While it’s sad to see the warm weather go, there’s one benefit about it getting chillier… and it’s that we get to pull out our trusty boots!
It's easy to have A LOT of boots without even realising, but do you have the RIGHT ones?
If you don’t want to wear the same boot every day, consider investing in a pair of boots for different occasions, and weather.
The FRANKiE4 JAZZ has a soft leather upper and almond shaped toe, for that classic look. It has elasticised gussets on the sides, and also a full ankle zip for easier access, so you can just slip them on and head out the door. There’s also a specially placed foam lining and heel counter cushioning to alleviate pressure on the skin, and a durable rubber sole for that much needed traction we need when it’s slippery.
FRANKIE4 - JAZZ - $264.00
For a stylish lace up ankle boot with an edgy look, the JOSEF SEIBEL SIENNA 17 is a hit among our customers, which is why we now stock it in 4 different colours. It has a washed, waxed leather upper making it a unique pick, and no two will look exactly the same. It has breathable microfibre lining for all-day wear, and a hard-wearing sole.
JOSEF SEIBEL – SIENNA 17 – CAMEL - $229.00
Our EOS WILLO boot is a classic, that sells out every single year. It combines character with comfort, and you can trust us when we say its ruched leather and elasticised gussets, cushioned footbed and rubber outsole make it a shoe you’ll want to wear all the time... but you may never want to take them off!!
EOS – WILLO – FOREST - $219.00
The FRANKiE4 SALLi is a winner, because she has the perfect sized heel, and can be dressed up or down with any outfit, especially with the stylish perforated detailing on the back. With a full ankle side zip for easy slip-on closure, and a removable Podiatrist and Physiotherapist designed footbed with heel support, arch support and forefoot cushioning, you can be on your feet all day in these babies!
FRANKIE4 - SALLI – TAUPE - $289.00
For a low cut ankle boot, the NAOT HELM is a good choice. It’s has a low heel and two-tone leather combination, with double zips for increased adjustability. It also has a padded heel cup and instep for superior comfort, and padded technical lining for warmth, and most of all - comfort.
NAOT - HELM - BROWN - $259.00
The ARA FLORENZ heeled ankle boot has a suede leather upper with trim detailing around the edge which gives it that extra bit of va-va-voom! Don’t let the 5cm heel fool you from thinking it’s uncomfortable though, because it has memory foam insoles, and Comfort Flex technology with shock-absorbing properties and a dynamic footbed which relieves stress on muscles, bones, joints and ligaments, for the utmost comfort!
Note: ARA COMES IN UK SIZING – ARA SIZE CHART CAN BE SEEN ON PRODUCTS.
ARA - FLORENZ - NAVY - $279.00
Say hello, to the EOS CLINTO! Handmade in Portugal with rich soft leather uppers, this heeled boot boasts a diagonal zip, which gives it that modern edge. An almond shaped toe classic with a highly padded footbed, CLINTO is perfect for day or night.
EOS – CLINTO – TAUPE - $249.00
Do you feel the cold, or just like keeping your calves warm? A pair of long boots could be the way to go for you this Winter! Our ECCO SKYLER boot is made with super-soft nubuck leather, and has a stretchy neoprene upper, for those with wider calves. It has a timeless look with its Scandinavian style, and ECCO Comfort Fibre System™ to keep feet fresh and cool.
ECCO - SKYLER – 286023 - $299.00
Handmade in Portugal, the ARCOPEDICO CITRUS comes in 3 colours, and has a funky calf design, with elasticised back straps, and a full ankle side zip. It also has a removable, anatomically shaped breathable footbed with a twin arch system for long lasting support.
ARCOPEDICO – CITRUS – NAVY - $319.00
The WONDERS G4705 would be perfect for a function that you want to be a bit more ‘dressed up’ for. It boasts a stunning decorative buckle and partial black patent design.
But don’t think style outweighs comfort… it has a memory gel insole for superior comfort, stretch elastic buckle, and lightweight rubber sole for durability on a variety of surfaces.
