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The Dragon Boot in Rust

Regular price $ 349
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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 Dragon Boot in Rust. This is our first Goodyear-welted style ever released and it is very special. You are getting a lot of boot at this price point. The Dragon Boot is produced in one of the premier Goodyear factories in Europe and we are excited to work with such a quality supplier. We spared no expense with this boot, sourcing the best leather and the best rubber sole unit possible. The leather is fully waterproof (up to 15,000 maeser flex) and comes waxed, which results in a rugged fashion boot that will hold up to anything. 

  • Goodyear Welt Construction
  • Waxed Commander Suede from C.F. Stead
  • Waxed Laces
  • Dainite Rubber Sole
  • Aged Gold Eyelets
  • Fully Leather-Lined
  • Handmade in Portugal 

All boots ship with an extra pair of laces, travel bags, and a shoe horn. 

Also available in MidnightForestOxbloodNutmeg

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.
DAINITE RUBBER SOLE
Dainite 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 Dainite 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 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.

Ratings & Reviews


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MZ
12/08/2018
Mahin Z.
United States

Motorcycle

I ride a bike and love these boots although there’s a scuff mark where I ride, they still look dope. People love the boots regardless

Mahin Z. verified customer review of The Dragon Boot in Rust
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12/08/2018
Brian A.
United States

Worth it

I love my new shoes. I've been eyeballing then for the past year to get a Taft shoe and then saw the dragon rust and fell in love. I wear an 11.5 with a bit of a wide shoe. The 11 fits well. At first the laces kept coming undone which was my only issue, but I just did a double knot and fixed that. The grip and comfort of the shoe is wonderful and I just love them. Plus I tell the whole world I have it and they need one asap

Brian A. verified customer review of The Dragon Boot in Rust
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12/08/2018
Spencer Smith

Unfortunate Purchase

I'm really disappointed by these boots. I'm not a regular boot wearer, so maybe the standard of comfortable is a different conversation when speaking about boots, or potentially I just have sensitive feet. They are very stylish, but the sole is disappointingly unforgiving, and feels much like the concrete surfaces we have throughout the office. The leather looks beautiful, and I think they're well made, they're just not comfortable to me. So, these boots are not the least comfortable shoe I’ve ever worn, but they are the least comfortable shoe I’ve ever paid over $200 for. They don't make the cut for pricier boots.

KW
12/07/2018
Kevin W.
United States

First Impression

I've never been a boot guy, but when I keep sliding around the parking lot in my dress shoes I decided to try them. I bought the Dragon Boot in rust, and wore them to work for 10 hours on Tuesday. They were comfortable from the first time I stood in them. Love the look, the quality and the feel. I'm hooked.

MW
12/07/2018
Mark W.
United States

The Dragon Boot Rocks!

Stylish and quality construction. Ordered my normal size 12 street shoe and they fit perfectly. Great for wearing in downtown Chicago for work or play in this winter weather. Comfortable walking boots and would highly recommend them. While not cheap, I believe the investment is well worth it!

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