Rancourt Camp-mocs

Camp moccasins are splendid to wear if you live on the west coast. I live in California and mostly wore sandals until I discovered camp mocs.

To learn about the history of moccasins and driving mocs, please read Raphael Schneider’s post.

I found Rancourt online three years ago; they were a revived, slowly burgeoning company in Maine. They had a small women’s collection and I liked their Women’s Camp-moc. To be honest, I think this is the only attractive model in their women’s line.

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Originally the Women’s Camp-moc, now named the Lily Camp-moc (photo from Rancourt website)

The camp-mocs were well-priced at $185 and came in a black rubber sole. I purchased the navy suede, but Rancourt now offers more beautiful, muted colors such as loden and Parisian blue. Those are made from Horween cavalier chromexcel leather.

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Men’s Pistachio color… no fair!
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Another injustice–the men’s shoes have better soles

If you decide to purchase a pair, I recommend utilizing Rancourt’s Made to Fit option. Rancourt will send you two pairs of shoes in different sizing so you can determine your proper shoe size. That is exactly what I did.

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There are 2 widths for women: AA (narrow), and B (medium).

I am a women’s 7 1/2 on a typical brannock device. I placed a trial order for 7B and 7.5B. They did not offer AA trial shoes at that time, though I knew my feet were narrow.

Fit works differently for slip-ons. Your feet should fit snugly (but not tight), so your heel does not slip off the shoe. My feet were swimming in both trial shoes, so I needed to size down.

Consulting customer service helped immensely. Size 7B was too long for me, as I had .75 inches of space at the front of the shoe.

They concluded that 6.5AA would work best. It would accommodate my narrow foot and give me a quarter inch of space.

After a year of contemplating, I took a chance with the 6.5AA and placed my order. My shoes came four weeks later and fit brilliantly. They are my favorite pair of shoes to date.

I frequently wore them as a student, and still wear them sockless when i’m out and about on weekends. They hold up well today. I cherish them and they rest in their little shoe bags during colder seasons.

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I constantly biked around with these mocs!

If you live in or visit temperate environments, I highly recommend wearing boat shoes or camp-mocs. They exude a preppy vibe that suits all ages, and you can bid farewell to the sloppy sandal look.

Women’s Lily camp-moc: https://www.rancourtandcompany.com/women-s/lily-camp-moc-21460.html

Men’s shoes: https://www.rancourtandcompany.com/men-s/camp-mocs.html

 

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