Carlos Santos 9899 Handgrade Oxford In Black Calf


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An Exclusive Cap-Toe Oxford by The Noble Shoe x Carlos Santos. The 9899 Handgrade Oxford in Black Calf with stunning Reverse Stitching. Goodyear Welted on the Handgrade 445 Last on a Leather Sole.

  • Style Reference: 9899
  • Uppers: Black Full Grain Calfskin
  • Construction: Goodyear Welted 270°
  • Last: 445 Last
  • Fitting: Wider (E)
  • High Quality Genuine Leather lining
  • Sole: Handgrade Closed Channel Leather Sole

A New sleek last with a rounder shaped toe and regular width. Fits true to size and rather similar to the 401. Slightly elongated toe and advice is to size down 1.5 size from your regular US size, or half down from your normal Carmina Rain/Meermin Hiro/Crockett & Jones 348.

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

Know Your Lasts
Last 445

Last 445: Last 445 is a medium round last with a very slight almond shape. It is perfectly balanced and has a generous instep, width and space in the toe box. It works very well in both dress shoes and making casual shoes appear smarter.

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 64 reviews
Justin Stacy
Not Just A Black Oxford…

Kostas and Noble Shoe had been on my radar for quite some time, and I was in the market for a pair of sleek, formal black oxfords. Rather than go with the generic AE Park Ave (also a great shoe), I wanted something a bit more unique, sexy, and eye catching while retaining the formality. These fit the bill perfectly. When they arrived it was obvious these shoes were a cut above my typical brogues, the quality and beautiful polished finish signifying the care taken to deliver a great shoe. I happened to get these shoes a couple months before my wedding, so I decided to pair these with a custom made midnight blue tuxedo with black lapels/accents, rather than wear patent leather oxfords or velvet slippers (these are shined to all hell anyway from the polishing, despite being calf, and I buffed them out even more).

Never in my life have I felt more confident and on top of the world than at my wedding with my feet enveloped in these shoes. I received many compliments on my attire that day but no more than for my shoes. To this day, I have not received more compliments for any pair of shoes than these, which I don’t wear all that often, and which also says a lot given that they are unassuming black oxfords. The quality and handgrade sole elevate them far beyond that.

The shoes fit me perfectly following the sizing guide, and I would highly recommend anyone who needs a good looking black oxford to pick these up if you have the means. You will not regret it. This was the perfect entry into Kostas and the Noble Shoe, for me

Christopher Bjørn
Great shoes

Great shoes from Carlos Santos. And as always great customer support from Kostas.

Enrique Fontanilla
Great addition to a small shoe collection

This pair one of four pairs of a small, beginning collection of hand-made shoes. Like those that came before it, this pair is an excellent addition to fit my needs for a more formal-looking pair of shoes.


Beautiful shoes. Well constructed. It's slightly tight. I think it will fit better after a break-in.

Beautiful Shoe Though Not Everyone May Like the Last

Carlos Santos makes beautiful shoes and makes them well. This black, reverse-stitched Oxford is one of them. The fit is comfortable (and because it's wider, you might consider ordering a half-size down from your usual size). The construction is tight, and the leather is topnotch. The only issue for some people may be the aesthetics of the 445 last. It's wider at the roundish toe than you might expect (and less almond shaped than my favorite CS last, the 401). From some angles, it looks a bit stubby, even though the overall length of the shoe is about the same as those with a narrower last. At the same time, because the shoe is asymmetrical, at other angles, it looks sleeker and has a lot of interest. It pairs well with a more conservative but not stuffy look. The shoes were shipped quickly and arrived tastefully boxed with a shoehorn and shoe bags. Service was excellent!