Victorian monopoly on Harrison shoes

Shoes and Sox is a chain of shoe shops with stores all around Australia. But for their back to school sale, only the one state will have Harrison shoes in stock.

They offer plenty of options Clarks lace-up school shoes. But the Harrison Indy II is available in Victoria only.

And the same story on the Mary Jane page. The Harrison Indiana II is another Victoria-only shoe.

Back to school shoe promotions

Another school year is about to begin.

Girls can go back to school with the range of laceup and t-bar shoes by Wilde.

Or head to Spendless Shoes and select a pair from their range.

Harrison t-bar school shoe sizes

When buying any shoe, getting the right fit is crucial. Harrison’s range school shoes make this hard – they are sold in UK sizes.

Head into your local shoe shop to get the right fit.

Or consult this conversion chart. For example: if you normally wear an Australian size 8 women’s shoe, buy your Harrison t-bars in size 6.

Remember these shoes?

Some mums reminisce about the t-bar shoes they used to wear to school.

Bilby: Still have stock of the popular girls school shoe by ROC in lace and Tbar.

Shirley: Look very much like the Harrisons that our girls used to wear…

Bilby: Yes, one is a copy of the other, but this one has leather lining

Shirley: I am talking about quite a few years ago, the Harrison shoes were all leather and had a cork lining between soles and inner…..

Anni: I had shoes like that back in the 1950s & loved them they were actually comfortable !

Chasing brown school shoes in Melbourne

There aren’t many schools in Melbourne that have brown shoes as part of their uniform. So finding brown school shoes is hard, as this mum discovered.

Brown Harrison Idaho t-bar in the shop window

February 2nd 2014

Shu Way – Shoes At Bargain Prices
Jeni Wilson

This shopping feat of finding cheap brown school shoes is getting tougher to achieve. I was told by Shu-way that many of the manufacturers are thinking about stopping the production of brown school shoes. I hope they tell the schools that have them as core uniform that they are phasing them out.

I have been going to Shu-way In Macleod for ten years, having four kids needing brown shoes. I have rung around to find somewhere closer to no avail. Even the outlets that have several shoe stores do not stock them.

In addition to brown school shoes they also stock men’s, women’s, children’s, formal, casual and fitness footwear, along with slippers and baby shoes.

Shu-way has been located in Macleod for forty years. It is near La Trobe Uni and the West Heidelberg factories, but not near many other retail stores. This out of the way shoe shop always seems to have specials.

MELBOURNIANS! omg does any1 know where BROWN t-bar school shoes/sandal are sold?

Found on Yahoo Answers.

The classic brown T-bar..


Q: MELBOURNIANS! omg does any1 know where BROWN t-bar school shoes/sandal are sold?

everyone has them BUT IN BLACK! i know they sell them… i think the brand is Harrison’s but they definitely don’t sell them a lot anymore! they have that cut out pattern on the arch/toes bit and a buckle.
sorry this is the photo of them i could find…..IN BLACK!

A: I know exactly what you mean.. but can’t think of where to get them… not many Melbourne schools have a brown uniform anymore… so maybe that’s why they’re hard to find? Try somewhere that stocks ‘Clarks’ shoes… or a shoe shop near Sienna College (the private school with a brown uniform), they might have them? If you have small feet you might be able to find them in a (large) kiddies size somewhere. Good luck in your hunting!
I think my sister had some of them back in the primary school days…
Salski · 7 years ago

A: yeah either in Myer or David Jones
but you have to go to the kids section because well there for school
you can also try like williams?

but they might just have black
wow.natalie · 7 years ago