FASHION

Every Single Homegrown Aussie Shoe Brand That’ll Take You To The Dance Floor

Put on your Aussie shoes and dance the blues.

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 trend 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 14 of Australia’s most popular Australian shoe labels, many of which are probably already sitting pretty in your wardrobe. 

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James Smith

James Smith is mainly reputable for their “modernist off-duty footwear”. Drawing inspiration from the effortless nature of European style, James Smith explores architectural silhouettes with a minimalist foundation. Exploring the balance of classic and contemporary to elevate your everyday look.

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Nelson Made

Created as a reaction to the overproduction and mass consumption rampant in the fashion industry, Nelson Made was born from a desire to create handmade footwear locally, and build a business that is kinder to the environment. Modern and wearable, each seasonal collection is ethically-considered to make your heart sing.

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Christopher Esber

Australian designer Christopher Esber does more than just good clothes. The label also offers a covetable array of shoes that regularly land themselves on the wish lists of fashion’s It-girls. His shoes are infused with details like architectural straps and minimal wedges that are just oozing in coolness.

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St. Agni

Founded by husband and wife team, Lara and Matt Fells, St. Agni is the epitome of casual chic. Each pair of their shoes are handcrafted by artisans, with each pair taking up to 10 hours to make. St. Agni does both easy-to-wear separates in neutral colourways and slip-on sandals ideal for your next Sunday stroll.

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By FAR

Bound to be found in any fashion lovers wardrobe, By FAR takes inspiration from the ’90s and ’00s, with throwback designs that host cool-girl style from decades past. Designed in Australia, each pair is handmade in Bulgaria using premium Italian materials. Finished with modern details that make them feel very of-the-moment, their footwear is frequently worn by famous faces like Kendall Jenner, Priyanka Chopra, Sienna Miller and more.

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Studio Amelia

Studio Amelia’s creative director Emily Inglis designs footwear that are both effortless and sleek. With an eye for minimal silhouettes—ranging from wrap sandals to strappy heels—Studio Amelia offers the timeless shoes you’ll have in your closet for decades.

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Tony Bianco

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. 

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Alias Mae

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.

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SENSO

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. 

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Sol Sana

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.

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Wittner

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.

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LMS

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.

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A.EMERY

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. 

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Cherrichella

Melbourne-based brand Cherrichella create modern staples using luxe materials minus the hefty price tag. Striving for the cleanest production process possible, the brand designs a limited size run of each style meaning less waste and unique one-off buys.

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Caverley

Former creative director of Sol Sana, Sara Caverley created her namesake label to bring a fresh perspective to the footwear category with designs that play on the fem-masculine aesthetic while looking and feeling luxurious.  

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Lana Wilkinson 

If it’s the perfect party heel or statement shoe you’re after, Lana Wilkinson’s eponymous label should be on your hit list.

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