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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. 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. Cementing is often done on casual rubber-soled shoes. Unlike Goodyear welted outsoles, a cemented outsole cannot be replaced.

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.

Our leather's are chrome-free and tanned using one of our three tanning methods. Learn more about our leather here.

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.

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.

 

We do not recommend using shoe polish or cream on any of our suede leathers.

Use a shoe eraser for nubuck leather to remove dirt and smudges. A suede brush is useful for light detailing and scuff removal. Never 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. We recommend Kiwi waterproofing spray. 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 ground shipping. 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 Overnight* - $50.00

*Weekday only, does not include Saturday delivery

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

Returning

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 shipping date.
  • Returns must be unworn and in the same condition as when received.
  • Returns must be in original packaging.
  • Return shipping is always free. Email us at [email protected] for your free 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, your credit card will be refunded within 5 business days of receipt.
Exchanging

Color or size exchanges are welcome on any purchase made in the last 30 days. We are unable to offer exchanges for different styles. As always, return shipping is on us!