Buyer's Guide

Our Guide to EMU Australia Footwear

Celebrating 25 years of EMU Australia, the brand that brought us the first waterproof sheepskin boot, we thought we would take a closer look and answer all of your questions… 

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What is EMU Australia? 

Inspired by Australian coastal origins, EMU Australia is a footwear brand that makes innovative and sustainable products that are built to last. Starting out in 1948, they are renowned for using Australian Merino wool, leather and Australian sheepskin to produce comfortable footwear for adults and children. 

EMU Australia was the first brand to create a water-resistant boot and has since featured in New York Fashion Week and Winter Olympic ceremonies. Around the world people love them for their natural qualities, as they pride themselves on being renewable, biodegradable and 100% natural. 

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Are EMU Australia boots water-resistant? 

Emu sheepskins are pre-treated at the tanning stage to give them water and stain-resistant properties. This means snow and water form beads and just roll or drip off the boots – instead of soaking in, staining the sheepskin and wetting your feet. 

Do EMU Australia boots support your feet?

Emu boots have removable arch support insoles and the outer soles are reinforced on the outside edge of the heel area to provide the best possible support for your feet. Both these features help to prevent pronation (the rotational movement of your foot and the collapse of your in-step arch). A pronating foot can lead to foot and knee pain, shin splints, Achilles tendinitis and a lot worse. Emu boots also come with a fibreglass re-enforced heel cup, so your boots do not sag or collapse around your heel. 

Where are EMU Australia footwear made? 

All of their products are designed in Australia, and either manufactured in Australia or offshore. It is an Australian owned business and has a factory in Geelong, Victoria that makes its Platinum Sheepskin products, such as Platinum Stingers, Outbacks and Slippers.

EMU Australia Sizing

If you are wondering what size you would be, use our guide to help. 

EMU Australia Women’s Size Guide 

MM INCH US UK EU JAPAN
206 – 214 8 1/8 – 8 3/8 4 2 34 21
215 – 223 8 ½ – 8 ¾ 5 3 35/36 22
224 – 231 8 7/8 – 9 1/8 6 4 37 23
228 – 236 9 – 9 ¼ 6.5 4.5 37.5 23.5
232 – 240 9 1/8 – 9 ½ 7 5 38 24
236 – 244 9 ¼ – 9 5/8 7.5 5.5 38.5 24.5
241 – 248 9 ¼ – 9 ¾ 8 6 39 25
245 – 253 9 5/8 – 10 8.5 6.5 39.5 25.5
249 – 257 9 ¾ – 10 1/8 9 7 40/41 26
258 – 265 10 1/8 – 10 3/8 10 8 42 27
266 – 274 10 ½ – 10 ¾ 11 9 43 28
275 – 282 10 7/8 – 11 1/8 12 10 44/45 29
283 – 290 11 1/8 – 11 3/8 13 11 46 30
291 – 299 11 ½ – 11 3/4 14 12 47 31
300 – 307 11 ¾ – 12 1/8 15 13 48/49 32
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EMU Australia Men’s Size Guide

MM INCH US UK EU JAPAN
206 – 214 8 1/8 – 8 3/8 3 2 34 21
215 – 223 8 ½ – 8 ¾ 4 3 35/36 22
224 – 231 8 7/8 – 9 1/8 5 4 37 23
228 – 236 9 – 9 ¼ 5.5 4.5 37.5 23.5
232 – 240 9 1/8 – 9 ½ 6 5 38 24
236 – 244 9 ¼ – 9 5/8 6.5 5.5 38.5 24.5
241 – 248 9 ½ – 9 ¾ 7 6 39 25
245 – 253 9 5/8 – 10 7.5 6.5 39.5 25.5
249 – 257 9 ¾ – 10 1/8 8 7 40/41 26
258 – 265 10 1/8 – 10 3/8 9 8 42 27
266 – 274 10 ½ – 10 ¾ 10 9 43 28
275 – 282 10 7/8 – 11 1/8 11 10 44/45 29
283 – 290 11 1/8 – 11 3/8 12 11 46 30
291 – 299 11 ½ – 11 ¾ 13 12 47 31
300 – 307 11 ¾ – 12 1/8 14 13 48/49 32

EMU Australia Kids 

EMU Australia has their little creatures kids collection which is a fun and playful collection of animal-inspired boots and shoes for children, toddlers and babies. In bright colours with fun 3D designs, the merino wool boots are perfect for little boys and girls. 

EMU Australia Kids

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If you are wondering what size they will need, stick a piece of paper on the floor against the wall and get them to stand on it. Mark on the paper at the tip of their longest foot. Then using a normal ruler measure their size and correlate it with the size chart. 

MM INCH US UK EU JAPAN
147 – 155 5 ¾ – 6 1/8 8 7 24 13
155 – 163 6 1/8 – 6 3/8 9 8 25/26 14
163 – 171 6 3/8 – 6 ¾ 10 9 27 15
172 – 180 6 ¾ – 7 1/8 11 10 28 16
181 – 189 7 1/8 – 7 ½ 12 11 29/30 17
189 – 197 7 ½ – 7 ¾ 13 12 31 18
197 – 205 7 ¾ – 8 1/8 1 13 32 19
206 – 214 8 1/8 – 8 3/8 2 1 33/34 20
214 – 222 8 3/8 – 8 ¾ 3 2 35 21
223 – 231 8 ¾ – 9 3/8 4 3 36 22
231 – 239 9 1/8 – 9 3/8 5 4 37 23
240 – 248 9 ½ – 9 ¾ 6 5 38 24

EMU Australia Slippers

Currently trending in the slipper world, the EMU Australia slippers, similar to their footwear collection are made with your feet in mind. Built on lightweight, flexible rubber outsoles to anatomically support your feet these mules, slides and moccasins can be worn inside and out.

EMU Australia Slippers

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How to care for EMU Australia’s? 

The less fuss the better, when it comes to sheepskin boots. If they get dirty, let the dirt dry and then brush it off. It’s best not to wash your boots or put them in the washing machine.

Does EMU Australia support any Charities? 

EMU Australia supports their community with the sponsorship of Sydney children’s hospital and is involved in a global water aid partnership. 

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Holly Thompson

Holly Thompson

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