Originally Posted by uzairh
What about them makes you rate them higher?
Carpe's are the the hard built, work horse. The older sister in the family. A little bit thicker in body and mind. All the elements that make up the younger, prettier sister (IS)are present in a rougher state: top notch leather, clean design, bulbous and upturned toe box. There's not much I don't find to be an improvement. Some of the leather choices that Carpe had haven't been available from IS yet, but there's some great options each season that either dont' get picked up in stores or noticed; the reversed shearling, 'ugly' cow, waxed calf, etc.