4 (Grenson x Neighborhood x The Fourness)

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Three designers and one shoe brand, have joined forces to create a new brand called, simply, ‘4’.

Tim Little creative director and owner of Grenson, Shinsuke Takizawa designer and founder of cult brand Neighborhood and Kazuki Kuraishi designer and founder of THE FOURNESS have created the label ‘4’ under which they have designed and made a range of men’s shoes for Japan.

They have designed 4 men’s styles, which have been produced by Grenson making up the 4 in the project.

The four men’s styles have been handmade in Britain in Grenson’s factory and all feature the Grenson signature Triple Welt.

They are a new take on British classics and feature 4 iconic styles, a Toe Cap Derby Boot, a Monkey Boot, a tall plain Derby Workboot and plain Derby shoe.

They also all have leather soles elastic gussets, contrasting heel tips and back loops, all styles feature the ‘4’ logo.

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‘Fry’ is 10-eyelet derby boot, with a vamp, counter and back strip in black matt leather, the legs are in mahogany hi shine – they have added an elastic panel to the inside and outside leg in beige. The boot has the 4 logo stamped on the back strip, and matching beige back loop and rubber heelpiece. The soles are leather with a natural triple welt.

4 (Grenson x Neighborhood x The Fourness) “Fry” 
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MAHOGANY HI SHINE
Launch: Friday 15th July 00:01BST
Price: £409.00

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‘Vier’ is a cropped monkey boot with signature ladder lace, in beige nubuck, with royal blue elastic panel and heel tip and loop. The sole is leather with a natural triple welt.

4 (Grenson x Neighborhood x The Fourness) “Vier”    
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BEIGE NUBUCK    
Launch: Friday 15th July 00:01BST
Price: £399.00

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‘Quatre’ is a toecap Derby work boot, in cognac grained leather, chocolate suede and contrasting brown elastic panel and loop and red rubber heel tip. The ‘ logo is embossed on the back strip. The soles are leather with a natural triple welt.

4 (Grenson x Neighborhood x The Fourness) “Quatre”        
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COGNAC GRAIN
Launch: Friday 15th July 00:01BST
Price: £399.00

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‘Four’ is a simple plain 5 eyelet Gibson, in black calf leather, with olive green elastic sides. The sole is leather on a natural triple welt with an olive green rubber heel tip.

4 (Grenson x Neighborhood x The Fourness) “Four”        
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BLACK RUB OFF
Launch: Friday 15th July 00:01BST
Price: £395.00

“When we first met in Tokyo, we immediately hit it off, due to our mutual respect for craft and tradition. They both loved the Triple Welt and wanted to take some time to decide how they could put their own mark on it. The result is very original take on British Shoemaking and beautifully enhances what we do in an original way” – Tim Little Creative director and owner of Grenson.

“This is our first collaboration with Grenson, and I wanted to bring out the Britishness of their 150 year old company by introducing different coloured elastic gussets to some of their iconic British styles” – Shin Takizawa, Creative Director of Neighborhood.

“I’ve worked with Shinsuke several times in the past so we’re pretty knowledgeable to each other’s taste. This time with Grenson, we wanted to keep the aesthetic and authenticity of Grenson’s triple welt that we fell in love with but at the same time, wanted to add a fun distortion to them, which is the side gore details. I’d like sneaker type of people like me discover the beauty of well-made shoes through them” – Kazuki Kuraishi.

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