Originally Posted by GrensonMan
Thank you for your replies. I have to say that over all I am very happy with the boot. The price was a bit steep but I love the style of the Christian Boot and couldn't resist the temptation. My thoughts on quality- the stitching appears to be well done, lasts etc. The comfort is better than any shoe or boot that I have owned. The leather has a tendency to wrinkle, especially around the shin and tongue area. This may be typical of leather boots or an indication of the leather quality. I am not sure which.
It would appear that Grenson's quality has taken a hit since they moved their operation to India. Is their quality still better than most boots, or has it dropped to a level comparable to $100-$150 priced boots?
IIRC the Grenson Christian boot uses Corrected Grain leather and has a dainite type rubber sole (might even be dainite), if that's the one - it isn't a higher end boot, if not ignore the rest of my post!
Corrected Grain leather doesn't get much love on SF period. However given it's rubber sole, the fact that CG leather is quite good at dealing with the elements and that you like the comfort & fit - I say wear them in good health.
In terms of quality, difficult to say accurately but I think given the above they will be better than the average shopping mall boot and their styling has got to be worth a good few bucks too.