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RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

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

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  1. Nik Telford

    Nik Telford Senior member

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    Was just at my local cobbler and she told me that she would have to resole my loafers if I wanted to replace the dovetails. I always thought you could replace the dovetail as long as it hasn't worn into the stacked heel. Which mine haven't.

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  2. Churchill W

    Churchill W Senior member

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    You need to find another cobbler then.
     
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  3. FrankCowperwood

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    Are the Blake chukkas going to be three colors?!?
     
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  5. Nik Telford

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    Haha yeah, I think I'll just send it to B. Nelson.
     
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    coolarrow Senior member

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    Bad news/good news. I've been wanting to get some soles other than that off-white color. It'll be sooner now. What's more comfy? Vibram or RLH?
     
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    I had asked Rancourt a while back about the heel replacement and they said they can't replace just the heels and don't know of any cobblers who can. So I plan on just wearing the heels into the ground.
     
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    Well I want to get taps and a topy as well. Otherwise I would agree.
     
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    That is ridiculous. Why have dovetail heels then, if they can't be replaced without replacing the whole sole.

    Why doesn't Rancourt just make their heels/soles the same as every other manufacturer who's heel lifts CAN be replaced.

    This is the most stupid and disappointing thing that I have hear all day.
     
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    Well no one uses dove tails that can be replaced. I think they are stupid for all manufacturers for that reason. That said, it was Katie who told me this, that a full resole would be needed. Who knows how accurate that is, ask Kyle or better yet, Mike.
     
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    I wouldn't have been surprised if you'd actually gone tritone... :) and take that as a compliment. You get the shoes you want and they look good. Though three pairs is obviously pretty baller in its own right.


    Well not sure but I had the local cobbler replace the heels on my beefrolls. The dovetail actually wore out pretty quickly. These are the ones that have since been resoled, but I recall that he took the outermost layer of the sole off and but new leather and new rubber dovetail on. I believe he also offered to just replace that layer with all rubber too at a lower cost.
     
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    This. When heels get worn down, you can just get the toplift replaced, i.e. the outermost layer with combination dovetail or full rubber. It's generally advised to get the toplifts replaced before the heels wear past them.

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/268890/replacing-dovetails/0_50
     
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    I might be missing out but I dun recall any rancourt moccasins with dovetails. In fact, most of their soles is one piece so even if just the heels get worn down, the entire shoe needs to be replaced. Which is why i asked earlier about having a topy on top of their rubber to economise the lifespan.
     
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    Mine were beef roll handsewns with leather sole.
     
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    I wish the ranger moc last fit my foot a bit better. I would own a lot more pairs
     
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    Got two Rancourt chukkas from the CM last night. Overall, I am less impressed than I thought I would be. While the quality of the shoes is fantastic (much better than AE Amok or Mojave I purchased before) I am concerned about the style. As expected, this chukka is not very sleek and probably looks more like an ankle work boot, especially given the bulbous toe. I was hoping to be able to wear it with the shorts in the summer, but I think they are going back. I'll revert back to my JCrew MacAllister boot purchased on sale for <$32 last month.

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    I agree with cathpah that sending them off to B. Nelson sounds like overkill.

    If you are just in Windsor and ever come north, there are two cobblers in Birmingham that are more than capable that you might want to check with. Frank's Shoe Service (on Old Woodward) and Tiger Shoe Repair (on Maple just east of Old Woodward). I've trusted Tiger with some Alden in the past and would do so again. Frank's has a great reputation as well.
     
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    Yep, they fit very much TTS, but are a bit stiff out of the box.
     
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    I've also purchased (and returned) the Amok and Mojave and agree that the Rancourts are noticeably better quality. I've also found the toe to be somewhat bulbous. I'm hoping that as they break in that the toe will soften up somewhat.

    Can anyone here comment on what happens with the toe box on these boots as they are broken in?

    ps: how did you score the MacAllister boots for <$32? Steal.
     

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