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The Rome Shoe in Brown

Regular price $ 265
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How to measure your foot
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 Rome Shoe, the shoe based on one of our most popular boots. This shoe is literally a work of art, requiring four different coats of paint and finish to obtain the rich finish in the leather. This is a versatile shoe, ranging from formal attire to casual wear. We spared no expense on this shoe and the comfort and quality will show from the moment you put them on. 

  • Upper: Full-grain Camello Leather
  • Outsole: Leather sole with rubber inserts
  • Standard D Width
  • Blake Construction (resoleable)


Product Details
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.
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.
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.
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 with rubber injections offers durability, comfort, and traction. Leather soles are universally recognized as the most luxurious and premium type of sole.
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 boots and shoes are designed to match standard US dress shoe sizes. In general this particular style runs big, we suggest using our “Find my size” feature.
All our shoes are standard D width. If you have wide feet, size up.
If you are unsure of your size, check out our size guide below or chat / email us.
Buying Sneakers? Size up if you typically wear a half size.
The TAFT Quality Promise

Beautiful Shoes. Bold Styles.

Handmade in Europe by experienced artisans, every pair is made with precision, patience and decades of experience. 

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.


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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James S.
United States United States
The Rome Shoe in Brown

Amazing shoe all around!

United States United States
Beautiful and comfortable

I’m a guy who hasn’t bought a new shoe in 2 years. The rome shoe was by far the most i’ve ever spent on a shoe... and they were worth every penny! Super comfortable, screams quality and makes an incredibly satisfying *click**clack* sound as you walk that makes you feel like a millionaire or VIP. I got tons of compliments! Guys, do yourself a favor and get these things. ELEVATE, your style

Noe A.
United States United States
Most comfortable shoe

The Rome in brown is the most comfortable shoe I’ve had in a while.

Joseph A.
United States United States
The Rome shoe In Brown. Love them (EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE)

I purchase The Rome Shoe in Brown size 11 (I’m usually a 11.5). The quality is awesome. I love them. I placed my order and received my shoes pretty quick. I was very pleased. So when I received my shoes, I hoped back on the TAFT website to do some more shopping. And I was a little bummed to see the shoes I had just purchased had dropped from $265 to $215. Literally the day I received them. So I sent Taft an email to see if they can help me out here. I explained my situation and they provided me with the best customer service EVER. And they honored the new sale price of $215 and refunded me the difference. Awesome right ? I love TAFT and will definitely continue purchasing shoes from this company. Quality product and excellent customer service. It’s hard to not wear them every day. Need to get some boots now. Oh and the Jack shoes are looking very nice in black.

Robert P.
United States United States
Solid Derby

I purchased these for the pebbled/textured leather and they deliver in person. Color is a little more honey/tan and I was expecting a more medium brown/whiskey/cognac color. My major complaint is the sole; would have preferred an either all leather or all rubber sole. The studs are a compromise and therefore have a combination of both the pluses and minuses of both types. Also, I imagine I'll have to get a full resole done when these wear out and won't be able to get a rubber toppy put on.