Walk with Australia.
Experience the benefits of our skin-soft, super-supportive, biomechanically designed walking shoes. Meet the team behind the inspiration, design and manufacture of a new way of being active.
Born in Australia and made to roam the world, Freeworld is the nearest thing you’ll get to foot nakedness – soft and bare yet supportive. Standing firmly behind the product is a team deeply committed to a more mindful way of living.
Our team, from brand leaders to manufacture and marketing, of travellers, entrepreneurs and those with a vision for a better way of living. An international group of free-thinkers, we came together from Australia, the UK, Korea, China and Southern Africa. We have met for years to share stories, ideas and inspiration. One thing that this diverse group found in common was the desire to walk far further and for far longer. And so the consistent was to create an Australian designed, perfect walking shoe. One that allowed us complete freedom to continue our journeys, whether local or internationally, and to look after the feet that carry us there.
Why Australia? Above all, Australia is known for being inventive, resolute and unorthodox. That gave us the ability to create a range of shoes that can do what we want, when we need them to do it. All regardless of standardised concepts or conventional expectations. We are changemakers, fitness enthusiasts, irrepressible outdoorsmen and some of the worlds’ most determined and indefatigable travellers.
Our irrepressible need for freedom manifests itself in the need to walk. Walking is something that has long been part of our culture. Adopted from our ancient first nations and integrated into today’s multi-national and cosmopolitan population, we feel a deep connection to nature and our place within it. Walking is not only for our fitness, but for our mental health and emotional wellbeing. The terrible years of repeated lockdowns only reinforced to us, as a nation, that being able to step outside our own front door is a privilege that demands respect and attention.
Now that we are free to walk, the freedom seekers amongst us will have the urge to do so, almost endlessly. Freeworld Australia is a shoe that we dreamed of and of which we are proud. One that allows us to walk, yet recover from gruelling urban surfaces or challenging terrain.
Freeworld Australia allows you to go where you want, be who you need to be and, ultimately, respect the body that gets you there.
Meet some of the mould-breaking team that created our unique brand.
Imran is our Walker in Chief and golf dreamer. An Entrepreneur who cut his teeth in denim. With a passion for function & fashion he has number of brands within his portfolio. His stewardship of Corfu and Outback has seen him navigate many storms building his business. Weekends can see him on the green or in the clubhouse dreaming of what could have been the perfect round. He believes that Freeworld has the vision to create the perfect golf shoe (but don't tell Charlie). Until then he relaxes in the Bio Slide, ideal for fairway feet that rarely get a break and need to cope with a variety of courses; whether in Singapore, the Gold Coast or in the den on his snooker table.
Mike is our brand specialist and International Traveller - now Zoomer. An Entrepreneur with a passion for travel he has developed a number of footwear brands as well as managed some global iconic brands. His work with Hunter Boots, Ugg Australia and Swims has seen him walking many miles in the pursuit of brand perfection. Often seen strolling "the bay", he believes that the Freeworld range is ideal for hard working feet that rarely get a break and need to cope with a variety of terrain, whether the walking trails of Sydney, the city streets of London or the country lanes of his home town, Lake Windermere.
Charlie is our engineer, footwear doctor and factory genie. An Entrepreneur with a passion for excellence in footwear, we think he is robot that never sleeps. His work with K2, Nike and now Freeworld, Charlie is 'our' shoe dog with many miles banked doing the math. Often seen with family and friends dreaming of summer as Autumn sheds its leaves bush walking Korean style. He is a believer in our mission that the Freeworld range has got the right mix of Australian design and Korean build to cope with challenges of the urban walk and or post gym cool down. He tells me that Seoul coffee shops are better than Australia's - really Charlie, really!?
From the beginning, Freeworld set out to create the ultimate walking shoe for foot recovery.
This was no whim. As diehard athletes and travelers, our team is not alone in suffering from the acute foot and joint discomfort that comes with pushing yourself. Sports injuries affect millions of Australians each year. For many, walking ends up being their best medicine.
A couple of reasons we’ll never stop walking:
- It’s low-impact, accessible, equipment-free and age-proof
- Walking helps reduce body fat, lower blood pressure and increase high-density lipoprotein
- A brisk 30-minute walk is proven as an antidepressant for people of all ages
- Walking increases blood flow to the brain and, in turn, thinking skillsIt makes for a greener planet, since more distance walked means less vehicle carbon emitted.
Freeworld is the definitive walking shoe. It’s also a recovery shoe, engineered to address the top five inflammatory, muscular and fatigue-related foot problems of active people.
Since the outbreak of Covid-19, we’ve been overwhelmed with support from our friends worldwide – and a few questions on how we’re handling warehouse hygiene. That’s understandable, so we’ve developed a new set of policies to put our people and customers at ease.
Changes we’ve implemented across our office, warehouse and supplier networks include:
- Updated working-from-home and sick leave policies to encourage self-care
- Extra stringent cleaning regime every day
- New distancing and hygiene measures implemented to minimise contagionAnd more.
Just get in touch if you have any questions about how your order will be handled.