EOS is an Australian footwear brand family owned.
footwear for women
EOS makes beautifully considered footwear for women who want to step out in style and express their individuality without compromising quality or comfort.
In a world that champions fast-fashion and conformity, we celebrate integrity. We craft our shoes from pure aniline leathers where each piece is individually rich with natural variation. Then, to leave no doubt that each EOS shoe is as singular in look, personality and feel as you are, we lovingly finish every shoe by hand.
confidence and comfort
The essence of our brand is the celebration of individuality – the EOS woman can’t be defined. She can be who she wants to be. Just as every piece we make is finished to be one of-a-kind, our tagline is an endorsement for being true to you. We’re not about a look but a feeling – the feeling of confidence and comfort that comes from being yourself.
That’s 100-year long journey of leather-working tradition; a century immersed in shoemaking, componentry, studying the shape and characteristics of a woman’s foot, of trends, of leathers and aesthetics, of striving for that moment when form and function meet perfect fit.
premier Shoe Component
It began with Doug Midgley in the early 1900s – a New Zealand-born bootmaker and eventual General Manager of Australasia’s premier Shoe Component & Last factory in Melbourne.
From USA to Melbourne
Doug’s passion paved the way for a family tradition with son Noel becoming a successful shoe machinery designer/inventor in his own right. He started his own manufacturing business in Boston, USA and later in Melbourne in the 1960s.
EOS - Est. 1984
Noel’s son David drove the legacy forward, training in Italy and designing and developing shoes in Italy and Germany before returning to Melbourne in the 80s to open his own shoe factory. In 1984 EOS was born.
a family affair
David works alongside son Oliver, the fourth generation of Midgley shoemakers, in our Port Melbourne HQ.
Today, David and Oliver work collaboratively with their team of designers, developers, componentry experts and artisan craftspeople in a creative process that season by season typically takes nine months. For the Midgleys and their tight-knit team, shoemaking is a calling that’s truly a labour of love.