Our History

Welcome to Family Shoe Centre, where we offer quality footwear for the whole family. We have been providing exceptional service since 1932, and we are proud to continue our tradition of serving generations of families with our expert knowledge and dedication to customer service.

Our passion for footwear started with our founding family, the Bulbulias, who recognized the need for shoes of international quality that could withstand the demands of everyday life for the South African market. Over the years, we have grown and evolved, but our commitment to quality has remained the same. Today, we offer a wide range of shoes that cater to different tastes and needs, from comfortable sneakers to elegant dress shoes.

We believe that shoes are more than just a fashion accessory - they are an essential part of your daily life, which is why we take the time to understand your unique requirements and recommend the best shoes that suit your lifestyle. Whether you are looking for shoes for work, play, or a special occasion, our experienced staff is here to help you find the perfect pair.

As a family-owned business, we understand the importance of building relationships and creating a sense of community. We pride ourselves in providing personalized service, taking the time to get to know our customers. We believe that our customers are more than just customers; they are a part of our extended family.

Our original store was based in Vrededorp/Page View, commonly know as 'Fietas'. Being driven out of our space within Page View’s 14th street during the Apartheid Era, we found ourselves newly homed in the Oriental Plaza in 1973 where we still are today. Our presence has since been expanded to Lakeside Mall.

We invite you to visit our stores and experience the warmth and professionalism that has been our hallmark for over 80 years.