- Great Design
A beautiful boot
I have several pairs of quality boots. I wanted to get myself a nice Chelsea style boot and came across Taft and the Jude. I love the color - it stands out, but isn't overly bright. The embossed pattern in the leather is very eye catching. The boot appears to be solidly built with quality materials. I have a couple of comments for Taft regarding the Jude. After wearing the boots just a couple of times out and about, the coloration on the heels became a bit blotchy. I applied some wax which addressed that issue. Secondly, I am fairly particular about the support in my footwear, and in most instances use a premium after market insole. Unfortunately, the insole that comes in the Jude is glued in - surprising for a premium boot. It takes a certain leap of faith and considerable effort to rip out the insole and replace it with one I prefer. I would suggest that Taft not use insoles that are glued to the footbed.
Rated 4 out of 5
Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Runs Small, 0 is True to Size and 2 is Runs Large