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The Drake Boot in Rust

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Introducing the Drake Chelsea Boot. A fresh spin on our best selling Dragon Boot. Rain or shine, our Drake has you covered. Built to withstand the toughest conditions, the Drake features a waxed commander suede leather and rubber sole for extra durability and water resistance. 

Features a smooth, waxed suede leather. Right out of the box, you'll see a beautiful patina and wear. The marks and wear were designed purposefully to give these boots a more worn-in and rugged effect. The more you wear them, the more beautiful and unique they become. 

  • Water / Weather Resistance
  • Goodyear Welt Construction
  • Waxed Commander Suede
  • Ridgeway Sole
  • Fully Leather-Lined
  • Handmade by artisans in Spain
    Product Details
    SOFT CALFSKIN LINING
    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.
    FULL-GRAIN LEATHERS
    We only use vegetable-tanned, chromium-free, full-grain leathers. These high quality leathers makes 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.
    PAINTED BY HAND
    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.
    HAND-CUT AND STITCHED
    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.
    RIDGEWAY RUBBER SOLE
    The Ridgeway sole is one of the most renowned rubber soles for Goodyear construction. It is durable, comfortable, and adds an extra layer of water-resistance to your boots. It is a heavy-duty sole that is the perfect complement to your waterproof Dragons. 
    GOODYEAR WELT CONSTRUCTION
    This shoe is made using the classic Goodyear Welt Construction. This method allows for easy resoling, longevity, and added water-resistance. Goodyear welt construction is the most labor intensive type of shoe construction and the result is a beautiful shoe that will last you a long time.
    Sizing Guide
    All TAFT boots and shoes are designed to match standard US dress shoe sizes.
    All our shoes are standard D width. If you have wide feet, size up.
    If you wear in-between sizes, please size down for Taft boots and shoes.
    Buying Sneakers? Size up if you typically wear a half size.
    The TAFT Quality Promise

    Beautiful Shoes. Bold Styles.

    Handmade in Europe by experienced artisans, every pair is made with precision, patience and decades of experience. 

    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.

    FAQ

    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 support@taftclothing.com. 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 Exchanges

    Free Exchanges are offered within the contiguous United States on all shoe purchases, unless otherwise noted on certain products (namely sale items and seconds).

    If you'd like to make a return, your request must be made within 14 days of the date you receive your shoes. Requests after this point will be denied.

    Returns on all items are subject to a $10 restocking fee.

    For more details, see the full returns page here.

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    DH
    07/08/2020
    Donald H.
    United States United States
    Fabulous on all levels

    The fit was perfect - I’m a 10 1/2 and the 10 fit comfortably and like a glove. Love the color and the look with light chinos or jeans. The sole made me feel a hair taller, which was an added benefit. Remarkably light weight, but sturdy and I believe water resistant. Love em'

    JB
    07/07/2020
    James B.
    United States United States
    Great looking as always!

    Great looking as always! Waterproof chelsea with sturdy soles was just what i was waiting on!

    MN
    06/27/2020
    Minh N.
    United States United States
    Sturdy, mostly comfortable, still wearing in, and looks great

    I was enamored by the look when first unveiling the box. I had purchased a pair prior that did not fit because it was too big, and I decided to try the size down. This time the fit was snug but I knew the leather would stretch. It has been two months since receiving them and they are one of my go to pairs of shoes. They’re still snug but less constricting. I can’t wear these all day but they work well. I love the look and I can’t wait to try a new insole- I hope it works out. I’m looking forward to the next pair of Taft boots

    JH
    06/21/2020
    Javon H.
    United States United States
    Drake in Rust

    Love em! They look much better in person, sleek and rugged

    TAFT The Drake Boot in Rust Review
    TJ
    06/21/2020
    Tim J.
    United States United States
    Love the shoe

    The fit is phenomenal and the build quality is great. Weather isn’t good for wearing them at the moment but really looking forward to wearing them in the fall