The Sidestep Wallet

$74.00

It’s basically a clipless money clip and while we love ALL our wallet designs equally, we probably love this one more equal than the rest. It’ll feel flimsy without cards in it, because the full grain horsefront leather is so incredibly soft and supple, but still full grain so it’s incredibly durable. With cards in the slots it securely pinches the cash in the center so it won’t fall out but is still easily accessible.
Four credit card slots (two in front of cash slot, two behind) horizontal format wallet with a central cash slot that securely holds your cash folded in half. 4-12ish card capacity, plus cash.

Now available in three sizes for all major world currencies (and, yes, you can obviously go smaller if you’d like, you’ll just have to see if your larger bills will stick out the top of the wallet. It’ll obviously still hold them, the top of the cash will just get a bit banged up…so if you’re in the UK, but never carrying 50 pound notes, you can get a Medium and all 20GBP and smaller notes will fit).

Small (68mm max cash height; any cash taller than 68mm will stick above the rear/inside credit cards): US & Australian dollars
Medium (72mm max cash height): Canadian Dollars, Israeli New Shekel, Swiss Francs, Russian Rubles
Large (78mm max cash height): Euros, Pounds Sterling, New Zealand Dollars, Japanese Yen

Laser cut from a single piece of select Horween horsefront leathers for a durable, ultra-low-profile pocket fit, folded and hand stitched.

Monogram/Engraving Notes: We do not recommend black mustang or predator-burnt orange if you would like easily legible monogramming/engraving. This leather is a very subtle engraving and does not stand out.

Dimensions: 90mm wide x 68/72/78mm tall (height taken to top of credit cards when loaded into slots). Approximately as wide as a credit card, and as tall as the largest bill it’s sized to fit.

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  • Make it yours with a laser engraved:

    Add a laser engraved monogram, animal print, custom typed or handwritten (even your kids handwriting) message, corporate logo...if you've got it we can probably laser engrave it. Contact us with questions about anything not shown here, or questions about engravability.

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    Monogram Font*

    Select the font you prefer for your laser engraved monogram

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    Monogram Style*

    Select the monogram style you prefer. Example shown of Agnes Bell Collier (because ABC initials make things easy for an example).

    If you have a unique name (such as 4 letters to engrave, or a hyphenated name you'd like stylized in some way, make a note in the special instructions box below and we'll contact you to ensure we monogram your product how you'd prefer. We can make it work, just let us know.

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    Monogram Style*

    Select the monogram style you prefer. Example shown of Agnes Bell Collier (because ABC initials make things easy for an example).

    If you have a unique name (such as 4 letters to engrave, or a hyphenated name you'd like stylized in some way, make a note in the special instructions box below and we'll contact you to ensure we monogram your product how you'd prefer. We can make it work, just let us know.

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      Last Initial Only

    Select the monogram style you prefer. Example shown of Agnes Bell Collier (because ABC initials make things easy for an example).

    If you have a unique name (such as 4 letters to engrave, or a hyphenated name you'd like stylized in some way, make a note in the special instructions box below and we'll contact you to ensure we monogram your product how you'd prefer. We can make it work, just let us know.

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    Monogram Name*

    Please enter the full name for the monogram (NOT just initials). We will use the style selected above to 'arrange' the initials into your desired layout.

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    Monogram Location/Size Notes

    For monograms, we keep them on the smaller side, but visible. We size them based on the size of the product to maintain a proportional and classy look: near the closure on a watchband, on the bottom right front cover of notebooks, centered on the front of purses or clutches, etc.. If you prefer a different location, give us an idea here and we'll contact you to make sure we engrave where you'd like.

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    Engraved Pattern*

    Laser engraved print on the leather color of your choice

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    Typed or Handwritten*

    Typed: you type in a message here on the site, style it as you wish, and we engrave it.
    Handwritten: you/your kids/your highly advanced dog writes a message on a piece of paper, you take a photo of it, we engrave it.

    We like to 'somewhat hide' personal messages, so that they're not prominently displayed while the product is 'just sitting out,' but is visible to the owner/user when they want to see it.  For example, that usually means inside the wallet when possible, or inside the front cover of a notebook/FFFolio, or even on the back side of a mouse pad/desk pad.  Of course, we can engrave wherever you'd like, just let us know.

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    Message Style*

    Select the upper/lowercase style you prefer. We will capitalize any letters you capitalize in the field below.

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    Message Style*

    Select the upper/lowercase style you prefer. We will capitalize any letters you capitalize in the field below.

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    Message Style*

    Select the upper/lowercase style you prefer. We will capitalize any letters you capitalize in the field below.

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    Message Text*

    Enter the text you would like engraved (see 'engraved message location' above for our standard engraving location on this item).  Let us know in the special instructions box below if you'd like it somewhere else and we will contact you to verify prior to making your product.

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    Handwritten Message Upload*

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    For best results, write clearly with a black pen (or fine-tip sharpie) on an unlined piece of white paper. Take a photograph of it with your phone from overhead with minimal shadows in good light. We'll contact you if we have issues with the photograph, but it's usually a pretty straightforward process.  If you mess something up you can just scribble it out and write the word again; we'll make sure we have the text looking correct before we make your product.

