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GREATS Launches an All-New Luxury Offering with the Royale

StyleComments ⋅ 7 days ago
GREATS looks to shake up the current selection of luxury sneakers with The Royale. Hand-crafted in the Civitanova region —a region known locally as “Shoe Valley” and where most luxury fashion houses produce their footwear— the new silhouette is made...

Pen & Paper: Salehe Bembury of GREATS

ArtsComments ⋅ Aug 19, 2014
As a member of the innovation team that brought one of Cole Haan’s most successful collections to date – the LunarGrand – Salehe Bembury’s expertise in the field of footwear design cannot be understated. Having honed his skills while work...

A First Look At Greats’ The BAB

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 3, 2014
Greats, Ryan Babenzien and Jon Buscemi’s newest footwear venture, presents the latest addition to its growing footwear lineup: the BAB. Named after Ryan Babenzien, the BAB mixes the styling of a chukka boot with the comfort of a lightweight tra...

GREATS Secures $1.5 Million USD Seed with Resolute Ventures

StyleComments ⋅ Apr 15, 2014
By cutting out the middle man and releasing high-quality products at super low price points, GREATS – led by founders Ryan Babenzien and Jon Buscemi – has seen major success in only a year’s time, selling out of virtually every styl...

GREATS x Leather Head Sports Baseball

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 29, 2014
As we gear up for opening day of Major League Baseball, footwear brand GREATS has teamed up with New Jersey-based leather goods purveyor Leather Head Sports for a special metallic finish baseball. Made from Leather Head Sports’ serious leather,...

GREATS 2014 “Trophy” Pack

StyleComments ⋅ Jan 7, 2014
The budding sneaker brand GREATS returns to the blogosphere today delivering a look at its forthcoming “Trophy” Pack. Dipped in your choice of a glossy metallic silver or gold, the four-part collection consists of two models – the Royale and the newl...

GREATS Pop-Up Shop Preview Video

StyleComments ⋅ Nov 8, 2013
Being the brainchild of two respected footwear experts – Jon Buscemi and Ryan Babenzien – GREATS was destined for a life in the spotlight from its inception. The footwear brand takes a Warby Parker-style approach to footwear retail – selling dir...

Essentials: Ryan Babenzien of GREATS

StyleComments ⋅ Sep 25, 2013
From a simple first glance, one gets the distinct feeling that Ryan Babenzien is a man of blue-blooded refinement. From helping to revive the tennis-inflected apparel of BOAST to his current venture creating premium shoes for GREATS at a fractional c...

Bobby Hundreds Discusses Jon Buscemi’s New Footwear Line Greats

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 19, 2013
Bobby Hundreds of The Hundreds meets with Jon Buscemi to talk about his new sneaker line Greats. Touching a bit on his decision to leave Gourmet, Buscemi introduces the first two silhouettes that will pioneer the brand, the Wilson and the Royale....

Heineken #Dropped: Jon Buscemi

LifestyleComments ⋅ Jul 29, 2013
A co-founder of footwear brand Gourmet, Jon Buscemi is now a true jack-of-all-trades, incepting new forms of footwear at GREATS and Buscemi as well as cooking up artisanal goodies with Free Range LA. Although he had never stepped foot on a plane unti...

Jon Buscemi and Ryan Babenzien Present Greats: Disrupting the Traditional Footwear Model

StyleComments ⋅ May 8, 2013
Like various initiatives before it, Greats will soon launch with the aim of bringing high quality men’s footwear to the end consumer at a reasonable price. Inspired by Warby Parker and other online businesses that sell directly to consumers, th...