Grenson 1866 ‘Brogue Bar’

Grenson are shoemakers, born in 1866 in the heart of Northamptonshire, the shoe making capital of England, apparently. Who knew?

Founded in 1866 by William Green and Sons (the name was shortened to Grenson during the 1930s when it was more fashionable to be a brand)

They still occupy the same factory that was built in 1895 and still make shoes very much the same way. All of our shoes are Goodyear Welted, as they were back then and all are still made from the finest shoemaking materials.

I want!

Skipping forward 145 years, the shoes are sold all over the world, from Bergdorf Goodman and Saks in the US, to Harrods and Harvey Nichols in London, to Isetan and Beams in Tokyo along with their own shop in Shoreditch and now a pop-up shop in Selfridges.

The Grenson ‘Brogue Bar’ in Selfridges Mens Shoe department on the first floor features the entire collection of Grenson brogues for the first time in a single location and runs until May 12th at Selfridges.


Having worked in design for the past decade, Daniel started as a discussion of timeless, modernist product design. Trained as a graphic designer, he also has an avid interest in typography. You can follow him on Twitter @ateliertally.


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