Grenson | The Good Shoe

For over 150 years, Grenson have been producing the finest hand made shoes originally starting out in Rushden, Northamptonshire. Founder William Green quickly saw business grow and quickly outgrew the small humble beginnings that he started with.

Duty called Grenson as they were chosen to make boots & shoes for the soldiers of WW1 & WW2 for both British & Allied troops with over 500 workers in their factory producing footwear to be shipped out and issued amongst troops.

Fast forward to the modern day and Grenson’s reputation as a master shoe maker has only strengthened with the brand recently celebrating it’s 150th anniversary which was marked with a special range of ‘Archive Collection’ shoes that were exclusively distributed and replicated classic Grenson Styles.

Here at Northern Threads, we have two mainstay shoes that we love and are perfect examples of the craftmanship involved with each Grenson Shoe. The Archie is a full English brogue with exaggerated features, triple leather sole and oversized eyelets, available to shop here

Stanley is the wingcap brogue of choice and comes in a leather that was used as part of the ‘Archive Collection’ and is basically a smaller, more formal version of the Archie and is available to buy here

Grenson shoes are designed to be long wearing and you can assist the process with the help of the Grenson care kit featuring two horsehair brushes, one pot of black & tan polish & a polishing cloth to keep your shoes looking as fresh as they were on you first wear


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