Our Story

Born In Brooklyn

In 2007 Ryan and Jon 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 footwear brand that made high quality product and sold it direct to the consumer at a value price.

Ryan and Jon knew that the wholesale business of selling to 3rd party retailers was inefficient and that inefficiency was paid for by you, the customer, in the form of higher prices. And with the idea of building a better sneaker for less, GREATS was 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 and Jon 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 footwear brand that made high quality product and sold it direct to the consumer at a value price. Ryan and Jon knew that the wholesale business of selling to 3rd party retailers was inefficient and that inefficiency was paid for by you, the customer, in the form of higher prices. And with the idea of building a better sneaker for less, GREATS was 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 mens 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 mens 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.





The Team

We're a tribe of thinkers, doers,
movers and makers. Each is their own.
All Greats.

#BEONEOFTHEGREATS

Ryan Babenzien

Founder

Rachael Ulman

President & COO

Kyle Megrue

Director of Finance

Wonny Lee

Head of Digital

Mark Holcomb

Director of Communications

Charlie Wang

Head of Photography

Chris Berry

Email & SMS Marketing Manager

Julian Kan

Art Director

Andrew Clingenpeel

Customer Satisfaction Manager

Samuel Anacker

Webmaster

Sean McDonagh

Merchandising Director

Kristin Sword

Marketing Manager

Josanna Torrocha

Graphic Designer

Matt Raviotta

Graphic Designer

Albert Flordeliza

Customer Satisfaction Agent

Brandon Smithwrick

Style Intern





Store

The Fieldhouse

Introducing the brand new and improved version of our very own Field House located in our hometown of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Location

Greats Field House
85 N. 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249


Hours

Monday - Saturday
11 am - 7 pm

Sunday
12 pm - 6 pm