Taking something with a storied history online isn't always easy, and even if you succeed, good luck getting them to ever switch from AOL to GMail. Taking their storied kicks online: Grenson Shoes
An esteemed British concern that's been pumping out slick dress shoes since the 1860s, Gren's just launched a nifty web shop peddling its latest stock of classic footwear, all still constructed using time-honored methods like the "Goodyear Welted" process, invented by the son of Charles Goodyear when he grew tired of treading his father's footsteps. The extensive stock's heavy on wingtips, including a shined-up traditional full brogue (seven colorways, including one suede) called the Stanley; a "Royal Brogue" model (narrow and pointier) that ditches eyelet detailing for classy stitching along the seams; and the Archie, amped up with oversized eyelets and a "massive triple sole", for which the Devil will gladly trade you his Ken Griffey, Jr. Upper Deck rookie card, let you plow Elizabeth Hurley, and kill your boss. Boots, meanwhile, start with a run of ankle joints ("quirky" tan chukkas w/ contrast sole stitching/leather seams, a crepe-sole'd Italian leather desert boot...), then move to higher top action like the Glenn: a leather toe/heel'd infantry boot made from canvas that's waxed, so they should be easy to get on, and off, and on, and off..
They even offer advice on caring for your kicks, with tips on everything from proper polishing technique to when it's appropriate to get them wet, which, when it comes to the internet and old people, is never.