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RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

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Nice little present came today from the June crowdfunding! They are beautiful! Wanted to post a pic since I know most people talk about Rancourt's mocs and loafers and not much about their Oxfords. I had to do a bit of digging to get even one pic of the Chandler Longwings.
I'll post some on the feet pics sometime I am actually wearing pants lol. They fit perfectly, although the laces seem a bit short. Maybe need to adjust the laces.
Love the Rancourt longwing. Especially love that medallion. Laces look perfect to me (I hate a long excess floppy lace). Enjoy!
 
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Hello! Brand new Styleforum user here checking in. I've been active on the goodyearwelt subreddit for some time now but decided to make a styleforum account and wanted to share one of my favorite pieces of footwear from one of my favorite makers with you all. These are a relatively new pair that are just a few months old now. They're a special MTO I had Rancourt do. It's there Blake Chukka pattern done up in Black Reverse Shell Cordovan with a brogue cap toe and a big old Horween logo on the tongue.


 

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Hello! Brand new Styleforum user here checking in. I've been active on the goodyearwelt subreddit for some time now but decided to make a styleforum account and wanted to share one of my favorite pieces of footwear from one of my favorite makers with you all. These are a relatively new pair that are just a few months old now. They're a special MTO I had Rancourt do. It's there Blake Chukka pattern done up in Black Reverse Shell Cordovan with a brogue cap toe and a big old Horween logo on the tongue.


Very interesting make up there.
Not too shabby an introduction.
 

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This is my first pair of leather soled Rancourts. Had them for about 9 months, 3-4 wears a week. Is this normal? just noticed both soles are torn tody. Couple weeks ago they seemed fine.
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My Ranger Mocs both camp and Lactae soled are holding up just fine for well over two years. The camp moc soles are my beater pair and have gone through hell and back and yet are doing great.
I have another leather soled pair coming in soon from the crowdfund and will probably throw a topy on them immediately. Really liked the feel of leather but don't want to deal with wrecked soles.
Complicating matters I live in Japan and sending them back to Maine for a resole is prohibitively expensive, might as well just crowdfund another pair.
Apologies for the long windedness, just a bit peeved right now. Has anyone else exerienced this with leather soled Rancourts? If a third party resoles them will that cause trouble should I send them to Rancourt to be refurbished later? Up until now I've really liked the company's products.
 

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This is my first pair of leather soled Rancourts. Had them for about 9 months, 3-4 wears a week. Is this normal? just noticed both soles are torn tody. Couple weeks ago they seemed fine.
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My Ranger Mocs both camp and Lactae soled are holding up just fine for well over two years. The camp moc soles are my beater pair and have gone through hell and back and yet are doing great.
I have another leather soled pair coming in soon from the crowdfund and will probably throw a topy on them immediately. Really liked the feel of leather but don't want to deal with wrecked soles.
Complicating matters I live in Japan and sending them back to Maine for a resole is prohibitively expensive, might as well just crowdfund another pair.
Apologies for the long windedness, just a bit peeved right now. Has anyone else exerienced this with leather soled Rancourts? If a third party resoles them will that cause trouble should I send them to Rancourt to be refurbished later? Up until now I've really liked the company's products.
First of all, that's remarkably even wear.

I think it's pretty normal for leather soles to wear more quickly. I don't have experience with Rancourt's specifically, but I've been around long enough that I think I would have noticed more people complaining if they were substandard.
 

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Anyone have boots in size 10.5 they want to sell for cheap? I'm trying to dial my size but don't want to risk it because I'm in Canada and they dont do free returns for international.

Looking at the Baxter boot
 

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This is my first pair of leather soled Rancourts. Had them for about 9 months, 3-4 wears a week. Is this normal? just noticed both soles are torn tody. Couple weeks ago they seemed fine.
View attachment 1669791 View attachment 1669792
My Ranger Mocs both camp and Lactae soled are holding up just fine for well over two years. The camp moc soles are my beater pair and have gone through hell and back and yet are doing great.
I have another leather soled pair coming in soon from the crowdfund and will probably throw a topy on them immediately. Really liked the feel of leather but don't want to deal with wrecked soles.
Complicating matters I live in Japan and sending them back to Maine for a resole is prohibitively expensive, might as well just crowdfund another pair.
Apologies for the long windedness, just a bit peeved right now. Has anyone else exerienced this with leather soled Rancourts? If a third party resoles them will that cause trouble should I send them to Rancourt to be refurbished later? Up until now I've really liked the company's products.
Surely there’s someone in Japan, the land of craftsmanship, that could resole these.

3-4 wears a week is kind of heavy use compared to the average shoe in the average styleforum guy’s closet. And if you were wearing them through the rainy season and the typhoon season, that would put even more wear on those soles.
 

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Appreciate the responses.
On another topic, I have a pair of Traveler Ranger Mocs with RLH soles. Has anyone had any luck getting them resoled by a third party? Or when RLH gives out are the shoes done for much like a sneaker? Pretty sure it's the latter though would be nice to have some options to keep them longer as the uppers are doing great.
 

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Appreciate the responses.
On another topic, I have a pair of Traveler Ranger Mocs with RLH soles. Has anyone had any luck getting them resoled by a third party? Or when RLH gives out are the shoes done for much like a sneaker? Pretty sure it's the latter though would be nice to have some options to keep them longer as the uppers are doing great.
I think Rancourt says the Traveler versions can’t be resoled, but it would be wise to double check.
 

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