footwear for women

She wear is all about comfort!  Our footwear is designed for work, however our fab customers wear our footwear in so many different ways due to the functionality, support and fit of our footwear. Travelling, working, hiking, camping, 4WDing, riding, travelling .. just to name a few.  Our footwear truly is for everyday life!  If you want to do it in comfort, you’ll want to do it in she wear! 😉

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our footwear

At she wear, we design our footwear to fit women correctly and comfortably.  We launched in 2013 as Australia’s first and only women’s safety footwear company (read our back story here) and we have now developed our brand to include the design, manufacture and retail of safety, work, everyday and fashion footwear plus a range of socks specifically for women.  Our footwear is designed for comfort and perfect female fit .. yes we love a bit of colour, however the feel of our footwear is our top priority!

We manufacture our footwear in our dedicated factories offshore and our Founder and independent Australian certifiers regularly visit the factories to ensure standards compliance and to ensure staff are working in ethical conditions and treated with respect.  Our factory staff are paid above the local average wage, work in very good working conditions, are well trained and have good career advancement opportunities.

Our PU/rubber and TPU/PU sole styles .. “she achieves”, “she does”, “she strives”, “she inspires” and “she moves” are all tested to comply with the European standard, EN20345:2011. Our “she achieves” and “she does” are also tested to the American standard, ASTM F2413-11.

All our styles are designed to fit women correctly, comfortably and safely and are designed in house at our Australian HQ by our Founder/MD. We do not produce any women’s footwear based on a man’s style, design or size .. we design our own ranges from scratch and have come along way since our launch in 2013! We manufacture using modern technologies and materials to keep our customers safe and comfortable. We have several styles to choose from and features include (refer to individual footwear styles for specific information) :

  • Genuine nubuck leather, full grain leather, crazy horse leather or action leather upper
  • Rubber (goodyear welt construction),PU/rubber lightweight or PU/TPU lightweight sole
  • Super comfortable
  • Women’s fit and design
  • Safety footwear : steel or composite toe cap (further information on the difference below) and non safety (soft) toe style
  • Slip resistant soles
  • Anti static
  • Oil and fuel resistant soles
  • Acid resistant soles (“she achieves” zip lace up and “she does” hiker)
  • Water resistant upper (all styles except original “she can” and original “she will”)
  • Heat resistant soles (certain styles only as specified ~ contact us if you are unsure)
  • A specially designed lining to keep your feet dry, cool and comfortable
  • Our sole~mate© polyurethane and gel inner sole for comfort, wearability and foot support (standard in “she achieves” zip lace up, “she does” hiker, “she strives” and “she inspires” pull on, “she moves” sneaker ranges). Inner soles are also available for individual sale.
  • Poron™ and Eva technology in the midsoles to alleviate foot and leg fatigue (“she achieves” range only)
  • Padded tongue

Please note, images on our website are indicative of products only and features and colours are subject to slight variation.

our safety footwear collection

We design, manufacture and retail 7 women’s safety footwear styles in 10 colours, including zipped lace up, lace up, pull on and sneaker.  We offer steel toe cap and composite toe cap safety footwear.  Both are rated and certified to the same standard, however they are quite different and both are advantageous in different ways!  The differences are outlined below.

Our safety footwear ranges are tested to comply and/or exceed the Australian/New Zealand standard, AS/NZ 2210.3:2009 and are certified and audited by third party certification company, BSI Group. Some of our ranges are also tested to American and European standards.

We can assist with a wide variety of safety footwear requirements!  You need a slip resistant sole? ✔️ Lightweight boot? ✔️ Metal free footwear?  ✔️Anti leg and foot fatigue boots? ✔️

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our work footwear collection

Our very 1st work and everyday sneaker range (which has been designed specifically for health professionals, hospitality, retail, education, hairdressing and anyone else who spends long days on their feet) is now available. Comfort, function, fit .. the perfect everyday shoe!  We use a supportive, durable slip resistant PU sole in our work sneakers .. these soles will give you underfoot comfort and won’t compress or flatten like some soles do.  Our internal footbeds are designed to fit the shape and contours of a woman’s foot and offer good arch support with firm underfoot comfort.

2 styles available ~ she nurtures, a water resistant black leather sneaker, or she cares with a breathable mesh upper in 2 colourways.

