The Bondi Shoe Club exists to responsibly make super comfy and colourful footwear inspired by nature, with the higher purpose of improving our oceans and the world around us
Producing our products ethically and in a responsible way while thinking about our impact on the environment and nature
We’re happiest in the great outdoors and feel strongly about our brand giving back through sustainability and conservation efforts. 5% of our profits go to the 'Fight for our Reef' Campaign by the Australian Marine Conservation Society and all of our packaging is biodegradable or compostable
We make shoes that casually stand out from the crowd, full of colour and life 🌈
Our shoes are Vegan - But that doesn’t mean you can eat them 😉 As nature lovers we care about animal welfare, so you won’t find any animal products in our shoes, ever
Kinda what shoes are meant to be right? Except our’s are suuuuuper comfy
CASUAL AND CAREFREE
Living by the beach, we are as chilled and laid back as our shoes. We don’t like to sweat the small things
Fran and James are straight up ocean lovers and have been diving the world for over 10 years now. They love practicing free diving, although Fran is terrible at holding her breath, but nothing puts a smile on their faces more than strapping on a tank and taking that first backward plunge, crossing into the underwater world of beautiful calmness and peaceful tranquility.
But during this time they’ve seen first hand some pretty dramatic changes in the aquatic environment they love. It really hit home in 2016 when they returned to a once beautiful dive site in Malaysia and saw the extent of the coral bleaching there. The previously vibrant and colourful reef had been transformed into a ghostly white and there and then, Fran and James knew they had to help do something.
When they moved to Australia a couple of years later they were keen to get their teeth into a project and so when Fran, who has always loved vibrant tropical prints, couldn’t find a comfy and colourful pair of beachy slip on’s anywhere, the idea for The Bondi Shoe Club was born. A business with great products, made responsibly, with the higher purpose of improving our oceans! Ultimately they plan to expand this beyond the oceans to broadly ‘making the world better’, an ambitious statement they know! And why Vegan you ask? Well quite simply, Fran seriously loves animals, above as well as below the water, and has been Vegan since she was five! Kudos to her. She’s still trying to persuade James, so far unsuccessfully.
We have carefully chosen the Australian Marine Conservation Society to give 5% of our profits to because they’re the only charity solely dedicated to the preservation of Australia’s incredible marine life and their homes. We can't wait to build our business and amplify our message so we can give more!
The three lines in our logo represent the elements Earth, Air and Water and embody the beauty of nature in our brand. We deeply care about our social and environmental responsibility so all of our packaging is biodegradable or compostable.
Our debut Tropical Collection is designed to make your feet look as good as they feel. The Collection, a tropical Australian twist on the classic alpargata, consists of six gorgeous patterns that will add a fun and playful pop of colour to any outfit. Each pair has been carefully designed with comfort in mind to take you from day to night and beach to city while being perfectly transeasonal so you can be part of the club all year round.