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Men’s Bootmaker TAFT Launches Women’s Line, TAFT for Her

The collection draws upon the brand's bestselling styles.

Men’s footwear designer TAFT launched its first women’s collection April 2, drawing on its bestselling styles. The lineup includes a loafer, oxford, brogue boot, and hiker. The shoes embody the brand’s reputation for sophistication and self expression with a feminine twist.

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“Expanding TAFT into a women’s collection has always been something on our radar,” offers Jordan Hancock, Director of Design and Development. “For years there have been numerous comments, DMs, and emails asking us to make women’s products. We have always been passionate about helping people be confident, be unique, and be bold in their distinctive ways. We want people who wear our shoes to feel good—not just about the quality of our product and the design, but about themselves and the value that they bring to everything they do.”

The move aims not only to diversify market opportunities, but also to broaden inclusivity for the brand. TAFT is known for its European craftsmanship, Blake-stitch construction, and use of full-grain leathers and extra-light commando lug soles.

On offer is the Jill Boot, a sleek and versatile interpretation of the men’s Jack boot, and the Roma Boot, embodying the rugged elegance of the men’s Rome Boot. The Freya Boot evolved from the Blake stitched Viking Boot, while the Flora Loafer, mirroring its male counterpart, balances comfort with high fashion. Additional styles like Helen Boot, Becca Shoe, and Lucia Shoe are also inspired by popular men’s designs. Styles retail for $255 to $295.

“We sampled and tested a lot of fun, unique styles that may be coming in the future, but for this first collection, we focused on what we do best and adapted our core TAFT styles in a way that we hope will resonate with our customers,” Hancock adds.

 

The March 2024 Issue

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