Hi all! Strongly considering pulling the trigger on my first pair of Goodyear welts, the Carmina 80251 semi-brogue oxfords on the Inca last. I have a few questions about ordering off of Carmina's U.S. website that I'm hoping people can help me answer:
1. Will the transaction be deemed a "foreign transaction" by my credit card? If so, I need to make sure to use a specific card that waives the foreign transaction fee.
2. Are the Carmina $70 shoe trees worth it? If not, can anyone recommend a good alternative?
3. $50 for metal toe caps from the factory seems like a lot. Are these worth it?
4. On Carmina's EU website, this particular shoe plus metal toe caps and shoe trees runs a total of $585 USD, but on the U.S. website the total is $620. Can anyone comment on the difference?
In the US site include the shoe tree. the price is 550 not 620.