Here at Mikko we’re hugely passionate about each of the brands we stock, and that looking fabulous doesn’t need to compromise on comfort. All of our brands create beautiful handcrafted shoes made of soft leather, durable outsoles and cushioned insoles- all of the qualities you look for in your perfect pair. Interested in our top 5 brands and why they are so popular? Read on to know more!

Firstly, it is worth noting that we get consistent interest in wide fitting styles. Kiwi feet do tend to be on the wider side – possibly genetic, and possibly due to so much time in bare feet as children! In addition, as we age our feet naturally spread and many of us may develop bunions, arthritis or other conditions. So, it’s no surprise to us that our most popular brands cater to wide feet.

Ara – a quality German brand, Ara is at the forefront of supreme comfort through clever innovation. For those with a wider foot, Ara offers styles in G (generous fitting) and H (wide fitting), many with removable insoles. Ara uses patented technology to provide optimum comfort, such as Dynergy Soles to reduce impact through the sole of the shoe. Check out our summer styles Adonna and Adron with this special technology and feel the difference.


Gabor – proudly a family of second-generation shoe makers, Gabor is a popular German brand, which also caters to a wider foot. With ergonomic contoured footbeds and cleverly positioned straps, Gabor fuses function and fashion to create gorgeous quality shoes. This season, styles Jamella and James exemplify Gabor comfort – these stylish sandals can be adjusted from the instep, right through to the front of the foot, providing all day support and adjustability.

Arche – a French brand, Arche is the epitome of Parisian style and comfort. Made from all natural components, Arche shoes are designed to outlast fads and trends, as exemplified by styles such as Charlize and Clinton this season. Hand-made with the softest leather uppers that mould to the foot, Arche shoes also have unique soles made of 100% natural Hevea Latex– a dense shock absorbent material that is supportive and durable.

Hispanitas – from Alicante, Spain, Hispanitas proudly hand crafts all of their beautiful shoes and handbags. With an eye for the perfect heel height, they are known for their sophisticated and chic design. Their collection includes evening and event styles through to everyday flats and sneakers.


Rieker – offering comfort, functionality and quality, German brand Rieker combines clever design such as woven panelling (Revive) and elastic gussets, that perfectly shape to the foot. Suited to wide feet or those with bunions, the perforated leather and designer panelling of Rostin and Racey ensures breathability and comfort throughout the warm summer months, whatever your foot shape.

Each brand stocked at Mikko is a family business, just like us, and each one truly embodies our ethos of authenticity, quality, style and comfort.

We take great pride in matching each customer with their perfect fit. Visit one of our stores and our podiatry-trained team can help – or shop