Outlet Store Restocked, with add'l Discount (expires Apr 1)

Outlet Store Restocked, with add'l Discount (expires Apr 1)

March 28, 2018 0 Comments

In this newsletter, I'll go into:
I. April Shipment: On-Time, w/ Generic Shoe Trees
II. Dress Boot Prototype 02
III. Have Ideas for New Outsole Tread?
IV. Outlet Store Restocked, with Limited Time Discount
V. HIRING: Outlet Store Manager
VI. Reviewed on Free The Animal
VII. Austin for PaleoFX! 4/26 - 4/29

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HIRING: Outlet Store Manager (Work From Home, Set Own Hours)

HIRING: Outlet Store Manager (Work From Home, Set Own Hours)

March 25, 2018 0 Comments

I think this job would be ideal for a Stay-at-Home Parent with a spare bedroom who wants a part-time job that they can do from home and at their own pace. Or, a shoe repair shop with extra storage space.

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Sneak Peek: Dress Boot Prototype 02

Sneak Peek: Dress Boot Prototype 02

March 25, 2018 0 Comments

Read my notes, and see more photos of the boots, both fresh out the box and ninja-footing through the mud.

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Survey Results. Reviews. Get Featured On Our Instagram.

Survey Results. Reviews. Get Featured On Our Instagram.

February 26, 2018 0 Comments

In this newsletter, I'll go into:
I. Expected Shoes?
II. Survey Results
III. Get Featured on Our Instagram!
IV. Style YouTuber -The Kavalier- Reviews Carets
V. Mountain Reviews the Vivobarefoot Ra II

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The Best Barefoot Dress Shoes: Vivobarefoot Ra II vs Carets Fer v4

The Best Barefoot Dress Shoes: Vivobarefoot Ra II vs Carets Fer v4

February 25, 2018 0 Comments

On one hand, I think the Ra is the most foot-friendly shoe I have EVER worn, even considering athletic and casual styles! 

On the other hand, if I wanted to make a favorable impression, I would not wear these out.

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Help Us Pick New Styles & Get $20. Plus, Our 1st Instagram Giveaway.

Help Us Pick New Styles & Get $20. Plus, Our 1st Instagram Giveaway.

January 20, 2018 0 Comments

In this newsletter, I'll go into:
I. Expected Shoes?
II. A Survey and $20 For You (Note: we are no longer taking responses for the survey)
III. Our 1st Instagram Giveaway

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December Promos. Dress Boots. V4's Shipped. 2017 Wins & Mistakes.

December Promos. Dress Boots. V4's Shipped. 2017 Wins & Mistakes.

December 30, 2017 0 Comments

In this newsletter, I'll go into:
I. Shipping Now, Jan 2018, and Mar 2018
II. Expecting Shoes?
III. My Mistakes
IV. Dress Boot 01
V. Win a Free Pair of Carets - Charity Competition

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Thanksgiving Promo & Confirm Address for V4 Pre-Orders!

Thanksgiving Promo & Confirm Address for V4 Pre-Orders!

November 25, 2017 0 Comments

In this newsletter, I'll go into:
I. CaretsCo.Com
II. V4 Stocked, Shipping Next Week. 
III. Pre-Orders Need to Confirm Address
IV. Gratitude & Thanksgiving Promos!
V. Return Customer? You Have Credit!

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V4 Quality Looking Great! Shipping in Nov

V4 Quality Looking Great! Shipping in Nov

November 06, 2017 0 Comments

In this newsletter, I'll go into:

I. Production Updates
II. Why I'm Calm This Time, Despite Delays
III. Side Zippers & Removable Footbeds

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Small Delay for V4... Big To-Do List for Mexico! Side Zippers? Insoles?

Small Delay for V4... Big To-Do List for Mexico! Side Zippers? Insoles?

October 15, 2017 0 Comments

In this newsletter, I'll go into:
I. Small Delay for V4
II. Big To-Do List for Mexico: New Last, Trade Show, & New Boots
III. What Do You Think About Side Zippers on Boots?
IV. How Thick Should Our Insoles Be?
V. Overseeing Production

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V4 Ships in October... & We're Rebranding to Carets!

V4 Ships in October... & We're Rebranding to Carets!

September 20, 2017 0 Comments

In this newsletter, I'll go into:

I. Fit Test Results
II. Version 4 ETA: October
III. Rebranding to Carets

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Help Me Test Fit? Version 4 ETA: Sep / Oct. Outlet Store Restocked!

Help Me Test Fit? Version 4 ETA: Sep / Oct. Outlet Store Restocked!

August 11, 2017 0 Comments

In this newsletter, I'll go into:
I. Can You Help Me Test Fit?
II. Version 4 ETA: September / October
III. Prior Model Shoes Available in the Outlet Store

 

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Sizing, Fit, & Feel

I. Sizing

  1. Let's start by asking: What shoe size (US Men's) normally fits you best? To convert from other sizing standards, see this chart.
  2. Is that a Narrow width? Go one size down for our shoes.
  3. Is that a Medium width? Depending on how roomy you like the toebox, go one size down OR order the same size.
  4. Is that a Wide width? Order the same size for our shoes.
  5. Don’t know the width of your shoes? They’re most likely Medium. 

II. Fit & Feel

This image shows roughly how/where your feet should sit inside Chronology, at right. 


At left is a typical dress shoe, same size and same Wide width. You can see that it is still 1 or 2 cm 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 wide toebox without looking like it. Dress shoes get even longer if we start looking at chisel-toe and pointy-toe styles. But even though these conventional dress shoes are longer, you still feel cramped because of the heel lift and the fact that their shoes are widest at the ball of the foot. Ours are widest at the toes, as a 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.

Regarding groundfeel, Chronology's outsole is 4mm thick, with another 4mm of leather and cork between that and your feet. The polyurethane we use for the outsole was selected for durability, which is more important than groundfeel in a shoe like this. The 2-part (polyurethane + leather/cork) design allows for the shoes to be resoled like good dress shoes and unlike most minimalist shoes.

Expect Chronology to feel less like FiveFingers and more like flat-bottomed skate shoes with the insoles removed.


In the end, what matters most is that you are happy with your shoes! We will gladly take them back (365-day free returns and exchanges, click for details) and I am honored that you gave us a shot.