I am Kyle Rancourt of Rancourt & Co. Shoecrafters. We make all of our shoes in Lewiston, ME USA. Ask me anything
My family has been doing one thing for three generations, making handmade shoes in Lewiston, ME USA. in 2010 we decided to launch our own brand, with the goal of offering shoes and boots of exceptional quality, made completely in the USA, at a fair price.
I've been in this industry my whole life, and in a family that has always depended on US manufacturing to thrive. Feel free to ask me anything about manufacturing, small business, design, fit, menswear, you name it.
I'm going to start answering questions around 1 pm EST and will continue as long as time allows, at least one hour.
for the visual learners: https://vimeo.com/59954553 watch our video "The Art of the Handsewn"
UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who participated in this AMA, I hope you learned something and enjoyed your time. I certainly did. hearing from you guys is just as much a learning experience for me as it is for you. I'm off to make some shoes.