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Footmaster Shoes About Us

Footmaster, with over 20 years of experience, is a leading provider of comfortable and stylish footwear brands in the industry. Founded by renowned podiatrist Richard Grainger, Footmaster has a rich brand history that began when Richard started his journey in the shoe industry at the age of 16, driven by his unwavering passion for foot health and design. After studying podiatry in Brisbane, Richard purchased his first shoe store on the beautiful Gold Coast, with a vision of expanding his brand across Australia. 
Richard founded "Arches Lift Your Sole", a beloved brand known for its unique podiatrist-designed and stylish offerings, as well as affordable orthotic inserts.
However, Richard's vision didn't stop there. In 1999, he established Footmaster with a mission of making it one of Australia's premier destinations for comfort shoes.

Today, Footmaster is renowned for delivering expertly crafted 
podiatrist-designed and orthotic-friendly shoes for both women and men. With a wide range of brands and specialized fittings for orthotic inserts and arch support, Footmaster has become synonymous with enhancing foot health and comfort, empowering customers to stride with confidence and style.
Richard's relentless pursuit of footwear innovation has taken him on numerous adventures around the world. Collaborating with sporting professionals, from race car drivers to world champion surfers, Richard leverages their expertise to shape his own knowledge on feet, injuries, and effective ways to fix and relieve foot problems. He has also ventured into virtual reality and biomechanical footwear testing laboratories in various countries, staying at the forefront of technological advancements in the field.
Richard's solid belief in the power of education and marketing has been the driving force behind Footmaster's mission to spread their message: "We love shoes". He envisions reaching and inspiring as many people as possible, educating them about the importance of making smart footwear choices that blend comfort, style, and foot health.

With more than 17 stores across Brisbane, Gold Coast, and 
Byron Bay, and an online store that delivers across Australia, Footmaster is accessible to customers nationwide, providing exceptional footwear solutions that prioritize comfort, style, and foot health.
Richard Grainger's dedication to footwear innovation, passion for foot health, and love for shoes continue to fuel Footmaster's inspiring brand history.