Pop-Up Market, Shoes

Rancourt & Co. – Brilliantly Handcrafted Footwear

“Handsewing a lost art?  Not here in Maine”… says the Rancourt & Co. landing page on their website.  And they’re not kidding.  Rancourt & Co. was one of the vendors at American Field in Boston over the weekend and the proof was in the pudding.  Ray, the on-site shoemaker and Mountain Dew tasting captain, meticulously pumped out pairs of perfect loafers as galleries of people watched in awe.  It’s rare to see such a craft in person and you can’t help but stare for an awkwardly long time.  The Rancourt family has been making genuine handsewn moccasins in Lewiston, Maine, for three generations… it all started with Dave Rancourt, and continues today with co-founders, Mike and Kyle Rancourt.  More to follow on this great brand, but wanted to quickly share the phenomenal image above that captures the art of handcrafted shoemaking.