Grant Stone Ottawa Boot Review | The Best Value Split Toe

As an Australian living in New York City, my home country has never been more relevant than it is for this review: kangaroo leather boots.  But the Grant Stone Ottawa boots I’m reviewing come in a variety of leathers, so I’ll try to make this review useful for you if you love the style and … Read more

Grant Stone Brass Boot Review: Why It’s the Best Moc Toe You Can Buy

When I visited a guy with 75 pairs of boots, he said the Brass Boot is his all-time favorite boot. When I  published my latest list of the best men’s boots on the market, I put the Brass Boot as The Best Moc-Toe, even beating out my trusty Red Wings. This boot is what everyone … Read more

Why Does This Guy Own 75 Pairs of Boots?

Collectors are a special bunch of people. Their passion is infectious and they’re always pumped to share their knowledge and experience with anyone who’ll listen. Dale, a military intelligence analyst and boot aficionado, fits this description to a T. With a collection tallying over 75 pairs of Goodyear welted leather boots. His knowledge and enthusiasm … Read more

Buying Boots Online Is Hard — This App Wants to Make It Easier

I like wearing boots. I like researching boot brands and styles. I like learning about the craft. I love the online community around boots. But I don’t really like buying boots online. After you’ve spent an inordinate amount of time researching the leather, the construction, the sole, the style… you finally figure out which model … Read more

The 13 Best Boots for Wide Feet

It is surprising how many boot companies don’t offer wide options for their boots. It makes more sense when you realize that these businesses need to make new lasts — foot-shaped blocks of wood used to create the fit — when they want to offer wider sizes. Creating new lasts is incredibly laborious and expensive, … Read more

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 15 Best Men’s Boots for Under $300 (Updated for 2022)

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