Ronnie Fieg and Grenson have teamed up for a Capsule Collection of boots that are far and away our favorite of the year so far. The new ‘Spike V’ and ‘Fred V’ are rendered in premium waxed/burnished grey leather and sit on top of Italian-made Vibram soles. Design elements include a two-toned design marked with its ridged toe and smooth upper body on the Spike, while the Fred complements any outfit with its sleek brogue detailing and red leather heel spike synonymous with Grenson. The Ronnie Fieg for Grenson collection are made at the storied Grenson factory in the UK and can be purchased now at Kith NYC’s Online Shop.
The limited-edition Garbstore x Grenson collection for Fall/Winter 2012 features a monkstrap shoe reworked in Navy and Mushroom calf leather suede and English crepe soles. The High Leg Boot, meanwhile, provides a little more protection from seasonal elements with an 8-eyelet silhouette , its uppers constructed from luxury calf leather suede and a calf heel panel. Elsewhere, a hand-cut welted sole provides durability and a dose of traditional style. As always, both footwear options are benchmade by hand in Northampton, England.
British footwear manufacturer Grenson take’s their 146 years of premium quality and craftsmanship experience and puts it to work on the latest version of the Fred boot for Summer 2012. Featuring a brogue-style tan leather upper, the Fred comes equipped with a rugged Goodyear-welt Commando sole for durability. Retailing for $360 USD, Grenson’s “Fred” boot is now available both in-store and online from Kith NYC.
The British brand Grenson continue their balancing act between modern and traditional pieces, doing a fairly effective job of taking their century-old history into account without coming off as stale or stodgy. Classics such as a cap toe black grain oxford and a monochrome spectator are favourites, those who enjoy those clean white vibram style soles will be pleased to see them used extensively throughout. Boots seem to be high on the priority list too, a duck boot and their take on the monkey boot look solid in every sense.
British brands Grenson and Heritage Research have teamed up again for for a smart set of shoes and boots. An exclusive peek, they tell us “developed around the ’US Naval Yard’ AW12 concept, the shoes and boots are drawn from original period USN issue footwear.” Two key styles feature, the first, above is the US Navy Officers Heavy Brogue and comes in two amazing colourways, burgundy/black alongside black/navy with your choice of a crepe or double Goodyear welted leather sole. Also on offer, the Seabee Boot “a hybrid of the classic US military M-41 boot and the USN Seabee’s Engineer boot” available with either a lightweight microsole or Goodyear welted leather sole. A brilliant range as you’d expect from a Grenson, Heritage Research effort.
Grenson has developed a highly limited edition ‘G Zero’ collection for 2012, taking the high standards of this storied English brand to new levels of craftsmanship & quality. The shoes features elements like ‘closed’ stitching, where stitches are hidden below the surface of the leather. Soles are hand-painted & embossed with a single red rose, & sole waists are beveled & rolled for a truly bespoke effect. These shoes are available at Grenson’s Liverpool St shop, as well as at Mr. Porter.
A good pair of brogues is like a fine wine that will only get better with age. If you’re in the market for a pair with a heavy sole, then these Grenson wingtips are certainly worth your consideration. Note only does Grenson have almost 150 years worth of experience in making fine leather shoes, but you rest assured that all of their footwear is built to last. Not to mention, the lighter brown shade on the ‘Sid’ model is the perfect alternative to the standard dark brown brogues that have been dominating in North America for decades. Goodyear welted construction.
Heritage Research has teamed up with Grenson to create some beautiful shoes as part of their Spring/Summer 2012 offering. Taking inspiration from British photojournalist Larry Burrows & 60′s counter-culture, these maintain an overall vintage aesthetic while still managing to come off as contemporary. Our personal favorite is the cordovan leather bowling shoe pictured above, but the classic loafer pictured below also has us eager for warmer weather. Check out more at Heritage Research.
Two brands packed with history, Grenson and Heritage Research have collaborated together to provide their customers with more distinct footwear. A variation of the traditional longwing brogue has been modeled with a modern slimmer construction when compared to its classic original shape. Featuring premium calf skin leather that only looks better as it ages with time.
Comes in two colourways, Navy Cordovan and Tan Leather. Available online at End Clothing. Retailing for £339.00 ($453 USD).