The first shoes to come out from the Julius Marlow workshop was in 1928.
The streets of Melbourne were being trod on by handmade and classic craftsmanship
in the form of leather boots made for Victorian conditions.
Their legacy as the “shoe of firsts” defines not just the past, but also the future.
Julius Marlow push the boundaries of what a shoe can do, and for whom it can do it – a mission and promise shaped by the progressive city that made Julius Marlow.
At Brown’s we love to embrace companies that are Australian owned and have a mandate that reflects our insistence on quality. Julius Marlow have been with Brown’s for several years as they actively follow the same ideals as we do.
Recently their parent company, Brand Collective, explained their policy of ethical sourced apparel and footwear.
Instigating an Ethical Sourcing team, with offices in Australian and Asia, they are dedicated to ensuring that all products are ethically sourced and that suppliers and manufacturers treat their employees fairly in accordance with local laws, both in terms of the wages they receive and the hours and conditions their employees enjoy.
Julius Marlow and Brand Collective value the natural environment and acknowledge
the benefits responsible environmental management delivers our employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders and the broader community. Their Environmental Sustainability Policy communicates the commitment to ensuring a sustainable environment through active management of the inputs and outputs of all processes.
The shoes and boots are as diverse as the communities of their home in Melbourne, and us on the Bellarine and Surf Coast.
Traditional, like the “Kick” range, to the two-tone “Scuttle” Julius Marlow produce boots that have a hint of individuality. The great thing about the “Kick”, “Utopia” and “Scuttle” is that they are easily worn with jeans as much as they can be worn with a suit or even a tuxedo! Tough as work boots, classy as dress shoes.
The selection of lace up boots and shoes are not only beautifully made but also tend to have a hint of flare just not found in other boots. The “Jaunt” is a classic dress and business shoe, whilst the “Coach” and “Calibre” pay homage to not only Docs, but also to Australian icons; the formal boots from the goldfields when Melbourne was the wealthiest city on the planet. Truly Victorian in heritage and look but 2020 in comfort and quality. A look that has never dated, and never will.
The Crystal Sole
Throughout the decades, Julius Marlow have also explored new technologies.
In 1946, they introduced “Crystal Sole”. A sole that is all about comfort, durability, flex and grip. A pure rubber sole developed to offer longevity meaning you get a shoe that you don’t have to replace quickly, a shoe that ages with you and molding to your feet the more you wear them. Investing in a leather shoe should be just that, it should get better with time, not be something you have to throw away as soon as the season ends.
The herringbone serrated patterns on the outsoles are not just for aesthetics. They’re functional. They open up when your foot hits the ground, offering a point of traction regardless of whether it’s slippery underfoot.
The O² Motion secret: the air pod.
Where foams and memory foams tend to flatten and lose their cushioning, O² Motion air pods remain intact. They are there for the life of the product.
From the moment you first put on the shoe, you’ll notice the increase in comfort. The unique dual density outsole has flex curves that are designed to enhance your natural walking motion, reducing the amount of effort used with each stride.
With O² Motion shoes, you can actually see the technology.
Julius Marlow have brought the technology out of hiding, and put it exactly where it can be seen.
As they head into 2022, Julius Marlow are investigating and introducing lines of boots and shoes made from environmentally friendly materials. They will always produce the finest leather footwear, as they know it lasts for years rather than being disposable, but they want to be leading the way in new footwear technologies.
Brown’s love having Julius Marlow as one of our suppliers. They always have shoes and boots of such a high quality and if we don’t have your size in store, they are quick to get the right one to us.