Ratings & Reviews
My first experience with Taft was a few years ago while I was visiting my younger sister in New York City and we both caught a Rome Boot in Brown out of the corner of our eyes. Stunning, we both agreed. I need a pair I snickered, and two weeks later when I got back home they were waiting for me at my front door. Got to love my little sister. The leather was soft, the construction was honestly pretty damn impressive (I wear Ferragamo, Prada, John Varvatos, Cowboy boots, the usual ;). I can not tell you how many compliments I received on these boots, literally every time I put them on someone said something to me and not just one “type” of person either. The guys at the gas station liked them, my girlfriend liked them, my banker liked them, my buddies liked them, they just ARE a damn good looking pair of boots. (I could not write a review for Rome Brown boots under the Rome Boots section, as I bought them as a guest I guess, it wouldn’t let me!). Then it happened. The sole started leaking water, then about a week later the little pieces of rubber in the sole started falling apart. They were done. I figured it was an early boot from Taft given the fact they were a newer company and reasonably priced, so I bit the bullet and ordered another pair, through them on and kept the compliments coming. However! 3 months into this second pair they were useless again. To have the sole’s redone it takes a special “Blake Construction” machine which not all cobblers own and if they do I was getting $200.00 quotes for a pair of boots (not both pairs, $200.00 each!). Now, I’ve gone on to buy over a dozen more Taft shoes, not because I wasn’t upset with the customer service, I was, but because they just do so many damn things well. If they could get a little better on customer service, (Like work with the guy that just bought $550.00 worth of the same boot which is pretty much useless now and is still trying to give you another chance!), At least one of the two pairs of boots I had purchased should have been returned and fixed, or replaced. Period. Normal wear and tear in Alabama isn’t that bad and shouldn’t ruin a boot in 3 months. Particularly not two pairs back to back (see pics). Taft has gotten much better with their other boots/shoes though and I will reluctantly continue to order from them if I can’t find anything I like. I may go back to two pairs of Ferragamo’s rather than four pairs of Tafts. I now have 12 pairs of Taft shoes/boots not including my two ruined pairs of Rome Brown boots. If customer service reaches out and attempts to make this right in anyway possible I will probably go ahead and order The Hiro in Midnight, Monaco in Black and a plaid boot in honey, if someone would get back to me! If they fixed the sole on the Rome boot in Brown, I’d order my 3rd pair today, I just can’t waste anymore money though!
Love the boot! They fit very well! Customer service is awesome!Compliments are coming by the ladies!Love the look of the boot, nothing else like it!
Hi Kory, The Jude Woven boot I ordered was a very nice boot, unfortunately the wrong size was sent(too small) I am currently waiting for my refund.
I like everything about my Jude Boot. Look and fit are great. Impressed with workmanship.
I love these shoes. I bought one pair (Jack Boot) and received compliments within the first hour of wearing them. The shoes are more comfortable than I thought they would be. So I bought another pair (the Jude), and they are also comfortable--- and I receive compliments about the Jude boots when I wear them. I can dress up or down with these boots. I plan to buy more Taft boots--- and sneakers.