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

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    Dear Primal Professional,

    In my last update, we shared our survey results, asked you guys for photos for our Instagram, and shared 2 reviews: a Style YouTuber's review of Carets, and Mountain's comparison review of the Vivobarefoot Ra II. 

    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

     

    I. April Shipment: On-Time, New Shoe Trees


    Our current shipment of shoes is scheduled to finish this coming week. It will take about a week to ship from our shoemaker in Mexico to our warehouse in Utah, then another week from Utah to you.

    Our previous shoe tree supplier was not able to deliver in time, and waiting for them would have delayed us an extra month or more. Mexico Footwear Agency acted quickly and found us another shoe tree supplier. Unfortunately, they weren't able to provide lasted shoe trees in time for this delivery. However, we made sure that we found a good fit from their stock shapes, and we will have lasted shoe trees in future deliveries.

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    The wood is once again red aromatic cedar. Since varnish would seal away all that aroma, these shoe trees are unvarnished. Another nice upgrade in detail is a new brass plate design, with our logo laser-etched.

     

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    P.S. Do you have a pre-order that you expected to ship by now?
    - AND -
    You and I have NOT communicated about it?

    Please hit REPLY and we'll get it sorted out!

     

    II. Dress Boot 02 Prototype

    I received our second dress boot prototype from my team in Mexico. Because there's lots of photos, I made it a separate article.

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

    III. Have Ideas for New Outsole Tread?


    Because I'm changing our last, it allows (and requires) changing our outsole as well. 

    I wanted to ask if you guys have come across any outsole treads you really like and would be suitable for our shoes?

    Requirements:
    Versatile traction, biased towards city surfaces
    Not too luggy
    Elegant design
    Cannot have deep thin cracks, because these pick up pebbles

    Patterns I already like:
    Herringbone
    Vibram Cherry
    Xero Shoes
    VIvobarefoot Lisbon I (their sidewalls, which looked like leather)
    Razor Siping

    Patterns I'm not so hot on:
    Dainite - it's still too slippery (maybe a textured Dainite?)
    Commando - too luggy (maybe a shallow Commando?)

    Hit REPLY if you have any suggestions!

     

    IV. Outlet Store Restocked with Limited Time Discount...

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    Our Outlet Store is where you can find samples and certified pre-owned shoes at a discount. All shoes bought from the official Carets Outlet Store are covered under the same industry-leading 365-day Test Drive return policy as our brand new shoes.

    There's currently 70+ pairs available, including the new version 4's. Many of them are only in the Outlet Store because the shoebox was damaged during transit, but are otherwise brand-new.

    I also made a $35 discount code just for this: 1803-GETOUTLET.
    Expires Sunday April 1 @ Noon Pacific, so get yourself a pair before the discount and shoes are gone!
     

    Click HERE to go straight to our Outlet Store with your $35 discount code!

     

    V. Help Wanted: Outlet Store Manager

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    Carets is looking to hire a Manager for our Outlet Store! 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.
     

    Click HERE for more details and apply! 

     

    VI. Reviewed on Free the Animal

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    I've been following and learning from Richard Nikoley since 2010. Feels pretty good to see a glowing review of our shoes on his blog Free the Animal

     

    VII. Austin for PaleoFX! 4/26 - 4/29

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    Anyone going to PaleoFX? Carets will have a booth there! We'll be pretty close by with Xero Shoes so come say hi to us long-haired barefoot Founders.

     

    That's it for now. Lots going on over here and I'm excited for it all! Thanks for reading!

    Best Regards,

    Mountain Evan Chang
    Founder

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