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Welcome To McKinlays Footwear

Thank you for your interest in our company.

McKinlays Footwear has been making shoes since 1879; as you can imagine, we’ve seen a few changes since then. However, even though tastes and styles have moved on (some would say come full circle) one thing has remained the same: high quality footwear, made to last, has always attracted discerning buyers. This is evidenced by our growing list of overseas customers: we regularly send our shoes to retailers in Australia, as well as directly to private customers in America, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Although we started from humble beginnings, we currently make between 130 and 160 pairs of shoes each day. As production has increased to meet growing demand, we’ve taken care to retain some of the traditional skills and techniques that add value to our product and set McKinlays shoes apart from the mass produced mainstream. We’ve also retained the valuable skills and experience of people who know footwear inside out: eight of our staff have been with us for over 20 years; with a further seven for over 12 years.

We believe this focus on quality, traditional techniques and philosophies, and the continuity of experienced staff, allows us not only to offer you a superior product, but a higher level of service and support. We look forward to talking with you soon.

Graeme and David McKinlay



If the boot fits, the film world will wear it.

And the Oscar for best supporting footwear goes to ... McKinlays!

The Dunedin-based footwear company created 200 one-of-a-kind boots for Peter Jackson's latest trilogy, The Hobbit.
Company directors Graeme and David McKinlay said the fifth generation-owned business had become involved with film and television productions during the past decade, including King Kong, Lord of the Rings, River Queen, 10,000 BC, Power Rangers and now The Hobbit.

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Graeme McKinlay, of Dunedin-based shoe company McKinlays, with some prototype shoes made for the film The Hobbit. Photo by Stephen Jaquiery - Otago Daily Times


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