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The Russell in Eden

Regular price $ 250
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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
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Meet the Russell in Eden. We have been working on a loafer for a couple years and never felt like we nailed it. Now we do! We took our traditional TAFT design aesthetic and applied it to a classic tassel loafer. Comfortable, bold, well-made, and will definitely be a go-to shoe in your closet. 

  • Cotton jacquard weave upper
  • Standard D width
  • Handcrafted in Spain
  • Blake Construction (resoleable)
Product Details
FULL-GRAIN LEATHERS
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.
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.
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.
STACKED LEATHER SOLE
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.
BLAKE-STITCHED
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.
When ordering TAFT sneakers, if you wear a half size, please size up. Our sneakers run a little small.
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 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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03/24/2020
Steven M.
United States United States
Great Shoes and Great Customer Service

I love Taft's shoes. I have five pairs, and this recent addition of the Russell in Eden makes six. With this last pair, I was having some difficulty finding the right size. Typically, I wear a US 9 in boots and dress shoes, but sometimes in loafers I take a US 7 1/2. Well, I started with the 7 - too small - then went to a 9 - too big - so US 8 was going to be the right choice. Unfortunately, even with the email alert, I still missed the restock of US 8 every time. Ryan from customer service was very helpful in resolving this issue, and he even sent me photos of the shoes to make sure they looked up to Taft's standards and mine. Taft was very patient with my several returns and was dedicated in getting me the right size. These Russells are worth it. Comfortable, durable, and bold. This is why I will keep coming back to Taft for shoes.

BE
03/23/2020
BRENDAN E.
United States United States
The Russel In Eden

Love these shoes, they fit great and were delivered faster than I expected. Lots of compliments and I just love the design and how vivid the colors are.

BE
03/23/2020
BRENDAN E.
United States United States
Review

I like these shoes a ton. I've gotten loads of compliments on them and have been telling everyone to get shoes from Taft.

JR
03/22/2020
Jacob R.
United States United States
Great Shoes!

I love my Russell of Eden shoes! They're by far the coolest shoes I own. I got them to be my wedding shoe as our wedding was planned for May 16th. Unfortunately due to this pandemic, we postponed it. Nevertheless, the shoes will be great regardless of when I we're at them next!

DR
03/22/2020
Daniel R.
United States United States
Great quality and Comfortable

These shoes are stunning. Whenever I wear them I get non stop compliments on them. They look extremely expensive and are so well made. The best thing about them, they are comfortable! I did not have to break them in. Taft has become of my favorite shoe companies.

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