Well made boots!
I love the Freeman boots, they're comfortable, stylish, warm, and have great traction on the snow. One day there was a particularly wet snow and the grip on the boots was so good that snow was collecting on the sole until it got heavy enough it would fall off.
A couple of notes to would be purchasers of the boots. First, I was between a size 11.5-12 based on the official size guy on Rancourts website, after chatting with a customer service rep they suggested I go a half size up, so I elected for a size 12.5. After receiving and wearing the boots for a few days, even with thick socks, I am convinced that I would have been more than fine with a size 12. I was reluctant to send them back as the boots are custom made and I didn't want to wait multiple weeks for a new pair to be made again. In fact I read other reviews before I purchased the boots saying that they didn't think they needed to size up either. Secondly, be prepared for creases in the leather. The upper portion of the boot is pure leather with just the lining inside. There is very little support and thus as you wear the boots the leather begins to wrinkle as you walk. The leather has not cracked, but aesthetically it is something to be aware of.
Overall I am happy with the boots but very much wished I got the half size smaller so that my foot wasn't moving around so much.
Rancourt & Co.
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Rancourt & Co.