The Shoe Garden

115 Riding Road, Hawthorne, QLD, 4171 Fashion retailers

Behind the Business: CarolHaffke

Gorgeous shoes in size 10 and up

The Shoe Garden stocks gorgeous women’s shoes in size 10 and up exclusively. No nanna shoes or comfort-only shoes are allowed!

Located in Brisbane and selling online around Australia and New Zealand, The Shoe Garden is filled with gorgeous, colourful shoes, beautiful fresh flowers and a very cute Maltese dog called CC, who sits on owner Carol’s desk each day and graciously accepts pats and cuddles. Every shoe, sandal and boot at The Shoe Garden is available from size 10 to 12 at least, with many size 13s and some 14s and 15s. Carol’s gorgeous customers range in age from 10 to 90 and she insists on calling her shoes and their feet “long”, not large or big. Opened in April 2012, Carol is so excited that her small business is a not-just-for-profit whereby anywhere from 50c to $5 from everything sold in-store or online, from heel grips to boots, is donated each month to Microloan Foundation Australia. This amazing charity supports women in Malawi to set up their own small business and having met some of the women in Mulanje in the south of the country in December 2014, Carol is proud to call them her peers.

To find out more about the person behind the business, take a look at my Flying Solo Spotlight profile.

I love this store! It’s full of unusual colourful and bright girly shoes such a difference from the matronly canoes u see everywhere . Good taste good service good fun xxx ten out of ten or ten plus lol.Cassandra, Brisbane

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for my beautiful shoes. They all fit absolutely perfectly and I’ve had on my new heels ALL day today!! Not a blister in sight! I’m just soooooo stoked I’ve been able to buy 3 pairs of shoes that all fit, without even having to try them on! This is simply fabulous, and I really appreciate your excellent guidance on recommended styles and shoe size to order. You will definitely see me back for more.Catherine, WA 

Thank you so much for the help with finding semi-formal shoes for my daughter Sarah.  Having a large size foot often makes it hard to find fashionable shoes for teenagers particularly for weddings and functions.  Your help was appreciated and Sarah is so happy with the shoes.Leisa, Brisbane

115 Riding Road, Hawthorne, QLD, 4171

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