A legacy spanning more than half a century... 

It was the year of 1956; in a small shoe factory in Johnston Street, Collingwood that Batsanis was established. Arthur Batsanis learnt his meticulous shoe making and repairing skills whilst serving in the Greek army.  Arthur was, hand manufacturing quality, bespoke footwear for men and children. Batsanis Shoes quickly became a household name that was well respected.

 In 1980, Jim Batsanis joined his fathers business.  Jim’s passion, enthusiasm and belief in their product enabled him to generate large wholesale orders from; big named Department Stores and Menswear stores Australia wide. 

In 1989, Arthur and Jim moved to a newly built and fully equipped manufacturing plant.  Olga Batsanis proudly became the company’s in house pattern cutter and designer.  Olga’s outstanding abilities lead her to create fashion forward ranges which positively impacted the business.  In 1995, Batsanis became leading manufacturers of Golf Shoes in Australia and South- East Asia.            



Between 1994 and 2016 Batsanis owned and operated many retail stores Australia wide and succeeded in their wholesale sector.

 Over 60 years on, the Batsanis legacy is still passionately being run by third generation family members.  Jim Batsanis alongside his two daughters; Natalie and Vanessa are proudly running an Internationally operated online store that preserves Batsanis’ rich history and uncompromised fashionable quality product. Batsanis continues to cement a strong presence in the leading mens footwear industry.