The Dragon Boot in Forest
The Dragon Boot in Forest
The Dragon Boot in Forest
The Dragon Boot in Forest
The Dragon Boot in Forest
37 Reviews

The Dragon Boot in Forest

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

Free shipping & returns in the US.

Meet The Dragon 2.0 in Forest. We took all the magic of the original Dragon and coupled it with some thoughtful and unique upgrades. We switched over to a sleek, strong nylon pull tab that your pants can easily slip over without getting caught. The 2.0s feature a Ridgeway sole to be even more flexible and comfortable from the first wear and even sturdier in wet conditions. We left the welt and heel stack natural to provide a bit of contrast. In true TAFT fashion, we added a heavy texture to the Stead Waxed Commander leather to make this boot stand out while keeping the boot fully waterproof and maintaining its crazy durability. 

  • Goodyear Welt Construction
  • Waxed Commander Suede from C.F. Stead 
  • Waxed Laces
  • Ridgeway Sole
  • Fully Leather-Lined
  • Handmade in Portugal

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

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 sale items and 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 Sale items are subject to a $10 restocking fee.

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


4.7
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4.7 Based on 37 Reviews
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JS
10/14/2019
Jake S.
United States United States

I’m In Love

As predicted, these boots are absolutely incredible. They fit like a glove (is it weird to say that when reviewing boots..?) and give a fit and stability that I’d genuinely forgotten was possible with footwear. I’ve loved the look of a nice leather boot since I was a child, and as an adult have bounced around various brands, typically buying a new pair every year or two since I wear them out so quickly with both work and leisure (hiking, traveling). I can honestly say I won’t be looking elsewhere now...I’m here to stay, TAFT.

EM
10/05/2019
Elliot M.
United States United States

Gorgeous Boots

Classy well-made constructed boots in beautiful Fall Winter color of forest green. Very comfortable.

JE
08/30/2019
Joseph E.
United States United States

Snazzy shoes for almost any situation

I’ve been wearing my Dragon Boots since I got them in May and they’ve been very comfortable right out of the box. As Taft states in their site, their shoes run a bit big and I ordered a size 10 size I typically wear a size 10 1/2. The Ridgeway sole seems to grip pretty well on the ground and is at least as good as the Dainite soles on some of my other shoes. Maintenance is fairly straightforward; I’ve been using Otter boot wax about once a month. Just note that it darkens the color of the boots if you decide to use that product. On another note, I’ve actually walked through heavy rain several times while wearing my Dragon boots and they seem to have come out of it fine. Bottom line: the shoes look great and can handle pretty much any every day situation.

BN
08/23/2019
Barbara N.
United States United States

Love the color, and quality,

Love the color, and quality, of the booties. If they came in a few other colors: orange, yellow, red, I would buy them. I'm thinking of buying the camo booties, but it appears they are only in shades of brown,; whereas, I wiah they came in camo green. Anyway, you make a great bootie.

AH
08/05/2019
Aaron H.
United States United States

Love these boots!

They fit great and are so comfortable. I love wearing them!

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