip. Not sure if that means I should have gone 11 D or if there's something about their design.
     


  5. GooseG

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    I have slipping as well, and it's hard to tell whether that's a result of sole break-in or not. The rest of the shoe matches up with the ball of my foot, and I have a little room forward of my toes due to the shape.

    I'm a 9D Brannock, but there's no way in hell I could size down to 8.5D and 8.5E would have my heel swimming. I think it's something about the design- for now, I'm wearing this pair on cooler days (thicker socks) and may add insoles.
     


  6. FrankCowperwood

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    Sounds like we're in pretty much the same boat. It's not a deal breaker for me on the pair I own, but it makes me unsure about how I'd size another pair, which I don't need anyway... :rotflmao:
     


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    @MoneyWellSpent: Very well put, about the different kinds of abuse shoes put to hard work receive, versus shoes that are used normally but for a very long time. What you said about their replaceable nature really making them worth their value is particularly true. I do sort of wish the insoles WERE all leather, because I prefer the feel. But then I think of my Aldens, which even after recrafting aren't quite like new, because those non-replacable insoles have slow-burn worn out, as you described. And it makes me happy that the boots I've ordered will be able to be renewed from within. What I'd really like is ALL leather, no cork or padding, like in my White's boots. Comfortable and absolutely bombproof. They could cut them out of their midsole leather, which they cut in-house from these sheets of belly hide thicker than anything I've ever handled. If they made that an option you could pay extra for, I'd be very happy indeed.
     


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    See, this is why Rancourt should read this thread.
     


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    Yeah, I'll still to loafers/mocs/Blake boots if I add any more Rancourts. It's a bit of a risky move ordering their first blucher anyway.

    Any recs for a good brand of heel grips?
     


  10. FrankCowperwood

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    I went with tongue pads to try to adjust the fit. The one time I use heel pads, they eventually rubbed of and then my heel was sticking the back of the shoe... :(

    Maybe I didn't get a good set.

    And I did try inserts in the wingtips, but that just seemed to exacerbate the problem by raising my heel further out of the cup.
     


  11. GooseG

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    Somehow I think the fit could be improved by adding a pair of eyelets.
     


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    That leather is in dire need of some condition. Totally dried out.
     


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    My natural CXL ranger mocs have gotten a little darker after a few months of wear.

    (No maintenance beyond wiping down with damp cloth.)
     


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