Urban Shoemakers is a shoe developer, wholesaler, and brand owner with over 40 years’ experience servicing the Australasian markets. Based in Melbourne, we design, develop, and produce our footwear brands, using carefully selected manufacturing partners, for the Australian, New Zealand and North American markets.
Urban Shoemakers is known for our strong relationships with all our business partners. Our retailer partners, agents, international distributors, manufacturing partners, component suppliers and our treasured leather tanneries are all a critical part of our absolute commitment to quality.
All our design and development are done and will continue to be done by the same talented in-house team in Australia, led by Oliver Midgley a fourth-generation footwear developer. We have an inherent understanding of materials and artisanal shoemaking, along with an ability to find the right manufacturing partners who will honour these skills and techniques. This talent, ability and expertise developed over decades, ensures that Urban Shoemakers continues to produce an excellent, authentic quality product.
At Urban Shoemakers we not only care about creating and maintaining strong, sustainable, and progressive relationships with our business partners, but also with our community, our wider environment, and our consumers.