Grant Stone‘s Brass Boot in Saddle Tan respects the classic moc toe work boot but isn’t afraid to edit a classic.
Featuring a Goodyear-welt construction, cork-fillers, and steel shanks, the boot proves it can hang tough with its competitors but then out of nowhere they hit us with a Badalassi vegetable tanned leather upper and full-grain leather cow lining from Milwaukee. Then you have the brass eyelets & speed hooks which aren’t as common on moc toes but make you wonder how they ever went without them.
However, it is the Floyd last that really sets this design apart. In addition to the locked-in heel, everyone is used to, the walls of the toe box are higher allowing your feet more freedom but also gives the boot a distinguished look. See how the toe box stitching is higher than your average moc toe? It’s like the Red Wing Moc and the Alden Indy were put into a comically huge blender, taken out because that would ruin them, and instead used as design inspiration, combining the best of both designs into an ideal middle ground— ultimately sold to pay off cost of huge blender.
Available for $340 at Grant Stone