About Us

Barlow Shoes, or Barlows, is a South Australian family shoe retail business. As a company, we were inducted into the Australian Family Business Hall of Fame in July 2011. We are part of a sixth generation business, founded in 1868. In 2018 we celebrated our 150th birthday, which is a great milestone for us, and any business.

When we moved locations from the iconic Rundle Mall to a smaller boutique store in 2014, we also changed names slightly, from Barlow Shoes to Barlows. We are now locatated at Shop 24 Charles Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000.

Charles Street is the side street next to David Jones, with it being the main walkway for Adelaide University Students from North Terrace to the Mall. We are part of Charles Street Plaza. The shops next to us are Oxfam and Signature Café.

Our new Boutique store specialises in street-wear, and offers South Australia’s largest range of Dr. Martens and Converse. We are proud to continue our long standing commitment to these two iconic brands alongside the iconic brand Birkenstock and Stance Socks.

As a proud South Australian family business, we would love for you to all get on board and support South Australian Family Businesses, like ourselves.

On this website you can browse the site as a catalogue and look before you come in store to buy, or we have a shopping cart so you can buy online. Simply select the sizes and styles you want, create and account and pay. We will then send your order out to you! Any orders over $100 are shipped FREE within Australia. If under $100, a $10 fee applies per pair of shoes. We also do Express Post with a fee of $15 per pair of shoes. We also ship to New Zealand with a postage cost of $30 per pair of shoes. You can also now Click and Collect in store, or use ZzipPay or Afterpay. Afterpay and zipPay are both available in store or through the website.

Barlows, along with this new site, also has Facebook and Instagram. Links to our pages are below. Please support us by following our pages.


We now have an e-Newsletter that comes out. Please sign up, either in store or put your email address in the bottom of the newsletter link at the bottom of our website pages. This will keep you up to date with the latest Sales, Competitions and Promotions. First orders online from signing up to the newsletter will also get you a 10% off discount code. Instagram, Facebook and our website will also have some information of these also.

We also have a sister store Grundys Shoes, which locations are at Rundle Street, Adelaide, Jetty Road, Glenelg, and Ocean Street, Victor Harbor.

Barlows stocks the most Authentic and Alternative footwear brands, including Dr. Martens, Converse and Birkenstock, so come and get your pair today! We hope to see or hear from you soon!