The Viking Boot in Midnight
The Viking Boot in Midnight
The Viking Boot in Midnight
The Viking Boot in Midnight

The Viking Boot in Midnight

Regular price $ 295
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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 Viking Boot in Midnight, our most anticipated release of the season.  This is our most heavy duty boot, featuring a Vibram combat sole, and Italian full-grain leather.  Durable, stylish, and our founder's all-time favorite boot. The highlight of the Midnight Viking is the leather...this is an authentic Italian calfskin with a rubber application to give it a matte finish. This is one of the most unique leathers we have ever found and partnered with the Italian tannery to bring this boot to life. The gold eyelets and lining contrast nicely with the black leather to really give this boot a pop. Prepare for the compliments and stares. 

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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Skyler Y.
United States

Super Unique

I love these boots!!!

Jesse A

Warning for Size 15's: Amazing Looking Boots but Runs Small

Pros: - Boots look, feel and smell 10 times better in person than any review or photo says they do (yes, even the 5 stars) - Attention to detail with the packaging is an experience all on its own - Arrived on time - Came with accessories Cons: - Doesn't fit, even if you ignore the Size Down warning I've been more than excited to buy these shoes since I first saw them online. Instagram frequently recommends shoe companies, but I always ignore them because most shoe stores generally don't carry my size (Size 15.) Taft has been the first of the few none-sports related/stylish companies that do, so I rushed to look at the options. To make a long story short, I read the reviews beforehand, and ordered size 15 instead of going a size down. But, from the moment I saw the size of the box, I knew something was wrong. I held hope, but these shoes squeezed my feet in and crushed my toes. I even compared them to my other shoes to see if the Vikings had a chance, but these boots were shorter than any other boot/dress shoe/sneaker (sizes 13-15) that I had. So I had to send them back. The return/exchange process is simple, quick and great, and I got everything I paid back by the end of the week. But, obviously, if you're a size 15, you'll be wasting your time because this is as high as they go.

Kevin Williams

Beautiful boot but not comfortable

This is a very nice looking and well-made boot. I got so many compliments on them when I wore them. But they are so uncomfortable. There’s no cushion or give and fit tight even after returning for a bigger size as these run small. Plus, the inside bottom It is very hard and and not cushioned at all. Feels like your walking on concrete barefoot. This type of leather is unique and good looking but extremely tight and restricting. My gait changed while walking in them as to,accomodate for the discomfort. Hopefully as they break in they will get more comfortable but I already know I am going to have to get some cushioned insoles to get a sense of comfort as cushion for the bottom of your feet with this boot is non-existent. Again. They are some great looking boots, but if they’re not comfortable to wear, all the great looks really doesn’t mean a thing

Takin R.

Five stars

The shoes fit me very nicely, the look is really slick. The leather is still stiff and is gonna need a break in, but I feel great walking around in these

brock fuller

Luxurious and Durable

These are like a unicorn. These Vibram soles are incredible, I read up on the history of these soles and they are incredibly durable and waterproof. Seeing them in person, they really are a formidable sole. The Goodyear welt creates a very clean look and a nice pop with the double threads along the outside of the sole. The rubberized texture is awesome with a great texture. They were comfy enough from wearing them around work for an hour that I took them outside without hesitation. Everyone at my work is familiar with TAFT shoes now, these are the 3rd boots, to go with 3 dress shoes and 2 sneakers...and three shoe trees! Bring them back!!! I need four more! Honestly these boots are the most incredible ones yet, holy dang ol' talkin' bout some beauties man.

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