About

A woman’s feet must be the most unloved parts of our bodies.

To get those ‘I-have-to-have-shoes’ fitting well, we go through all sorts of pain to ‘break in’ our shoes.

We endure blisters on our heels from unforgiving material and stubborn structures that insist on punishing our devastated feet. We tip toe around in our gorgeous looking heels, ignoring the loud cries of agony from the balls of our feet at every tortured step.

Many ‘comfort’ shoes look like what our dear grandmas would wear. While the ‘perfect’ shoes sneak quietly past your better judgement because of sheer good looks… but you just can’t wait to take them off after a busy day or a special night out.

Do we really have to choose between style and comfort?

No!!!

Wendy & Holly Shoes create super comfy, stylishly funky shoes for the woman and girl who want a shoe that will love their feet - every day and night of the week, at work and at play.

The woman that wears Wendy & Holly Shoes takes pride in what she wears, has a get-on-with-it attitude, and is genuine, caring, quirky and fun. She has a unique sense of style, and enjoys expressing herself through her outfits: classic, retro, vintage, rockabilly, glammed up or glammed down.

The woman that wears Wendy & Holly Shoes loves knowing that her feet are taken care of in comfort inner soles and stable wedge heels made to last many years. Her feet can breathe and are tenderly nurtured for by soft materials that mould to her feet.

And the woman that wears Wendy & Holly Shoes absolutely adores wearing a shoe that’s been inspired in the beautiful, and almost-always sunny and bright Noosa in Australia.

What Wendy & Holly Shoes women say

"Today I visited your showroom and bought my daughter and myself a pair of your fabulous shoes. We both wore them straight away and absolutely love them! I find it really hard to buy ballet flats that actually stay on my feet but these are amazing and so comfortable. My daughter loves her sparkly light up shoes!" - Jodie Soutter

"So happy with both my shoes n service. Bought 2 pairs, but 1 was sooo tight. I told them, then i sent the shoes back and got my replacement 3 working days later!!! So quick! So impressed. Heard about your shoes from another happy customer. Love your work!" - Jasmine Elyse

"OMG, i love my wedges!!! These are the most comfortable shoe ever. I only bought 1 pair & I'm REALLY annoyed i didn't purchase the other....however, have finally had time to search & find them & there WILL be more of these shoes in my wardrobe!! Did i mention i LOVE my wedges!" - Justine McDonnell

And in the media

The Wendy & Holly Shoes story

In February 2010 bookkeeper Wendy MacManus embarked on a much-needed holiday overseas to unwind and de-stress from the long hours, and boring, unfulfilling desk job as a bookkeeper.

Little did she know the trip would fire up an intense determination to begin a new chapter in her life: pursuing her life long passion for womens shoes. At the ripe young age of 54!

'I started to feel very stifled by my job. Accounts, was all I had known. I realised I was ‘dying’ in my role. I had no enthusiasm to go to work. So I made a radical decision, and quit.'

And so the original Wendy black jelly wedge was born. It’s been a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs, and near fallouts a few times.

But determination, resilience, and Wendy’s keen eye and ear for what women really want in a shoe, has seen the journey continue more than 6 years later.

From small beginnings

  • There’s now a strong following of women who have joined the jelly shoe revolution, 6,000+ across Facebook and Instagram
  • Fans include fashionistas, corporates, hairdressers, mums - women of all shapes and sizes - in all a range of occupations
  • WHS jelly shoes are globetrotters - in New Zealand, South Africa, Asia, US, Canada, and even Vanuatu (where we made a Red Cross donation)
  • WHS Showroom opened in June 2014 in Noosa to give fans access to the full WHS jelly shoe range and meet Wendy in person
  • Miss Wendy kids range launched in November 2015 by popular demand.
  • WHS online shopping expanding 2017.
  • WHS is closing showroom 2017 and going sailing. New office on "Attitude"

Vive la jelly revolution!

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