THE TAFT STORY

We searched for the best shoe factories in the world and found them in Spain. Our factory has a long history of producing some of the best footwear in Europe. With access to the highest quality raw materials and best artisans in the world, there is no better place to make shoes.
THE CRAFT
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.
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SOFT CALFSKIN LINING
All of our shoes are fully-lined with soft calfskin leather, which means ultimate comfort.
2
PAINTED BY HAND
Our leathers are painted and stained by hand.
3
STACKED SOLE
Stacked leather soles with rubber injections offer durability, comfort, and traction.
4
HAND CUT AND STICHED
All of our patterns are cut by hand. We do not use molds or lasers to cut the leather. This allows for only the best sections of a hide to be used.
5
BLAKE-STICHED
Our shoes feature Blake-Stitched construction for longevity and comfort. It also allows for increased flexibility and a sleek silhouette.
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FULL-GRAIN LEATHERS
We only use vegetable-tanned, chromium-free, full-grain leathers. These high quality leathers makes our shoes durable and comfortable.
  • SOFT CALFSKIN LINING
    All of our shoes are fully-lined with soft calfskin leather, which means ultimate comfort.
  • PAINTED BY HAND
    Our leathers are painted and stained by hand.
  • STACKED SOLE
    Stacked leather soles with rubber injections offer durability, comfort, and traction.
  • HAND CUT AND STICHED
    All of our patterns are cut by hand. We do not use molds or lasers to cut the leather. This allows for only the best sections of a hide to be used.
  • BLAKE-STICHED
    Our shoes feature Blake-Stitched construction for longevity and comfort. It also allows for increased flexibility and a sleek silhouette.
  • FULL-GRAIN LEATHERS
    We only use vegetable-tanned, chromium-free, full-grain leathers. These high quality leathers makes our shoes durable and comfortable.
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BEAUTIFUL SHOES. BEAUTIFUL PRICES
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.
Retail pricing
$495
Production Cost
Business Overhead
Mark Up
Wholesale
Retail Expenses
Retail Markup
$250
Taft Direct Pricing
$495
Retail pricing
Retail Markup
Retail Expenses
Wholesale
Mark Up
Business Overhead
Production Cost
$200
Taft Direct pricing
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THE FOUNDERS
Taft was born out of a mutual love for well-designed and well-made products. We’re meticulous in our work, intentional in our designs, and obsessive over what makes the cut.
We were married in 2011 and have two beautiful children together. We stay up too late, spend our free time talking shoes, and think our kids are the coolest people on the planet. We founded Taft in 2013 out of our tiny 2-bedroom apartment.
As Taft continues to grow, our vision for the brand remains the same - we believe in making beautiful shoes at beautiful prices and offering the best service and value possible.
Thanks for following along, we’re so glad you’re here.
Kory and Mallory Stevens
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