Welcome gentlemen to yet another exciting announcement!
It is finally time for The Noble Shoe to proudly introduce the famous Carlos Santos Patina Program. A flexible Made To Order (MTO) Service that lets you choose and customize your shoes with a plethora of options.
You get to choose from 14 Different Styles in certain lasts and make ups and then you apply the Patina Color of your choice. The available Basic Colors are 12 but extend up to 20 for special requests. The options are endless with amazing colors of all spectra and hues.
As soon as you make your selection and pick a size, we send a notice to the Carlos Santos Factory in Portugal where the hand-painting begins. It takes between 4-6 weeks depending on the season and volume of work until your pair is finished.
Hand Painted Unique Patinas
The Shoes are originally produced in their undyed "crust" leather. After the order is placed they begin to Hand Paint your pair with the color of your choice. Due to the fact that this is a Hand Painted process, each pair will have slight differences in hue and variations. It is important to note that those are NOT imperfections rather than unique "bespoke" characteristics. No pair by Carlos Santos will ever be exactly the same, giving you this personal feeling.
Of course, this also means that your pair will vary slightly from the color in the pictures.
14 Different Styles
There are so many options to choose from! From timeless classics to elegant modern designs and casuals. You can order from UK 6 up to UK 12 including Half Sizes. Please check the sizing tab for quick conversions to US and EU sizes. Here is the full list of models with their lasts:
6942 Double Monk Strap - 401 Last with Single Leather Sole
8627 Classic Oxford - 401 Last with Single Leather Sole
7273 Wingtip Brogue - 316 Last with Single Leather Sole
9381 Classic Derby - 397 Last with Dainite Rubber Sole
6903 Wholecut (Blake Stitched) - 401 Last with Single Leather Sole
7991 Chukka Boot - 401 Last with Single Leather Sole
4125 Jodhpur Boot - 401 Last with Single Leather Sole
7902 Chelsea Boot - 401 Last with Single Leather Sole
7902 Chelsea Boot (Only in Black)- 401 Last with Dainite Rubber Sole
8922 Wingtip Boot - 333 Last with Grain Uppers and Dainite Rubber Sole
8866JumperBoot - 234 Last with a Commando Sole
9176PennyLoafer - 362 Last with Single Leather Sole
8894B Sneaker - 317 Last with Rubber Sole
9617 Sneaker - 349 Last with Rubber Sole
Up To 20 Different Patina Colors
The usual colors of the Patina Program are 12, but there are some special colors that are available on request. Here you will find a list of all of them with a short description. For a better look on the colors, please look at the picture with the swatches and a few reference models.
Algarve - a Rich Mid-Brown Color
Alentejo - a Deep Red Cherry Color
Barraida - a Red Color with Brown Hues
Bosco - a mixture of Deep Brown with Olive Tones
Bordo Shadow - True Dark Burgundy
Braga - a rich Cognac Color
BlackShadow - a Pure Black Color
Coimbra - a very Dark Brown Color with hints of Medium Brown
Douro - a shade of Tan with Orange/Red Hues
Guimaraes - a Dark Brown Color with hints of Chestnut
FlorestShadow - an Olive Green based Color
Noir Shadow - a Black Color with hints of Dark Charcoal Grey
LightNorte - a Mid-Blue Color with some hints of Navy
Norte - a Navy Blue Color
PetroShadow - a shade of Blue with a hint of Teal/Cyan
Sintra - a rich Dark Green Color
Taupe - a lighter shade of Coffee Brown
Tejo - a Grey Color with Darker Tones
Violet - a rich Dark Purple Color
WineShadow - Burgundy and Brown Tones
Matching Patina Belts
If you wish, you can also Request a Matching Patina Belt for your shoes! It is under the Accessories Tab in the Main Menu!
As a quick note, most lasts available on the Patina Program tend to fit TTS and you should choose your regular Carmina Rain, TLB Mallorca, Meermin Hiro and Park Avenue or C&J sizing. Size down one full size from your regular US size! Of course do not hesitate to contact us for information and advice.
Take an 1.5 size down from your regular US size on the 316, 333, 397 Lasts. Also take 1.5 size down on the Jodhpurs, Boots, Monks & Chukkas on the 401 Last and 234 Last.
