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Grant Stone loafers, worth the wait

Grant Stone loafers, worth the wait

April 26, 2019

We are excited to announce the availability of our first loafer, the Traveler Penny. Three years in the making, our modern take on the classic penny loafer has gone through too many revisions to keep track but the end result was worth the effort. Thank you for your patience; we hope you’ll agree!

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The Easygoing Longwing

The Easygoing Longwing

April 02, 2019

Our Crimson Longwing was our first longwing to utilize the rubber micro stud outsole, ideal for year-round wearability. In fact it is our only longwing with a rubber sole, giving the versatility to dress it up or down. This post explains exactly what differentiates our version from the traditional, dressier style that has been around since the 1940s.

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Commitment to Quality

Commitment to Quality

March 02, 2019 1 Comment

We are often asked about the strategy and mission behind Grant Stone. Our backbone is quality footwear production and this commitment to quality informs every decision. This post explores the process from our Xiamen factory to our warehouse in Michigan.

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Can dress shoes be everyday shoes? Thoughts on a leather shoe's practicality

Can dress shoes be everyday shoes? Thoughts on a leather shoe's practicality

January 28, 2019

We receive a lot of questions revolving around the practicality of Goodyear-welt shoes. The use of high-end leather (versus a man-made material) along with the price point can lead to misconceptions that GYW footwear is reserved for certain occasions. This post stands to refute that inclination and dare you to wear your Grant Stone boots and shoes throughout whatever life throws your way. We will also cover some TLC tips for finessing your leather's character over time.

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Introducing: Bourbon Suede

Introducing: Bourbon Suede

December 31, 2018

It has been a great 3rd year for us at Grant Stone. We heard your suggestions to create a Longwing in a medium shade of brown suede and, just in time for 2019, we are proud to introduce the new Bourbon Suede Longwing brogue on the Leo last. The perfect color suede for all occasions. 

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Behind the Build: Phil Kalas of Ashland Leather Co.

Behind the Build: Phil Kalas of Ashland Leather Co.

December 04, 2018

Ashland Leather Co. is dedicated to making a wallet that will last forever, in terms of construction, quality, and style. Enjoy this interview with co-owner Phil Kalas as we learn more about Horween leather and the careful construction of Ashland's timeless goods.

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Black Calf Leather Pre-Order | 4 Patterns, One Week Only

Black Calf Leather Pre-Order | 4 Patterns, One Week Only

October 31, 2018

To celebrate the spookiest season and our co-founder Randy's birthday, we are introducing a truly special limited run of boots and bluchers crafted from a rich black Italian calf leather for one week only. Patterns will be cut and made to order exclusively from this limited article and delivered to you in 2-3 months.

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The Online Movement

The Online Movement

December 02, 2017 2 Comments

We are excited about the future of online purchasing, and are working hard to create a better and more educational experience for the customer. Talking with our valued customers, whether it be through direct message, email, or a now “old-fashioned” phone call, has become one of our most enjoyable parts of the business. Here are some thoughts about the online movement and why we chose to sell direct to consumer.

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September Journal

September Journal

September 16, 2017 9 Comments

Have you considered wearing your Goodyear-welt shoes without socks? Our co-founder Wyatt weighs in on his experience with switching to GYW footwear for the long run.

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Nesting & Cutting

Nesting & Cutting

August 17, 2017

Goodyear-welt construction consists of many steps which can vary depending on the footwear being made as well as on the materials. In this article, we touch on one of the first processes and why we feel it’s so important.

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May Update: Oliver Last, E Widths & Shell Cordovan

May Update: Oliver Last, E Widths & Shell Cordovan

May 17, 2017 2 Comments

Long-awaited updates from Grant Stone HQ: our first Oxford last, wider width options, and adding shell cordovan to the mix.

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Oliver Trials

Oliver Trials

January 12, 2017 10 Comments

We take you behind the scenes of creating a new shoe pattern, in this case the elegant and comfortable cap-toe balmoral we've had on our wishlist for a long time.

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