RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

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  1. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    Thanks for the insight. Does it smell the same? I read in another thread that a while back that it has a metallic odor.
     


  2. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    Ha, I remember reading that about the comipel cordovan before I bought them.
    Searching some more and it seems that most all bad things I read about the Tricker's cordovan sourced back to that one guy.
    There was no metallic smell. They smelled of leather/polish like any other pair of new shoes.
     


  3. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    Good enough for me.

    I like the prominent natural welt seen on a lot of Trickers. Also the bright colors, especially for linings. Just not into most of their designs as I don't like a lot of detail/brogue on my shoes.
     


  4. Kashiwa

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    ^^ Through the Shoe Healer, you can do a custom MTO, for a slight upcharge. (can't remember how much).

    MOTO over here in Japan does some cordovan boots. Cordovan is from Shinki in Himeji. From what I understand the Comipel cordovan comes from Shinki and is finished at Comipel in Italy. Shinki and Horween being the only producers of shell cordovan in the world today. The Shinki shell is very different from Horween's.

    http://item.rakuten.co.jp/auc-refalt/moto_mga2_co/
     


  5. Bakes11771

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    That's who I was working with on the Mogano Herman.

    I can't read Japanese, but that is actually what the shell looked like on the boots I got from Rancourt. Matte, not glossy.
     


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    I can't remember what the upcharge is either, but it's a lot more than "slight".
     
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    When I was posted this morning, it actually came to mind that they might be, but I forgot to ask yesterday. I don't think they had shell make ups for sale yesterday.

    Yup, my venetians which I only wear about three times a month that I bought in May are soon to be needing recrafting. The leather soles are getting a little soft. I am thinking about getting a combo rubber leather sole so they don't have to be recrafted so often.
     


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    ^^ Thanks. I thought so, but erred on the "slight" side so as not to turn anyone off with false info......
     


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    Has anyone tried the venetians on any other soles? I was thinking something like the hevea sole or maybe even the leather wrap moccasin sole to make them like slippers you can wear outside (like driving shoes).
     


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    Can you point me to an example of the leather wrap moccasin sole?

    I would do camp moc or boat shoe sole. That default sole they use doesn't appeal to me.
     
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  12. FrankCowperwood

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    Bakes, I've got the leather wrap moc sole on a pair of the suede chukkas. I only wear them inside as house shoes. There's a story behind that, but mainly when I got them about a year and a half ago, what I needed at that time was house shoes, and these promised to be comfortable and quiet. Sole has worn very well in that use. Does get a little slick with water on it. I can post photos if you'd like to see them.

    I'm not really that surprised that the Venetians require resoling so soon. That single leather sole looks very thin. Are they at all comfortable on that sole? I've considered the makeup, but would almost certainly swap out the sole.

    BTW, speaking of soles, I continue to be very pleased with RLH sole on my Ranger Mocs. Very very comfortable and provides a very sure footing in general conditions so far. Seems to be wearing well and has retained its color nicely too. Would recommend this material.
     


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    That sounds really cool actually! A pair of Venetians on the hevea sole!? Those royal blue venetians like 40 pages back on the lighter hevea sole...

    My issue with Rancourt is there are just sooo many options! LOL! Makes me crazy
     


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