“We chose luxury American footwear brand Gordon Rush as one of the first resources for Retail Czar because we have enjoyed a successful 15-year business relationship with Kevin Gordon, the proprietor, and his team,” according to Retail Czar Founder, Tom Ott.


California Lifestyle

“The San Diego-based company’s California lifestyle aesthetic comes through in the design of their shoes, which feature a contemporary take on classic footwear, and adds a more casual feeling which is super important today,” says Tom. “They have an eye for sharp styling and design relevant, wearable, modern footwear by consistently having their finger on the pulse of the casualization trend. With Gordon Rush, you get excellent fashion, high quality, a strong commitment to comfort and fit - all at a great price. It’s an unbeatable combination.”



The brand’s website expresses the philosophy behind the collection:

“Gordon Rush started with a simple vision: to design luxury men’s footwear that stands the test of time. We believe that some things - be it a martini, a simple white t-shirt or an iconic pair of shoes - are classics. They are eternally relevant and have the unique ability to add a touch of refinement to any occasion. We are understated and effortless. We let the style and quality of our shoes express themselves through those who wear them. From sourcing the finest materials to partnering with expert artisans, we’re dedicated to crafting timeless best-in-class footwear for the modern man. Inspired by classic silhouettes, we reimagine our styles through a modern lens to maximize wearability, comfort and overall fit.” (gordonrush.com).



Retail Czar carries a large assortment of GR shoe styles in a wide range of fashion and classic colors. Here is the line-up broken down by:


‘Tristan’ ($295), dressy Made in Italy sneakers pair perfectly with denim or slim tailored dress pants and suits. (Full disclosure, I invested in a brown leather pair for my own sneaker upgrade and am delighted with the results. They instantly give a casual outfit more polish, and make a dressy look less formal). 


‘Otis’ ($325) - a sleek Made in Italy suede penny loafer on a single leather outsole which can be easily re-soled by a cobbler when necessary thanks to the genuine leather welt.

‘Nicholas’ ($395) is GR’s classic, high vamp substantial penny loafer Made in Italy of premium Italian cowhide.



‘Arlo’ ($350), casual longwing brogues in Italian suede with a comfort St Moritz EVA (Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate) outsole which has a soft, rubber-like quality. Grosgrain heel pull is a nice detail.

 ‘Marcus’ ($350) - derby plain toe available in dip-dyed Italian suede or leather calfskin, crafted in Italy with patented flex sole technology for added comfort and traction.

‘Oliver’ (395) – premium Italian cowhide plain toe Bal or Balmoral style. A dressy lace up modernized with a contrast color natural leather outsole.

‘Bryce’ ($395) wingtip hand made in Italy and ruggedly perfect with jeans as well as dressier looks.

‘Fletcher’ ($350) a hip lace-up with fashionable contrast rubber outsole.

‘Jeffrey’ ($350) double stitch plain cap toe with flex sole technology for long lasting comfort.

 Monk Strap

‘Corbett’ ($395) a cool, double-monk with steel hardware in Blake construction. The leather outsole features an injected rubber forefoot for added flexibility and comfort.


‘Joel’ ($410) a two-eyelet chukka boot Made in Italy in suede or calfskin leather, a fall favorite paired with rolled hem selvedge denim, cords, moleskins or flannels.


From sneakers to loafers, wingtips to chukka boots, Gordon Rush offers an elevated assortment of the highest quality footwear at prices that are as surprisingly comfortable as the stylish shoes themselves. 

Instagram Live Event

On Thursday October 15th at 7 :30 p.m. EDT, join our Retail Czar Instagram Live event with Gordon Rush and learning about their amazing collection from casual to dress.