    Message Location/Size Notes

    For engraved messages, we tend to place them more subtly on a product: The inside cover of a notebook, inside of a wallet, inside of a watchband/hidden when worn, etc., because they tend to be more 'personal' messages that usually want to be more discreet. If you prefer a different location, give us an idea here and we'll contact you to make sure we engrave where you'd like.

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    Logo/Graphic/Artwork Upload*

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    Black & white or three-color grayscale logos work best in the best resolution you have available (vector graphics--ai/eps/etc.--are even better). Feel free to contact us with questions on “engraveability” of your logo. Pricing assumes no photoshop/illustrator work necessary for logo to engrave well.

    Please don't ask us to engrave anything you don't have the rights to (team logos, etc.)

    Graphic location/size notes

    For corporate logos or graphics, we tend to engrave them more prominently on a product: Front of a notebook, outer cover of a wallet, etc. We'll contact you to finalize location after your order, but If you'd like to give us an idea where you'd like it that's great.

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  • Anything you'd like to tell the maker as they're making your product?

    Maybe we asked you to include a special note in your order...or maybe you just wanna say you really like turtles. You do you.

    We can't guarantee that we can accommodate special requests, but we do our best.

  • Typically, we include a short 'thank you' note to the purchaser on the inside of the shipping box, because, well...thanks!

    But if you're getting this for someone else, it might be weird for them to see a note to you, so we'll gladly write a message to them from you instead. But maybe it'd be weird if it's not in your handwriting? Nah, probably not, should be cool. Worth the risk, isn't it?

    Anyway, you type it here and we'll write it for you--just don't be racist/homophobic/etc.; that won't make it on the box.

SKU: wlt-sstep Categories: , Tag:
Original Release: November 2016
Update 1: March 2018 Redesign, similar aesthetics/size, better card coverage/stability, new colors
Update 2: May 2019 Complete redesign, larger capacity, smaller size, better cash & card holding with larger number of cards. Moved 3rd slot to rear & converted to more ‘pouch’ style for added capacity.
Update 3: February 2020 Redesigned yet again. Smaller size, added 4th card slot in lieu of pouch, ‘angular’ card slots, same capacity as previous.
Update 4: April 2021 Redesigned, added international versions.

Customer Reviews

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Victor M. (Aurora, CO, US)
Great service and product

Buy the Sidestep if you are looking for a high quality wallet with a very small profile. It seemed expensive for a minimalist wallet, but it worth the price because of the fantastic design, quality workmanship, premium materials, and great service. Everything works just as intended. I had some questions and learned that the website needs updating to show improvements that were made to an already good product. The questions were answered nearly immediately and the company was very focused on making sure I was happy. I ordered the thereafter. There was good communication after the order. The packaging was very simple - I don’t care - the product is terrific! It is a high-touch item and I am happy with my decision every time I use it.

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Christopher K. (Bryn Mawr, PA, US)
Pleasantly surprised A+ wallet

Waited until a new wallet was needed, but had heard of the FFF quality a few years back. I should have bought this sooner. Fits 10+ cards of mine, and is very compact.

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LOU S. (Kent, WA, US)
Sidestep

Good wallet and minimalist..and refer friends to get them

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Neelinder R. (Calgary, AB, CA)
Best compact slim wallet!

Been using for over a month now this is by the the best wallet I have ever used or seen! It took all my cards and cash that used to fit in my wallet and is still less than half the size of my previous wallet. Quality is top notch! That leather smell is devine! So slim that you’ll forget you even have it in your pocket! Also, the customer service is unmatched!

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Jose G. (Los Angeles, CA, US)

The Sidestep Wallet

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Paul D. (North Attleboro, MA, US)
WOW

Out of this world customer service! Shawn reached out to me and resolved an issue without being asked! The wallet is exceptionally built and a joy to use, it's an amazing little wallet AND Shawn went to great lengths to make me happy....he has a customer for life.

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Paul D. (North Attleboro, MA, US)
Love it but..

I guess I don't carry enough cards to keep the whole thing together in a tight package, very loose. But it's beautiful made. I've just been scaling back and it's seems there should be more cards in it.

<p>Hey Paul...just to check; when you say scaling back, did you have more cards in it and have now taken some out? If so, the leather has stretched a bit and it will take a little to reconform to the new number of cards in the slots. But I don’t want you to be unhappy with the wallet at all, so send me an email if it hasn’t gotten better. I guess it’s possible that you got a stretchy piece of leather that is just too loose (doesn’t usually happen with this kind of horsefront but it’s always possible, given that no two hides are the same). I’ve used this wallet with one card in each slot and not had an issue so it seems like something is amiss here, and if it doesn’t work for you I want to make it right. So let me know.</p>

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Mark W. (Saint Paul, MN, US)
Never Use a Traditional Bifold Wallet Again!

My wife got this for me for Father's Day, and I could tell by the look on her face she was afraid I would never consider it - but after already taking out a portion of my traditional 'fat' wallet in an attempt to make it slimmer, I eagerly started fitting the puzzle pieces together, and like magic, all of my cards, cash, and receipts fit like a dream. This wallet is so slim I don't even have to wear it in my hip pocket! It's incredibly functional, easy to use, and holds more than you might think. If you're looking for a slim, highly engineered, well-planned, well-crafted wallet, this is it. I can't believe we've had to wait generations for this kind of clever wallet "re-imagining". Thanks, FFF!!! - Mark Wahlberg