Long-established British shoemakers Grenson make some of our favourite men’s shoes, and just one look at their manufacturing methods and it is clear to see why.

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In business since 1866, originally founded by Mr William Green, Grenson has been making shoes continuously and are only in their third factory in all that time. Apart from Grenson’s all-new moccasin collection, all of the brand’s shoes are ‘Goodyear Welted’ – which is now a hallmark of all well-made British shoes, including the ones Grenson continue to produce today. This is a shoemaking technique that was invented in the mid 1800’s and involves many individual process, but the key benefit is that the shoes are strong and made to last a long time.

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The main feature of Goodyear Welted shoes is the fact that the upper is stitched to a leather band called a Welt and this is then stitched for the sole for added durability. In total, it takes up to eight weeks to make a pair of Grenson shoes and involves well over 200 individual operations, so you can be sure that every pair of Grenson shoes offers a lifetime’s worth of comfort and support.

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You’d expect this heritage to mean that every pair of Grenson shoes fit and feel exceptional, and you’d be right. Grenson shoes come with their own letter sizing system and for men those specific letters are ‘F’ fitting and ‘G’ fitting.

Grenson Shoes Sizing Breakdown

‘F’ is a standard men’s width, so if your foot is on the wide side, you might have to go up a size for a little added comfort. However, the ‘F’ fitting shoe fits the majority of men. So, if you’re looking to buy a Grenson shoe with the ‘F’ fitting hallmark – which is detailed in the Size Guide drop down menu of each shoe – then opt for your normal shoe size.

‘G’ fitting is slightly wider than the standard men’s last but most men fit it perfectly as its always better to have a little room than too tight. Both the G and the F fit will be the perfect fit for most men.

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Key points to consider:

  • Grenson fits to size. Take your usual size.
  • Grenson uses ‘F’ & ‘G’ measurements for all men’s footwear. Check out the drop down Size Guide on each Grenson shoe to find the perfect shoe width.
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Now you’ve read the full Grenson sizing guide, you can shop and explore the latest Grenson shoes collection at OPUMO.