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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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The Leo last

The Leo last

September 28, 2016

The Grant Stone Leo last was derived from Randy's experience fitting various classic-dress and orthopedic lasts made for an assortment of foot shapes. His goal was to combine specific features of comfort and orthopedic lasts with upper silhouettes of time honored Ivy League shoe patterns. This article discusses proper fit and a recommendation for our customers.

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Creating a Clean Vamp Crease

Creating a Clean Vamp Crease

June 10, 2016 8 Comments

We show you how to preserve the shape of your Goodyear-welt boots and shoes by creating a nice, clean vamp crease before you begin wearing your new pair.

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Saddle Tan Trials

Saddle Tan Trials

May 23, 2016 7 Comments

Even though chrome leathers are predominately used in the footwear industry today, there are still select tanneries around the world producing vegetable-tanned hides using calf and cow. We discuss the benefits of veg-tan leather and show some before and after photos of our veg-tanned blucher.

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Ashland Leather's Herbie

Ashland Leather's Herbie

April 30, 2016

Wyatt documents the Ashland Leather Fat Herbie wallet to see how the whisky colored, shell cordovan leather ages when used daily for about a year and a half.

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Crimson Plain Toe - 3 Months

Crimson Plain Toe - 3 Months

April 01, 2016 2 Comments

Before and after photos of the leather that creates Grant Stone's Goodyear-welt footwear.

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Intro: Grant Stone Journal

Intro: Grant Stone Journal

March 30, 2016

Along with sharing news and photos of our projects, we are starting the Grant Stone Journal to discuss some of the different components of our products and why we enjoy Goodyear-welt footwear. 

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