Comfortable, on-trend, fashionable shoes that are designed to last. Sound too good to be true? It's not a myth, it's FRANKiE4. FRANKiE4 are on a mission to provide women with fashionable, wearable shoes that take the best care of your feet.
FRANKiE4 are a favourite of the Ian's Shoes team, and we think you'll love them too.
Meet Caroline McCulloch, designer of FRANKiE4
FRANKiE4 is the invention of Caroline McCulloch, a qualified podiatrist and physiotherapist from Brisbane. The inspiration for the brand struck when she needed to recommend footwear that would support her clients’ recovery, but she found limited options. Finding shoes that were comfortable and suitable for recovery that didn’t look like classic orthopaedic shoes was virtually impossible, but, in 2010, Caroline took matters into her own hands.
Caroline carefully designs the sole, footbed and upper of every shoe for maximum comfort and support. Each range boasts modern and classic styles that are both on trend and versatile, and they’ve been extensively tested to make sure the wearer feels confident and comfortable.
Watch the video below to learn about how Caroline brought FRANKiE4 to life!
Where Science and Fashion Meet
Being a podiatrist and physiotherapist, designer Caroline understands the way your feet support the rest of your body. She designs her shoes with soles and footbeds that are endlessly wearable, with arch support and forefoot cushioning to alleviate heel and foot pain, plantar fasciitis and forefoot soreness. FRANKiE4 boots and flats have a removable footbed to allow for individual orthotics, and the range of sandals has the footbed built in for a sleek, slimline look.
FRANKiE4 are perfect for hard-to-fit feet. With almost every pair of FRANKiE4 shoes purchased, you’ll also receive their patented Custom Fit Pack to tailor your fit perfectly. The Custom Fit Pack includes extra footbeds and removable cushion inserts to help customise the fit and maximise your comfort.
Our favourites from the FRANKiE4 Range at Ian's Shoes
FRANKiE4 shoes are always on-trend, stylish, versatile and, best of all, oh-so comfortable. The current range of shoes in store and online include the perfect sneakers for weekend adventures, stylish heeled boots and boardroom-to-bar flats. Here are our favourites:
Jackie in Blush is for the ladies looking for a sleek sneaker with a touch of sparkle. Pair these comfy, leather-lined sneakers with tailored trousers for a polished look, or a floaty autumn skirt for market-day style.
For casual-chic done right, Ellie in Black (above left) is your go-to shoe. With arch and heel support, as well as leather lining and upper, team Ellie with some distressed denim and a classic white tee. For something a little lighter in colour, Nat in Cream (above right) is the perfect addition to any casual outfit, especially paired with an autumn jacket and lived-in denim. Bonus: these shoes come with a FREE Custom Fit Pack to personalise your fit.
If you need to give your casual look a stylish boost, then you can’t go past Izzy in Wheat. With a stacked 70mm heel, extra cushioning, arch support and a stylisht silhouette, she’s perfectly paired with a feminine silhouette and soft knits.
Looking for a slightly lower heeled boot? Salli in Tan is perfect for you. Her durable rubber sole and leather lining will keep you comfortable. Pair with your favourite jeans and some funky boho earrings.
The perfect classic black boot this season is Mia in Black Oily Nubuck. Mia’s timeless shape and comfortable mid-heel can be paired with a multitude of wardrobe options; try a pair of tailored trousers or a floaty midi skirt and black leather jacket.
Head straight from the boardroom to the bar with Judy in Black. Judy’s cushioning and support will keep your feet comfortable all day at work, and her stylish leather upper will keep you looking polished for an after work cocktail. Judy is perfect paired with a tailored trouser and billowing top, but are just as stylish with a floaty midi dress.
There is something to suit every foot and every style in the FRANKiE4 range.
From work-ready flats and brogues, weekend sneakers, comfy boots and everything in between, you’re sure to find something you love from FRANKiE4.
The best way to truly understand how these shoes will enhance your look is to visit us at one of our five locations.