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RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

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I highly recommend the RLH soles, FWIW.

It's probably my favorite aspect of Rancourt shoes, and I have about 6 different pairs.

I plan to order the Bennet Trainers and a second pair of bison boots on the Ranger, just because they are so great. Can be on my feet all day and they don't get sore late in the day. Even with NB sneakers I can't say that.
 

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Do you think those are ready for a resole again? If I'm getting a second pair, they won't get worn as much. Maybe its time to just run them in to the ground and then bin them?

Thoughts?
Thank you, thank you, this what exactly what I was looking for. And I don't think they need another resole. They look *great* to me, as long as you're not slipping or uncomfortable in them as a result. Also, great laces
 

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I highly recommend the RLH soles, FWIW.

It's probably my favorite aspect of Rancourt shoes, and I have about 6 different pairs.
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Seconded. IMHO, the RLH soles and Rancourt dyeing their own shell colors are the two of the most interesting things about Rancourt, at least to me.
 

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First Impressons on the Bennet Trainers:

The shape is a little unusual for a sneaker

The toe box doesn't have a lot of height. I expect my feet will get hot in these because of the tight fit on the toes.

The heel is kind of wide in the back, doesn't really lock your foot in, but I'm not getting any slip either, since the toe is so secure.

Due to the sole, they are heavy compared to a running shoe

Haven't walked off carpet yet, so can't say much about the sole, but I love RLH soles in general so I expect it to be fantastic. That's the main reason I got these.

Overall, they look less masculine and more "European" than the similar looking New Balance model.

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Also got a second pair of Bison Clymers since I like my first pair so much, this time in Cognac.

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I think these will look great once I change the laces and they get thrashed a bit.

Makes me wonder if I should have gotten the Chocolate ones refurbed. Didn't think it was time, but now that I see them next to a new pair, the soles look a little thin.
 

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First Impressons on the Bennet Trainers:

The shape is a little unusual for a sneaker

The toe box doesn't have a lot of height. I expect my feet will get hot in these because of the tight fit on the toes.

The heel is kind of wide in the back, doesn't really lock your foot in, but I'm not getting any slip either, since the toe is so secure.

Due to the sole, they are heavy compared to a running shoe

Haven't walked off carpet yet, so can't say much about the sole, but I love RLH soles in general so I expect it to be fantastic. That's the main reason I got these.

Overall, they look less masculine and more "European" than the similar looking New Balance model.

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Also got a second pair of Bison Clymers since I like my first pair so much, this time in Cognac.

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I think these will look great once I change the laces and they get thrashed a bit.

Makes me wonder if I should have gotten the Chocolate ones refurbed. Didn't think it was time, but now that I see them next to a new pair, the soles look a little thin.
I say wear 'em some more...both pairs look great though
 

Bakes11771

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I say wear 'em some more...both pairs look great though

Thank you, Sir.

Didn't mean for it to sounds like a totally negative opinion of them. Just been wearing NB 574s as my only sneakers for about a decade, so these are a bit of a departure from that, despite the strong resemblance in the pattern.
 

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Thank you, Sir.

Didn't mean for it to sounds like a totally negative opinion of them. Just been wearing NB 574s as my only sneakers for about a decade, so these are a bit of a departure from that, despite the strong resemblance in the pattern.
Hey, I totally understand you feeling cool about a product...I've done that for pairs of shoes I shouldn't be doing it on considering the price!
 

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Gentlemen,

My second pair of Rancourts and my first pair directly from Rancourt (vice RL). After browsing their site many times, I decided that I needed a Shell Cordovan Boat Shoe in my collection and so I ordered a pair in Caramel Shell Cordovan. While waiting for those (supposed to finish soon), I decided to order a pair in Navy and Brown Shell Cordovan and due to material availability, they came first.

They came out superbly. They look fantastic and the color contrast is exactly what I was looking for. Fairly subtle, but really adds some flair to the shoes.

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-Mike
 

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Gentlemen,

My second pair of Rancourts and my first pair directly from Rancourt (vice RL). After browsing their site many times, I decided that I needed a Shell Cordovan Boat Shoe in my collection and so I ordered a pair in Caramel Shell Cordovan. While waiting for those (supposed to finish soon), I decided to order a pair in Navy and Brown Shell Cordovan and due to material availability, they came first.

They came out superbly. They look fantastic and the color contrast is exactly what I was looking for. Fairly subtle, but really adds some flair to the shoes.

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-Mike
Amazing!
 

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Mike, that last pic is straight out of chipshot's playbook.
Love the makeup
 

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