the Urban Gear Story

Hi, I’m Matt, and together with Kimi and Eddy, we are the urban adventuring team behind The Urban Gear. We started as Shoes for Feets in 2016 with our incredible passion for urban adventuring, travelling, and exploring our own backyard. 

Our journey began bringing comfortable, supportive, stylish shoes and we have continued to add to a curated selection of everyday gear. Four years on, our goal is still to offer a single place for our fellow urban adventurers to get everything they need for their journey’s short and long. We knew from the start that as we grew our goal wouldn't change, but what we offered would. This is why we became The Urban Gear to let everyone know we carry more than just Shoes for Feets.

Based on the sunny Gold Coast, Australia’s outdoor-lovers paradise - we love exploring, whether in our own backyard or over land and seas - We’re always up for the adventure! We’ve been involved in the comfortable outdoor technical shoes and apparel game for over 15 years, so we know our stuff. 

Best of all – we live the lifestyle. 

We know how important it is to have stylish yet practical gear that fits well. Gear that can take you on sightseeing day trips and rugged inner-city adventures, straight through to dinner at a restaurant, or a show downtown.

No matter where your travels take you, excellent gear is essential to enjoy every day. We understand that a good grip, safety, technicality, and comfort are non-negotiables when it comes to all day, all-purpose gear. We also understand that style is paramount and not something that has to be sacrificed. None of us wants to look like ‘All the Gear and No idea’ when we’re on the adventure or out to dinner! We also don’t want to look like we’ve been living in the outback for the past five years without any sign of civilisation.

We’re all about the perfect fit for your feet. 

There’s nothing worse than having to squeeze your toes into a shoe that looks great but feels terrible because the shop doesn’t have the bigger size that you need. After years of struggling ourselves to find the right fit, we made it a point to provide both comfortable AND stylish shoes for all shapes and sizes. We offer a great selection of bigger sizes and wider fitting footwear (see our printable fit guide) that many other companies miss out on providing. Our big-footed customers come back again and again because we’ve got them covered. 

Our motto is: Gear for the Everyday

We offer simple, straightforward, honest service and advice. Our shipping is a bonus of fast/cheap and we made the checkout system as simple as possible. We’re here to get you the gear you need, as swiftly and painlessly as possible. 

For men and women, we have active shoes, lace-ups, sandals, slip-on shoes in Olukai, Keen, to name a few, as well as an extensive range of travel accessories such as Camelbak water bottles, blister-proof socks, Smartwool socks (seriously the best merino socks you’ll ever wear!), beach bags, picnic sets and a range of BlackWolf, and XTM outdoor equipment. Gear that will see you through the everyday, for a day or night-time adventure.

Come shop with us. Browse our range. Sign up to our VIP news, and join us on our socials. Changes are afoot constantly, and we’re keen to take you along for the ride. We have what you need, and just like you - we’re all about adventure too.

Matt, Kimi and Eddy

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