Since it's inception in 1948, Cadet Shoes has been a family owned and operated business, it's manufacturing roots having been established in
and around the suburb of North Fitzroy, Melbourne.
Today, Cadet is a design and marketing company with a global outlook. Owning and managing a strong stable of proprietary brands being
marketed and sold throughout the world, as well as a significant private label design & wholesale business with strategic retail partners both domestically and internationally.
Cadet Shoes employs around 55 people in design, production planning, sales and marketing, warehousing functions and retail in Melbourne, alongside an affiliated production plant in China that employs around 2800 people in a modern, efficient facility which complies to international standards on health, safety and employment.
Decades of experience
Spanning three generations, we have worked with businesses around the globe to execute the development, production and distribution of fashion footwear. Maintaining the knowledge base from our manufacturing roots, has been key to the ongoing success of styling and product.
The art of shoemaking
Our designers constantly travel the globe looking for the latest developments and trends. Our eyes are everywhere, we look down edgy London laneways for the coolest 'IT' girl styles, hip New York hotspots flooded with trendsetters, the catwalks of Paris and Milan, and locally at the urban influences in Melbourne.