The Rome Boot in Oxblood
$ 275.00 169

The Rome Boot in Oxblood

Regular price $ 275.00 169
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)

 Also available in Brown

Select size (US Size)
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
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Unique Style. Highest Quality Materials.
Handmade in Europe.
Sold direct to you, without retail markups.
Free US Shipping & Returns
We are proud of our craft. Each shoe is handmade using the highest quality materials, sourced directly from our factory in Europe.
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.
STACKED LEATHER SOLE
Stacked leather sole with rubber injections offer durability, comfort, and traction. Leather soles are universally recognized as the most luxurious and premium type of sole.
BLAKE-STITCHED
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.
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)

 Also available in Brown

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
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.
STACKED LEATHER SOLE
Stacked leather sole with rubber injections offer durability, comfort, and traction. Leather soles are universally recognized as the most luxurious and premium type of sole.
BLAKE-STITCHED
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 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.

< SCROLL TO COMPARE >

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 Southern Spain 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 vegatable-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 2-5 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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SP
09/23/2018
Stephen P.
United States

Great boot and customer service.

When I first purchased these boots, I ordered a size 41. The pair that arrived was a size 44 in a size 41 box. I immediately went to the website under my order number and initiated an exchange. I didn’t know how well it would work, as there was no comment section. I was only able to show that I was returning a size 41 because it was the wrong size, and requesting another size 41. To my surprise, as soon as Taft received confirmation that the first pair I was sent was received at FedEx, my replacement pair was shipped. The replacement pair I received was the proper size, and fit perfectly. The boots are very comfortable, and look fantastic. Overall, I am very pleased with the purchase and the customer service. I am very likely to purchase through Taft again.

SC
09/23/2018
stefanus c.
Australia

Unbelievable Quality and Comfort!

I am definitely in love with the boots, I was quite surprised when the package arrived, first time wearing them on my travels in Melbourne. I actually wore the shoe everywhere and for the whole day. It was very comfortable and my feet didn't really hurt as much as I thought it would. I was getting compliments from people, saying how the colour of the shoes and the style is amazing. The minor issue I might add, is perhaps adding some additional padding in the inside to ensure feet are alot more comfortable during long days of walking. Furthermore the fit was pretty good I think for my feet I am definitely thinking of purchasing another shoe, perhaps the Gladiator boots. The design looks amazing in my opinion. Instagram page and customer service is very responsive.

MS
09/20/2018
Michael S.
United States

Returned them

They were too big exchanged them for another size and a different color

DS
09/19/2018
Dirk S.
United Kingdom

First pair of many

Simply put Taft make amazing boots. The whole packaging and opening experience is very unique. The boots are exquisite, you know true craftsmanship has been put into making them. I almost did t even want to try them on at first and just wanted to admire them and feel them in my hands. Quality leather and brilliant soles. Follow the size guide provided and you will be very satisfied. Love these boots, I took advantage of the free international shipping ASAP after admiring Taft from behind my screen for months. I will definitely buy again.

BB
09/14/2018
Bijaya B.
United States

Awesome shoes

Very good quality. Beautiful. Fits perfectly fine and is very confortable. Would love to buy more shoes from TAFT. Hope they will come up with more models in near future. Would recommend to anyone that wants a classy shoes/boots for best prices.

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