Like other reviewers, I've always loved the look of the EG Galway boot, but without a retailer that sells EG footwear within 500 miles of where I live, always hesitated to spend the money on them, not knowing whether they'd fit. When I saw these boots, I started a conversation with Kostas about sizing, and, since he and I both have Meccariello shoes, he was able to suggest a size that worked perfectly.
The boots themselves are outstanding: very high quality materials and meticulous craftsmanship; I'm very pleased with them. I now know why Hugo Jacomet speaks so highly of the Carlos Santos brand. These boots punch well above their weight class: I'm astounded that they're so inexpensive based on their quality.
And Kostas gave me amazing customer service: I ordered these on a Saturday night, and they were on my doorstep the following Wednesday (from Stockholm to the US Midwest in 3 business days)! And the free shipping just puts the whole transaction over the top.
Thanks again, Kostas; it's been a pleasure doing business with you!
Thank yo so much Kevin. Wear them well for years to come. Your support and kind words during these challenging times are appreciated!
Love how the feel on my feet will definitely buy another pair
Thank you very much Kevin!
I was looking for a unique pair of boots to last through the winter in mid-west USA. I came across the Noble Shoe site on reddit/goodyearwelt forum and was hooked with Mr Kosta's interpretation of the Galways. I always considered Galways as a grail boot; the Carlos Santos version delivers the promise at a fraction of the price.
I placed the order on Dec 1st, and I had the shoes delivered by Dec 11th (after 2 tries by the local USPS). Pretty quick shipping from Sweden. The shoes were packaged carefully and arrived safely.
Onto the boots, the calf leather and suede are both thick and seems able to take a beating. The patina on the leather is awesome; some of the best pictures are from Mr Kosta's site (which I found while debating on whether this purchase was worth it) - https://www.misiuacademy.com/carlos-santos-9156-review/. The suede is soft and will bend to form to the wearer's foot shape.
I had questions on which size to go for - again, the reddit forums and the blog I linked to were able to answer my questions. I wear thick socks, hence I sized down half a size from the US brannock size and the fit is what I expected.
I am happy to hear that Noble shoe now offers free international shipping. This should open up more customers from US who are looking for Carlos Santos make-ups and patinas.
In short, very good shoes made by Carlos Santos - they give Allen Edmonds a run for their money. And great customer service by the Noble shoe !!!
What can I say Mr. Dipu, It has been an honor to service you and to receive such wonderful feedback! I am really glad to have made a friend across the globe!
My brother ordered a pair of Suede-Calf Salway Boots this month. He lives in Indianapolis. The brown boots were mind-blowing, they arrived well-packed in a beautiful black Carlos Santos box with a warm note inside by Mr. Kostas Mandilaris (which we greatly appreciated in this cyberage) saying "wear them well and take good care of them". Thank you so much, and way to go, Mr. Kostas! We keep looking at your page and admiring all the shoes pictures; I particularly love the Deep Green Patina shoes.
Astonishing boots, the last is perfect for the boots. The leather and the suede are top notch for the prize. The boots are even better that the pictures on the website. The customer care is beyond any expectation. Thanks a lot Mr. Kostas for your support.