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The Drake Boot in Gaucho

Regular price $ 295
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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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Introducing the Drake Chelsea Boot. A fresh spin on our best selling Dragon Boot. Rain or shine, our Drake has you covered. Built to withstand the toughest conditions, the Drake features a waxed commander suede leather and rubber sole for extra durability and water resistance. Don’t take our word for it. See for yourself.

Features a 'roughout suede', literally meaning the rough part of the leather is on the outside of the boot. Right out of the box, you'll see a beautiful wear. The marks and wear were designed purposefully to give these boots a more worn-in and rugged effect. The more you wear them, the more beautiful and unique they become. 

  • Water / Weather Resistance
  • Goodyear Welt Construction
  • Waxed Commander Suede
  • Ridgeway Sole
  • Fully Leather-Lined
  • Handmade by artisans in Spain
Product Details
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.
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.
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.
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. 
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 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.
Buying Sneakers? Size up if you typically wear a half size.
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.


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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Patrick L.
United States United States

Is a clean look and like the waterproof suede as a protection against the lighter color

Gabriel V.
United States United States
Beautiful, dressy, built to last, good grip

These shoes are amazing. Bought these as a "finished first year of law school" gift and they did not disappoint. Had them for about a month now. The color is accurate to the picture and very stylish. A lot of Taft's shoes strike a balance between dressy and rugged. I would say - looks-wise - these are more dressy, but build-wise these are more rugged anc can definitely stand-up to the rain and the elements. They go equally well with a black jeans, a v-neck, and a bomber jacket as they do with blue chinos, a white oxford, and a blazer. The dressiness of these can be a bit tricky; the outfit has to be on point or these can look a tad too formal. T-shirt and jeans are fine, but they need to fit the boot. On fit - these are VERY slim, I would say slimmer than the Dragon or the Jack boots. Pay careful attention to the Taft sizing recommendations, especially those with wide feet (like me). On quality control - other reviews have pointed to a weal running up the center of the boot. It was there when the boots arrived, but it's faded with every use for me. I don't think it's super noticeable either, at least with this colorway. Thanks for a great experience, Taft! and for the great environmental practices and supporting models and communities of color in all your promotions. Great company from the ethics to the shoes.

Mark K.
United States United States
Love Love Love

One of the best boots I own! (Next to my other Tafts). Super comfortable and super stylish.