Established in 1866 in the heart of Northamptonshire, the shoe making capital of England, by William Green, Grenson is a product of the area’s widespread cottage industry of boot making at that time. Originally known as Green & Sons, Grenson’s original factory was set up in 1874 and became the first manufacturer to use the Goodyear welt method in shoe construction. The name Grenson was first registered in 1913 and was in fact one of the first brand names ever to be registered in the UK. The company was then called upon to make shoes and boots for the World War Two effort and by the end of the 1940s employed over 500 people. Located still in the same factory for over a hundred years, Grenson make shoes using the same high quality techniques as they did back then and famous for their own interpretation of the brogue. One of the most respected footwear brands worldwide, Grenson can be found in many of the finest stores worldwide and party to several collaborations with well known brands.