Ratings & Reviews
Great Look, Bad Quality - Would Spend the Money Elsewhere
I love the look of the shoes, but after wearing them for less than a year, they are noticeably deteriorating. Specifically, the leather that they use for the toe cap is now bumpy and discolored. To give you context, I live in a big city so I'm not going out and doing any hiking in these boots. It's really disappointing because while the shoes look great and are unique, I'm afraid they won't last me another year. For over $200 USD, I expected a lot more durability. I wouldn't recommend buying these.
I get compliments on these shoes every time I wear them! The best $250 Ive ever spent on shoes
Scuffs easily, less than stellar customer service.
I bought a pair for myself when I ordered a separate pair as a gift. I loved the look of them, wore them for about a week, and then ended up going out in them one night. While I recognize that you need to care for your belongings, I was very disappointed to see that after one night in the town the soles, edges, and toe were very scuffed and discolored. The finish on the toe and heal is very thin and superficial. I emailed support, and did not hear back after more than a week. I called and left a voicemail, to which they did promptly return my call, but their response was essentially that “this is just how they are made and anyone familiar with leather boots knows they scuff easily”. I work in the fashion industry. I have owned countless pairs of leather boots. I have never had a boot scuff this quickly and significantly in a weeks time for such little activity... and I was very disappointed to hear their response after multiple attempts was just to buy polish and buff it out myself. The representative was nice, but you could tell she was just following the script and trying to move on to the next call. You could have at least offered to send me a polishing kit, gift card on a future purchase, or something. They look and feel great, but be careful they are delicate.
Unique & Top Notch
This is the most unique and eye-catching boot I have ever laid eyes on. My overall sense of fashion has developed since the day I discovered the Taft website. I was simply looking for a used boot online and started getting ads of Taft boots. I actually bought two pairs. The Dragon in rust and Jack. I think the Jack boot fits bigger on my foot because of the shape and style. I see the cap is pointy and longer, so I was not a big fan of that. I like the way the Dragon boot fits. I do not dislike the leather outer sole on the Jack boot, but I prefer the Dainite sole over it. I may just appreciate the look more than wearing it. I say it is still an amazing boot. I plan to commit to Taft as my official boot brand. I cannot wait to own more.
Getting lots of compliments on these boots. Very comfortable. Got them from my wife for my birthday. They go with so many things. Love love love them. Will definitely buy more shoes frim TAFT!!