G E N E S I S
"When I'm creating, I feel in harmony with something divine...a reflection of something buried in me, buried in all of us. The reminder of this usually left on my clothes, my hands, and my shoes. After traveling around the country by train & boot (4 times), painting in abandoned buildings and luxurious private studios, from Skid Row in LA to The Hamptons in NY, i started to notice a common thread. My boots were always stained in the mystery, the love, the pain, stained in the laughs from creating the day before...which would for some reason, almost create a bridge between the strangers I met traveling and myself. One of them told me 'the skeleton to any good poem, any good painting, is truth'. A lot of that 'truth is what stains my boots when I create. And now, we offer this to you 🙏🏾"
T A F T
All of our shoes are fully-lined with soft calfskin leather, which means ultimate comfort.
All of our patterns are cut by hand. We do not use molds or lasers to cut the leather. This allows for only the best sections of a hide to be used.
We only use vegetable-tanned, chromium-free, full-grain leathers. These high quality leathers makes our shoes durable and comfortable.
Our shoes feature Blake-Stitched construction for longevity and comfort. It also allows for increased flexibility and a sleek silhouette.
Stacked leather soles with rubber injections offer durability, comfort, and traction.
P R O C E S S
All TAFT boots are handmade in Spain. Once you select your boot TAFT will ship them to Genesis studio, in which he will wear them while creating (allow 1 - 2 weeks), then Casa Grey will ship the finished boot to your address.