There's no denying Australian women have a penchant for shoes. From flats to heels, we know a good pair when we see them, and luckily for us, there are dozens of Australian shoe brands by homegrown designers that provide us with the perfect pair. Whether you're coveting over summer's strappy sandal tren or on the hunt for the perfect pair of ankle boots, you don't have to look beyond our shores to find what you're looking for.
Below - in no particular order - we've listed 8 of Australia's most popular Australian shoe labels, many of which are probably already sitting pretty in your wardrobe.
Founded in 1972, the Tony Bianco brand embodies the attitude of High Street London and the Spirit of Soho, New York. From basics to fashion-forward pieces, the footwear label offers premium leather designs that will reward you season after season.
Since its inception in 2011, Alias Mae has grown into an impressive business with highly sought after footwear. The Australian footwear brand prides itself on its exceptional quality with handmade leather designs and exclusive small runs. Stocked in boutiques around Australia and the USA, the brand is also available online.
Established in the 80s, SENSO is an Australian footwear brand originally founded by husband and wife, Scarlett and Kim Meller. Noticing a gap in the market for high-quality yet affordable fashion footwear, the pair launched what is now one of the country's most sought-after and iconic labels. SENSO is a favourite of some of the world’s most influential bloggers and celebrities – from Kendall Jenner to Chiara Ferragni.
Mara & Mine
Created by Tamara Ingham and Jasmine Yarbrough, two Australian designers based in Los Angeles, Mara & Mine sights inspiration from off-duty style, creating women's shoes that are modern, with an edge. Recalling the elegant, minimalistic undertones of European sophistication, the footwear collections are timeless in style and this season, for the first time, have expanded their repertoire to include both kitten heels and block heels.
Sol Sana footwear is designed with the intention of fulfilling a need for accessible leather shoes and sandals in the women’s footwear market. Combining contemporary designs with the brand’s relaxed aesthetic, this homegrown brand has garnered a loyal customer base in women seeking footwear constructed from high-quality leather and textiles.
For over a century in Australia, Wittner has been helping women find the perfect pair of footwear. With humble beginnings in Melbourne to over 100 retails stores Australia and New Zealand wide, Wittner has over three generations of experience.
LMS shoes are designed to be the statement piece that completes any modern girl's wardrobe. The essence of the range is simple silhouettes transformed by unconventional materials.
The mission behind A.EMERY is to create the ultimate paired back, minimal sandal. The designs are refined and tailored for both the urban and holiday environment. Designed in Melbourne and beautifully handcrafted in India, you'll be wearing your A.EMERY's all-year round.