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The Rome Boot in Black
The Rome Boot in Black

The Rome Boot in Black

Regular price $ 275
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How to measure your foot
  • Put a piece of paper on the ground next to a wall
  • Standing firmly on the piece of paper with your heel slightly touching the wall, mark the paper where your foot is the longest (most likely at the tip of your big toe)
  • With a ruler, measure the distance from the wall to the mark on the paper (indicating the longest part of your foot)
  • Take that measurement and match it with a measurement in the “Inches” column in the size chart.
  • Wear socks when measuring your feet
  • Measure your feet at the end of the day, as your feet tend to expand throughout the day
  • Measure both of your feet, as one may be bigger than the other

Free shipping & returns in the US.

Meet the Rome Boot, our most anticipated release this Fall/Winter. This is a versatile boot, ranging from formal attire to casual wear. We spared no expense on this boot and the comfort and quality will show from the moment you put them on. 

  • Upper: Full-grain leather 
  • Outsole: Extralight rubber lug sole
  • Standard D Width
  • Blake Construction (resoleable)
Product Details
We only use vegetable-tanned, chromium-free, full-grain leathers. These high-quality leathers make our shoes durable and comfortable. We partner with the best mills and tanneries in the world to produce bold styles using the most unique leathers in the world.
Our leathers are painted, stained, and burnished by hand. Creating a unique shoe means not being limited on what we can design…finishing the shoes by hand gives us total freedom in our products and makes every single pair a unique piece of art.
All of our patterns are cut by hand. We do not use molds or lasers to cut the leather. This takes much more time but it allows for only the best sections of a hide to be used.
All of our shoes are fully-lined with soft calfskin leather, which means ultimate comfort. Most companies will only partially line their shoes, but we go the extra mile because it means a more comfortable shoe and less break-in time.
Stacked leather sole with rubber injections offers durability, comfort, and traction. Leather soles are universally recognized as the most luxurious and premium type of sole.
Our shoes feature Blake-stitched construction for longevity and comfort. It also allows for increased flexibility and a sleek silhouette. You will notice a big difference from normal, cemented shoes to a stitched pair of TAFT footwear. Get ready for comfort right out of the box.
Sizing Guide
All Taft shoes are design to match standard US dress shoe sizes. However, to ensure the perfect fit, please make sure:
All our shoes are standard D width. If you have wide feet, please select next size up.
If you wear in-between sizes, please size down for Taft boots and shoes.
Do not order your sneaker size. Please size down 0.5 - 1 US number.
In general, our shoes run slightly big. We suggest you size down if you are between sizes.


US Dress Shoe
Brannock Device
6 6 - 6.5 6.5 - 7 6 - 6.5 23.5 - 23.75 91/2 - 91/3
7 7 - 7.5 7.5 - 8 7 - 7.5 24.5 - 25 95/8 - 97/8
8 8 - 8.5 8.5 - 9 8 - 8.5 25.5 - 26 10 - 101/4
9 9 - 9.5 9.5 - 10 9 - 9.5 26.5 - 27 103/8 - 105/8
10 10 - 10.5 10.5 - 11 10 - 10.5 27 - 28.5 105/8 - 107/8
11 11 - 11.5 11.5 - 12 11 - 11.5 28 - 28.5 11 - 111/4
12 12 - 12.5 12.5 - 13 12 - 12.5 29 - 29.5 113/8 - 115/8
13 13 - 13.5 13.5 - 14 13 - 13.5 29.5 - 30 115/8 - 117/8
14 14 - 14.5 14.5 - 15 14 - 14.5 30.5 - 31 12 - 121/4
The TAFT Quality Promise

Beautiful Shoes. Beautiful Prices.

Handmade in Europe by experienced artisans, every pair is made with precision, patience and decades of experience. We are advocates of ethical fashion.

In a world of poorly made shoes, TAFT products are built to last. Every pair is hand-cut and Blake-stitched using vegetable-tanned leathers from top European tanneries and mills. Your shoes will look beautiful right out of the box, and for years to come.

