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The Rome Boot in Oxblood

Regular price $ 275
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How to measure your foot
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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Meet the Rome Boot, one of our most popular boot styles. This boot is literally a work of art, requiring four different coats of paint and finish to obtain the rich finish in the leather. This is a versatile boot, ranging from formal attire to casual wear. We spared no expense on this boot and the comfort and quality will show from the moment you put them on. 
  • Upper: Full-grain leather 
  • Outsole: Leather sole with rubber inserts
  • Standard D Width
  • Blake Construction (resoleable)
Product Details
We only use vegetable-tanned, chromium-free, full-grain leathers. These high-quality leathers make 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.
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.
Stacked leather sole with rubber injections offers durability, comfort, and traction. Leather soles are universally recognized as the most luxurious and premium type of sole.
Our shoes feature Blake-stitched construction for longevity and comfort. It also allows for increased flexibility and a sleek silhouette. You will notice a big difference from normal, cemented shoes to a stitched pair of TAFT footwear. Get ready for comfort right out of the box.
Sizing Guide
All TAFT boots and shoes are designed to match standard US dress shoe sizes. In general this particular style runs big, we suggest using our “Find my size” feature.
All our shoes are standard D width. If you have wide feet, size up.
If you are unsure of your size, check out our size guide below or chat / email us.
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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Megan S.
United States United States
Beautiful boot

Great fit. Beautiful look. Constantly receiving compliments.

Jonathan M.
United States United States
I really.... REALLY wanted to like these shoes

I had been targeted by ads for this shoe for months and was so excited when I finally decided to pull the trigger and purchase them. I have flat feet and weak knees, so I was a little apprehensive at buying them, but after reading positive reviews about how comfortable they were, I went for it! I eagerly waited for them arrive and when they finally did, they did not disappoint! They looked incredible! The box and instructions recommended that I wear the shoes inside for 4 hours to break them in and to try them out since they were not able to be returned. After four hours of wearing them inside, they felt fine, so I decided to keep them and take them out for a day. BIG MISTAKE. After wearing these shoes all day, my feet were POUNDING and knees were in pain. The shoes offered no support at the heel and caused me to be in pain all day. I was really disappointed that they weren’t more comfortable, but the real problem was the the zero traction. These shoes have ZERO grip on the ground and I found myself sliding a lot and actually slipped and fell once on the concrete, which contributed to my knee pain. When I reached out to customer support, they were unable to assist since I wore the shoes and they don’t accept returns or refunds for worn shoes. I really expected not to have issues like these on $300 shoes and am really disappointed that this happened and that they weren’t able to help me, given the circumstances. I really wanted to like these shoes, but now I’m stuck with shoes that are uncomfortable, cause me pain, cause me to slip, and were super expensive. Overall, this was a very poor experience. STAY AWAY!

Joseph M.
United States United States
Love How they Look and Feel

I love these boots they go great with a suit or a pair of pants.

ben p.
United States United States

I love them so much. They are so clean and make you feel good. I loved that I could exchange the ones I ordered that were too big. I can wear them with anything as well!

United States United States
There’s a nail poking out of my boots

I bought myself a second pair of Taft for my birthday. I loved the first pair I got from them and wear it almost daily. I wore them for the first time and noticed that something was poking at me. At first I thought it was a pebble, but to my surprise it was instead a literal nail poking out of the sole. I looked to see if I had stepped on a nail, but no - it was just a terrible mistake during manufacturing. I contacted customer service, expecting premium service given the premium pricing. Considering the severity of their mistake, I was expecting them to send me a new pair immediately but no - instead I was asked to send the pair back. I’m pretty busy and I’ve zero time to go and ship shoes I’ve paid $300 to purchase, but they refused to send me another pair without me sending the unusable pair back to them. I’m sure people make complaints all the time for scuffs and scratches. I’d understand the company wanting those shoes back before sending a new pair. But my pair are literally unusable!! So now I’ve spent $300 on nothing. Will never purchase from Taft again.

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