We offer free standard shipping, and free return labels.
If you're outside the USA, we offer a discounted shipping rate of $27 to anywhere, and FREE shipping on replacement orders. We can't generate prepaid return labels outside the USA, so you will have to get your originals back to us.
We give you 365 days (one whole year!) to decide whether Carets are your new favorite shoes.
Unlike other shoe companies, we're okay with you wearing your shoes outside and really testing them out in your day-to-day! You chose our shoes for Comfort, and Comfort can't be accurately assessed by wearing them for a few minutes, indoors, on carpet!
If you need to return them, just make sure you clean off any dirt or mud before sending them back. Common courtesy, right? =) If necessary, your local cobbler can make them good as new with a clean, condition, and shine.
Cancel your pre-order for a full refund anytime before ship date.
All Carets shoes are RESOLEABLE, and are eligible for our full recrafting service.
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.
Regarding groundfeel, Carets' 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.