Grant Stone Boots

Diesel Boot - Crimson CXL


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Grant Stone was founded in 2016, but the groundwork for the company started being laid decades ago - when the son of a renowned New England boot-and-shoe salesman built a relationship with a shoe factory in China. Decades later, his son packed his bags and moved from Michigan to Xiamen, China, to work in that very same factory. Eight years after that, Grant Stone (the boot brand, there is no person named Grant Stone) was born.

Not interested in cutting corners or dropping prices, Grant Stone boots are made from the very best materials, sourced globally, & assembled utilizing difficult (but superior) construction methods to create a product that will speak for itself. Their relationship with the factory gives them incredible flexibility with their designs, leaving room to experiment and develop new processes on the workshop floor more quickly and easily than other brands.

The Diesel is a handsome plain toe boot from Grant Stone that lets the fit and leather do the talking, keeping things blissfully simple. The pattern, simple as it may look, does hide some great details - sandwiched between the veg tan leather outsole, midsole, and insole is a full cork filling with a steel shank support. Holding all that together is a 360 storm welt with an impressively high SPI (stitches-per-inch).

These are built on Grant Stone's Leo last, a pretty classic D-width last with an almond shape and standard fit. This last is very accommodating to a wide range of feet, and generally fits best when taken 0.5 size smaller than your brannock size.

Chromexcel cowhide an extremely sturdy and handsome leather that only gets better and better with time. The "Crimson" CXL is a beautiful red-brown leather with a subtle tonal variance throughout and a gentle shine across its face. Featuring a noticeable "pull-up" effect, portions of the leather uppers under tension or that move regularly will appear lighter in tone, while less stressed sections will remain darker.

As far as leather goes, it's thick and sturdy, starting out noticeably stiff and requiring a few weeks of good wear to really break-in. After that, the leather begins to relax considerably, moulding to take the shape of the wearer's foot and softening at flex points to move more easily.

Choose 0.5 size smaller than your Brannock size.

  • Horween CXL cowhide leather
  • Full grain kip leather lining
  • Grant Stone Leo last
  • 6" height
  • Plain toe
  • 360 storm welt
  • Grant Stone Micro Stud rubber outsole + heel
  • Leather insole and midsole
  • Cork fill & steel shank support beneath the insole
  • 4 brass eyelets + 3 brass speed hooks
  • Extra laces & shoe horn included with boots
  • Custom gold foil internal heel stamp
  • Handmade in Xiamen, China

    We reference Brannock sizing for our footwear. The Brannock Device is the standard foot measuring tool for the world's footwear industry. Most better quality footwear stores will have one.

    Built on the Grant Stone Leo Last
    Need help with sizing? Contact us.

    The Leo last is very accommodating and follows pretty standard sizing for handmade footwear. Almost everyone will find the best fit by choosing one size smaller than their Brannock measurement - or by taking the same size as their Red Wing Heritage / Alden Barrie boots.

    • Narrow and low volume feet:
      • 1 size smaller than Brannock
    • D-Width and average volume feet:
      • 0.5 size smaller than Brannock

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