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Sounder teams up with Grenson on limited edition golf shoes

Tom Bottomley
16 November 2021

Edgy golf brand Sounder, which was established last year during lockdown by founder of fashion brand Folk, Cathal McAteer, and Urban Golf founder, James Day, has announced an exclusive collaboration with British shoemaker Grenson to produce limited-edition handmade golf shoes.

The shoes will be made from “skin to box” in the Grenson UK factory and can be pre-ordered now for February 2022 delivery, priced at £495.

Based on Grenson’s 201 G-Fit last, and specially crafted for maximum comfort on the course, the shoe has a generous rounded toe shape adding to the prestige build, with extra toe spring and pre-drilled screw-in cleats providing comfort and stability as well as a classic look.

They are being made from white calf Italian leather, with an off-white suede quarter and Sounder "star" logo. The inside is fully lined with naturally wicking uncoated beige calf leather, and like all Sounder products, the shoes have been tried and tested on the course by the brand’s golf-mad founders.

Cathal McAteer, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Sounder, said: “We always wanted to make a golf shoe, and when we started developing a prototype I knew that we wanted to work with a company that shares our values of craftsmanship and sustainability. We’re really proud that these shoes are as comfortable to wear as they are beautiful to look at – we can’t wait for golfers to experience them.”

Sounder Co-Founder and former PGA professional James Day, added: “I’ve tried every single leather-soled shoe on the market – and these are simply the best. After years playing in trainer-style golf shoes, I’m more convinced than ever that the solid feel you get from a classic shoe is key to hitting committed golf shots.”

Tim Little, CEO and Creative Director at Grenson, commented: “Back in the day, the best golf shoes were always Goodyear welted, leather soled shoes, but these days it’s very hard to find them. So, when Cathal called me and asked if we could make some for Sounder in our factory, I was thrilled. They are still the best shoes for golf and the fact they are made for such a lovely brand makes them really special.”

Sounder was founded as a golf brand “for people who love the game, but hate the nonsense associated with it”, and its clothes, golf balls and accessories have developed a cult following among golf’s cooler crowd.

The Sounder x Grenson golf shoes, which are available in half sizes from 8 to 13, will be shipped in a Grenson shoe box with a unique Sounder shoe bag made from offcuts of garment-dyed cotton used in the brand’s clothing collection.

Listen to our podcast with the founders of Sounder, Cathal McAteer and James Day, here.

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