Have you been out to an important event lately? Or have you maybe been to a wedding and taken a look at some of your mate’s footwear? Unlike European men the average Aussie guy seems to have no clue when it comes to formal shoes for men. I have seen far too many guys in cheap $150 Chinese made shoes that have big square fronts and thick chunky rubber soles. Wearing mens wedding shoes like these with a suit is a major fashion disaster and you will look terrible. Gone are the days of wearing wide style shoulder pads in suits. Suits are tailored in a slim line fashion today and you need a pair of footwear that will match. You should be wearing slim last formal footwear, as it will go with the contours of your suit and will make you look taller.
Until recently in Australia, most European footwear brands marked “made in Italy” or “made in Spain” came with a premium price tag. Importers had to pay high import duties and take into account the low value of the Australian dollar. This was then passed onto retailers who have to cover these costs as well as pay huge rents for their shops. However now this has changed with the rise in the value of the Australian dollar and the fall in import duties from 10% to 5%. As well with the rise of online shopping locally, there is a lot more competition out there. Plus, some European importers have their own websites so you can cut out the middleman and buy direct saving you hundreds of dollars.
Matador Shoes based in Australia is one of these websites. As a shoe wholesaler, our main business is dealing with designer menswear shops around Australia. However two years ago we set up our own online shoe shop and we sell direct to the public. This means we do not have the high overheads, and we can bring you fantastic prices on beautifully made mens leather shoes. Our website is divided into different collections and in these collections can find different styles and colours. Our prices range from $199 through to $250. These are savings of well over $100 a pair and during the year we have sales on at different times and our prices drop as low as $129.
We are able to have such good prices as we have cut out the middleman. We have all our products made for us in artisan workshops and we do the importing ourselves. We have a large selection of quality mens shoes you will find nowhere else in Australia. All our designs are unique and are at the forefront of European fashion trends. So before your next wedding or major event, don’t think you can’t afford to buy Italian or Spanish made designer shoes. Come and check out our website.