These ranges are tested to comply and/or exceed the Australian “occupational footwear” standard, AS 2210.5:2019 and are certified and audited by third party certification company, BSI Group.

If you have specific occupational footwear requirements (eg. slip resistant sole, water resistant upper), our work footwear may very well be tax deductible (but make sure to check with your accountant because we know shoes, not tax 😉).

WHICH STYLE TO CHOOSE??

If you are a woman on your feet and constantly on the move, you need comfortable, quality shoes .. and that’s our specialty! Our footwear is worn for a variety of reasons by our customers .. working, walking, hiking, travelling, camping and just because! Here are some of the more common questions we are asked as to which style to choose :

Take a look at our PU/rubber and PU/TPU soled ranges (she achieves, she does, she inspires, she strives and she moves).  These are all lightweight with a shock absorbing sole and our super comfy custom insoles as standard.  Our top selling she achieves range also has anti leg and foot fatigue discs inbuilt into the mid sole and is one of the lightest safety boots on the market.

Our recently released work sneaker ranges, she nurtures and she cares, are designed specifically for health professionals, retailers, hospitality workers, educators, hairdressers and busy women on their feet!

These styles have supportive, shock absorbing soles and a footbed designed to fit the shape and contours of a woman's foot.

Our work footwear is certified as "occupational footwear" and the soles are rated as slip resistant (SRC - to the highest certified standard).  The she nurtures' upper is manufactured with water resistant leather.  The she cares range is manufactured with breathable mesh and is leather free.

We so feel for you!  Due to the support and technology of our footbeds and soles, our footwear gives you support in all the right places!  Our she wear footwear may assist with minimising the pain and discomfort of such foot conditions.  Our footbeds are removable, so all our she wear footwear is orthotic friendly.

If you require safety footwear, we suggest our she achieves zip lace up or she does hiker cut styles.

If you require a work shoe, look for the she cares or she nurtures sneakers.

Some customer feedback :

• "I have had plantar fasciitis for a good 6 months. I love the arches in my work boots so when I’m wearing them I have no pain. I work 12 hr days." ~ Kerry
• "I suffer from plantar fasciitis and swollen feet and lower legs. I wear she wear boots every day to work as I stand up all day. My feet/legs don't ache after a long day at work on my feet. I have tried all types of shoes over the years but nothing has helped until I found shewear." ~ Kirsten
• "I have 4+5 bulging disc and sciatica in my right leg. My boots help me so much. Wearing my boots has helped a lot to the point I almost have it under control without meds. Your boots are amazing." ~ Diana
• "My she cares sneakers are so comfortable. I can even wear them with the hard ankle brace I need to wear until I have surgery. I have 2 issues with my foot in that I have broken my 5th metatarsal bone and ligament damage in my ankle. These are the only shoes I've been able to have on with the brace and to be able to wear a pair of shoes comfortably is awesome." ~ Karen

Safety ~ Our widest fitting safety boot is the she does range due to the design of the upper.  We do, however, have customers with wide feet who comfortably wear she achieves, she strives and she inspires.

Work ~ Our she nurtures and she cares work sneaker ranges are perfect for wide feet, with a wide toe box to assist with all day wear.

Ensure to read the size guide on each individual style.

We do offer returns on full priced items for peace of mind purchasing.

Most styles are suitable for you, however we do recommend to avoid pull on style boots.

We do offer returns on full priced items for peace of mind purchasing.

First of all, we'd suggest to check your exact site/company requirements as quite often any certified safety toe cap is suitable (all our safety caps are fully certified).  However if you do require a steel cap, check out she does, she inspires, she can and she will).

Our she achieves, she strives and she moves are all completely metal free safety footwear.  We produce these styles with a composite cap rather than a steel cap.

Yes!  Our she achieves range is super popular with hikers .. extremely lightweight and manufactured with anti leg and foot fatigue discs inbuilt into the mid sole.  This range does have a safety cap however it is composite, and therefore metal free and lightweight.

We understand not everyone wants, needs or can have coloured safety footwear, so we offer several black, brown and wheat options in both our safety and work ranges.

We have many avid gardeners wearing our safety footwear in their gardens and on their properties.  Our leather footwear is manufactured with a water resistant upper, however if your boots are wet on a regular basis, please ensure to spray with a waterproofing spray.  This helps with longevity as wet conditions can be damaging to leather.

