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Fusion Cowboy Boots – The Modern Trend

Using the traditional Cowboy boot features but blending modern design details to the boots seems to be all of the rage these days as I am starting to see more and more makers getting on board with it. Bestetti having a history in bootmaking as his first dive in handmade footwear, is starting to come stronger and stronger with RTW versions of his old craft. And it’s great, as I think that sometimes traditional makers […]

October 24, 2018

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Gladiator Boots by Taft

I have never seen a pair in person but I am quite fond of what American Boot company, Taft, have been coming out with design-wise. Most things are quite unique. I won’t lie and say that I like it all as there are some not so amazing things in the collection and we all know that I hate the word ‘handmade’ on a shoe site (that are clearly made in a factory) but I at […]

March 27, 2018

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TAFT – Braided Boots

Braided shoes/boots/loafers etc are going to make a return, mark my word. More and more brands are bringing them out and for good reason too. A braided pair of shoes done right is very elegant. But so is the opposite. Done wrong and you can get some very disgusting looking footwear. Just think of Mezlan in their heyday making every monstrosity imaginable. And that’s the tricky thing about braided shoes. They have to be done right. […]

January 9, 2017

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Taft Boots – Something Unique

Like a broken record, I will repeat that it is always refreshing to see shoes/designs that are ‘different.’ And Taft shoes/boots are anything but the ‘norm.’ They offer a fresh, modern twist not only on the derby boot but even on their shoes, incorporating a lot of woven leather. And not only do they make a twist with their signature contrasted cap, but also do a lot of natural (or lighter colored) sole edgings which […]