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RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

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

  1. radrodant

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  2. matty long legs

    matty long legs Senior member

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    I bought the Telfords. Sized down half a size. They're awesome. Worn them every day since they arrived. So much better than the LL Bean blucher moccs I'd been rocking.
     


  3. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Senior member

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    A couple of shots from the Rancourt FB page.

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    ^ Everything on that top shelf looks nice, but I particularly like the green camp mocs with honey soles.

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    ^ Not sure about the red soles on these, but I like the navy x color 8.
     


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    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    man i need to wear out my quoddys fast so i can justify a new pair of boats from rancourt
     


  5. FrankCowperwood

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    Very interested in the idea of mixing shell and calf on one of these shoes.
     


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    I love the green. You're right; I'm not sure if the red soles work with the #8 on top.
     


  7. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Senior member

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    Sounds very interesting to me. Anything particular in mind?
     


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    I'm surprised how much I like the green! Not usually my thing, but those are nice.

    Really like navy with red soles, but as you said, the #8 throws that off.
     


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    Nothing firm. I like the concept and will wait for inspiration to strike. Still waiting on my green shell ranger mocs. Apparently they didn't pass Kyle's personal QC and got out back into production. Got a detailed email about it. I can wait. Should be ready soon.
     


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    Anyone have experience with the soft leather outsoles? Comfortable? Durable?

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    Not sure about the soft leather soles, but I am contemplating an MTO for this shoe. Any thoughts or suggestions on how to make an excellent chukka moc. I want something that will say "moccasin", a classic and perhaps even native inspired configuration.

    Haven't seen many examples of this pattern, but here are a couple.

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  12. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    I have this pair of chukkas and the soles are very comfortable. I do only wear them inside. Not because I'm afraid to wear them outside (I try not to be afraid of my shoes), but because I needed a pair of inside shoes and these are extremely quiet. It's an interesting question how durable they'd be, or what kind of traction you'd get on wet smooth surfaces. I think they'd be plenty comfortable. There's actually quite a bit of material between your foot and the ground. More, I'd say, than with a camp sole.
     


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    Thanks Frank. Glad to hear the soles are comfortable, and quiet. I may have to pick up a pair and put them to the test out of doors.
     


  14. FrankCowperwood

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    You'd probably be the only guy walking around in a real moccasin. Ought to be fun.
     


  15. Kashiwa

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    The soft leather outsoles are pretty common on Quoddy's, and they do recommend them for outdoor use. Not sure how many people are using them out of doors though. Quoddy states that they aren't the best for wet conditions (not sure if the issue is traction or durability), and that would be a bit of a problem here in rainy Japan.

    Another option would be the vibram wrap around soles that Quoddy uses. Guessing that Rancourt doesn't stock these.......

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