About Us


In 1961, Peter Sheppard made his way to Melbourne from country Victoria to commence a cadetship at the Myer Department Store. As luck would have it, he was placed in the women’s shoe department and it was from here that he would go on to become one of Australia’s most respected retailers of women’s footwear.

Opening his first store in 1973 in Little Collins Street Melbourne, Peter worked on the shoe floor gaining an intimate knowledge of women’s footwear needs. What he learnt was simple, women want to not only look good but also feel good at the same time. Over forty years later not much has changed.

Peter knew that comfort could not be achieved unless the shoes fitted correctly. He also knew that foot shapes varied so in order to satisfy the needs of his customers he needed to search the world for the best factories that produced shoes in a range of sizes and widths.

Over four decades later, Peter Sheppard Footwear is still Australia’s preferred retailer for women’s shoes. The business has won several industry awards and is one of the largest importers of women’s footwear in Australia.

The business is now run by the second generation of Sheppards with his son Chris at the helm. They employ over 120 staff and have the largest range of shoes in sizes and widths in any one destination.

With magnificent stores in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, Peter Sheppard also offers a state of the art online shopping experience as well as his world famous twice-yearly catalogues.


Accomplished women deserve and demand a retailer who has their specific requirements as their business raison d'être. Peter Sheppard Footwear is committed to continue to bring you the best shoes from around the world, to fitting perfectly, luxuriously and stylishly around your feet.


Fallen arches, heel spurs, bunions and corns are just some of the painful conditions caused by wearing wrong shoes or shoes that are incorrectly fitted. As women’s feet change over time it is essential that they are measured and re-fitted regularly. This is part of the singular service you will experience at Peter Sheppard Footwear and nowhere else.
Every time you shop in store your feet will be analysed, measured and you will be presented with a range of shoes that suit the idiosyncrasies of your feet. With the largest range of sizes and widths in Australia, you are sure to find the perfect shoes.


Exceptional service can mean different things to different people. For those that are time-poor, their expectation may be to have prompt attention from our highly trained service members without waiting in a queue. For others who may require assistance and advice when selecting shoes, they prefer to shop in an environment where they can take their time without pressure. The Peter Sheppard Footwear customer service team will ensure that meeting your needs is their utmost priority.


The numbing of your jammed toes, the burning on the soles of your feet or the ache in your lower back – we’ve all been there. At some stage in your life, every woman has been caught out wearing uncomfortable shoes. Discomfort is the key to distress and a sure fire way to ruin your day. Comfort does not need to be compromised. Luxurious soft leathers and softly cushioned insoles that cradle your feet are the essential ingredients of all shoes at Peter Sheppard.


If treated well, there is no reason why quality shoes cannot last for many years.
Peter Sheppard Footwear originate from some of the finest shoe factories in the world. We have offices in Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom where a dedicated buying team work on site overseeing production. Every shoe is put through a rigorous quality control inspection before being shipped to Australia where they arrive and remain in perfect condition.
Cultivated women deserve and demand a retailer who makes their bespoke requirements their business raison d’être. Peter Sheppard Footwear is committed to bringing you the best shoes from around the world that fit perfectly, luxuriously and stylishly.