Hello and Welcome to Sparks Shoes.
We are a family owned and operated footwear retail store established in Beecroft in 1931 - part of Sydney's "Hills District" in the North West.
Originally Ned Spark purchased an existing Shoe Repairers shop in 1931 and successfully taught his son, Harold, the boot making trade. Harold continued to run the shop after Ned passed and in turn taught his youngest brother, Keith, the boot making trade.
In 1962, Keith and his wife, Patricia, purchased the business from Harold and continued boot making and repairing, eventually turning the shop into a retail shoe store before passing on the company to their daughter, Marion.
Sparks Shoes is currently owned and run by Marion, 3rd generation Spark, and her daughter Jaythene. You can often find 3 little girls, part of the 5th generation, in store "helping" their mother and grandmother too!
Footwear is not just our business, it’s our passion! As independent operators, we go to great lengths to ensure that the product we find and purchase is of high quality and exactly what our customer is looking for. With this in mind, we look for brands that may not be found everywhere.
Sparks Shoes are accredited Clark’s Platinum Children's Fitting Specialists and the original Clark’s Fitting Specialists in Australia! We stock the largest range of Clark’s sizes and fittings anywhere in Sydney. We believe that correctly fitted footwear every time is paramount for the wellbeing of young feet now and into their future.
Having been in footwear for over 85 years, we have fitted second, third and even fourth generations of customer families! We feel this is a great honour and privilege that you have trusted us for so many years taking care of your feet and footwear needs, and we thank you for your trust in our experience and expertise.
We are owned by a family, run by a family for your family. We look forward to meeting you in store.
Marion & Jaythene