Taking Care of your Patina Shoes
For beginners we recommend using a gentle Neutral Polish or Wax such as the Saphir 1925 Neutral 02. Do not over-polish and always use cedar shoe trees after use. Do not dry next to heat sources and never leave your shoes under direct sunlight. The leather will dry and crack. Store them in a nice cool area and preferably in their dust bags.
You can order your polish and wax through The Noble Shoe in the Accessories & Shoe Care Menu.
Of course, all Carlos Santos Shoes come with a high quality box, black dust bags and a branded shoe horn.
Return Policy on the Patina Service
Since this is a special Made To Order just for you, unfortunately Returns are not accepted for the Patina Service. For very special situations please contact us by email!
A handy conversion chart for different parts of the world. For more details visit our lasts page.
The Noble Shoe offers Worldwide Shipping through DHL Express!
Shipping to within Sweden takes 1 business day.
Free Shipping for all orders
Shipping to EU Countries takes between 1-3 business days depending on location.
Shipping to North America usually takes around 1-3 business days depending on location. The same applies to Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan.
€10 (approximately 11$) flat fee for orders under €150 Free Shipping for all orders over €150 (approximately 167$)
Rest of the World
Shipping to the Rest of the World takes between 2-4 business days. This is subject to location and can take more for specific countries.
€15 flat fee for orders under €150 Free Shipping for all orders over €150 (approximately 167$)
Tracking & Additional Shipping Methods
Each parcel will have a tracking number that will be sent after dispatch. The customer can use this number to track the progress of their purchase and estimated arrival time.
By default, parcels are delivered to your door, elsewhere to the closest drop-off point. If you require express shipping, you can contact us directly to discuss the best possible method.
Currency & VAT
The Noble Shoe uses the United States Dollar (USD) as default currency. However, you can use the currency selector tool and checkout in your own local currency (major currencies supported!).
VAT is 25% according to Swedish Law and is included for all items shipped within the EU. For the Rest of the World VAT is automatically deducted and the customer is responsible for any customs/clearance fees.
14 Days Return Period
The Noble Shoe offers a 14 Day Return Period. You can find more information about this here.
Unfortunately, sometimes we regret our purchase, maybe the fit is wrong or worst case scenario, the item is damaged.
We at The Noble Shoe do our best to ensure that your purchase will arrive fast and safely. However, we also want to provide the best possible customer service in such unlikely occasions.
14 Day Return Period
When you purchase from The Noble Shoe you automatically qualify for a 14 day return period. After those 14 days pass we unfortunately cannot offer you a refund or exchange.
All items must be returned in their original condition including packaging. It is vital to try on shoes indoors on a carpet with minimal movement to avoid creasing and damage.
Any products that are returned with damaged packaging, missing pieces or signs of use will NOT qualify for refunds or exchanges.
Sales & Personalized Items
Sales items and any form of personalized item (such as MTO belts and MTM shoes) do NOT qualify for refunds or returns unless the manufacturer cannot fulfill your order. The same applies for the Carlos Santos Patina Program as each shoe is made just for you.
Customized products with custom installed Metal Toe Tips or City Soles do NOT qualify for refunds and returns.
Please note that Discount Codes cannot be used in combination with any seasonal sales due to limitations on Shopify's part.
Since switching to free worldwide shipping, the customer is responsible for returning and shipping. We can provide a DHL Return Label with Home Pickup for approximately 25-30$ (depending on location) that will be deducted from your refund.
If you are unhappy with your purchase and want to return/exchange it, please follow these steps:
Carefully repackage the goods in their original package and wrap to avoid damage during transport.
Clearly mark the package with RETURNED GOODS
Send your package using one of the aforementioned methods
For items over 100$ please use a tracking system for your parcel to ensure it arrives safe and can always be located. The consumer is responsible for return shipping.
As soon as we receive your return we will notify you by email. The item will them be inspected to ensure it qualifies for a refund or an exchange. If it does not meet the above criteria, the refund/exchange is automatically void.
After approval of your refund, we will reimburse you using the original method of payment unless not possible. If that is the case, we will contact you for your preferred method of payment.
Payment usually takes a few days to process so do not be alarmed if the refund does not show or update in your bank immediately. Check with them first and if you still have not received your refund please contact us.
All items should be returned at the following address:
The Noble Shoe Stockholm C/O Konstantinos Mandilaris Eksätravägen 296 127 61 Stockholm Sweden