Made in Xiamen – An Interview With Grant Stone

Grant Stone is making serious waves in the industry for producing what many consider Alden quality shoes for Red Wing prices. That might sound incomprehensible to the average person, but it essentially means all their shoes cost one or two hundred dollars less than you’d imagine. Their praises are consistently sung on the Goodyear welt … Read more

The 14 Best Men’s Boots for Under $300

You can get good boots for under three hundred bucks. It’s a real sweet spot, price wise, and I know because I’ve reviewed dozens of boots and gone through the trouble of making a list of the best boots for under two hundred bucks. I can tell you, it was way easier coming up with … Read more

Grant Stone’s Chelseas: Alden Quality for Under $300?

If anyone ever tells you that something’s bad quality because it’s made in China, you should direct them to Grant Stone. This truly unique company was founded by an American motocross athlete in 2016, and while their boots come to your door from their distribution center in Michigan (where the CEO, Wyatt Gilmore, now lives) … Read more

Op-Ed: Why “Made In China” Boots and Denim Shouldn’t Bother You

If there’s one thing that scares fashion bloggers more than spilling craft beer on their jeans, that thing would be finding a “MADE IN CHINA” label on a shirt that they have been eyeing all week. For many, something being MADE IN CHINA is an automatic dealbreaker. “Made in China,” they feel, implies cheapness, the … Read more

Alden Vs. Allen Edmonds Vs. Grant Stone – The Great Debate

Here are three brands that are compared and contrasted so often that boot fans on Reddit regularly accuse them of stealing from one another. That’s why today I wanted to try something different and compare three boots at once: Alden’s Indy 403, Allen Edmonds’ Higgins Mill, and Grant Stone’s Diesel. Alden makes the pricier shoes. … Read more

Grant Stone Diesel Boot Review – Does “Made in China” Matter?

In an industry where a lot of companies are over a hundred years old, Grant Stone is quite a newcomer. It was co-founded in 2016 by Wyatt Gilmore, a guy whose family has a rich tradition in Goodyear welted shoes. His grandfather Floyd worked at Alden for sixty years but Wyatt spent over ten years racing motocross around … Read more