Grant Stone’s mainstay shell cordovan offerings are about to get some new blood: Horween Garnet Shell Cordovan.
This is the third Horween shell that Grant Stone has offered, behind the light ‘n’ sweet Honey Glazed and the dark, complex Maduro. Garnet fills in the lineup with a bold, brilliant ruby color—a bit like Horween’s Color 8 shell after it’s been left in the sun for a really long time. It’s worth noting, too, that because of the less-uniform characteristics of Garnet, there will be some color variation in each shoe.
At under $700, Grant Stone’s shell offerings continue to be kind of a crazy value, especially for their tight stitching and a hefty build made with steel shanks and veg tan leather insoles, midsoles, and heel counters. Plus, in a world of Horween shell shoes that’s chock full of Color 8 and Black, Grant Stone’s lineup already stood apart for its unique selection; even moreso now with the addition of Garnet, which is often hard to come by. Here are the Grant Stone models debuting in this new color, now available for pre-order (with an expected shipping window of December):
Grant Stone’s original plain toe boot is crafted on the Leo last, with a 360 storm welt and studded rubber soles.
The Diesel’s more-refined sibling, the Edward, also comes on the Leo last, but with a hefty double leather sole.
Grant Stone’s immaculate penny loafer is also available, made on the Alexander last with a 360 flat welt and butyl leather soles.