Thursday, March 22, 2012

Follow Smartdogs Slippers on Pinterest

 Smartdogs Slippers is on Pinterest! Check out the latest slipper styles, share them with your friends and stay abreast of the hottest trends! Or pin your favorite style right from our site. Try it out with our bestseller, Prema Women's Thong Slipper. See you there!

Hush Puppies Spring Break Collection is Here!

Gidget Women's Slipper
Women's Gidget Slipper  - $45 
The Hush Puppies Slippers Spring Break collection has arrived. This collection is all about plaids, plush and prints. The collaboration between Grandoe Corporation and Hush Puppies has done it again. Giving men and women the savvy style of Hush Puppies with the durable comfort and quality The Grandoe Corporation is known for.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Comfort I.Q. Slippers - Temperature Regulating Slippers

The Grandoe Corporation's mission is to enhance peoples comfort and enjoyment of life. As part of its ongoing effort, Grandoe has created the Comfort IQ Slipper Collection. This Smartdogs collection of corduroy slippers uses Comfort IQ temperature regulating technology to keep feet at their maximum comfort level. We hope you agree.

Delia Women's Slipper

Two slipper styles have been introduced to the new line of technology. First the Delia slipper is a ballerina style with elasticized strap to keep the slipper securely on your feet.

Cordi Women's Slipper

The Cordi, a fun sportslide with color coordinating faux fur collar. Both styles have a soft brushed polyester lining and footbed. They come in a great range of colors: Black, Taupe, Garnet and Sienna.

All slippers are made with a patented indoor/outdoor multi-colored dual density outsole and 4 zone honeycomb air cushioned insole to achieve the ideal balance of durability, flexibility, skid resistance and comfort. Unlike ordinary slippers, the comfort of Smartdogs is long-lasting due to an exceptionally soft and flexible air-cushioned foot bed. The anatomically contoured foot bed also absorbs and returns energy to soothe and invigorate your feet, minimizing stress and foot fatigue.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Cire Gloves in the Media

Cire Gloves by Grandoe worn by Jim Shearer, host of VH1's Top 20 Countdown

Cire by Grandoe seen in Women's Wear Daily March 10, 2011 - accessorizing fall fashion designs.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Grandoe Sports - Accessory Line Expanded


(Gloversville and New York, New York) The Grandoe Corporation announced today that its Stick Itlifestyle brand of modern and youthfully designed gloves, t-shirts, hats, bags and audio gear has been updated with new products and additional performance features.  All of the products share common color and design elements that set the Stick It lifestyle brand apart.

The Stick It handwear collection features eight styles of gloves designed to exceed the demands of winter sport riders and skiers for contemporary fit, style, and comfort.  Each glove has its own unique combination of materials and features but all share Dri-Gard® waterproof breathable protection, new wicking linings to keep hands dry and double reinforced Vulcan Grip™ palms for dexterity, gripping, and unsurpassed durability. Stick It™ gloves are available in lightweight, midweight, and heavyweight options.  Most are available in both men’s and women’s sizes.

Border Stripe Headphones

Stick It Audio Gear, powered by Zumreed®, offers a variety of options to enjoy your favorite “music with style.” Choose your favorite color and style to match your personality and have some fun. There are four outer ear headphone styles in the collection. “Border Solid” are round headphones in solid colors black, white, lime, pink and pacific blue. “Border Stripe” headphones are striped in white and shades of color in orange, pink, pacific blue and purple. The “S Fit” headphones are a slim headphone in white or red. “Square Edge” are rectangular shaped headphones in blocked colors: Black/Red, White/Red, Lime/Blue and Pink/Blue.

Stick-It Performance Tees
Stick It Tees are designed with a modern athletic or casual look. Each shirt has a unique imprinted design.  Half of the collection is performance oriented made with quick drying microfiber polyester and the other half is for casual street wear.  A wide variety of colors are available, depending on the style of shirt. All Shirts come in extra small, small, medium, large and extra large.

Relief Cap

Match your shirt with a hat that has attitude. The Stick It Relief cap and brimmed knit hat are great accessories to match your tee.  Relief is a 100% cotton baseball cap with hook and loop closure. The cap has the Stick It – True to the Sport logo on the front and Stick It branding on the back. The brimmed knit hat is a 100% acrylic hat with the Stick It icon embroidered on the front. Both hats come in black and white. One size fits most.

Ringer Duffel
Carry all your matching gear in a Stick It backpack or duffel bag.  The No Sweat durable backpack has an adjustable shoulder strap and water bottle mesh pocket. The Ringer Duffel is an over the shoulder strap or hand carry duffel with side zipper pockets. Both bags have the Stick It logo and come in blue, yellow, red and orange.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Grandoe Donates 1,000 Pairs of Shoes to Charity

Grandoe Corporation, Gloversville, NY, recently donated over 1,000 pairs of to Nashville, Tenn.-based Soles4Souls, a charity that blossomed out of the 2004 tsunami that devastated areas of Southeast Asia.
Grandoe donated a variety of shoes in its patented comfort lines that include brand names such as Hush Puppies and Smartdogs.
"We were happy to be in a position to help out a worthy cause that is also very much aligned with our mission to enhance the comfort and enjoyment of life of others," said Grandoe President and CEO Eric Friedman.
Soles4Souls distributes shoes to people in need all over the world. Since 2005, the charity has given away nearly 12 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes, currently donating a pair every seven seconds.
The shoes have been distributed to people within the United States and throughout more than 125 countries, including Kenya, Thailand and Nepal.
Grandoe was established in the late 1800’s and is still under the ownership and direction of its founding family, now in its fourth and fifth generations.
According to Grandoe, Director of Product Management & Design, Brian Adamkoski, the donation carries a monetary value averaging about $90,000. The donation includes several different shoes at different price ranges.
Adamkoski said Soles4Souls is a "very well-known charity organization in the shoe industry" and frequently solicits donations, so the company decided for the first time to send a shipment.
According to, Wayne Elsey, founder and CEO of Soles4Souls, felt he needed to do something after the 2004 tsunami, but wasn't sure what until a TV image of a single shoe washing up on the beach triggered an idea to start calling other executives in the footwear industry and soliciting donations.
Elsey has worked in the footwear industry since he was 15 years old, starting in a stockroom and later becoming an executive.
From there, Soles4Souls collected more than 250,000 shoes for victims of the tsunami. When Hurricane Katrina devastated areas around the Gulf of Mexico, the shoe industry again stepped up and sent more than 1 million shoes to the Gulf Coast areas. From there, Elsey decided to start the nonprofit with a simple mission of "changing the world one pair at a time."
Over the years, Grandoe has made it a practice to donate surplus goods to charity, Adamkoski said. Grandoe's brands in gloves include Grandoe, Cire by Grandoe and Stick it.
Adamkoski said footwear is one of the company's fastest-growing divisions. Though the company has only been in the footwear business for about a decade, it already accounts for about 30 percent of the company's sales.
Soles4Souls has a World Outreach Center in Alabama and two satellite warehouses in Nashville and Las Vegas, Nev. They receive and process the shoes from footwear companies, churches and civic groups as well as individual donors.