Brave Strides

Adelaide, South Australia | 5 Sales


Brave Strides

Adelaide, South Australia 5 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Last updated on 09 Jan, 2018

I am currently taking a break. If you have an enquiry please send me a message, I will respond when I return.

Anna Jeffries

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Anna Jeffries


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Unique hand painted shoes in Australia.

Once upon a time I was a teacher. My specialty was high school mathematics and physics. In my spare time I indulged my love of shoes: browsing shoe stores, adding to my shoe collection and putting together outfits to match my shoes. A few years ago I became particularly frustrated when store after store presented me with the same black, brown and beige shoe choices. When researching more interesting shoes I came across some amazing hand painted shoes from people across the world and became excited to give it a go myself.

Before long I was hooked and every pair of shoes became a new and exciting project. So I made the brave decision to give up my teaching career and embrace a new creative career in shoe painting. This lead me to my business name 'Brave Strides' which represents the amazing shoes I love to create and my own decision to choose a different path for my own life.

Brave Strides shoes will get you noticed. Strangers will introduce themselves to say "I love your shoes! Where did you get them?" I love designs that are asymmetrical or complementary and a fondness for bold geometric details.

If you are planning an outfit for a special event and cannot find the colour you want in the style you like then I can help you. Ask me for a custom order or let me show you how to DIY in a video tutorial (coming soon).

My specialty is 3D butterfly shoes. I hand paint intricate patterns on your shoes and then add butterfly embellishments that look like beautiful butterflies are resting an your feet. You will feel like a fairy princess in your bespoke Brave Strides' shoes.

One part of my work which I truly love is to take something old and unused and make it beautiful. I have transformed my own collection of shoes and, with workshops and tutorials, shown others how to do the same. Shoes that have been sitting in a wardrobe unworn because they were boring or the wrong colour can become new favourites after a Brave Strides makeover.

My creativity craves quiet and my home is my haven so it made sense to set up my business at home. I cleared out my lounge room and squeezed my couch and TV into what used to be my office. I then filled my new studio space with lots and lots of shoes!! I am so happy in my space with room to spread out and work on all my projects. I also have enough space to invite people in for workshops and show them how to paint their own shoes.

Shop members

  • Anna Jeffries

    Owner, Shoe Artist

    Hi I am Anna and Brave Strides is my shoe dream. I have had several careers and, while being a Mum is by far the most important, I am grateful to be able to follow my creative dream and still be able to spend lots of time with my daughter.

  • Brave Cat


    Brave Cat has been with me from the start. He supervises my projects and is in training as my personal guard. As long as no one makes any loud noises or sudden movements he does a great job! He prefers sunny windowsills and quiet corners to shoes.

Shop policies

Last updated on 08 August, 2016
Here at Brave Strides I create custom hand painted footwear. Turn a plain pair of shoes into a unique statement. Send me your shoes and I will paint them. Step out in style for a wedding, special event or just add something fabulous to your wardrobe.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Custom Painted Shoes:

Shoes are painted just for you so a refund is not available. More than anything I want you to LOVE your Brave Strides' shoes. Ask me lots of questions so that you can be confident in your purchase.

Cancellations will be accepted if work has not yet begun on a custom order. A fee may be charged if design work has begun but painting has not yet begun. The customer is responsible for shipping charges to have shoes returned to them.

Standard Designs:

I am happy to provide a refund for any reason on standard designs provided that I receive the shoes back in original condition within two weeks of the original order being signed for on delivery. Customer is responsible for the cost of shipping the shoes back to Brave Strides. A refund will not be processed until the shoes have been received by me and their condition assessed. Any signs of wear will result in the refund being refused.
Payment by Credit Card and PayPal. Cancellations will only be accepted if painting on a custom order has not yet begun. You will need to pay for your shoes to be shipped back to you.
Within Australia
Delivery by Australia Parcel Post with tracking, and signature required on delivery.

If the shoes are for a wedding or special event give yourself extra time and order early.

For customs and bridal: Be sure to let me know the value of the shoes you provide so that I can organise sufficient postal insurance to send you the final product (extra charge for shoes valued more than $300 to cover additional insurance).

Delivery by Australia Post Standard Airmail with Tracking and Signature on Delivery

Australia Post provides shipping estimates of up to two weeks. Items can be delayed by customs and other shipping delays and this is out of our control.

Recipient is responsible for any customs duties or taxes payable.

If the shoes are for a wedding or special event give yourself extra time and order early

For customs and bridal: Be sure to let me know the value of the shoes you provide so that I can ensure your purchase is insured during transit. If the total value of your order (including the value of provided shoes) exceeds $500 contact me for a shipping quote.