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Please post often, have been very intereted in how essex ages!!New arrival today from the bay:
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Russell boot in Essex.
The Lactae Hevea soles are absurdly comfortable. There’s a tiny bit of pinky toe pinch in TTS, but I think the softness of the leather will make them very forgiving.
These are barely worn.
Thanks. They do pinch the pinky a bit in my brannock size, which is disconcerting. I’m trying to figure out if they will work long term or if I need to move them along at some point.Please post often, have been very intereted in how essex ages!!
(Nice pick up, how do they fit?)
So for what it's worth, I've never tried anything made by Rancourt but I am VERY familiar with the 114 and 800 handsewn lasts from AE. In case people find this helpful, I'll give you a detailed breakdown of my experience with each -No they don't. Rancourt only has comparable 114/800/511. And if you ask them, they will tell you they are not the same as the AE lasts. One thing to remember is that Rancourt is much smaller scale than AE and can't cater to as wide an audience. I'm grateful they have the offerings and MTO ability they have though!
Wow. I dropped GS off my radar, so I hadn't heard they're finally going to get wider than E! I might have to check in with them again. When is that supposed to drop?
True to brannock size works for me. I HAD TO use a shoe horn to get them on when they were new.Rancourt newbie here. Interested in Camp moc- last 800. Sizing recommendation?
- Alden Barrie 6.5D
- Alden Leydon 7D
- AE 7 last 7D
- CP 39
- EG (in 606 and 202) 6.5UK
Thanks in advance
Beautiful shoes. I'm in the market for my first pair of Rancourt's. I'm struggling between the beef roll loafers with Lactea Hevea soles or a pair of Ranger Mocs with Lactea Hevea soles. I wish I could afford both, but its not possible.
Thanks -- I do not wear them without socks but I think they'd be quite comfortable that way, especially if you set out from the start to wear them barefoot. I think the trick with the CXL loafers is to follow Rancourt's advice and go a half size down, then let them stretch to whichever way you want to wear them. I'm still amazed at the initial break-in -- they were very, very tight, then over what seemed like just an hour loosened.Beautiful shoes. I'm in the market for my first pair of Rancourt's. I'm struggling between the beef roll loafers with Lactea Hevea soles or a pair of Ranger Mocs with Lactea Hevea soles. I wish I could afford both, but its not possible.
I'd love to hear more about how you wear your loafers. They look great with the pants and socks in the photo that you posted. Do you wear the same pair without socks?