Our fashion rubber gum boots are also suitable for the weekend gardeners!

Yes!  Our fashion gum boots are manufactured with rubber and our work sneakers (she cares) are produced with a breathable mesh material.

At this stage, we do not manufacture any non leather safety footwear.  We have built several prototypes however as we pride ourselves on quality, we felt the materials weren't durable enough to handle tough working conditions and our strict quality assurance measures.

But don’t just take our word for it!
Just some of our customer’s feedback …

I’m one to suffer with sore feet due to high arches and a heel spur. I need comfortable, light weight and supportive footwear. These boots fit the brief.

Them new boot feels. She wear the most comfortable steel caps I’ve worn in 18 years #womeninconstruction

Fantastic hardworking everyday boots. Love them!!!!

I have been very happy with every item i have purchased from she wear and will continue to shop and recommend she wear.

My she achieves are awesome! Got mine for abseiling, very comfy and supportive. Traipsing around up north with them so they double as hikers. Can work & play in them. 🙂

Best boots ever!! Wear them 8 hrs a day and never get a sore back! #bootsfromheaven

I bought the safety sneakers they are the most comfortable shoes for walking in. I love them!!! It’s hard to take them off and they look fantastic on.  Love the gum boots too great value for money.  Will be buying more for sure.

Product Features:

PROTECTIVE TOE safety CAPS ~ STEEL & COMPOSITE

Steel and composite safety caps are tested and certified to the same compliance standards and there are 2 formal tests that both safety caps must perform to .. impact testing to 200 joules and compression testing 15Kn pressure at a set speed.

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There is considerable confusion in the industry and some do presume steel caps are required when it comes to safety footwear. However, this is not correct .. we do urge you to check your company’s requirements as more often than not, composite safety caps are suitable. Choosing the safety toe that best suits you is really dependent on your role so we suggest to research what will suit you best and check your company’s OHS requirements, particularly if you work in construction or mining. We are more than happy to offer assistance, so please contact us if you need any further clarification.

Advantages of composite toe cap ~

  • Tested and certified to AS/NZ , EN and ASTM standards (impact and compression resistant)
  • Lightweight ~ significantly lighter than steel cap
  • Metal free
  • Airport friendly
  • Electrically non conductive (more suited for electrical use)
  • Extreme temperature resistant ~ insulative against heat and cold (perfect for freezer work or in cold climates)

Advantages of steel toe cap ~

  • Tested and certified to AS/NZ, EN and ASTM standards (impact and compression resistant)
  • Better puncture resistance (eg. nail gun)
  • Better cut resistance (eg. power saw)

QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE (full details are on individual product descriptions) ~

Composite cap styles ~ she achieves zip lace up / she strives pull on / she moves sneaker

Steel cap styles ~ she does hiker style lace up / she inspires pull on / she can lace up / she will pull on

Non safety styles ~ she nurtures work sneaker / she cares work sneaker / she works lace up boot / she leads pull on boot / she reigns fashion gum boots / junior by she wear kids boots

OUR FOOTBEDS / INSOLES

Our footwear styles have removable footbeds/insoles and all ranges are orthotic friendly.

Our custom footbeds help make our footwear super comfortable! Made from polyurethane (PU), gel, foam and mesh, our inner soles are anti bacterial with perforations to promote air flow and ventilation around the foot.

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Our footbeds are designed specifically to fit the shape of a woman’s foot.  They have :

• good arch support,
• a cradled heel for stability, support and balance,
• gel inserts under foot (under the ball of the foot and heel) to assist with shock absorption and foot fatigue,
• perforations to promote air flow and ventilation

Our inner soles in our safety footwear ranges are also anti static.

This inner sole comes standard in all our PU/rubber, PU/TPU and PU/PU sole ranges.

Footbeds are also available to purchase separately.

In addition to our custom footbed, the she achieves zip lace up range comes standard with Poron™ and EVA discs inserted into the mid sole (under the ball of foot and heel) for additional comfort and to alleviate foot and leg fatigue.This is why the she achieves is THE choice for women walking and standing all day.

SLIP RESISTANCE

Our safety and work footwear ranges (not gumboots) are tested and certified slip resistant under Australian/NZ standards. Some of our ranges are also tested slip resistant to the European and American standards.

