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RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

Luscombe

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Thanks,
I am thinking about a shell ranger and on the fence regarding the sole selection
 

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I am looking for a comparison between the RLH Aspen soles and the mini Vibram in honey. I am not sure if the color makes a difference.

The Aspens on my Ranger Mocs are the most comfortable shoes I own. The only issue I have with them is that they are slippery on wet surfaces, really slippery. I don't have any experience with the mini vibrams from Rancourt and would like to know how they compare in cushion to the Aspens. Are they super firm or is there a bit of give to them?
I've had both and prefer the Aspen. I agree that they are more slippery on wet surfaces, but I've learned to live with that. I've had the mini Vibram sole on a couple different make-ups from Rancourt and to me they always seemed really stiff compared to other lugged soles (like the lugged Vibram sole that Alden uses) and take much longer to break in. RLH used to be my go-to choice from Rancourt but these days it's a toss up between the Caliber and the Vibram Cristy sole (FWIW, I'm wearing some Ranger Mocs today with the Cristy and these have been my go-to shoes this winter when I've had to come into the office and there is ice and slush and snow and then I walk across marble floors in our building and I've never had any issues with slipping around in them).
 

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I've had both and prefer the Aspen. I agree that they are more slippery on wet surfaces, but I've learned to live with that. I've had the mini Vibram sole on a couple different make-ups from Rancourt and to me they always seemed really stiff compared to other lugged soles (like the lugged Vibram sole that Alden uses) and take much longer to break in. RLH used to be my go-to choice from Rancourt but these days it's a toss up between the Caliber and the Vibram Cristy sole (FWIW, I'm wearing some Ranger Mocs today with the Cristy and these have been my go-to shoes this winter when I've had to come into the office and there is ice and slush and snow and then I walk across marble floors in our building and I've never had any issues with slipping around in them).
Thanks Michigan, that is exactly the feed back I was looking for That settles it. I used to have a pair of no name bison mocs with the mini-lug sole and they were like walking on boards. I like the Caliber sole on my Acadia's and the Oil resistant wedge on my Clymer II Boots, both are comfortable.
The new Reltex Lactae Hevea Rally sole intrigues me and would seem to be ultra comfy. How would that look on a Ranger Moc? The wedge seems like more of a boot sole.
 

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