Our Story

Garvalin Australia is celebrating 10 years in the Australian and New Zealand markets. From humble beginnings in 2002, the company has grown to become a leading force in children’s shoes.

Garvalin children’s shoes have a history spanning over 35 years of designing and producing over 1.8 million pairs of shoes per year.

The Garvalin factory is located in Elche, Spain, where shoemaking is a firmly rooted tradition and the group of brands encompasses three distinct labels: Garvalin, Biomecanics and Agatha Ruiz de la Prada.

Each collection blends tradition with development, as well as imagination with style, while the quality of the materials is vital in encouraging comfort and the healthy development of young feet.

The Biomecanics brand was launched in 1996 when a research project by Garvalin was undertaken in conjunction with The Institute for Biomechanics of Valencia. Through exhaustive studies a new range of highly comfortable shoes was developed. Materials, construction and form come together to create an ergonomic shoe. The extensive range of school shoes for all ages has been designed to withstand the roughest of tests.

In 2001, Garvalin embarked on a relationship with the Spanish designer, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada. The designs that emerged from this partnership primarily combined fantasy and good craftsmanship. An Agatha Ruiz de la Prada shoe is highly distinctive and always colourful.