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!