Aquila, the brand – A brief history of Aquila Shoes

Aquila is a family business established in 1958, founded on humble beginnings in a small workshop in Melbourne, Australia. It was the result of one man’s Italian passion and know-how for creating premium quality footwear that revelled in both craftsmanship and uncompromised style.

Aquila, translates in English to ‘Eagle’ and was chosen for the attributes it represents; Confidence, Precision, Strength and Style.

Catching the eye of every fashion-conscious gentleman across Australia, Aquila quickly built a reputation for quality fashion footwear and the demand saw expansion into multiple retail stores.

Today, 60 years on, a third generation of family members are hard at work continuing the Aquila legacy and the brand now operates over 40 retail stores nationwide and is as proud of its rich heritage as its position as the leader in men’s tailored fashion in Australia.

Aquila was built on a reputation synonymous with quality and style, with a demand that made expanding the footwear product offering into accessories both apparent and seamless.

Aquila - Footwear. Accessories.



Aquila is home to a diverse and impressive range of footwear styles for the modern man. Whether its business, weekend or supporting a trend, Aquila has an unmatched commitment to quality, design and to being a market leader. Our footwear is made from the highest quality materials using the best of both traditional and modern manufacturing techniques. Designed with modern global styling and influenced by places such as Europe, New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo, Aquila continues to be the primary destination for men’s footwear throughout Australia.



Accessories has been a growing addition to the Aquila range and has become an integral part of the complete product offering. Our accessories are considered essential, convenient and complementary to a complete outfit as we continue to expand and develop the range.

In addition to quality essentials such as silk ties, pocket squares, shoe care kits and socks, is also a comprehensive selection of premium leather belts, leather bags, and tech accessories, all delivering Aquila’s signature craftsmanship and quality.