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Our fresh take on an oxford. Extremely unique, this style is a crowd pleaser, be ready to accept tons of compliments. Carmen sports a low heel and a padded insole for all day wear, and is handcrafted in Peru with sustainably sourced leather.

Handmade in Peru.


This style runs true to size. If you are in-between sizes and narrow, we recommend sizing down. Check out our fit guide for your size recommendation!


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Upper: leather
Insole: leather
Outsole: leather
Heel: leather-wrapped wood with rubber cap

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Kathryn F.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Simply the best

The first day they were a bit tight, but stretched quickly and oh so comfortably. I get complemented regularly in these shoes. They’re all I’ve worn to work since they arrived. I will no hesitate to purchase from here when I’m ready for another pair!

Ivana I.
Serbia Serbia
I recommend this product
Get them!

Today, The Post Office has finally notified me about my order. So I've picked them up, and I am very thrilled with my Carmen's. They are very comfortable. I had some pain in my ankle, due to running, and I swear that that pain stopped. I guess it is because of the excitement, but today I choose to believe it is because of the shoes. I think I will soon be ordering the other colors too, because they have really beautiful and unique style! Thank you for making my day.

United States United States
I recommend this product

I’ve always wanted a pair of oxfords but never took the plunge until I came across the Carmen’s. They are so well made, so comfortable, classic with a twist; simply perfection! Highly recommend!

United States United States
I recommend this product
Beautiful and comfortable shoes, but run long

I absolutely love the look and feel of the Carmen! I bought these in the Cream & Scotch color and absolutely adore them! They are truly the most beautiful and unique shoes I own and are very comfortable as well! The only issue is with the sizing. Unfortunately they do run long, but since Fortress of Inca does not offer half sizing, I wasn’t sure if the smaller size would fit. I used the size guide and ordered the size 36 as recommended, so I would suggest to size down if possible as these shoes are not true to size.

Angela D.
United States United States
I recommend this product
LOVE & ADORE these

These shoes just nail it all. Style-check. Comfort-check. Envy of my shoe loving friends-check. No regrets, worth every penny.

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