WONDERS – G4705 - $275.00
We’ve stocked the ARA MUNCHEN for a while now, but this season we’ve received some new colours, including the Metallic design below. The MUNCHEN boot has always been popular, because of the incredible warmth it provides. It has a synthetic fur inner, and GORE-TEX® lining which is breathable, windproof and waterproof. So – your feet will be toasty warm, and in comfort – no matter the weather.
Note: ARA COMES IN UK SIZING – ARA SIZE CHART CAN BE SEEN ON PRODUCTS.
ARA – MUNCHEN – METALLIC - $279.00
The low-cut ECCO BABETT BOOT looks good, and is practical and hard-wearing, which is what we look for in a boot! Made with rich leather, the GORE-TEX® waterproof lining shields feet from all wet weather conditions. It’s PU sole also has a rugged tread pattern for superb traction on a variety of terrains.
ECCO BABETT BOOT GORETEX 215573 – BLACK - $299.00
This classic ‘Chelsea boot’ style is popular among our male customers. The AMBITIOUS 7918 is made in Portugal, has a luxe suede leather upper, and easy slip on closure with elasticised gussets. A rubber sole makes the boot durable on a variety of surfaces, which we know is what you want!
AMBITIOUS – 7918 – $240.00
Another slip on boot, the ECCO BIARRITZ is made with a soft leather which polishes to a high shine for a sophisticated look! It has breathable, moisture-absorbent part leather lining, and a removable, leather covered inlay sole with the ECCO Comfort Fibre System™ for increased air circulation and comfort.
ECCO - BIARRITZ – 630314 - $269.00
The ECCO TRACK 25 boot is made with full-grain leather and oiled nubuck upper, and is ideal for those who enjoy hiking and walking in the outdoors, but still want a smart appearance. It’s 100% waterproof with GORE-TEX® lining, and has the ECCO Comfort Fibre System™ to keep feet fresh and dry.
ECCO - TRACK 25 BOOT – 831704 - $359.00
A casual everyday boot, JOSEF SEIBEL EMIL 01 has Topdry Tex technology, which ensures waterproof and windproof protection, as well as breathable microfibre lining, and a specked sole for added style.
JOSEF SEIBEL - EMIL 01 – BLACK - $229.00
If you’re after something a bit different, maybe go for the AMBITIOUS 6357, as it’s made with a variety of contrasting materials! As well as its lace up closure, it also has a side zip, and rubber sole, for flexibility, durability and traction on a variety of surfaces. Made in Portugal, you know it’s good quality, and will last you for seasons to come!
AMBITIOUS – 6357 – MULTI - $250.00
Now, what are you waiting for? Get your winter boots sorted, by shopping in-store or online!
This year, the Grundy’s Shoes family are celebrating our 150th year trading as a family business, which we’re pretty proud of! With some members of our team having worked at the store for over a decade, they’ve definitely learnt some handy tips and tricks along the way!
We’re here to make your shoe shopping experience the best it can be, so we’ve asked a few of our staff members for any handy hints they have to give YOU to make your lives easier.
One of our favourites is the good old ‘sock on the footbed’ trick! If you’ve seen the video we posted on our Grundy’s Shoes Facebook page, it’s a real winner!
When wearing shoes that require low cut socks or no socks, you’re either constantly pulling up the socks as they slide down, or bearing the smell if you decide not to wear socks at all – right?? Well, have you tried putting the sock over the footbed (if it’s removable of course)? This way, you’ll still feel like you’re wearing socks, but instead of slipping down, they’ll stay put!
Watch our video here to see a step-by-step of how it’s done.
More tips and tricks from our staff….
“If you’re going on an overseas trip, make sure you think ahead and purchase the shoes you’ll need in advance. This saves the last-minute stress of finding travel-appropriate shoes, and if they require wearing in, you’ll have time to do so.”
- We get our new season shoes in at least a few months before that season actually starts, so don’t wait until mid-way through Winter to find your Winter shoes as there’s probably not going to be much stock left!
“When you come in to try on any closed in shoes, bring your favourite pair of socks to try them on with. You’ll be much more comfortable wearing your own socks, and you’ll know how they feel in the shoes before purchasing them!”
“When you go travelling, pop a few loose (sealed) strips of band aids underneath the inner sole of your shoes. If you happen to get a blister, you’ll have some ready to go!”
