RogerP

Connoisseur
6,114
Canada
ON
Oakville
The texture and the pliability of the hide are what most interested me as well and with a pair of penny loafers, Ranger Mocs and these latest Lucchese's in Bison Hide, I can tell you that the bison hide is every bit as comfortable as I'd expected it to be, but it seems impossible, or at least very, very difficult to work up and maintain much of a shine on the shoes/boots...at least with the pair(s) in my collection. The good news is casual doesn't always call for a high shine! ;)
Thanks for the feedback. I'm even more intrigued now. And yes, most examples I've seen have a more flat, low gloss finish. And as you correctly observe, that's just fine for more casual footwear. Enjoy those beauties!
 

mreams99

Senior Member
579
United States
Ohio
Marysville
I’d like to find some bison chukkas myself.
Where can I find these in a narrow width?
Rancourt is the only option that I can think of to check out.
 

eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
30,117
Harmony, FL
United States
Florida
Harmony
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Well Rancourt does offer a chukka design in bison hide. I have their Ranger Mocs in Raisin hued Bison hide and with the exception of the Lactae Hevea soles they were fitted with repeatedly coming loose from the uppers, I think them to be a rather handsome shoe that is comfortable on the foot and a pleasure to wear when the soles are firmly attached! :crazy:
 
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