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sizing

Moral Code shoes are sized according to the US Brannock device — the little contraption you’ll find on the floors of most shoe stores. This means that all Moral Code shoes fit true to size. So, if you are a size 10, then buy a size 10 shoe. As far as widths go, Moral Code shoes are only available in a medium width.
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Construction

Centuries old and labor intensive, Goodyear Welting is still considered the finest method of shoe construction. So, if you’re a connoisseur of the finer things in life, Goodyear Welted shoes are perhaps for you. Done by hand or machine, Goodyear Welting involves sewing a welt (strip of leather) around the upper and insole of a shoe that’s then attached to the outsole. Goodyear Welted shoes are more durable and can be resoled repeatedly to extend the life of the shoe.

Cementing is a common method for attaching the sole of a shoe. After the upper is shaped, it’s attached to the sole using a strong adhesive — all without a welt. Cementing is often done on casual rubber-soled shoes. Once the upper separates from the sole or the sole becomes damaged, the shoe can’t be repaired, which isn’t entirely a bad thing because you get to buy new shoes.

A pair of shoes is only as good as the leather from which it’s crafted. At Moral Code, we only use premium calfskin and suede for all uppers to ensure stylish durability.

Shoe Care

In a word, yes. So, if you have a pair of Goodyear Welted shoes with a sole that’s seen better days, simply take it to a trained shoe repair specialist — or a cobbler if you will. Thanks to the two-level stitching, resoling a Goodyear Welted shoe is easily done by machine or hand. It simply involves removing the old sole and replacing it with a new sole. Voilà! It’s like a new pair of shoes that you’ve been wearing for years.

If you want your leather shoes to look sharp and last long, proper care is essential. And it’s pretty easy. Periodically, you should wipe them down with a damp, soft cloth to remove any dirt, debris, and scuffs. After they air dry, apply shoe cream or polish with either a polishing cloth or a horsehair dauber. Next, remove the excess cream or polish with a horsehair brush and buff to shine. Your shoes will thank you for it.

Keeping your suede shoes looking like new all comes down to proper care. This means using a shoe eraser for nubuck to remove dirt and smudges and lightly brushing with a suede brush for detailing. And never, ever use a wire brush or polish on your suede shoes. This can cause irreparable damage. For maximum protection against water and stains, use a spray-on waterproofer. There you have it — suede care made easy.

As you know, you don’t need a shoe horn to slip on your shoes. But, if you want to feel like a man of sophistication and don’t want to damage the heel counter of your shoes, a shoe horn comes in handy. So, yes, use one.

If you want to keep your Moral Code shoes happy, we recommend using a cedar shoe tree when you’re not wearing them. By mimicking the contour of a foot, a cedar shoe tree helps restore and preserve the shape of a shoe when it’s not being worn. It also smooths unsightly leather wrinkling and allows for better breathability. Aren’t cedar shoe trees great?

Ordering

All Moral Code orders are shipped via UPS. The best part of all? Shipping is absolutely free. Orders should arrive 3-5 business days after shipment. If waiting isn’t for you, expedited shipping options include:

    • UPS 2 day - $30.00
    • UPS Standard Overnight* - $50.00

*Weekday only, does not include Saturday delivery

We do not ship to P.O. boxes.
International shipping is not available.

Moral Code offers e-gift cards ranging $25-$200 and can be purchased here. All gift card sales are final. Gift cards cannot be exchanged for cash value.

Moral Code does not price match to other retailers. 

Once your order is placed, you will receive a mock-up within 2 business days to the email used to place your order. Your custom order will be processed and shipped within 7 business days of your mock-up approval. All custom embossed items are final sale. No returns or exchanges will be accepted.

RETURNS + EXCHANGES

Sometimes a pair of shoes just don’t fit or look the part. That’s life. So, if you find yourself having to return your shoes, here’s what you should know:

  • Please try shoes on a carpeted surface to avoid scratching.
  • Returns must be shipped back within 30 days of the original purchase date.
  • Returns must be unworn and in the same condition as when received–this means no scuffs, scratches or flexing in the toe box.
  • Returns must be in original packaging.
  • Return shipping is always free. Email us at [email protected] for your customized pre-paid return label.
  • You will receive email notification once your returned order arrives and is inspected at our warehouse. Providing that your return meets the criteria specified, a refund will be issued to the same form of payment within 7 business days of receipt.
  • We do not accept returns for products that are "last chance clearance" styles. All sales final. 
  • We reserve all rights to refuse returns that do not meet our return policy. 

Moral Code shoes are crafted in small quantities and never mass-produced. For this reason, exchanges are not offered due to potential size limitations. However, you can return your original order and place a new one. Shipping and returns are always free.

"Last chance clearance" items are final sale and are not eligible for return or exchange as stated in our return policy. 

Returned purchases made with a gift card or store credit will be credited back in the same form of payment. Gift cards cannot be exchanged for cash value.

All custom embossed orders are final sale. No returns or exchanges accepted. Store credit cannot be offered in exchange. 

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