A heritage shoe brand, Britain’s Grenson Shoes is renowned for its craftsmanship and high-quality footwear since its foundation in 1866. Today, creative director and CEO Tim Little continues to uphold traditional manufacturing, like the “Goodyear Welted” process (a time-consuming technique from the 1800s that gives the shoes their long life and easy repair), and keeps up with trends by producing footwear in contemporary styles and colors—in addition to their core line of well-loved classics.
Earlier this week, Little and the rest of the Grenson team were at New York’s Hotel On Rivington to showcase the upcoming spring/summer 2014 collection. Among the classic, year- round styles (on the glass shelves below), new color options and additions to the growing brand include a twist on the sneaker/shoe hybrid, a colorful and essential summer derby, blue soled shoes (above), and the introduction of a canvas tote, backpacks and a messenger briefcase that join the leather and suede carry alls (introduced earlier this year).
All photos by Andrew Villagomez
Showing off its uniqueness, this shoe comes from Grenson’s new G-Lab. You can design you own custom-made style choosing from the company’s core range of footwear styles and made-to-order with your choice of leather, suede, laces, eyelets and soles. It will be making a stop at Liberty London this month, make sure to swing by if in town.
Earlier this year for Details’ Rules Of Styles series, Little shared with me his life tips for every modern man; which include buying art, wearing loud socks and precisely how much brown a man should wear at any given time. See them all on Details.com.