From soul to sole, the connection begins.
Step into Shoe Connection, your ultimate destination for luxury premium footwear that connects style with comfort.
Our collections are handpicked from around the globe and designed using high quality leathers with exquisite details, to connect people from all walks of life, through a shared appreciation for diversity and a love for self-expression.
We're all about forging connections with luxurious materials from different parts of the world, Spain, Italy, Portugal & Turkey, and collaborating with people who share our passion for leather craftsmanship.
At Shoe Connection, we’re style with substance. We offer a unique shopping experience and a connected understanding of our customers – making each one feel good with every step.
The team at Shoe Connection are Mad about Shoes.
We are single minded in our passion of all things shoes. You might even say we are slightly obsessed! Determined in our pursuit to WOW each and every customer, we want to create the best collection of footwear and offer you an enjoyable shopping experience. Season after season, our devoted buyers travel the world to uncover the latest looks and trends and deliver them to New Zealand shores.
Whether you’re after women’s, men’s, kids shoes or sneakers, our amazing staff will work tirelessly to find the right style for you. At Shoe Connection we’ll never tell you who to be or what to wear. Our sole purpose is to give you the footing to be yourself. Whether you choose to shop online or in-store, create your own statement look and go shoe mad at Shoe Connection.
2016 Shoe Connection opens in NorthWest Shopping Centre, Auckland and relocates to a bigger site in Sylvia Park
2015 Shoe Connection opens in Queen Street, Auckland and The Base, Hamilton
2014 shoeconnection.co.nz named one of the Top Ten websites by Australian Woman's Day NZ Edition.
2013 Our first Auckland store opens in Newmarket, followed shortly after by Sylvia Park.
This year we proudly celebrate our 75th anniversary in the fashion footwear industry and our founders 100th birthday!
2011 royalt.co.nz and Shoe Connection join forces to become shoeconnection.co.nz.
2010 Shoe Connection opens its doors in Palmerston North in The Square.
2008 We embrace online selling and leap into our first ecommerce store and launch royalt.co.nz.
2006 Shoe Connection in Cuba Street wins the “Wellington Fashion Store of the Year “ award. The Cuba Street store attracts customers from all over New Zealand. People fall in love with the amazing collection of quirky and fun shoes sourced from leading designers in Europe.
2005 John’s eldest son Jeremy heads up the company.
2003 The next Shoe Connection store opens in Northlands Mall, Christchurch.
2002 The first Christchurch store opens in Christmas in Riccarton Mall.
1991 Shoe Connection opens its first store in Porirua, Wellington. This is born from a desire to showcase the best of the Banks Shoes range with a more youthful flavor. The store quickly becomes recognised as the leading fashion store in Wellington. A further three stores open in the Wellington region shortly after.
1981 John opens his first store in Wellington City on the fashion shopping strip of Lambton Quay. He names this store Plimmer Shoes, a women’s fashion footwear boutique. John imports and sells top European brands sourced from his trips abroad to the fashion shows in Europe. The store is an instant hit with the women of Wellington!
1965 The original Banks Shoes store doubles in size fueled by demand for its fashion forward footwear and leading European labels. A further store opens under the name “Christies Shoes” in Lower Hutt. Banks Shoes becomes one of the first companies in New Zealand to import the Adidas brand from Germany.
1959 Cecil’s son John joins the company.
1938 Our founding member Cecil Bank opens our first store in Lower Hutt’s High Street under the name Banks Shoes.
Search & Rescue
We’ll do everything in our power to find you the right shoes, in the right size, right style and right colour. If it is available in another store, we’ll simply order it in and deliver it free of charge. Just call us on 0800 769 258 and we can locate it for you, or direct you to the nearest store.
Shoe Connection has a shoe rewards programme that will reward you for simply doing what you already do. Sign up to LoyalT in store and for every $500 you spend at any one of our Shoe Reward Partner stores*, you’ll receive $30 worth of Shoe Rewards loaded directly on to your LoyalT membership. The more you shop, the more additional benefits you get like special promotions, VIP events, exclusive offers and competition prize packages. It’s the least we could do for our valued customers.
*Stores include Shoe Connection, Banks Shoes and snkr.