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 directly to the consumer and minimizing overhead – which results in premium leather sneakers at a relatively low price. The first run of sneakers ran out quickly after the official launch, and with demand for a second release running high, GREATS seems off to a great start. The company’s next move involves a pop-up shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, adding physicality to the brand experience. HYPEBEAST was able to stop by the shop ahead of the official launch, coming back with the above video. If in the New York area, be sure to stop by the GREATS pop-up shop, opening November 9.
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