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RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

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Got these basic ranger mocs in. The eyelets are way more uneven on the left shoe, but I already gave up thinking about. Love natural CXL. The brick red soles look a lot less red than they do on the website. Perhaps it’s because it’s a cloudy day.

color 8 CXL beefrolls on order.

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Can anyone here speak to the way women's loafers fit or any sizing advice? Specifically the Elizabeth and Somerset. Thank you so much!

I'll probably shoot them an email, but this whole MTO thing and long turnaround time has my lady concerned about getting the right size.
 

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Can anyone here speak to the way women's loafers fit or any sizing advice? Specifically the Elizabeth and Somerset. Thank you so much!

I'll probably shoot them an email, but this whole MTO thing and long turnaround time has my lady concerned about getting the right size.
I don't know if they do this for women, but Rancourt can send you two (?) different sizes of their trial shoes to try on to make the decision easier.
 

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Opportunistic pickup of a pair of natural cxl ranger mocs. First time wearing them but unfortunately stuck in my home office since my firm's office is shut down for a few weeks. I've been very reluctant to buy cxl since I'm not crazy about how it looks when the grain isn't really tight. These were a good buy on the secondary market so figured I'd take a chance. These seem to be a good pair.

Bonus saddles in the background that I've been working on.

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Opportunistic pickup of a pair of natural cxl ranger mocs. First time wearing them but unfortunately stuck in my home office since my firm's office is shut down for a few weeks. I've been very reluctant to buy cxl since I'm not crazy about how it looks when the grain isn't really tight. These were a good buy on the secondary market so figured I'd take a chance. These seem to be a good pair.

Bonus saddles in the background that I've been working on.

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Clicking on yours seems a lot better than the pair I just got yesterday. The vamp on the left shoe out of the box did not have the tightest grain. The eyelets are much better lined up on your pair as well. Part of the reason I did the bar at the start of the lacing under rather than over was to mask the unevenness a bit. Looking great!
 

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Clicking on yours seems a lot better than the pair I just got yesterday. The vamp on the left shoe out of the box did not have the tightest grain. The eyelets are much better lined up on your pair as well. Part of the reason I did the bar at the start of the lacing under rather than over was to mask the unevenness a bit. Looking great!
Thanks, yes this pair seems to be well executed. Really no complaints on my end... particularly considering what they cost. I forgot to mention, these have a LH sole, which is another first for me. So far so good.

I think I may try to sell my quoddy bluchers now in an effort to minimize the number of handsewns I have (and so that I can feel less guilty about ordering a shell rancourt makeup). I jumped into the rage for chromepak soles and they feel too flat and unstructured for me.
 

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I assume others have already done this, but I figured out a nice way to fully put my shoe trees in my Rancourt handsewns without potentially causing any weird stretching in the toe due to the constant pressure. Initially I just left the heel out like I've seen people mention elsewhere. Just now I thought... Well, what about if I remove the spring? Solves everything. No more issues.
 

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I assume others have already done this, but I figured out a nice way to fully put my shoe trees in my Rancourt handsewns without potentially causing any weird stretching in the toe due to the constant pressure. Initially I just left the heel out like I've seen people mention elsewhere. Just now I thought... Well, what about if I remove the spring? Solves everything. No more issues.
Or buy a size smaller tree
 

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Or buy a size smaller tree
I’m not sure the smaller size would be small enough, but I’ve considered trying. It would have to be very very small to not put any pressure on the front of the toe box. I felt that one size down would probably still be too large.
 

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These are probably my favorite shoes. I only wish they came with stronger rubber on the heels. Seems like they’ll need to be replaced by the time I get to a dozen wears. Maybe a few more than that. Even if the wear slows a lot I wouldn't anticipate them lasting more than about 20 wears. Probably will go with Vibram heels as I've heard good things.

My girlfriend thinks they’re ‘cute’ due to the profile. I can’t say I disagree. They could be considered cute compared to my chunkier shoes and boots.

Can't wait for the color 8 cxl beefrolls in about 1 month. Although the wait could be longer depending on things continue with covid-19. Not something I could be upset about if that happens.

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I’m not sure the smaller size would be small enough, but I’ve considered trying. It would have to be very very small to not put any pressure on the front of the toe box. I felt that one size down would probably still be too large.
Last summer I got some of the non-spring trees from shoepassion for my CXL loafers. I went with a smaller size… but not quite small enough, so I needed to modify them just a bit to what I thought was the right amount of snugness. They seem to work well though I guess I’ll know more when I bring the loafers out from winter hibernation.
 

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