Carlos Santos 9176 Penny Loafers in Wine Shadow Patina
A Classic does not have to be boring
If there is one style of shoes synonymous with Spring and Summer for shoe enthusiasts, that is the Loafer.
The Penny Loafer is instantly recognizable by the small saddle on top and the lack of laces. One can track its roots decades ago when pre-school students used to put a coin in the little saddle to make phone calls.
A very relaxed, comfortable style, the Penny Loafer will always be a classic shoe for every man. The Noble Shoe is offering the Carlos Santos 9176 Penny Loafer already through The Patina Service, however we are now accepting Pre-Orders while stocking the model.
Wine Shadow is one of the most popular and beautiful Patinas and extremely versatile, as you can see in the pictures. People wear Loafers from shorts, to even formal suits. The Carlos Santos 9176 has a very elegant shape and flexible color, keeping it classic while giving it some added touches of flair through the Handpainted Patina.
Of course, it is Goodyear Welted in Portugal to ensure longevity through the ability to resole it as many times as you want. The uppers are made from full grain calfskin from the Hermes owned Tannery du Puy which provides hides for John Lobb. The quality of the finish and leather is astonishing for the price.
If your size is out of stock or you want another color, you can order it through the Patina Service!
Some of the features:
- Style Reference: 9176
- Last: 362 Soft Chiseled Toe
- Width: Regular
- Uppers: Full Grain Leather
- Patina: Wine Shadow (Burgundy Tones)
- Sole: Single Leather Sole
- Lining: Genuine Leather
- Construction: Goodyear Welted 270°
All Carlos Santos shoes come with a storage box, high quality dust bags and a branded shoehorn.
About the 362 Last: A sleek last with a soft-chiseled shaped toe and regular width. Fits true to size and advice is to size down one full size from your US size. Read more on our lasts here.
I generally struggle with off the shelf loafers. They are either too loose or my instep feels like I have put them in a vice. I usually compromise by going the tight route and taking a few weeks to break them in. Not these, thought. They are perfect right out of the box. It feels like a bespoke pair of shoes. There is no excess material anywhere, but they also don’t cause any excessive pressure anywhere either.
These are my first Carlos Santos, and l have to say, I became a fan instantaneously. Comfort, looks, price and on top of that, doing business with Kostas is an absolute joy. These shoes arrived extremely fast.
They look absolutely phenomenal. Even better than in the pictures, but not different in a way that would cause anyone a surprise. I was always hesitant to give Carlos Santos a try, because I was afraid the patina would be a bit over the top in person. Not at all. It is really tastefully done. Carlos Santos’s patina reputation is well deserved. I’d go as far to say it deserves even more praise than it already receives.
These shoes are extremely versatile. I’d wear them with shorts, denim, slacks and even a more casual suit.
Kostas and Carlos Santos, you got yourself a new loyal customer. When I’m ready for my next pair, I’ll come to you first. Thank you so much.
It makes me so happy that you spent your time to write so much feedback and even more that you love the shoes, the fit and the color. I really appreciate it and I hope you wear them for years! Wear them in good health and I am always just one email away!