The Dragon Boot in Forest
$ 349.00 5

The Dragon Boot in Forest

Regular price $ 349.00 5

Meet The Dragon Boot in Forest. This is our first Goodyear-welted style ever released and it is very special. You are getting a lot of boot at this price point. The Dragon Boot is produced in one of the premier Goodyear factories in Europe and we are excited to work with such a quality supplier. We spared no expense with this boot, sourcing the best leather and the best rubber sole unit possible. The leather is fully waterproof (up to 15,000 maeser flex) and comes waxed, which results in a rugged boot that will hold up to anything. 

  • Goodyear Welt Construction
  • Waxed Commander Suede from C.F. Stead (Dark Green)
  • Waxed Laces
  • Dainite Rubber Sole
  • Fully Leather-Lined
  • Handmade in Portugal

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

Also available in RustMidnightOxblood, Nutmeg, Coffee

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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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Unique Style. Highest Quality Materials.
Handmade in Europe.
Sold direct to you, without retail markups.
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We are proud of our craft. Each shoe is handmade using the highest quality materials, sourced directly from our factory in Europe.
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.

Meet The Dragon Boot in Forest. This is our first Goodyear-welted style ever released and it is very special. You are getting a lot of boot at this price point. The Dragon Boot is produced in one of the premier Goodyear factories in Europe and we are excited to work with such a quality supplier. We spared no expense with this boot, sourcing the best leather and the best rubber sole unit possible. The leather is fully waterproof (up to 15,000 maeser flex) and comes waxed, which results in a rugged boot that will hold up to anything. 

  • Goodyear Welt Construction
  • Waxed Commander Suede from C.F. Stead (Dark Green)
  • Waxed Laces
  • Dainite Rubber Sole
  • Fully Leather-Lined
  • Handmade in Portugal

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

Also available in RustMidnightOxblood, Nutmeg, Coffee

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 9 13 - 9 12
7 7 - 7.5 7.5 - 8 7 - 7.5 24.5 - 25 9 58 - 9 78
8 8 - 8.5 8.5 - 9 8 - 8.5 25.5 - 26 10 - 10 14
9 9 - 9.5 9.5 - 10 9 - 9.5 26.5 - 27 10 38 - 10 58
10 10 - 10.5 10.5 - 11 10 - 10.5 27 - 28.5 10 58 - 10 78
11 11 - 11.5 11.5 - 12 11 - 11.5 28 - 28.5 11 - 11 14
12 12 - 12.5 12.5 - 13 12 - 12.5 29 - 29.5 11 38 - 11 58
13 13 - 13.5 13.5 - 14 13 - 13.5 29.5 - 30 11 58 - 11 78
14 14 - 14.5 14.5 - 15 14 - 14.5 30.5 - 31 12 - 12 14
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 Southern Spain 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 vegatable-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 2-5 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 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 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.

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VA
10/12/2018
victor a.
United States

Greeny meany

Great boot, just wasn’t keen on the color. Exchanged for midnight.

GH
09/14/2018
G. H.

Not for me

Very nice boots, but the last Taft uses doesn't work for my feet. I normally wear a size 10 1/2 D and based on sizing recommendations, bought a 10. They are tight through the ball of the foot. I figured with the leather breaking in that would be fine. What doesn't work for me is how loose they are through the heel. I thought they might be fine, but the leather there also relaxed and now I have way too much movement. I am also a heavy guy, and not having a shank in the sole there is already a crease in the insole right in front of the heel as the leather sags over the edge. I love the way these look and get great compliments, but they aren't for me.

09/25/2018

TAFT

Hey G.H., Thanks for your feedback. I totally hear you on the last...unfortunately, everyone's feet are different and sometimes the last doesn't jive with some of the subtle fit differences that can vary across feet. In the ball of your foot, that should relax and get a bit better for you. The nice thing about suede is that it is probably the most giving and malleable type of leather there is, which should help. I did want to make sure to clarify your point about the shank...there IS a shank in these boots. It is a really great, forgiving wooden shank from Germany that I personally like a lot (more than a steel or metal shank). Would you mind sending pictures of the crease that is developing please? Curious to see what you mean by that. The insole is made with memory foam and then there is an extra little pad that is just in the heel...I think what you are referring to is the leather insole just dipping down off of that comfort pad in the heel. Either way, would love to see pictures. Please send them to me at kory at taftclothing.com and I will help you out. Thanks again for the honest, helpful feedback. -Kory

JO
09/12/2018
Joseph O.
United States

Greatshoes

Just purchased these....nothingbutravereviews...ifyou are thinking of buying them...PULLTHETRIGGER

MD
08/22/2018
Matthew D.
United States

Awesome boot

Really nice boot, needed to size down though one full size. Seems really well built, love the green color.

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DS
08/06/2018
Dj S.
United States

My favorite pair so far.

My third pair of taft shoes and these are my favorite so far. They feel amazing. The green leather is unique abd looks great. Feel like they add a solid inch in height which gets me to 6’ (dream come true). Theyre just great fin boots. Get a pair.

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