RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

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  1. jns425

    jns425 Well-Known Member

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    I still have a small amount of slippage on my left shoe on the Ranger Mocs. Maybe it is because I got them on Vibram Cristy Wedge. I initially tried on an 8 in the Ranger Mocs with the moc sole and they felt really tight, so I went with 8e, and they are a tiny bit loose. The 8e on the beefroll loafers felt perfect. Weird.

    I dont think it would bother me so much, except for the fact that I felt like I did everything right in terms of picking out my proper size. If it had been a different brand that wasnt MTO, I really dont think I'd care. I think if I got another pair, I'd probably go with an 8, or maybe just get them made on the loafer last - and that might solve the problem.

    I mean I can lace them up super tight (and that solves the issue), but then my toes hurt, so that is a bad option. I know some of you have said that with time, the slippage with dissapate, so I'll for that. I think I can also easily just ignore the tiny bit of slippage, because I love how the shoes feel other than that, and especially love the look of them.

    What do you guys think?
     
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  2. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    For leather soles that were that thin they were comfortable. I'm sure a hevea sole would probably be more comfortable tough.
     


  3. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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    I haven't seen anyone talk about this, but could you order different widths on the left and right shoe?
     


  4. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    Getting future pairs made on the loafer last, since that fits well, is a good idea.

    But what's important right now is finding a way to make your current pair fit the best that they can. Have you considered tongue pads or heel grips? You can get these from a local cobbler, Amazon, etc.

    I've tried both in a pair of Rancourt loafers that are probably a width too wide for me.

    I personally prefer the tongue pads. These take up some volume in the shoe and make sure my foot does not slide forward out of the heel cup. You could try a tongue pad in just the shoe with the heel slip to see how it goes.

    The heel grips I used started to come off and left sticky residue after a few months wear. This was uncomfortable since I wear these loafers without socks sometimes. So limited personal experience hasn't made me fan.

    One of these options might help and both are far from permanent if you find you don't care for them.

    On the topic of a wrap moc sole, I don't know if anyone has noticed this option in crepe:

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  5. jns425

    jns425 Well-Known Member

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    There is a cobbler down the street from my office. maybe i'll stop there at lunch for some tongue pads. thanks!
     


  6. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    ^Cobbler might even be able to offer good advice on fitting them, particularly if you happen to have the Rancourts on today. Good luck. I hope you get the fit you are looking for.
     


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    Calikid Senior member

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    I bought a pair of shell venetians from Leffot and they required resoling after about a year of wear but the good part is Kyle (at Rancourt) resoled them and refinished uppers for $60.00. And they came out amazing. Phenomenal price + phenomenal customer service!
     


  8. jah786

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    I bought a pair of rancourt venetians from BB and sent them back to rancourt and had them put on a boat sole. Much better. I was slip sliding on the leather. I ordered an mto pair of venetians and had s brick camp sole put on. Pics of both are on this thread.
     


  9. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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    Gilt has a sale on boots including several Eastland Made in Maine, which are apparently made by Rancourt:

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    My Eastland Made in Maine ranger mocs are my favorite casual shoes
     


  10. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    Those are some pretty significant markdowns.


    Is this a wedge or boat shoe sole?
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    Boat shoe? right? Just looks kinda thick.
     


  11. calidist

    calidist Senior member

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    Some of the boots says "Made in the US" and the cheaper ones say "Imported," so be careful as they aren't all Rancourt-made.
     
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  12. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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    Not the regular Eastland, the Eastland Made in Maine. They say they're made in the USA.
     


  13. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    My little sister just said my blake boots are hipster. I am anti-hipster so I didn't like hearing that. Also, I don't think that they are. I'll still wear them just the same, but is she right?


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    To me they are just plain brown boots. I don't see anything "hipster" about that.

    Maybe the hipsters in my city dress different than they do where she lives.


    (I know that this is a silly post, please don't flame me)

    Edit: Haha, I guess it is a little bit hipster to roll your jean cuffs as pictured, but hey, they are slevedged, you got to show off the red chain-stitch.
     
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  14. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Senior member

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    I see 0% hipster content in your post. Nice boots!
     
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  15. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    ^^^ That is a relief. I was about to rethink my whole existence.
     


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