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Sample Sale Information

Our 2022 sample sale is now live on our website! Our sample sale is comprised of:

-Odd stock

-Old inventory

-Improperly made MTO/GMTO styles -- these may not have any defects, but were simply made to incorrect specifications

-Factory seconds -- pairs with aesthetic blemishes

All of these odds and ends come together to form a sample sale, and they also mean big big savings! All pairs are graded individually to reflect their condition.


For maximum convenience, all sample pairs can be filtered by size: Simply click the relevant sizes on the left of your window (if viewing on a desktop computer) or the "Filter By" button at the top of the collection (if viewing on mobile).


Grade 1 - Zero or very minor aesthetic issues. Pairs which we may not wish to sell at full price, but which we feel confident offering for a Grade 1 discounted price

Grade 2 - Moderate aesthetic issues such as cuts, nicks, stretch marks, etc. None of these blemishes will affect the longevity or integrity of a shoe, but they are visible surface-level defects. Pairs are discounted accordingly

Grade 3 - Severe aesthetic issues such as heavy stretch marks, serious blemishes, or shoes whose colors don't match from the left to the right foot due to sun damage. These pairs are severely discounted to reflect their issues

All grades are reflected in a shoe's title and in its product description, and photos have been taken of each blemish. For your convenience, styles which have multiple grade 2 pairs (with different defects between them) are split into completely separate products, to avoid any confusion in matching blemishes to a specific size of shoe.


Multiple factors go into a pair's price:

-The shoe's collection: J.FitzPatrick line pairs are priced higher than JF Line pairs

-Shoes vs. boots: Boots are more expensive than shoes within the same collection/grade

-The shoe's quality: Grade 1 pairs are highest quality and will have correspondingly higher prices than grade 2 or grade 3 pairs

-If a pair was meant as a made-to-order style: MTOs at Grade 1 are priced higher than a "normal" J.FitzPatrick shoe. MTOs with defects (grade 2 or grade 3) are priced as normal J.FitzPatrick shoes of the same grade


We have also included a few dozen remaining and now-discontinued black alderwood shoe trees in our sample sale: Sizes are limited, but we're letting them go for a mere $40!


You may notice a few pairs in "unfinished crust calf." These models were meant to have patinas applied to them. If you do not wish to apply a patina, note that the unfinished crust calf is susceptible to being scuffed up or stained. To learn more about patina, click here.


There is no restock coming for any of these pairs: Once they're gone, they are GONE, so don't wait around if you like a pair -- someone else WILL snatch it up while you twiddle your thumbs!


Sample pairs ship to the continental US for $10 for orders above $200, and $20 for orders under $200. Sample pairs ship internationally at flat rate prices that vary by location. If the shipping rates seem high for your destination, please bear in mind that we are already offering pairs at immense discounts and we can not afford the further expense of paying shipping -- and please bear in mind that at all times outside of sample sales, we do our best to shield you from the true cost of shipping -- which is always higher than the amount we collect from you at checkout!


All blemishes on grade 2 or grade 3 pairs are cataloged. We have written descriptions of the blemishes in question on each product page, and have taken photos of those blemishes. The photos you see are of the actual pair you will receive. All sample styles are FINAL SALE.


For sample sale pairs, US shipping is a flat rate of $10 for orders over $200, or a flat rate of $20 for orders under $200. International shipping of sample pairs is a flat fee based on shipping destination.

These higher rates reflect the fact that we normally subsidize shipping to each client's destination, but sample sale shoes are discounted too heavily to allow us to take that same price hit; thank you for your understanding on this matter.

International shipping rates for sample sale pairs are flat rates of:

Africa: $90
Asia: $65
Australia / Singapore: $70
Canada: $30
Western Europe: $65
Eastern Europe: $80
Central / South America: $55
Mexico: $50
Other Regions: $100
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