The Olive Aubrey Story

Susan Aubrey Cound

To a business woman working in fashion, the lack of choice in stylish low heeled shoes seemed inexplicable - the internet was awash with shoes. But other than the designer labels, low heels seemed stuck in a 1984 style warp. So I decided to make my own. 

Girlfriends talked wistfully about perfect shoes they once owned. Shoes that felt and looked glamorous. Shoes that really were comfortable. Shoes in which you could actually walk. Shoes that have proven impossible to replace. Because once you know your own style, what shape fits and what heel heights work for you, you don’t want to be a slave to fashion. 

Many a perfect low heeled shoe achieved hero status by solving a specific wardrobe challenge. What to wear instead of boots in spring? How to ‘do summer’ without open toes at work? What is the perfect shoe to wear with trousers? The answers are the inspiration that is curating the shapes and styles of the Olive Aubrey collection.

The Sixties paid homage to fabulously designed low-heeled shoes that epitomised feminine style. Well-made, practical and often colourful, they were also a brilliant fusion of form and function.

Made in Italy with a signature square toe and a palette of glorious colours, Olive Aubrey draws on the legacy of that extraordinary decade, creating low-heeled shoes referencing the nostalgic glamour that defined a generation of style icons. Shoes that - along with her Jackie-O sunglasses - I remember my mother Olive wearing.

Tell us what you like, what you’d change and develop the range with me. What is your perfect low-heeled shoe?

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Size Guide
UK Size 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8
European Size 35 35.5 36 36.5 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5 41
Foot length (inches) 8.8 9.1   9.3   9.6   9.8   10.1   10.3
Foot length (cms) 22.5 23   23.6   24.3   24.9   25.5   26.2

More detailed sizing information available on our sizing page