The Home of Orthotic Friendly Fashion
Keeping Feet Happy and Healthy for over 80 years
No one needs to struggle with painful feet! Visit our Hornsby showroom where our expertly-trained and caring staff will strive to find the right fit and style for all ages, foot conditions and occasions.
From kids’ growing feet to orthotic friendly, orthopaedic and shoes for people living with plantar fasciitis, bunions, hammer toes or diabetes, we are here to help.
Extensive Range of Specialist Brands - Online and In-store
Explore our International and Australian owned mainstream and specialist brands offering comfort, style and support, many which are not available in other stores.
Become a Best Foot Forward member and instantly earn 100 Bonus Purchase Points and extra points with every online purchase.
We are Clarks Platinum accredited so our specially-trained staff can ensure the correct fit with our wide range of children’s school shoes.
Free Postage if over $180 or only $4.95 Australia-wide
We provide shoes online or in-store for orthotics and other hard to fit feet so you can: walk, work, dance, shop, play, chase the grandchildren – whatever you enjoy, all pain-free.
We also make it easy to find the perfect fit for kids school, sport and seasonal shoes to ensure an active future.
Free phone consultations are also available anytime – talk to our team on (02) 9477 1613. Phone orders also welcome.
“Many of our clients are the third
generation to trust us for personal care, good value and to help prevent sore feet.”
~ Scott Forbes, fourth generation
owner and manager, great grandson of founder James Forbes.
Forbes Footwear - Where Modern Style Meets Old Fashioned Service
Large feet or wide feet? No problem. We have been sourcing quality large size shoes since the 1940s for men and women. We stock the North Shore’s largest selection of work or walking shoes for orthotics, podiatrist recommended shoes or shoes for helping to ease the discomfort of plantar fasciitis, diabetes, hammer toes or bunions. We understand that you may need orthopaedic shoes, but prefer them not to look like orthopaedic shoes. Our wide variety of orthotic friendly shoes for work, walking or dressy occasions, can be worn with custom made orthotics or off the shelf arch support inserts. Read More
Support Your Community-based Store
Forbes Footwear is the longest operating retail store in Hornsby. Established in 1940, we are still family-owned and independent. Drop in, say hello and investigate our sales table and latest range. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to see our Best Buys. Just ask if you need our wheelchair and mobility access ramp or a helping hand.
Yes! You Can Buy Orthotic Friendly Shoes Online
For those who know their favourite brands and sizes, online shopping can help save time even for orthotic shoes. Our website shows live stock on hand so you can order with confidence. Due to the nature of some brands we carry there are sometimes limited supplies per season. There will always be more styles in store than are shown on our website.
If your posted shoe does not fit, we highly recommend if possible, that you bring it back rather than return posting, so you can have a personal, professional fitting and see the full range – we love to see all our customer happy. Postage is free for orders over $180; otherwise it’s only $4.95.
Our shoes not only look great – they take you places
Testimonials - Google Reviews
I'm an online buyer. Have bought shoes for my son online. He is a size 15, great to know we are able to buy him shoes with such ease. Am very happy with the service and the sales are great too as you can pick up some wonderful buys
Amazing customer service
and friendly, helpful staff! I showed up right on closing time with my baby in tow, and staff were happy to stay back and assist me with my purchase.
Definitely recommend. Thanks again!!
Great range, great prices and even greater service. I’ll definitely be back!
I'm an online customer from Melbourne and I've had nothing but outstanding customer service and great communication over the phone/via email with Forbes Footwear. Authentic, honest and reliable retail shop - fast shipping was just the cherry on top. I wish more retailers could offer this level of efficiency and care to customer enquires and orders.
We look forward to welcoming you to Forbes Footwear where one of our specialist staff will run you through the many stylish options and help you to choose the one most suited to your needs and tastes.