Inspired by the intricacy and technicality of a bicycle frame, Beren Shoes presents the Compass Collection, from Oliver Sweeney. The Raso brings the classic chukka up a notch with fine calf leather tanned in England and unique beige detailing. Shark's teeth leather edging reminds of gears and spokes. Leather lined, rubber sole.
- Calf leather body and detailing - Rubber sole
- Inspired by engineering - Executed with comfort in mind
Shoe sizes vary by style—they run long, short, wide or narrow. We test fit size 8.5 shoes, and sometimes recommend ordering a larger or smaller size. Look for this information on any product page. (I.e. Fit: Runs long, buy a half size down.)
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Get sized. Regularly by a professional, using a Brannock device preferably. It’s important to measure the width of the foot and to take into consideration the type of arch you have.
Wear the right socks. Consider your plans and activities and wear the most breathable and absorbent socks or stockings for the occassion with the appropriate footwear. If going bare, keep clean and dry.
Check the construction. Look at the sole and heel of the shoe to see what kind of terrain the shoe is meant to handle. Also look inside to assess the lining and upper elements of the shoe, checking to see how they will address your needs. A leather lined shoe will generally last longer than one without lining, though the unlined shoe may be lighter and more appreciated in warmer climates.
Walk around. When trying on a new pair of shoes, always try on both pair and walk around a bit - always on a clean indoor surface of course. Flex your arch and toes to see if the shoes feel good while you move about. Try shoes on in the afternoon or evening. Feet swell to their largest as the day progresses, so you will get a better reading of your true size once your feet have warmed up to the day.
Allow some time to break in a great pair of leather shoes--the best ones are a little tight in the beginning. By doing it right you’ll have shoes that are molded to your feet perfectly. See the How To Care tab for advice on proper shoe maintenance.
If the upper of the shoe is made of elastic or an elastic-blend fabric the shoe should fit snugly and need no breaking in. Shoes should never squeeze or cramp your toes.
If your shoes are slightly too loose in the in-step, a toe pad can be added to create a better fit, preventing any unnecessary friction.
For more heel and arch support or extra cushioning, consider custom fitted orthotic inserts, or even some gel inserts to target the problem.
Fitting Questions? Please call 1-888-400-2623 or email 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
The Italian Job.
Oliver Sweeney is a young company drawing on a deep well of experience. Since its foundation in 1989 it has walked its own path with a fine eye for sharp but always comfortable footwear. Built around the company's unique Anatomical Last, which mimics as accurately as possible the profile of the human foot, these shoes have always looked right on the money without slavishly following the short-lived vagaries of fashion trends.
Since the company's foundation in 1989, Oliver Sweeney has become synonymous with quality and style, encouraging their customers to walk their own path with them time and time again. The original Anatomical LastTM that Oliver designed before launching the brand still forms the basis of all of the company's footwear today; trying on a pair of Oliver Sweeney shoes is to become a fan.