A new addition to the Weavers Door offering of Northamptonshire's finest shoemaker, Grenson Shoes, the Archie Triple Welt Sole is what the store are calling 'the beauty and the beast'. Created by Grenson's own craftsmen in the Northampton based factorys making room instead of their design team, the classic Archie upper, crafted from grained leather features the 'Triple Welt Constructed' triple style welt leather sole. Not for the faint-hearted, the Archie Triple Welt is a tue shoemakers true.

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Grenson Shoes Number One Fan

28/03/2014 14:08

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Since opening, alot of the Weavers Door store team have built up a rather impressive arsenal of footwear. From brogues to chukkas, moc toes to moccassins. Our store friends have produced this creative short film on their impressive collection. Curated by Steve Halsall and Rob Wilkinson, the short film respectively titled #NumberOneFan features Steve's array of Grenson Shoes which currently stands at ten pairs (only seven pairs made the cut for the film due to wear and tear) that he's purchased over a 3 year period.

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For Spring/Summer, Grenson have taken to mixing premium leather and suedes on some of their most acclaimed shoe styles in Stanley and Sid. Crafted graim leather and smooth calf suede leather, this mix is a great freshen up. Other features a natural spilt welt and light coloured laces.

 

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Grenson Shoes: The Good Shoe

07/03/2013 17:54

Looking forward, one of the first dates with a red marker pen circle about it for us is the Grand National. It's something I haven't had the pleasure to enjoying yet but all I do know is I'm constantly reminded that I'm missing out. With the big couple of days in Liverpool (4th, 5th and 6th April) not too far away its a chance for racegoers to put on their best spread, so with this in mind we thought our Grenson Shoes could be the perfect companion to that perfectly pressed three piece you either have in the wardrobe already or have been eyeing up in the shops. Here's our favourite selection of Northampton's finest shoes for the Grand National, good year welted and built to last they are a highly recommended investment and remember a good shoe isn't just for the races.


Stanley
One of Grenson's originals, Stanley or as we commonly refer to him as 'Mr Classic' started life as the son of Albert (Grenson's first brogue) and has remained in the collection since in various guises for over 80 years. A classic English brogue with a wing tip and full traditional broguing he is also an oxford as the vamp is laid of top of the quarters instead of underneath like a gibson or a derby. If your looking to invest in a brogue for the first time we would always point in Stanley's way as he's a true English gent.


Sid
Sid can be addressed by a number of names including and more commonly known as a royal brogue but then there's galosh brogue and over the Atlantic he is known as a long wing. All strong names and rightly so, Sid is a classic wing tip except that the wing runs the length of the shoe to the back strap instead of dipping down into the welt with is a more common occurrence. Crafted from either premium calf grained leather or a high shine calf leather, both are on a double sole and split welt. This is in our eyes more of a smart casual style but will sit just right with a suit trouser and will be a different flavour.


Tom
Tom has a nickname in store as the 'Suit Shoe' soley down to fact we feel a suit trouser sits at its best and peaks with a Tom on your foot. A very British shoes, he is a semi brogue and made for the city but can easily be dressed down for the weekends. A slightly slimmer profile with a more elongated last, unlined and featuring a semi brogue toe cap, Tom feels just at home in the office as he does propped up at the bar.

Ellery
A newcomer to the Weavers Door Grenson pack, Ellery is a double buckle monk and fits very much the same as Tom (they are on the same last) and equally makes a handsome shoe option for the races. We have already noticed the ladies picking him up in store, and as the say 'a women judges a man by his shoes' were sure with Ellery on your feet your be doing just fine. Crafted in premium calf leather.

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Having starting out as a rudimentary shoe originating in Scotland and Ireland and constructed using undyed leather with perforations to allow water to drain from the shoes when the wearer crossed wet terrain such as a bog, its safe to say the modern brogue has changed a fair bit over time both in function and reasoning of wear but the craft behind these beautifully made shoes is something that hasn't been tampered with and rightly so, keeping to the thought of 'If it isn't a broke, no need to fix it'. This stand in skill and craftsmanship if what is one of the main attractions for us, our friends and customer's when it comes to the Grenson Shoes, the Nortampton Shoemakers from the midlands clobber's town Northampton have been hand crafting the finest shoes and boots since 1866, are still in the same factory they built in 1895 and still make their shoes very much the same as they did back in the day. All the Grenson Shoes are Goodyear Welted, meaning they use a traditional method of manufacture using this orignial hand sewn method which benefits the wearer as the Goodyear Welt construction allows for a constant flow of air through the shoe, keeping the shoes ventilated, durable and strong along with using the finest shoe making materials.

Having set the scene let's talk shoes, in particular the Archie Brogue Shoe, a stellar example of shoe making, the Archie Brogue is based on Mr Classic, Stanley, but some of the features are exaggerated including a over sized brogue punching detailing and triple Goodyear Welted sole, while the classic premium waxed leather upper keeps Archie sensible and timeless, exactly what you would expect from a true style icon, but a case of Archie certainly wearing you and not the other way round.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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