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Returns and Exchanges

365-day "Test Drive"

We give you 365 days (one whole year!) to decide whether Carets are your new favorite shoes.

Unlike other shoe companies, we're okay with you wearing your shoes outside and really testing them out in your day-to-day! You chose our shoes for Comfort, and Comfort can't be accurately assessed by wearing them for a few minutes, indoors, on carpet!

If you need to return them, just make sure you clean off any dirt or mud before sending them back. Common courtesy, right? =) If necessary, your local cobbler can make them good as new with a clean, condition, and shine.

  • Wrinkles? Okay! It's practically unavoidable.
  • Dirt or mud? Not Okay! Please clean this off, or there will be a cleaning fee of $25.
  • Scuffs? Not Okay! Please have these buffed out, or there will be a restoration fee of $50.
  • Deep cuts or scratches? Never Okay! If you return shoes with permanent damage, there will be no refund. We can send it back to you for the cost of shipping.

Main Store, USA: Free Shipping & Free Returns

We offer free standard shipping and free return labels. Begin a USA return.


Outlet Store, USA: Free Shipping & Free Returns (for Exchange or Store Credit)

We offer free standard shipping and free return labels. But in order to keep these prices as low as possible, we are only providing free return labels for exchanges or store credit.

If you return for a refund, you'll have to pay the cost of the label (it will be deducted from your refund). Begin a USA return.


Main Store & Outlet Store, International: Discounted Shipping & Free Shipping On Replacements

If you're outside the USA, we offer a discounted (less than cost) shipping rate to anywhere, and FREE shipping on replacement orders.

We can't generate prepaid return labels outside the USA, so you will have to get your originals back to us. Begin an International return.


Zero-Risk Pre-Orders

Cancel your pre-order for a full refund anytime before the shipping date. 


Discounted Return Policy

We want our customers to enjoy the discounts we have to offer. In order to make sure the 99% of well intentioned customers can continue doing so, we have to put some policies in place to discourage bad faith actors. 

If you use one of the bulk discounts on our site, you can get a full refund on your entire purchase if you return all the pairs you bought. However, if you return fewer pairs than you bought, the discount will be voided and any pairs you decide to keep will be charged at full price. If you qualify for a lower volume discount, we'll happily apply it for you. 

The purpose of this policy is to discourage people from buying multiple pairs with the intent of only buying one, solely to take advantage of the bulk discount. When someone does this, we lose a lot of money as shipping is one of our biggest expenses. 

Thanks for understanding and feel free to reach out to care@carets.com if we can clarify anything.