Carlos Santos Field Boot in Dark Brown Suede/Brown Calf
Hello Galway enthusiasts! Welcome to the bargain of the year. The Carlos Santos Field Boot is a lot of boot, for not a whole lot of money.
This model comes with bi-color uppers and is ready to attract some looks. The shaft uses Dark Brown Soft Suede while the lower part uses smooth Brown Calfskin. Goodyear Welted in Portugal on the 316 Last and a Dainite Rubber Sole for comfort and grip.
Some of the features include:
- Style Reference: 9156
- Last: 316 Slightly Elongated Almond Shape
- Width: Regular
- Uppers: Dark Brown Suede/Brown Calf
- Sole: Dainite
- Lining: Genuine Leather
- Construction: Goodyear Welted 270°
I have bought two pairs of boots from the Noble Shoe, the field boot and a GMTO jumper boot from Carlos Santos. When the jumper boot arrived the bottom of the vamp pulled crooked when I laced the boot. I sent a picture to Kostas and received a reply the same day in which he indicated that he wanted to check with the factory and he promised to get back to me. After a little wear indoors on carpet the problem largely resolved itself and when I asked my wife she didn't notice anything so I started wearing the boots outside. After a few days I figured that Kostas has forgotten to get back to me but since I has no problem anymore i forgot about it also. This morning I received a call with a Swedish number and lo and behold it was Kostas offering to have my boots remade free of any charges. I declined and told him I am very happy with my boots and that I am extremely impressed with his above and beyond customer service. I am a Noble Shoe customer for life!!!!
My road to getting the Carlos Santos Field Boot had a few hurdles. Due to my flat, wide feet, my first choice shoe, the austerity brogue, didn't fit (I had to return them) so I needed a rethink. Kostas was very helpful: I messaged him with questions and even pictures of my current shoes collection (which he responded to on a Sunday afternoon - very accommodating!) in a bid to get the right shoe fit. I settled on the CS Field Boots. They fit me well, the open lacing and slightly roomier last helping to make for a good purchase. The suede is a short nap, nicely executed; the leather seems (up to now) of good quality; and the Dainite sole a good, sturdy option. I'm looking forward to many outings in my Galway-a-like boots!
Working with the Noble Shoe was a pleasure. The Carlos Santos field book is an excellent rendition of the famous Edward Green Galway boot at less than a quarter of the price. I received my boots in the US within 3 days of ordering them. I love the boots; beautiful leather with excellent workmanship; the Dainite sole was a little stiffer than I’m used to but after a few days of wear they are perfectly comfortable.
Incredibly beautiful boots! I have to agree with other reviewers that they look much better live than in the photos. The different shades of brown work beautifully together. The last is also perfect for the shoe. Can't wait to order other pair.
Thank you, Kostas!
Like other reviewers, I've always loved the look of the EG Galway boot, but without a retailer that sells EG footwear within 500 miles of where I live, always hesitated to spend the money on them, not knowing whether they'd fit. When I saw these boots, I started a conversation with Kostas about sizing, and, since he and I both have Meccariello shoes, he was able to suggest a size that worked perfectly.
The boots themselves are outstanding: very high quality materials and meticulous craftsmanship; I'm very pleased with them. I now know why Hugo Jacomet speaks so highly of the Carlos Santos brand. These boots punch well above their weight class: I'm astounded that they're so inexpensive based on their quality.
And Kostas gave me amazing customer service: I ordered these on a Saturday night, and they were on my doorstep the following Wednesday (from Stockholm to the US Midwest in 3 business days)! And the free shipping just puts the whole transaction over the top.
Thanks again, Kostas; it's been a pleasure doing business with you!
Thank yo so much Kevin. Wear them well for years to come. Your support and kind words during these challenging times are appreciated!