The Drake Boot in Gaucho
Introducing the Drake Chelsea Boot. A fresh spin on our best selling Dragon Boot. Rain or shine, our Drake has you covered. Built to withstand the toughest conditions, the Drake features a waxed commander suede leather and rubber sole for extra durability and water resistance.
Features a 'roughout suede', literally meaning the rough part of the leather is on the outside of the boot. Right out of the box, you'll see a beautiful wear. The marks and wear were designed purposefully to give these boots a more worn-in and rugged effect. The more you wear them, the more beautiful and unique they become.
Water / Weather Resistance
Goodyear Welt Construction
Waxed Commander Suede
Handmade by artisans in Spain
We design with boldness in mind to ensure that all our products are as unique and stylish as you. You will not find shoes like this anywhere else.
We only use vegetable-tanned, chromium-free, full-grain leathers. These high-quality leathers make our shoes durable and comfortable. We partner with some of the best mills and tanneries in the world to produce bold and unique styles.
Every product is hand made by a generational shoemaker in Spain or Portugal. Every piece of leather is painted and stained by hand to give a beautiful finish that is unique to each shoe. The entire process of making a TAFT item is guided by human touch, allowing us to use only the best sections of the leather.
Bought these as soon as they were released, they are perfect. Glad to see Taft realsing more all weather shoes and boots. This is pair number 17 (eek!).
Is a clean look and like the waterproof suede as a protection against the lighter color
These shoes are amazing. Bought these as a "finished first year of law school" gift and they did not disappoint. Had them for about a month now. The color is accurate to the picture and very stylish. A lot of Taft's shoes strike a balance between dressy and rugged. I would say - looks-wise - these are more dressy, but build-wise these are more rugged anc can definitely stand-up to the rain and the elements. They go equally well with a black jeans, a v-neck, and a bomber jacket as they do with blue chinos, a white oxford, and a blazer. The dressiness of these can be a bit tricky; the outfit has to be on point or these can look a tad too formal. T-shirt and jeans are fine, but they need to fit the boot.On fit - these are VERY slim, I would say slimmer than the Dragon or the Jack boots. Pay careful attention to the Taft sizing recommendations, especially those with wide feet (like me).On quality control - other reviews have pointed to a weal running up the center of the boot. It was there when the boots arrived, but it's faded with every use for me. I don't think it's super noticeable either, at least with this colorway.Thanks for a great experience, Taft! and for the great environmental practices and supporting models and communities of color in all your promotions. Great company from the ethics to the shoes.
One of the best boots I own! (Next to my other Tafts). Super comfortable and super stylish.