“After applying polish to your shoes and letting it settle in, run an old stocking across it a few times to buff it up and give it that extra shine – it comes up a treat!”
“Keep the shoeboxes of your winter boots (or any shoes for that matter), and put tissue paper in the box. At the end of the season, wipe down the boots and stuff them with tissue paper before putting them away. This keeps them looking brand new!”
“If you have a special occasion (wedding, christening etc) bring in a photo of your outfit to help us find the perfect shoes to complement it!”
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Yes, Christmas may only be five days away, but you’ve still got time to pop in to one of our stores and get a last-minute gift for that special someone!
Whether it’s your girlfriend, wife, husband, dad, mum, or next-door neighbour, a pair of shoes are the type of gift that won’t be hidden away in the closet because the person didn’t really want them… shoes are an investment, and we’ve got plenty to choose from here at Grundy’s Shoes!
SOMETHING FOR THE LADIES…
You can’t go past a pair of FRANKiE4’s, and the look on her face when she slides open the box on Christmas morning will make it all worth it.
Our casual sneaker range is the most popular, as they can be worn anywhere and at any time - to work, on a night out, and around the house. They are the perfect addition to any outfit, and can be paired with a dress in Summer, or a pair of jeans in Winter, and of course, they are packed with heel and arch support. They also have a Podiatrist and Physiotherapist designed footbed, that comes with a custom fit pack to adjust the fit of the shoe to your needs.
Our NAT come in a range of cool colours, including classic crisp white, and the new blush punched, which is SO on trend!
She can be worn with or without laces, it’s up to you!
ELLiE is also a winner. She has an asymmetrically designed toe-box to complement the foot’s natural shape and movement, so will fit almost any kind of foot! The sleek silver colour, and the tan punched are a popular choice, for something casually chic and comfy.
Shop in store now, and pick them up for $229.00.
If she likes more of a ‘sporty look’ go for the JENNi. She’s super luxe and comfy, and again, can be paired with almost anything. She comes in trendy black and gold perforated styles for $234.00.
PARTY SEASON HEELS
We’re in the middle of event and party season, and if she’s been mentioning that she needs a new pair of heels, we’ve got you covered. Silver Lining’s Ruby in Black is classic. With a block heel, side zip and trendy peep toe, she gives enough coverage so there’ll be no slipping out of the heels as she walks. Oh, and they feel like you’re walking on clouds. Bonus!
Grab a pair for $179.00.
SOMETHING FOR THE MEN...
Does he complain that he can’t find casual shoes that are comfortable AND stylish? Look no further than a pair of ECCO Soft 7’s.
They come in a range of colours, have a full-grain leather upper, and a removable leather-covered inner sole with ECCO Comfort Fibre System ECCO Comfort Fibre System™ to provide a cool, hygienic environment as well.
BEWARE: He may want to wear them to bed.
Shop in store now, with prices starting from $150.00.
For something a bit dressier, a pair of ECCO Harold in Cognac is a good choice.
The cognac colour is something different to your usual black dress shoe, but not to worry, because it will still go with a nice suit, or a dress shirt and pants. It has contrast stitching to add in a bit of detail, and a removable leather inner sole with ECCO Comfort Fibre System™ for increased air circulation, so there’ll be no more sweaty feet!
Shop in store now, and grab a pair for $189.00.
You can’t go wrong with a pair of Birkenstocks, and they’re selling like hotcakes here at Grundy’s. Not only are Birkenstock known for making some of the most comfortable shoes in the world (your feet mould to the footbed which makes them feel practically like slippers) but they’ve also become a global trend, seen on the catwalks and on some of the big-name celebrities.
Made of high quality materials, each contour in a Birkenstock footbed is precisely placed to stretch, flex and move naturally, so your feet benefit from free movement, constant exercise and improved circulation, resulting in long lasting comfort and better health. Good for your feet, stylish, and comfortable? That’s a perfect combo in our eyes.
Have a look at our range, starting from $67.00
ECCO’s Offroad Sandal comes in both men and women’s sizes and is definitely a best seller here at Grundy’s.