By selling exclusively online, we save our customers an average of $200 a pair. You can compare the quality of our shoes to $500 shoes you’d find sitting on the shelves at big box stores. From the beginning, we’ve wanted nothing more than to offer high quality at a lower price.


What is my Taft shoe size?
Our shoes are made true to size. If you typically wear a size 9, you can order a size 9 in Taft shoes.

We only offer whole sizes...if you typically wear a half-size, we strongly recommend that you size down. For example, if you wear a size 10.5, we recommend that you size down to a 10.

If you have any specific questions, you can email us at We are happy to help!


The shoe I want is sold out... what should I do?
We are working hard to manage our inventory and make sure we can have your size available. We will try and bring back older styles as often as possible. Be sure to sign up for the Back-in-Stock notifications on the product page to be the first to know when a shoe is back in stock.


How long will it take to receive my order?
Once your order is placed, we will ship within 24 (unless it is a pre-order). Once shipped, the order will arrive in 4-7 days, depending on your location.

If you are pre-ordering, the expected shipping date will be in the product description.

Free Returns

Free Returns are offered within the contiguous United States on all shoe purchases, unless otherwise noted on certain products (namely seconds). Return requests must be made within 14 days of the date you receive your shoes. Requests after this point will be denied.

Returns on pre-orders (custom production) are accepted, but will be returned for store credit only. No refunds will be offered.

Shipping for Exchanges or Returns is free of charge within the contiguous United States for one return or exchange per order. If a second exchange or return is requested, the cost of the second shipping will be covered by the customer.

For more details, see the full returns page here.

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C. Han

Great comfort and quality!

First, I would like to appreciate the help from TAFT's costumer service for helping me to find the correct size. This is my very first time of buying shoes (boots) online without trying them in stores, not even talking about buying shoes from a brand that I haven't tried before. This is absolutely a big challenge, especially with my foot is a little bit thicker than normal people which does not works for all shoe type. As long as I provided all my shoe size in different brands, the costumer service from TAFT immediately help me to find the correct size (I wear US 11 for Timberland's yellow boots and US 11.5 or 12 for Nike's sneaker, End up with US 11 in TAFT). After the boots come, I found it to be extremely comfortable when I wear them. It's soft and won't squeal my foot! The boot itself is also light in the weight, which makes it effortless to walk around with them whole day. It's also pretty stylish, and I got a lot of compliments from my friends. In the future, I will definitely try other boots/shoes from TAFT!



Wow that's all I can see got my boots yesterday and these will be for the fall and winter months. I couldn't pass up the great deal with the discount code and the afterpay made it that much easier. I will definitely be doing future business with TAFT and all the extras in the box like shoe horn and dust bag make this a plus. So if I want to continue to maintain the leather on these looking as good as it does what suggestions would you guys recommend in using in cleaning and maintaining. I would like to also mention that for me that definitely fit true to size tried them on right out of the box. I would like to thank the team for advising me to go with my regular size they were on point.

Dardan O.
United States

Exceeded Expectations

Love these for the fall and winter - they fit perfectly and their design/high quality look garners compliments each wear. They are also quite resistant to any marks/stains, as though they have a protective coating. Would absolutely buy Taft shoes again (currently shopping)!

Jelani B.
United States

Best looking boots around!

First off the Taft customer service is amazing. Quick responses to every email and helped to provided I could get the boots I wanted. The Rome in black is a staple for me. The shoe has a great fit and didn't require too much breaking in. The soles are great in the snow and wet weather and are light enough to still be worn in.the spring. They look.good with all my Jeans, chinos and dress slacks. I plan on adding a few more Romes to my.collection. This was my 2nd pair and i.couldnt have a made a better choice!

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joe d

great fit, comfort and quality

Hands down, the most comfortable boot I've ever worn from the first wear. No break in time needed and the calfskin lining and air comfort soles are realllllly nice. They look great, have a long neck and long toe profile which are great for taller folk. Looking forward to my next TAFT purchase

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