Carlos Santos

Carlos Santos 1051 Boots In Dark Brown Kudu Grain Leather


A fabulous boot for colder weather by Carlos Santos Exclusively for The Noble Shoe in Wild Kudu Antelope Grain Leather. The 8866 Stallone in Kudu is Storm Welted in Portugal on the 234 Last and a Commando Vibram Rubber Sole.

Using the drop down menu, you can choose the model with or without shearling lining.

  • Brand: Carlos Santos
  • Reference: 1051
  • Style: Casual Boot
  • Last: 234
  • Width: Wide
  • Sole: Commando
  • Stitching: Storm Welt
  • Color: Dark Brown Kudu Grain
  • Lining: Leather/Merino Wool

An elegant last with a soft-chiseled shape, good arch support and slightly generous instep. Fits slightly roomier on boots and advice is to size down 1.5 size from your US size or half from your True To Size UK. If you choose the shearling lining do not size down.

Example: A UK 8 in Carmina Rain or US 9D in Allen Edmonds should select UK 7.5 in this model and last without shearling lining.

However, with Shearling you would select a UK 8.

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

Know Your Lasts
Last 234

Last 234: An elegant last with a soft-chiseled shape, good arch support and slightly generous instep. Fits slightly roomier on boots and advice is to size down 1.5 size from your US size or half from your True To Size UK. It has a perfect balance of round and almond shape and adds finesse to the most casual of shoes, or tones down classics.

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

Based on 13 reviews
Good quality leather

This is not my first purchase from “The Noble Shoe”. Quality of craftsmanship of Carlos Santos brand and service from Kostas is winning combinations! I’m looking forward to wear the pair of Kudu leather boots in cold and rainy time of the year.

Patrick Quilty
Kudu boots

I love the boots. Also bought a pair for my son at the same time for a Xmas gift. He feels the same way. As always first class product and first class service. My 4th pair of boots from Kostas. Thank you.

Kyle Vinson
Great Boots with a Quality Control Flaw

I bought these boots without the shearling lining about one year ago. They are comfortable, stylish, and do well in wet conditions. Kostas was spot-on with his sizing advice (Brannock 8.0 D and Allen Edmonds 8.0 D, bought a UK 6.5). Customer service throughout the whole process was excellent.

There was only one disappointing aspect, namely, the tongue on one of the boots was stitched in such a way that it shifts to one side. Apparently a cobbler can easily fix this, but in my opinion, a $350 pair of boots shouldn’t arrive in a customer’s possession with this kind of flaw. It doesn’t prevent me from wearing or enjoying them, but it is disappointing nonetheless.

Overall, I would 100% buy from the Noble Shoe again but would hesitate to buy a Carlos Santos product again.

Carlos Santos 1051 Kudu boots with lining

Excellent boots! Great service! Kostas responded to questions very quickly and was helpful with sizing and general advice. I have always browsed his website and this is my first purchase and I know I will buy again. Very interested to see what other unique GMTO Kostas comes up with.

Unknown User
Very nice and a little different

The lightweight and soft commando sole and orange brown welt colour make these stand out. The boots are very comfortable on my feet (yours may be different) apart from one issue. On one of the boots there is a ridge in the merino wool that has managed to rub a hole in the bottom of a thick pair of socks and has given me a small blister near the heel. At first I thought it was just a nail that hadn't been flattened properly but it is not that. Regardless, I'm sure I'll flatten it out with a few more wears.
Other than that the boots are a great fit and have a distinctive look that is different from anything else I own. The Kudu leather is soft and very comfortable and the commando sole is made from a soft gum rather than the harder rubber compounds used in other soles, which provides plenty of cushioning.
In addition the service was first class and these were delivered in the UK less than 24 hrs after shipping from Stockholm.