Our Story

Born In Brooklyn

In 2007, Ryan Babenzien and Jon Buscemi had discussed an early idea for GREATS but didn't do anything with it. Then, in late 2012 they got together and said, "What if?" What if we built a vertical men's and women's footwear brand that made high quality product and sold it direct to the consumer at a value price.

And with the idea of building a better sneaker for less, GREATS was beta launched in August 2013 and quickly became an instant "Classic" selling out of most styles within 90 days and as GQ says "Shaking up the sneaker to store inventory flow" and as FORBES says



"Greats is building the next great footwear company."

In 2007, Ryan Babenzien and Jon Buscemi had discussed an early idea for GREATS but didn't do anything with it. Then, in late 2012 they got together and said, "What if?" What if we built a vertical men's and women's footwear brand that made high quality product and sold it direct to the consumer at a value price. And with the idea of building a better sneaker for less, GREATS was beta launched in August 2013 and quickly became an instant "Classic" selling out of most styles within 90 days and as GQ says "Shaking up the sneaker to store inventory flow" and as FORBES says "Greats is building the next great footwear company."

"The best, for the most, for the least."

- Charles Eames

Greats is the first sneaker brand to be Born In Brooklyn. We are passionate about building the best footwear in the game at the best price. As Charles Eames liked to say about his designs,



"The best, for the most, for the least"


and we think that's right.

We're passionate about building GREATS, a brand that we will be proud of and that you'll be proud to wear.

Greats is the first sneaker brand to be Born In Brooklyn. We are passionate about building the best footwear in the game at the best price. As Charles Eames liked to say about his designs, "The best, for the most, for the least" and we think that's right. We're passionate about building GREATS, a brand that we will be proud of and that you'll be proud to wear.



It's ok to buy status, just don't overpay.