"Vote" to preserve American Craftsmanship

Here at Rancourt & Co. we have been in the business of handsewing shoes for three generations. Since 1967 we've continued the tradition of making shoes in small batches to ensure we provide high quality footwear on a consistent basis. Shoemaking is very important to us, as it is to many of you, and we would hate to see that go away. 

In this climate, it is more important than ever to "vote" for what you believe in. When it comes to small business, voting to keep your favorite places open can be done in one simple way, with your dollars. This is the best way to give your favorite businesses continuing support and to show them how important they are to you. Our crowdfunding event is here to give you the opportunity to vote with your dollars to help keep the tradition of handcrafted shoes in Lewiston, Maine alive.   

During this crowdfunding event we offer the opportunity to purchase our best selling fall/winter and spring styles for wholesale prices. These styles include the Byron Boot, the new Harrison Boot Redux, Rockland Blucher, Camden Derby, Beefroll Penny Loafer LH, Beefroll Penny Loafer Camp Moc, and the Baxter Ranger Moc. These are all offered in a variety of our most popular leathers including Horween's Chromexcel and Charles F. Stead's Kudu Suede.

How are we able to offer so many styles at wholesale prices? By making all of the funded styles in one batch. This makes production much more efficient than making them one by one. We are able to set up the factory for one particular style, and produce each one in one or two production runs. This increases the speed of production without compromising the quality of the footwear.

Which style will you help fund? For more information about the crowdfunding event, visit the crowdfunding page here.

- Matthew Gondek