Rose, a Merchant 1948 customer in Australia, contacted our Customer Experience team to share with them just how much she loves our Malibu heel – so much, in fact, that she owns it in a number of colours. Red, hot pink, teal, black, yellow and coral – Rose has them all! But there was just one colour she felt was missing from the Malibu colour palette. Orange.
When Salomé first launched her factory, a rarity in the male-dominated world of footwear manufacturing, everyone told her she'd be closed within a year. What happened was something few anticipated.
It all started out of frustration... Shane Anselmi wanted to create a simple, stylish sneaker that did two things standard sneakers didnt: combat odour and provide exceptional support. Before long, Deuce was born - but creating the sneakers Shane had in mind turned out to be a learning curve.
We began putting shoes on Kiwi feet in 1948. Since then we've been the go-to destination for quality footwear thanks to our diverse range, friendly service and knowledgeable teams. Our Merchant 1948 stores can be found in Melbourne, and we ship nationwide.