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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.
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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Heel: leather-wrapped wood with rubber cap
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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!
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.
These shoes just nail it all. Style-check. Comfort-check. Envy of my shoe loving friends-check. No regrets, worth every penny.
Love these for my business casual workplace. Cute with pants, skirts, dresses! I'm in between sizes and went with the larger, fits great.
I discovered Fortress of Inca on Instagram (@whatkatefinds) and immediately added them to my wishlist. After nearly a year of waiting, I saw my size was in stock and ordered them. I have VERY narrow feet, so I was worried about sizes. After speaking with customer service at Fortress of Inca, we determined I ordered the right size, but I may need an insert when the laced part stretches. I do think these need a little break in time, but once broken in, they're going to be perfect. I can't wait to continue supporting such a fabulous brand. INVEST in these shoes!
Fit & Sizing
This style runs true to size. If you are in between sizes, we recommend sizing up. If you are a whole size, we recommend ordering your usual size.
US 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5
EU 35 35 36 36 37 37 38 38 39 39 40 40
Stylist tip: It is often best to buy leather shoes that fit snug upon first wear. This will allow them to soften and stretch around your feet.
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SHIPPING & DELIVERY
Orders are processed Monday through Friday excluding holidays. Orders received on weekend days, holidays and after 1 PM CST generally will begin processing the next business day. Please allow 1-2 business days for order processing. We are unable to re-route packages once they have been shipped, so please check all shipping details carefully before submitting your order.
ALL MARKED DOWN SALES ARE FINAL.
NO returns or exchanges for merchandise that were purchased during price markdown promotions or final sale markdowns.
FOR ORDERS WITHIN THE UNITED STATES (excluding orders shipping to/return from Alaska, Hawaii , Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territories):
We offer FREE ground shipping and FREE returns/exchanges for orders in the contiguous United States.
Express shipments, UPS 2nd Day Air or Next Day Air, are available for additional charge.
FOR ORDERS SHIPPING TO ALASKA HAWAII, PUERTO RICO, AND OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES:
A FLAT RATE of $15 per item shipped will be charged.
YOU are responsible for shipping and handling charges for all returns and exchanges.
FOR INTERNATIONAL ORDERS:
A FLAT RATE of $35 per item ship via USPS to most countries. International customers are responsible for all additional duties/fees/VAT that might apply.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CANADIAN CUSTOMERS, ARE FINAL SALE.