Originally founded by David Rancourt, the Lewiston, Maine-based factory operated for over 40 years producing moccasins and other hand-sewn footwear for some of the best brands in the world, all under the direction of David and his eldest son Michael. But in 2008, the owners of the factory announced they'd be closing up shop. That's when Michael and his son Kyle Rancourt stepped in to purchase the entire operation back and put Rancourt & Co. under second and third generation ownership and direction. The family was kind enough to show us around the factory while working on the Rancourt x Uncrate Court Classic. Limited to 100 pairs, our sneaker is made by hand using the same techniques that started with David Rancourt a half-century ago.
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