On this week’s episode of The Worn & Wound Podcast, we’re switching things up a bit. We’re not really talking about watches (don’t worry, there is some watch talk). But if you follow Zach or myself on Instagram, then you’ve likely noticed that other than watches, we’re both really into shoes, and one of our favorite brands is Grant Stone.
Our guests this week are Grant Stone founders Wyatt Gilmore and his father Randy Gilmore. Grant Stone is a relatively young footwear brand, and, in many ways, they’re not unlike some of the smaller, enthusiast-run brands we cover on Worn & Wound. Since hitting the scene in 2016, they’ve already built a catalog of high quality, classically styled shoes — they’ve got plain toe bluchers and longwings, penny loafers and hard-wearing country boots. All models are Goodyear-welted and feature high-quality uppers, insoles, and outsoles. And the thing is, Wyatt and Randy wouldn’t have it any other way. Their family has been in the shoe business for generations so they’re all about doing it right, and though they’re a small fish in a large pond, that experience has allowed them to break out of the pack, and they’ve already grown quite the following of devotees who swear by their shoes.