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If you need footwear with a high level of slip resistance, look for the highest slip rating, SRC. Our “she achieves”, “she does”, “she strives”, “she inspires”, “she moves”, “she nurtures” and “she cares” ranges are rated SRC.

(NB. No sole compound will be entirely non slip or slip resistant in every environment.)

SRA

Tested to be slip resistant on a ceramic wetted tile contaminated with a diluted soap solution

SRB

Tested to be slip resistant on a smooth steel surface contaminated with a diluted soap solution

SRC

Passes both SRA and SRB testing (ie. highest level of protection possible under AS/NZ standards)

upper materials

With the majority of our safety ranges, we use high quality nubuck leather which is a top-grain raw hide leather giving strength, thickness and resistance to wear. It is a particularly fine leather that has been lightly sanded on the grain side and therefore been given a satiny character. It is ideal for footwear because it remains water resistant for a long time after waxing.

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Nubuck leather is extremely supportive and is a good choice for tough working comfort. It is a much hardier/tougher leather than suede as it’s the external hide, whereas suede is the internal side of the hide. We only use nubuck leather in our safety footwear range (except for the “she achieves” black which is a full-grain {ie. glossy} leather, “she inspires” which is a beautiful vintage look crazy horse leather and our “she strives” which is action leather).

Our brown “she inspires” pull on safety range is produced with crazy horse leather which is extremely durable & strong and is made by applying a wax to the already smooth, full grain leather surface.  The wax enhances the fibres of the leather and when they are scratched or rubbed, the natural colour of the leather changes its hue and gives it a distinctive and unique vintage look.  Crazy horse leather has extra water resistant capabilities due to the wax surface. Scratches, marks and irregularities are features of this leather. It is called crazy horse leather as it’s a popular leather for saddle manufacturing (it doesn’t come from horses!).

Our limited edition leopard print “she strives” range is produced with action leather.  This leather is pressed or rolled smooth and the hide is then laminated with a thin layer of PVC to protect the print.  This leather is durable and has good water resistant qualities.

Our “she nurtures” work and leisure sneaker is produced with high quality water resistant grain leather.

Our “she cares” work and leisure sneaker is made with a breathable knit mesh upper.

Sole technology

(“she can” & “she will” safety ranges, “she works” & “she leads” work/fashion ranges)

A traditional method of manufacturing which provides a boot that will give :

  • Anti static properties
  • Comfortable with shock absorbing properties
  • Excellent insulation against cold and heat
  • Slip resistance (AS/NZ standards rated SRA)
  • Resistant to most fuels, oils, acids and chemicals
  • Heat resistant to 300°C (HRO)
  • Good shape retention
  • Easy to repair
  • Durability

(“she achieves” and “she does”)

  • A lightweight, shock absorbing polyurethane (PU) midsole which cushions impact and assists with leg and foot fatigue
  • Hard wearing rubber outsole
  • Extreme comfort
  • Heat resistant to 300°C (HRO)
  • Anti static
  • Excellent slip resistance (highest under Aus/NZ standard – SRC)
  • Lightweight and flexible
  • Resistant to most fuels, oils, acids and chemicals
  • Poron™ technology and EVA in the midsole for additional comfort and specially designed for those on their feet all day (excellent for leg, foot and lower back fatigue) – “she achieves” range only

(“she moves”, “she inspires” and “she strives”)

  • A lightweight, shock absorbing polyurethane midsole which cushions impact and assists with leg and foot fatigue
  • Hard wearing TPU (thermo plastic urethane) outsole providing superior grip
  • Extreme comfort
  • Heat resistant to 130°C (HRO)
  • Anti static
  • Excellent slip resistance (highest under Aus/NZ standard – SRC)
  • Lightweight and flexible
  • Resistant to most fuels and oils
  • Long shelf life
  • Good abrasian resistance

(“she cares” and “she nurtures”)

  • A lightweight, shock absorbing polyurethane (PU) midsole which cushions impact and assists with leg and foot fatigue
  • Hard wearing PU
  • Extreme comfort
  • Excellent slip resistance (highest under Aus/NZ standard – SRC)
  • Lightweight and flexible
  • Resistant to most fuels and oils
  • Good abrasian resistance

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