After over 150 years of shoe making, we are pleased to launch our first ever collection of Grenson sneakers for men and women.
This is our classic City shoe collection of the must have styles that you need if you’re going to cut it in the Square Mile. The last shape is classic but not old fashioned and the designs are all exactly as they should be, no clever twists.
What makes them special is the “closed channel” soles with hand painted waists and hand painted linings to match. This is the pinnacle of English shoemaking, made “skin to box” in the Grenson factory.
Tim Little, CEO & Creative Director
The Goodyear Welted method of shoemaking is generally considered to be the King of shoemaking as it is traditional, time consuming, and expensive, but it creates the most hard-wearing shoes.
We have been making Goodyear Welted shoes for around 150 years so when I suggested to the craftsmen in our factory that we try making a sneaker, they were sceptical to say the least.
However, we bought the relevant machinery and they set about learning how to master the art.
These shoes are therefore the result of a traditional English shoe factory putting their craft into a sneaker. They are made using traditional high-quality leathers, including calf, nubuck and suede and are stitched onto the Italian made soles.
After 153 years of keeping your feet warm and dry when you’re out and about we have finally come indoors and are delighted to announce the launch of the Grenson slipper. It’s made from beautiful soft shearling in the traditional moccasin style and is available for men and women.
As the Vegan movement grows, we get asked more and more by our followers if we could make some Vegan shoe & boot alternatives to the regular collection. The trouble is, if you Google 'Vegan shoes', you will see how difficult it is to make them look beautiful.
So after two years of research and development, we have finally created a small collection of our best selling styles using only Vegan friendly materials - we feel they are every bit as lovely as every other Grenson shoe.
Beautiful Vegan shoes. At last.
Registered with The Vegan Society
Beautifully hand made boots for men and women. With 14 and 13 eyelets respectively, they are tall and chunky but super lightweight.
Made skin to box in the Grenson factory, Northamptonshire England.
The ‘Triple Welt’ series of shoes are true Grenson classics as they weren’t developed in the design department, but instead by our own craftsmen in the factory. The main feature is a special sole and welt construction that makes the shoe look like it has three welts of different widths. This is true artisanal shoemaking and is unique to Grenson.