Crafted in Maine since 1967, Rancourt is keeping traditional shoemaking alive and well in the United States. Today, each of their leather shoes is still hand-stitched using the same practices that created their moccasins generations ago. Although their collection has evolved into sneakers, boots, and dress shoes, their commitment to quality craftsmanship remains the same.
We wanted a pair of sturdy, American-made sneakers that would get us through fall and winter without having to pull on a pair of boots everyday. Rancourt & Co., the New England shoemaker that has operated for over half a century, was the obvious choice to partner with on the project. Starting with Rancourt's hand-sewn Court Classic Mid sneaker, our own American bison hide was added to give the sneakers a texture not found elsewhere. The uppers are paired with a Vibram Strighton sole and lined the sneaker with Horween casco horsehide. All of which creates an under-the-radar, everyday sneaker that can stand up to any season's weather. Limited to 100 pairs total, each is individually numbered by hand.