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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

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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.
RIDGEWAY RUBBER SOLE
The Ridgeway sole is one of the most renowned rubber soles for Goodyear construction. It is durable, comfortable, and adds an extra layer of water-resistance to your boots. It is a heavy-duty sole that is the perfect complement to your waterproof Dragons. 
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.
When ordering TAFT sneakers, if you wear a half size, please size up. Our sneakers run a little small.
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. 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.

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 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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04/02/2020
Victoria S.
United States United States
Absolutely covetous!

These boots are not for me, sadly. They are an anniversary gift for my husband who has been in love with Taft boots for as long as I’ve known him, as well as a dragon lover AND his favorite color is green! An almost holy trinity of shoe features! All of our male friends that I have sneaky shown them to love them as well and spend many minutes just breathing in the beautiful leathery new shoe smell. The sizes do run a bit big so my husband has bought a size down in the past so that is what I did as well ( our anniversary is in July so fingers crossed that was the right move). The shipping was so fast that one would think they had been flown here on the back of the mythical beast they are named for. Surely King Arthur himself never owned boots of such quality. I will definitely purchase from Taft again and again (as finances allow as they are on the more expensive side of shoes, but well worth it as the quality is top notch) . The only downside is there is not a Dragon Boot for ladies. Surely Queen Guinevere would have liked to slay dragons in such style and comfort. Well done Taft, well done!

PJ
04/02/2020
Patrice J.
United States United States
Absolutely Gorgeous!

I purchased these as a gift and he absolutely loved it!! They look amazing! You guys definitely have a customer for life.

YW
03/31/2020
Yixi W.
United States United States
Overall great boot

I'm a lady and loved these boots. Definitely chunkier and visibly thick, still a good shape though I probably would've liked them even more if my size was bigger. Has held up well through the winter. Did take a long time to break in though, and is still quite stiff, but part of that is I don't think there's a perfect size for me in these boots unfortunately (6 is just a little too small). Would echo the plea for half sizes!

TJ
03/30/2020
Thayinder J.
United States United States
So much personality with these boots!!

I always wanted to purchase this style of boots to see how they feel and look and once I got them I was not disappointed, the green color is so unique!! Great quality!!!

DD
03/26/2020
Davis D.
United States United States
Stellar Boots

My boots arrived earlier today and I have yet to take them off while quarantining. I can tell I am going to really, really enjoy these. Especially when I am able to show them off!

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