Carlos Santos

Carlos Santos CS14 Handgrade V-Front Derby In Bordo Shadow Patina

$719

A unique Plain Toe V-Front Derby by Carlos Santos exclusively for The Noble Shoe in Burgundy Patina. Goodyear Welted in Portugal on the Handgrade 401 Last with a Leather Sole.

  • Style Reference: CS14
  • Uppers: Bordo Shadow Patina (Deep Burgundy)
  • Construction: Goodyear Welted 270° Handgrade
  • SoleConstruction: Closed Channel Leather
  • Last: 401 Almond Last
  • Fitting: Wide
  • Fudged Welt
  • High Quality Genuine Leather lining

The 401 is has an almond shaped toe. It has a wider width normal arch support and higher instep. Fits roomier and advice is to size down 1.5 size from your US size.

Example: A UK 8 in Carmina Rain or US 9D in Allen Edmonds should select UK 7.5 in this model and last.

This product qualifies for returns or exchanges.

For an in-depth overview of our return & refund policy please refer to this page.

We are available at all times for any questions via the live chat or email at info@thenobleshoe.com


Know Your Lasts
Last 401

Last 401: Last 401 is THE definitive Carlos Santos shape. A perfectly balanced, curved and chiseled almond shape that adds finesse and elegance to almost any model. It has also exceptional fitting feedback from most people. It has a wider width, elongated shape and generous instep that definitely needs half a size down.

The Noble Shoe Is Not Just A Shop, It Is An Experience

At The Noble Shoe, you will receive an unparalleled level of VIP Customer Service & Support.

We are not just salesmen, but instead have studied Traditional Bespoke Shoemaking and can answer all your technical questions.

We work with the best, family owned factories all over Europe to produce the best shoes possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Leathers Do You Use?

The Noble Shoe works with the best tanneries in the world and only uses Full Grain Leather. All our exotics are ethically sourced and come with the appropriate CITES Certification.

Some of the tanneries we work with are:

  • D'annonay
  • Du Puy
  • Charles F. Stead
  • Horween
  • Zonta
  • Ilcea
  • Weinheimer

Can Your Shoes Be Resoled?

The Construction of the shoe is one of it's most important aspects.

At The Noble Shoe we use a variety of constructions that depend on the design and intention of the shoes.

Regardless of the construction, all of our shoes are recraftable and resoleable. We can also offer recrafting at the original factory to ensure the best hands work on your pair.

Most of our shoes use the following constructions:

  • Goodyear Welted
  • Premium Blake Stitched
  • Handwelted
  • Chained Norwegian Stitched

If you have specific questions about a shoe, don't hesitate to email us.

How Do I Find My Sizing?

Finding your sizing in a new brand can be tricky, however we are experts in this field due to our extensive knowledge of most brands.

To find your size, you would need to use (or provide us with) your average dress shoe size.

The next step would be to look at the description and sizing advice of the shoes you are looking at. Many of our shoes have generous sizing and require half a size down.

Each shoe has an individual sizing advice tab in its description, or you can even refer to our in-depth guide. We strongly recommend that you email us or use the live chat function for advice.

Measurements, Brannock Devices and Sneakers do not help. Sneakers are wildly inconsistent, while measurements and tracings are required for Bespoke and Made To Measure items.

What Is Your Return Policy?

The Noble Shoe has a very flexible 14 Days Return Period for items in stock.

Very often, we travel or something happens with our lives and we forget. As long as it is within reason, we will not refuse a return due to the time.

To return a pair of shoes, they need to be in excellent condition without signs of wear and creasing and with all the original accessories and packaging. We strive to provide high end quality items and care for the experience that the next person will have.

For verification, we will ask you for 1-2 pictures to showcase the condition of the uppers and the sole and then we can proceed with your return.

For returns or exchanges, we charge a one time fee equal to the shipping label cost which is usually around $40 USD.

Custom Made Items (Single MTO, Patina Service, Group Made To Order) from Carlos Santos, Enzo Bonafe, Paolo Scafora, Crockett & Jones and items on clearance are final sale and cannot be returned or refunded.

All shoes are quality controlled before shipping, but if something happens or you notice a defect, we consider it our duty to help you and resolve the issues.

For a detailed guide on our return policy please refer here.

Are You Really A Shoemaker?

The Noble Shoe is not about sales, but passion.

When I started this brand, I loved shoes and my dream was to become a Bespoke Shoemaker.

I studied Bespoke Shoemaking at one of the best schools in the world: Stefano Bemer Bespoke in Florence (Italy).

A fully handmade shoe can take anywhere between 60-100 hours to produce, with the true definition of handmade and tradition.

Understanding what goes into a shoe and why is a key element to reply to all your technical questions.

There are very few remaining online stores that have the competence and knowledge that The Noble Shoe has.

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Customer Reviews

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Steve
Love, Love, Love this Shoe!

Carlos Santos is one of my favorite shoemakers, and the 401 last is my favorite Carlos Santos one so far. Yes, it's a bit more traditional, and, yes, it's not quite as dramatic as a chisel toe. But it is such a beautifully balanced last, with just enough length to give an otherwise more conservative profile some great energy.

That in mind, I waited months for this shoe to be restocked. I was disheartened after it had sold out in my size, and just when I'd given up, there it appeared!

I am 100% happy with this shoe. The solid build and supple leather are up to Carlos Santos' high standards, of course, but what makes it even better is the lovely patina -- a deep mahogany with warm burgundy tones. Matched to the V-front styling, it's a shoe that looks equally good in a business setting as it does a dressy night out. Service from the Noble Shoe was as always excellent, with the pair arriving just days after I ordered.

The 401 runs a little wide, so you might consider ordering a half size smaller than your usual size. My pair fits great, but keep in mind this is a two eyelet derby, so you'll want a secure fit.

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Marc Rovner
Loved it

Kostas recommended I switch for my normal size based off of the last of the shoe boy. Am I glad the shoe fits perfect and it's beautiful and I plan on ordering it on MTO in another color.

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Bryan
Awesome Shoes

These shoes are great and customer service is excellent from the time they receive a question to the time you place an order.

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Ivan Todorov
Very stylish shoes

You know the good quality only when you experience it … it was such a surprise how much better these shoes are compared with what you will get from Allen Edmunds or the mall … shoes have very nice silhouette and are great fit for people with regular or wide feet … Kostas was very helpful with sizing which may differs from model to model … this caring makes a shopping here special …

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P.B.
The usual …

Beautiful shoes and outstanding service.