Rancourt & Co.
Posted on February 22, 2013 by Rancourt & Co.
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Posted on February 21, 2013 by Rancourt & Co.
When we received these two pairs of shoes back from a Taylor Stitch customer I was very excited. Finally we could get a chance to really show off our skills. Enjoy.
Posted on February 12, 2013 by Rancourt & Co.
When I made plans to attend Bread and Butter in Berlin I knew that I had to make time to meet some friends and contacts in France. My flight was connecting through Paris, so this was a no-brainer. At the top of my priorities was to visit Reltex in Virieu, a very small mountainside town situated between Lyon and Grenoble. It was a little bit of a challenge to get there: two and a half hour train, met at the station by Patrick Giroud, the President and founder of Reltex, and then a 45 minute drive on winding roads just outside of the French Alps.
I instantly found Mr. Giroud to be warm, welcoming and humorous. He truly has a passion for his trade, it is no surprise then that he continues to do it even at 72. Reltex and Mr. Giroud are responsible for bringing the world Lactae Hevea (pronounced lack-tie heavy-ah, the "h" on "hevea" is silent but you'd sound pretentious pronouncing it that way in this country) latex outsoles. Lactae Hevea literally means milk of the hevea tree in Latin. The soles are made from the sap or milk of the hevea tree. Essentially, it is 100% natural latex rubber.
The milk is harvested in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam using sustainable methods and shipped to the tiny town of Virieu in France, where a passionate and intelligent man developed a process for creating the most comfortable and durable rubber outsoles in the world. There really is nothing like [...]
Posted on February 4, 2013 by Rancourt & Co.
Blake Welt Stitch construction, Amber Harness leather, fully lined, double leather midsole, triple leather wedge heel, exclusive "Trooper" rubber outsole
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Posted on December 17, 2012 by Rancourt & Co.
ok, so you missed the opportunity to give your loved one that special pair of made-to-order shoes this christmas. Not to worry, we have gift certificates available and ready to deliver before christmas. Let them design their own shoes on our website, our custom-made shoe tool is launching in January 2013.
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