We immediately became fans of Grant Stone after reviewing their Diesel Boot in Saddle Tan last March and knew we were in for a treat with one of their newest releases. Taking their signature Diesel Boot and outfitting it with a Micro Stud Rubber Sole, we put this Diesel Boot to the test for our latest review. Get a full breakdown below. Photography: Sean Martin for The Primary Mag.

First Impressions

Right off the bat, you’re greeted by the Diesel Boot’s beautiful vegetable tan leather, which comes in a dark brown as opposed to the lighter shade we reviewed last time out. The darker tone gives it a dressier feel, but can obviously be worn out casually as you like. The brass eyelets are also a nice touch as it really brings the whole look together complete with leather laces. It has an elegant look that really elevates the classic boot look. It feels and looks more refined than your typical rugged pair, but still with a hint of style and flair.

Comfort and Fit

Like most boots, you’re going to have to spend some time breaking them in and getting used to them. However, this pair of Diesel Boots is actually really comfortable and doesn’t feel too bulky when you lace them up. The full-grain leather lining also feels nice on your feet, which won’t be slipping around on the interior. We are also looking forward to putting the Mico Stud Rubber Sole to good use. It will stand up to tougher conditions if your day calls for it. You can tell that they are built to last and feel extremely sturdy. As for sizing, we recommend staying true to your boot size.


The Diesel Boot in Castagno Veg Tan is simply a well-made boot. It has a lot going for it and everything you’d want from a boot. Whether or not you’re a fan of the dark brown leather or rubber sole is a different question, however, we love having different options in our closet to give our looks some variety. It’s a premium product with a high attention to detail and quality. You get what you pay for and for $360, it’s worth every penny. See for yourself and grab a pair from Grant Stone by clicking here.


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