Genuine handsewn moccasin construction has withstood the test of time. Today it is recognized around the world, not just for its comfort — but as uniquely American.
Rancourt & Co. Shoecrafters have the knowledge and experience of three generations of Maine shoemaking. Since 1964 we have been making genuine handsewn moccasins the same way they’ve been made for hundreds of years.
Although moccasins have evolved from soft leather bottoms to more durable constructions, at Rancourt the practice of hand fitting leather to a shoe form, called a last, remains just as it has for generations.
Our shoemakers, some with four decades of handsewing experience, are skilled in shaping and fitting the leather to the last with simple tools. They carefully tack the leather in place, then hand-stitch the leather with needles and waxed thread to create the moccasin upper. This produces a remarkably comfortable and flexible shoe.