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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Fighting Hunger, Poverty, and Pollution

Fighting Hunger, Poverty, and Pollution

August 09, 2017 0 Comments

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"Have You Thought About Shoes for Women?"

August 02, 2017 0 Comments

We'd love to make one but we just honestly don't know what to do.

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V4 Finalized, September ETA, & Last Call for V3.2

V4 Finalized, September ETA, & Last Call for V3.2

July 20, 2017 0 Comments

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In this newsletter, I'll go into:
I. Version 4 Finalized
III. September ETA
IV. Last Call for Version 3.2 Shoes

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The Latest Samples & Getting Prior Version Shoes Now

The Latest Samples & Getting Prior Version Shoes Now

June 22, 2017 0 Comments

The Bad & Good of the latest samples. Plus, pre-order customers might be able to get a prior version shoe now.

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Moving Forward in Mexico

Moving Forward in Mexico

May 19, 2017 0 Comments

In this newsletter, I'll go into:
#1 Shoe Samples
#2 Moving Lasts to Mexico
#3 Remaking Outsole Molds & Outsoles in Mexico
#4 Moving Forward

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"Everything's Better in Mexico!"

April 20, 2017 0 Comments

It's insane how 2 months of R&D in Mexico yielded way more than 2 years of R&D in the USA...

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Oxford Redesign in Version 4?

Oxford Redesign in Version 4?

March 19, 2017 0 Comments

Our Oxfords are getting a major facelift in the upcoming production run.

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My New Sourcing Agency is the Best

My New Sourcing Agency is the Best

February 20, 2017 0 Comments

Mexico Footwear Agency and the 2 shoemakers have been examining my shoes left, right, up, down, inside and out.

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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.


If it's not just the toebox but also the lacing that's too loose, I have included complimentary tongue pads (the white foamy ovals) in your shoebox. Try placing these on the tongue, or on the heel, to see if you get a better fit.

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.