The genuine handsewn moccasin construction is recognized worldwide as uniquely American. Since 1967 the Rancourt family has been crafting moccasins in Maine and for three generations we have strived to craft the best shoes in the world. Although moccasins have evolved from soft leather bottoms to more durable constructions, at Rancourt the practice of hand fitting leather to a shoe form, called a last, remains just as it has for generations.
Our shoemakers, some with four decades of handsewing experience, are skilled in shaping and fitting the leather to the last with simple tools. They carefully tack the leather in place, then hand-stitch the leather with needles and waxed thread to create the moccasin upper. This produces a remarkably comfortable and flexible shoe.