Based on Sydney lockdown requirements we are now closed for customers in store until further notice. We will still be processing online orders as normal. If you need assistance the best way to contact us is via email at sales@forbesfootwear.com.au or leave a message for a call back on 02 9477 1613.

Free shipping over $180. Flat rate $4.95 Australia wide shipping.

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.

Sydney Showroom

153 Peats Ferry Road
Hornsby NSW 2077

Monday 9:00am - 5pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5pm
Friday 9:00am - 5pm
Saturday 9:00am - 4pm

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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

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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

Vikki Saeed

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!!

Katherine Southcott

Great range, great prices and even greater service. I’ll definitely be back!

Rob G.

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.

Maureen Eliza

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.