Meet The Dragon Boot in Rust. 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 fashion boot that will hold up to anything.
Goodyear Welt Construction
Waxed Commander Suede from C.F. Stead
Dainite Rubber Sole
Aged Gold Eyelets
Handmade in Portugal
All boots ship with an extra pair of laces, travel bags, and a shoe horn.
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.
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.
All TAFT boots and shoes are designed to match standard US dress shoe sizes.
All our shoes are standard D width. If you have wide feet, size up.
If you wear in-between sizes, please size down for Taft boots and shoes.
Size up if you typically wear a half size.
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.
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.
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 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.