6 . 5 . 2024

Handcrafted Shoes

Five Tips for Choosing the Ideal Pair of Handcrafted Shoes

In the world of footwear, handcrafted shoes stand out for their craftsmanship, quality, durability, and timeless style. But with so many options available, choosing the perfect pair can feel overwhelming.

At Carlos Santos Shoes, we specialize in fashioning exquisite, handcrafted shoes for men who appreciate the finer things in life. So, we have created a brief guide to equip you with the knowledge to navigate the world of handcrafted shoes, from understanding key quality factors to selecting the ideal style and fit for you.

Keep on reading and discover our five essential tips to help you choose the perfect pair of handcrafted shoes.


1. Understand Your Personal Style

As a worldwide brand, we know that every man has a unique style that sets him apart. To be blunt, it is this individuality that ultimately adds a touch of personality to your ensemble.

Of course, one’s distinctive personal style is a unique blend of personality, preferences, and the ability to feel confident. Handcrafted shoes can play an integral part in this journey.

To understand your shoe style, begin by looking into your closet and try to answer the following questions:

  • What colors, fabrics, and styles do you gravitate towards?
  • Are there particular pieces that make you feel confident and put together?  

Properly answering these questions will give you a starting point for the type of handcrafted shoes that best fit you.

Next, it is a matter of embracing inspiration and experimenting. Perhaps you've been drawn to the Monk Straps because of their distinctive buckle, or the Loafers for their slip-on convenience?

At Carlos Santos Shoes, we celebrate your uniqueness by offering a diverse range of handcrafted shoe styles – we are sure you will find a pair that will resonate with you.


2. Quality Over Quantity

In the realm of luxury handcrafted shoes for men, the adage 'less is more' rings true. Quality and comfort are key: while fashion is about expressing yourself, it should also feel comfortable and last you a long time.

Think quality over quantity: instead of amassing a collection of average shoes, invest in a few pairs of high-quality handcrafted shoes. 

Look for handcrafted shoes made with premium leather or suede – more durable and breathable materials. Decide on the construction method (more on that below) and be sure to make a thorough inspection of the stitching, looking for neatness and consistency.

At Carlos Santos Shoes, we consider each pair of handcrafted shoes as a work of art crafted from the finest leathers and meticulous attention to detail, for an unparalleled quality of level.


3. Consider the Handcrafted Shoes’ Construction

Having in mind the crucial play of durability, comfort, and overall quality of a pair of handcrafted shoes, they should always be constructed according to the best construction method available: Goodyear Welt. 

Goodyear Welt construction involves stitching a leather welt to the upper and a strip of preformed canvas (known as a "gemming") which is cemented to the insole of a shoe as an attach-point for the outsole. The space enclosed by the welt is then filled with cork or some other filler material, making the shoe durable, water-resistant, and re-soleable.

At Carlos Santos Shoes, we use the Goodyear Welt construction method to create handcrafted shoes that adapt to your style and purpose. 

The right pair of handcrafted shoes is not just about style and comfort, it's also about the craftsmanship that goes into making them. So, explore our collection of handcrafted shoes online today and step into the world of quality craftsmanship.


4. Comfort and Fit

When investing in a new pair of handcrafted shoes, the importance of comfort and fit cannot be overstated. To find the perfect fit, make sure you use our size guide chart, uniquely adapted to each shoe’s last model.

Also, remember that a good pair of handcrafted shoes in leather will stretch slightly with wear. A well-fitted shoe will not only enhance your walking experience but also contribute to its longevity.


5. Versatility is Key

In today's fast-paced world, versatility is key, and you can achieve it by opting for a pair of handcrafted shoes that can seamlessly transition from a business meeting to a casual outing.

At Carlos Santos Shoes, our designs strike the perfect balance between style and versatility. Whether you're dressing up for a formal event or dressing down for a casual day out, our handcrafted shoes will ensure you always look your best.


Carlos Santos Handcrafted Shoes Online

At Carlos Santos Shoes, we believe in handcrafting shoes as unique as the individuals who wear them. Each pair tells a story of craftsmanship and luxury, a story that adds a touch of elegance to your ensemble.

When investing in a pair of handcrafted shoes by Carlos Santos, you have opted to invest in exceptional quality and timeless design. Not only do they offer superior comfort and style, but they also stand the test of time. 

So, now that you are ready to step into the world of exquisite craftsmanship, browse our handcrafted shoes collection to discover the perfect pair that speaks to your style.