Ratings & Reviews
I got a pair of these for one of my friends for his birthday - he loves them and gets compliments all the time!
Tried and worn once but all I gotta say is, quality. I've tried and worn several kinds in this price range to wear with a suit and decided to order this instead. Can never be happier with the decision.
Narrowest sizing of any brand I’ve tried before
My ideal size for dress shoes is 12.5 wide, but I’m usually okay with standard widths if I size up to 13. I really like the style of some of the boots but I’d held off ordering a pair for several months since Taft doesn’t appear to offer wide sizes. However the Black Friday sale pricing for these was low enough to be worth the risk of trying a standard width size 13 figuring the boots would be well worth ordering later at full price if these fit well. Unfortunately, the shoes I received are the narrowest sized shoes I’ve ever tried. It’s too bad because I like the style and overall quality of the shoes enough that I would order more if they fit better, but as is these were kind of a waste of money and something I can maybe wear once a month at best.
The Shoes Look Great. The Fit Wasn't
The Taft beck is one beautiful wingtip. The craftsmanship is fantastic and is made out of fantastic materials. I ordered a size 11 and think I might have needed a 12. The shoe is incredibly tight across my instep and will need to have the shoes stretched before wearing them is an option. Ive ordered an 11 in the Rome boot and Jack boot. The Rome fit well, however I had some width issues with my Jack boot in green that was solved by stretching the shoe with XL shoe trees but overall fit well enough. Not sure if the shoe is just inconsistent with the sizing of the boot counterparts or if my arch is just high compared to the last this is created on. Im in the same shoe tree stretch process with the Beck and will see if that will stretch them enough to wear without having to visit a cobbler. Besides the instep, the shoe fits well width and length wise and is comfortable from a cushion standpoint. highly recommend if you can find a size that fits. Those with a high arch, be conscious of that when choosing a size.
I couldn't be happier with the shoes I ordered. The quality is excellent. I was so happy they came with an extra pair of shoe laces too! I will definitely buy from Taft again!