10 Best Australian Men’s Shoe Brands

Australian men’s shoe brands are some of the best money can buy – a fact that we’ve known for decades, but the rest of the world is starting to notice now too. While Italy will probably always reign supreme in the shoe-production department, the best Australian shoe brands have been catching up in a big way. Plus, there’s no debating that we make the best boots in the world – RM Williams have been worn by almost every US president since the first pair made it stateside.

They say you can tell a lot about a man by what he wears on his feet, but we reckon you can tell even more about a bloke by the clodhoppers he dons. Sometimes you’ve got to scrub up and retire the pluggers for a day; when that time comes: here’s our top ten picks for Australian men’s shoe brands.

This article is part of our Suited and Booted Series


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Christian Kimber

Melbourne local Christian Kimber has literally scoured Europe to find the best manufacturers for his Australian men’s shoe designs, and he works closely in conjunction with them every step of the process, making this bespoke shoe brand one of the best to come out of Victoria, if not Australia as a whole – from loafers to sneakers, a pair of Kimbers is a worthy investment.

264 Johnston St Fitzroy, VIC

Christian Kimber

 

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Wootten

Some of the most sought-after cordwainers the Australian men’s shoe industry has to offer – the team at Wootten can make anything out of leather, but are best known for their bespoke footwear. Stylish, comfy and made to last, this top Australian men’s shoe brand is proof that if you do one thing very, very well then people will gladly pay the extra to know that they’re getting the best.

20 Grattan St Prahran, VIC

Wootten

 

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Bared Footwear

Another entry from Victoria, Armadale’s Bared Footwear is the brainchild of a podiatrist who wanted to close the gap between recommending great footwear for her clients and them being able to find it. The team are super helpful and all of their men’s shoes are equal parts stylish and supportive. This is easily one of the best shoe brands in Australia.

1098 High St Armadale, VIC

Bared Footwear

 

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Eve & Kane

The eponymous brother & sister duo from Sydney are hell-bent on putting stylish, high quality footwear on as many feet as possible, and all without the hefty price tag so often attached with high-end men’s shoe brands. What started as a top-notch driving shoe brand has now expanded to include more styles and accessories, and people are loving it.

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Eve & Kane

 

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NOTA

“NOTA” stands for “None Of The Above”, a simple ethos for a company that decided to eschew the mass-produced, synthetic materials of its competitors and just focus on making interesting, original and high-quality footwear for men. Best of all, it’s a philosophy that’s worked, and people have jumped at the chance to rock this Aussie shoe brand, who delivers every style from casual sneaker to dressy loafer.

Available at Citizen Wolf – 255B Crown St Darlinghurst, NSW

NOTA

 

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RM Williams

The Aussie men’s shoe brand that needs no introduction. These iconic boots have been made at 5 Percy St, Prospect in South Australia since before your parents were born, RM’s very own method of using one piece of leather, joined by a single seam at the back, has made this company an Australian icon. Absolutely worth the investment, a well-looked after pair will last a lifetime.

5 Percy St Prospect, SA (and in every other city or small town you can find in Oz)

RM Williams

 

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Feit

Made by hand using quality materials, Feit have managed to tread the line between practical and stylish. Their use of premium, natural components such as bamboo, cork, buffalo and vegetable leather is an innovative and environmentally responsible way to make great Australian men’s shoes. Every pair produced by this top Aussie men’s shoe brand is also mighty comfortable to boot.

20 Burton St Darlinghurst, NSW

Feit

 

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Roberts & Hassett

Roberts & Hassett are at the most exclusive end of the bespoke shoe spectrum, and rightly so – they seriously great leathergoods. Their clever use of oak bark tanned leather soles, insoles and welts allow Roberts & Hassett to construct bespoke footwear using traditional shoemaking techniques, centuries old. These shoes are all hand-welted with hand-spun linen threads, hand-stitched outsoles and stacked leather heels secured with birch pegs – sounds fancy.

 Level 1, 2 Somerset Place, Melbourne, Vic

Roberts & Hassett

 

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Julius Marlow

Already heard of this top Australian men’s shoe brand? They’ve been around since 1933, so it’s not surprising. A pair of Julius Marlows have always been an easy choice for blokes who have to wear shoes with a suit all day long – especially if they’re on their feet or on the run, as they’re lightweight and comfortable. With more styles to choose from than you can poke a winkle-picker at, and reasonable prices, there’s a reason this is among the most respected men’s shoe brands in Australia.

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Julius Marlow

 

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Aquila

Aquila are one of the better-known shoe brands in Australia, and it all started in Melbourne in the ’50s, with one Italian who knew how to make shoes that were a cut above the rest. They now have over 40 stores across the country, and are a favourite of many for their modern European styling and sturdy construction.

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Aquila

This article is part of our Suited and Booted Series


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