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Far too small, sizing seems off
After having a negative experience with my Dragon boots having too narrow a toebox, I hoped that the Viking would be sized better for me. I've never worn larger than a size 14 of any shoe in my life, but since I wanted to be sure I wouldn't be cramped in these I ordered both a 14 and a 15 (the largest size Taft makes). That's despite Taft's advice saying to order a size down. When they arrived, the first thing I did was try on the 15s. Despite them being a size up from my normal shoe size, they felt too snug from the moment I put them on. Not just in the toebox, which was still too small for me, but the entire shoe. After following the bad and ultimately unsuccessful advice on my Dragons to try to wear them in and stretch them to fit, I decided to return the Vikings rather than being stuck with more expensive shoes that just don't fit. The boots are gorgeous and the craftsmanship seems really solid. What a shame that Taft refuses to make any boots that fit me. I don't have wide feet, but I don't have super narrow toes which is all Taft seems to cater to. In either case though, it seems like the sizing on the Viking is way off from any other shoe or boot I've ever tried on.
I've had this shoe for a year now and it barely looks worn. I live in the North-East U.S. and wear it year round. With the use of wax, a shoe brush, and shoe trees, they're just as comfortable and sharp as they ever were. Would (and probably will eventually) buy again.
Great quality, such a great shape!
Great quality and leather! Love the design. Only issue is sizing is one size small on these.
Viking in Brown.
Love the shoes. Had to exchange to a bigger size to wear with thicker wool socks but the fit, the style, and the quality are all top notch.