Grenson have been making shoes continuously since 1866 and they are only in their third factory in all that time. Their 150th anniversary was marked by a series of events and an "Archive Collection" of shoes that are painstakingly reproduced from the originals.
Apart from their new moccasin collection, all of their shoes are “Goodyear Welted”. This is a shoemaking technique that was invented in the mid 1800’s and involves many individual processes, but the key benefit is that the shoes are strong and last a long time.
The main feature of Goodyear Welted shoes is that the upper is stitched to a leather band called a Welt and this is then stitched to the sole. It takes up to 8 weeks to make our shoes and involves well over 200 individual operations.
After 150 years of shoemaking, Grenson is delighted to announce the launch of their first ever collection of Grenson sneakers.
Sneaker 1 Men's
Their first style is Sneaker 1, based on a super clean 70's mens tennis shoe and made from brown hand painted calf leather with an Italian white rubber sole.
Sneaker 3 Men's
Imagine you love the iconic Archie brogue but you also fancy getting a sneaker. Here's the answer: introducing Sneaker 3, quite simply Archie on the top, sneaker on the bottom, made from the same luxury leathers as the original. Here in tan hand painted calf leather.
Sneaker 6 Men's
Introducing Sneaker 6, a new hi top with the same super clean design as Sneaker 1. For Spring/Summer 2018, here in ash suede with an Italian white rubber sole.
View the collection here: www.grenson.com