There’s nothing more we enjoy than lacing up a new pair of shoes, more specifically a pair of boots. What is it about boots that brings us so much joy? Perhaps it’s the experience of unboxing the boots and being welcomed by the fresh scent of leather. What ever it is, we thoroughly enjoyed our most recent experience. We go hands-on with Grant Stone’s Diesel Boot in Saddle Tan for our latest product review. Photography: Christopher Leach for The Primary.

First Impressions

There are very few brands that go above and beyond when it comes to their boots and it was easy to see that Grant Stone was one of them. Beginning with the packaging, you can tell they like to go the extra mile. From the custom printed paper to the branded shoe horn and dust bags, we knew we were in for a treat. As for the boots from themselves, we were impressed by the craftsmanship. The attention to┬ádetail and quality of boots make them stand out among anything else we’ve come across. The boots are tanned beautifully with an upper that’s so soft to the touch that it’s like butter.

Comfort and Fit

Slip your feet into the Diesel Boot and thank us later. You’re going to have to break them in over time like most boots, but are definitely worth the wait. So what has gone into this boot that makes them so wonderful. Perhaps it’s the Leo last or the full grain leather lining. Perhaps its’ the vegetable tanned leather insole, welt, midsole and outsole. It could also be the full grain leather heel counter, but our best guess that it’s everything we’ve listed. For maximum comfort, you’ll want to size down, which is something we’re extremely glad we did. You’ll have just enough space, but the boots won’t feel oversized.


Would we recommend Grant Stone’s Diesel Boot to someone? The answer is simple, yes. The reason being that this is the quintessential boot with the perfect combination of style and comfort. It’s a boot you’ll be wearing for years to come and you’ll want to push it to its limits with confidence. It’s got that classic look in the perfect color that will age nicely over time. To add this boot to your collection, purchase them here.


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