Warrnambool's shoe fitting specialists.

About us and what we do best.

 

The Perfect Fit.

 

We are Warrnambool's shoe fitting specialists.

 

As fitting specialists we carry all available sizes and widths. We carry a lot of orthopaedic footwear so we're able to cater for all sorts of foot conditions and orthotics.

Our staff are fully qualified and experienced shoe fitters.  We will measure and check current footwear and advise the correct shoe and the best fitting for growing feet.

Our staff is dedicated to delighting you with a professional & comprehensive shoe fitting experience unlike any you have experienced. 
We are here to provide you with a perfect fit in shoes that complement your lifestyle.
Our expertise is not an accident; to ensure that customers receive the best possible fit, all staff members participate in a rigorous training program to become experts in:

We understand your feet and the shoes you put them in.  Whether you just want a comfortable shoe that is also fashion-forward, you have problems such as bunions causing you foot pain, or you need orthotics or arch supports to fit into your shoes, our staff can help you.

 

 

The Rauert's Shoe family history.

70 years in the footwear business.

 

1941
At age 14, young Ron Rauert "founder" served a five year shoe repair apprentership with master craftsman Mr. James Moy of Dimboola earning 15 shillings a week.

Ron was trained in all aspects of shoe repair and was even taught the art of making shoes from scratch.

1954
It was 1954 and a larger shop just up the street, 92 Fairy Street became available.

Ron added more and more shoes plus at the peak of repairs, employed 7 shoe repairers!

1996
Ron Rauert retired in 1996 after 50 years in the business and Ron's son Peter now runs the business.

 

1946
At age 19 Ron summoned the courage and opened his own shoe repair business in Ballarat called "Swift Shoe Repairs" which he operated for 3 years.


1950
In February 1950 Ron heard of greener pastures in Warrnambool and brought a shoe repair business at 102 Fairy Street.

Ron was renowned for putting in some long hours and the milkman often woke Ron up who was asleep at the bench.

Ron started putting in a few shoes and business was booming.

1968
Expansion of Rauert's continued, in 1968 the store was doubled in size and the Famous "Uncle Ron's Train" was added.

Rauert's have had a simple Philosophy over the years:
- provide a bright and cheery environment
- provide a good shoe fitting expertise and knowledge.
- and good customer service.

2006
Rauert's celebrated 60 years in 2006.

The team at Rauert's completely understand footwear and fitting, ensuring you not only get the shoes or boots that fit your feet correctly but also superb value for money every time!