The Viking Boot in Ebony
The Viking Boot in Ebony
The Viking Boot in Ebony
The Viking Boot in Ebony
The Viking Boot in Ebony
15 Reviews

The Viking Boot in Ebony

Regular price $ 349
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  • 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

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Meet the Viking Boot in Ebony, a stylish new addition to our Viking family. This heavy duty boot features a Goodyear Vibram combat sole and embossed Italian full-grain leather.  After receiving countless requests for a cold-weather friendly boot, this is a durable and stylish. One of our Founder's all-time favorite.

Product Details
SOFT FAUX FUR LINING
A unique feature to the Viking Boot, this style is lined with comfortable faux fur that will break in and mold to your foot. This boot will keep your feet warm and cozy.
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.
VIBRAM COMMANDO SOLE
Vibram makes the most renowned rubber sole for Goodyear construction. It is durable, comfortable, and adds an extra layer of water-resistance to your boots. The best boots in the world are often made with a Vibram sole and we knew it was the right choice for this style.
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 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.

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TAFT
US Dress Shoe
Sneakers
Brannock Device
Approx
Inches
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.

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 Returns

Free Returns are offered within the contiguous United States on all shoe purchases, unless otherwise noted on certain products (namely sale items and 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 Sale items are subject to a $10 restocking fee.

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.

Ratings & Reviews


4.6
out of 5

Customer Reviews

4.6 Based on 15 Reviews
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J
01/20/2020
Jim
United States United States

Tight

Loved them. Gorgeous boots. Just too tight. Ordering a size up next sale.

DD
01/17/2020
Darnell D.
United States United States

Taft Viking Boot (Black)

I love the boots!! Very classy!! They fit a little snug but I can deal with it. It's not like I'll be in them all day when I do wear them. Also I'd prefer a little snug overcast little loose. Haven't dealt with customer service but I have a feeling you guys are very professional. Compliments you ask? Time does not permit me to get into how many questions and compliments I get about the boots. A lot if people think they're alligator skin boots. Favorite thing is their rugged build but still stylish and elegant!! Will definitely be buying a few more shoes from you guys!!

ES
01/15/2020
Earl S.
United States United States

The Viking Boot in Ebony

I love these boots. They are jet black with incredible beveled designs just like the picture. The fit is very comfortable; I wear a 10.5 in sneaker, and as recommended ordered a 10 for these boots. I’ve managed to start a collection of this particular style boot (crafted by Taft) and receive compliments each time I wear them! My favorite things about them is the durability, they feel amazing!

AS
12/23/2019
Avery S.
United States United States

Rugged Boot

Quality craftsmanship and would highly recommend. Exchanged for a larger size and it delivered quickly.

AW
12/20/2019
Aaron W.
United States United States

Almost

First off I am on my third pair of these boots. I've had to send two pairs back because of defects in the stitching. I am just going to live with the third pair, which is still not up to the standards I am used to from Taft. Usually, the shoes and boots I receive from Taft are flawless. That's why I like the brand. There must some kind of problem with the production of these Vikings as they seem to be unable to meet their usual quality expectations. Customer service has been great and there are no complaints there. I am sure If I decided to send this pair back they would accept them. However given the previous defects, which included a missing stitch and a sever indent on the stitching, this pair just has some some odd marking on a couple of stitches and I will just deal with it. Keep in mind that if these were 80 dollar boots, these are defects I would not even mention. However, given the price point and my previous experience with Taft, they are imperfections that I find disappointing. On the bright side, they are innovative and great looking boots that I am sure will improve as they refine the production process.

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