On Your Feet: Greats keeps the hits rolling with The Royale 2.0


On Your Feet is all about that new shoe feeling- from the first time you open the box until they’re worn into the ground. Sometimes we’ll sift through the constant Air Jordan releases to bring you the gems other people will leave on the shelves, and sometimes we’ll slide on reclaimed leather loafers from Prague, but we’ll always focus on comfortable shoes with appealing and creative aesthetic. So lace up your new kicks and stand on the precipice of adventure, where will we go together?

This isn’t the first time we’ve shared some of Greats new shoes, and it won’t be the last. The Brooklyn based brand has been busy too, dropping release after release of comfortable, and affordable, footwear. From lightweight runners to high-top chukkas, there’s a wide selection of shoes at great prices, but today we’re checking out the top end of the spectrum, The Royale 2.0.


The Royale is Greats flagship shoe, the defining sneaker for their straight-to-consumer business model. Each pair is born in Civitanova, Italy, with carefully selected soles and full-grain calf skin leather uppers. The style is a distinct homage to the defining sneakers of the modern day, taking it all in and coming up with something that’s new, but feels familiar.


For the summer, Greats has dropped the suede insert and replaced the textured leather with a cleaner, smooth leather. It’s a change that sounds subtle, but makes a huge difference in comfort as the temperatures start to rise.


If you think you can keep them clean, the Royale Blanco is the top end of the Greats scale, and offers some features that are unique to a few of the Royale colorways. The insole has been replaced with a plush footbed, and the lining is full grain Veg Tan calf leather, so you can wear them without socks.

Greats offers discounts if you buy multiple pairs, and at only $159, the Royale is the most expensive shoe in the whole lineup, and a bargain at that price.