Aussie Soles was born in Noosa, Sunshine Coast, with mateship at its heart.
Founded by Coast entrepreneur Craig Taplin more than 16 years ago, the footwear maker strives to create footwear that you can rely on - footwear that will support your every step, no matter what direction you go.
In 2013, Craig noticed a lack of orthotic-designed footwear for the lifestyle and leisure market. His idea was simple: make thongs and sandals that are good for your feet.
From there, Aussie Soles was made, and it is now a leading maker of orthotic thongs and sandals, stocked at pharmacies and shops around Australia and shipped overseas.
The Coolum-based business took out the Manufacturing category at last year's Sunshine Coast Business Awards for its teamwork, business management, innovation and focus on future growth.
The award recognised Aussie Soles for its outstanding leadership of the local industry and its own contribution to the talent and high calibre of business throughout the region.