GOLC Shoe Company

GOLC Shoe Company was founded in 2003 by Harlan Whitley after a 30 year career with a major shoe company.  The company, comprised of both a wholesale and retail organization is located in Franklin, Tennessee with the distribution center in Nashville, Tennessee.

The GOLC brand, which developed and distributed Clogs, was first brand established by the company. The name “GLOC” was derived by spelling Clog backwards.  Eventually, addressing the needs of a changing market, GOLC developed a second brand, Mariana by GOLC.

Launched in 2005, the Mariana by GOLC women’s footwear collection has a “vintage vibe” to its “city sandal” styling and fashion silhouettes. Very quickly the brand became a favorite with Dancers, who are buying Mariana for all kinds of dancing styles. Today, two of the iconic styles in the collection, Samantha and Sibyl are “refreshed” each season with new season colors and materials.

Made in Brazil, Mariana uses only vegetable tanned leathers.  In the tanning process Tree Bark Extract (from the Mimosa tree) is used to replace the protein in the leather. This process is “ECO Friendly” and yields soft leather that molds to the bone structure of the foot. There is very little finish on the top of the leather so the true character of the hide can be seen.

In 2008, Harlan Whitley opened The Red Shoe Door Outlet in Nashville Tenn.  The store is a women’s shoe boutique where you can find some of the most popular brands at great prices, such as BareTraps, Hush Puppy, Sabrinas, CC Resorts and of course Mariana.  In addition, the store carries Swiftwick Socks, the best performance sock in the marketplace!  Follow The Red Door Shoe Outlet on Facebook and find out about new arrivals, special promotions and events. 

GOLC Shoe Company became the U.S. Sales Agent for Sabrinas Comfort Shoes in 2010. The Sabrinas brand is dedicated to the women who is seeking comfort without sacrificing fashion, was first launched in Europe in 2008 by the Nordikas Group, producers of comfort shoes in Spain for over 30 years.

Best known for its signature “Ballerina” flats, the Sabrinas collection are “Made in Spain” with leather components and cushioned footbeds. Today, the collection has grown to over 50 styles from flats to 2.5” wedges. Each Sabrinas design is unique in style, leather and color to the store that carries the brand.  You can find Sabrinas shoes in better footwear and specialty stores throughout the US.

Contact us at hwhitley@golcshos.com or call 615-662-3565.