More than just a shoe
Perfect in Postural Alignment and Appearance.
Patented Hollow Heel
Full Grain Leather
Wide, Tapered Toe Box
Thin and Flexible Soles
Fashionable and Professional
Get to know Carets
7 years ago, we created this video to help us crowdfund the first batch of shoes. Watch it to learn how we managed to design a shoe that is both great looking and minimalist.
Sizing, Fit and Feel
Let's start by asking: What shoe size (UK Men's) normally fits you best? To convert from other sizing standards, see this chart.Is that a Narrow width? Go one size down for our shoes.
Is that a Medium width? Depending on how roomy you like the toe box, go one size down OR order the same size.
Is that a Wide width? Order the same size for our shoes.
We highly recommend emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are uncertain about what size to get. We're happy to help and this will reduce the future hassle of you having to deal with returns/refunds.
Fit and Feel
This image shows roughly how and where your feet should sit inside a pair of Carets (on the right).
On the left is a typical dress shoe of the same size and same “Wide” width. You can see that it’s still one or two cms. longer than ours. Most sleeker dress shoes have a fair amount of unoccupied space in the front. We took advantage of that and used it to give you a wider toe box without looking like it. If we start looking at chisel-toe and pointy-toe styles, dress shoes get even longer. But even though conventional dress shoes are longer, you still feel cramped because of the heel lift and the fact that the shoes are widest at the ball of the foot. Carets are widest at the toes, as your foot naturally is.
If the widest part of your feet (i.e. your toes) occupies the widest part of our shoes, then you are wearing the right size.
GROUNDFEEL: In total, there is 9 mm of material between your foot and the floor. Our flexible, durable, polyurethane outsole is 4.5 mm thick. Above that, is some of the upper leather, wrapped under. Above that, is a thin layer of Poron performance cushioning. Finally, we have a layer of smooth full-grain leather upon which your foot nestles.
In the end, what matters most is that you're happy with your shoes. We will gladly take them back, and feel honored that you gave us a shot.