There are few silhouettes as iconic as the plain toe service boot. You’ve got the Coca-Cola bottle, Mickey Mouse ears, and this. Many shoemakers have one. Grant Stone’s take on the plain toe service is the Diesel Boot, a 360 degree Goodyear welted 7-eyelet job (three of them speedhooks) that comes in a variety of leathers and outsoles. There’s a cork filling and a steel shank so the insoles will mold to your feet over time and maintain their rigidity—trust us, we cut one open.
This version is in a nappy brown calf suede from the Charles F. Stead tannery in England and features a mini-stud rubber outsole for traction. It’s also built on Grant Stone’s Leo last that runs about a half size large and supports a variety of foot shapes.
- Runs large, take half size down from normal Brannock size (ex. if you’re a 10, take a 9.5)
- Recraftable Goodyear welt construction
- Comes with a set of leather and a set of cotton laces
- Made in Xiamen, China