Perfect for outdoor wear, this performance sandal is made with a sturdy nubuck upper, and a lightweight specially designed tread pattern for optimum comfort. Its rubber sole provides superior grip and traction on outdoor terrain, so you don’t always have to wear clunky hiking boots.
Check out our range of colours, at $199.00.
Finally, Merry Christmas! xx
In men’s fashion, the importance of footwear with an outfit is often ‘forgotten’, or at least a last-minute decision. Instead of it being just as big a part of gentleman’s attire as their outfit, it seems to be more of an obligation.
What defines a modern gentleman is the ability to dress to the occasion, and we give you the tips on how to do just that! Never underestimate the statement your appearance has!
As we head into the warmer seasons (yay!) it’s time to update the shoe-robe! Let’s be honest, even if we didn’t need any more shoes, we’d buy some anyway!
Whether you’re looking for a pair of shoes for an event, to wear down the beach, or to take travelling, we’ve got you sorted.
DRESS TO IMPRESS
You’ve been invited to an event, and you want to look stylish, but still be super comfortable at the same time, right? Well ladies, look no further than FRANKiE4’s Cate. You’re probably looking at her 8cm heel and thinking, “Surely they wouldn’t be comfortable!” Well guess what, she is! Not only does she look amazing with almost any outfit, but she’s Podiatrist and Physiotherapist designed, and has a built-in triple density functional footbed with heel support, arch support and ‘sweet spot’ forefoot cushioning, so your feet will be thanking you by the end of the day!
Men, we haven’t forgot about you don’t worry! You can’t go past NAOT’s Chief.
Stylish, comfortable and classy, CHIEF is everything you want in a dress shoe! Made from fine Italian leather, you know these bad boys are of the highest quality, and they’re versatile enough to be paired with both corporate and casual wear.
HOT SUMMER’S DAY
From t-shirts and shorts, to flowy dresses, Summer isn’t Summer without sunshine & Birkenstocks.
In recent years, they’ve gone from just a comfort shoe to a worldwide fashion trend. I mean, why wouldn’t they? They’re made with the highest quality materials to ensure an optimum level of comfort and durability, and there are loads of different styles and colours available.
Not sure which style to get? Don’t worry, there’s plenty to choose from. Arizona, Mayari and Gizeh are a few of our favourites! Fancy a pair in patent leather? What about a shiny metallic pair? The choices are endless!
ORTHOTIC SUPPORT, IN STYLE!
Whoever said style is sacrificed for comfort has never tried FRANKiE4! Once you step into a pair of ELLiE’s, you’ll know what we mean! Not only are they super stylish, they’re comfy too – with hidden heel support, arch support and forefoot cushioning, so you’ll feel like you’re wearing slippers. Literally. They also come with a fit-pack, which includes an option of a full-length footbed, half-length footbed, and forefoot cushions, to cater for narrow, regular, wide and extra wide feet.
ECCO’s Soft 7 Men tick all the boxes for having both style and comfort. The ECCO Comfort Fibre System keeps feet feeling fresh all day long, and the soft, durable leather means lasting comfort. Orthotic friendly footwear that supports following the wife around the shopping centre!
CAUGHT THE TRAVEL BUG?
Having the right footwear when you travel really makes a difference! If you’re going somewhere hot and humid, you don’t always want to have to lug around a chunky hiking boot. So why not go for a travel sandal instead?
The KEEN Whisper is waterproof, has washable polyester webbing upper for odour control, quick dry mesh lining, and patented toe protection, making it breathable, and sturdy enough to take you from bush to beach. It has a quick draw elastic cord lacing system which adjusts for a comfortable and secure fit, and a non-marking rubber sole for steady grip on a variety of surfaces and to combat a range of activities, including hiking and water sports.
Photo credit: @shaysshoes
For men, the KEEN Newport sandal is a winner. It’s versatile and comfy, and has hydrophobic mesh lining that dries quickly, which is perfect if you’re on a boat or kayaking and constantly getting your feet wet. They also have KEEN.PROTECT toe guards, and a non-marking rubber sole for ultimate grip, so it doesn’t matter what you’re doing, you’ll have enough traction to tackle any terrain.
Check out our full range of shoes here.