The Gladiator in Cognac (Final Sale - No Returns or Exchanges)
The Gladiator in Cognac (Final Sale - No Returns or Exchanges)
The Gladiator in Cognac (Final Sale - No Returns or Exchanges)
The Gladiator in Cognac (Final Sale - No Returns or Exchanges)
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The Gladiator in Cognac (Final Sale - No Returns or Exchanges)

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of the heavily discounted nature of this product, this purchase is FINAL SALE. No returns/exchanges will be offered on this product. If you do not confidently know your TAFT size, we recommend not purchasing this product.

Meet The Gladiator in Cognac. This is a style we have been developing for quite some time and have finally nailed the pattern. The Gladiator features a double captoe, a modern twist on a classic style. The boot is hand-burnished in the toecap and counter, giving a rich, deep tone to the pebbled leather. The inner lining is very soft and provides instant comfort right out of the box. 

  • Goodyear Welt Construction
  • French Full-Grain Pebbled Leather
  • Waxed Laces
  • Dainite Rubber Sole
  • Aged Gold Speedhooks
  • 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 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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12/09/2018
Benjamin C.
United States

Gladiator Review

The shoes look amazing! I love the color and stitching on them. They are incredibly well made. The only downside to them is that they are very narrow. The length is perfect, but the width is an issue. I'm hoping they will continue to stretch out from wear, but I am concerned about if I will be able to wear them for extended amounts of time. It would be really nice if you guys offered wider widths. Costumer service was amazing! I made an error and initially ordered the wrong size. They reached out to me immediately and took care of the issue. It was even during the weekend. I was surprised at how smooth things went. I wish all customer service teams were as on point as you guys. I am definitely going to buy again!

AM
12/09/2018
Athol M.
United States

First time, but not the last.

They do run a bit big, but they’re the most comfortable boots out of the box I’ve ever worn. Can’t take ten steps without getting complimented. It’ll be hard to buy boots from another company again—quality, comfort, and longevity.

WS
12/09/2018
Weston S.
United States

Gladiator

Been wanting to pull the trigger on these for a while and finally did. Glad I did too, they’re as good as advertised.

DH
12/08/2018
Dean H.
United States

This is an under-appreciated gem

The Gladiator returned to the Taft lineup during Black Friday sales. It's a beautiful boot with great fit and style. Total class. I love how the boot's darker stripes are cleverly arranged like the straps of a gladiator sandal. It's wild. I hope that it returns some day and catches the attention of others looking for a boot that is in itself a work of art.

Dean H. verified customer review of The Gladiator in Cognac (Final Sale - No Returns or Exchanges)
WS
12/05/2018
William S.
United States

The pictures did it no justice!!

This boot is simply amazing...I'd buy it in a different colorway (hint/hint)!

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