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For every man,

For every occasion.

“My grandfather, Tony Longo arrived in Australia from Italy in 1949, with not much more than the tools of his trade; a tack hammer, a shoe anvil and a leather knife. The brand was established in 1958 in a small factory in Fitzroy, Melbourne. It’s humbling now to think how far we have come, now a third generation family business still making quality mens shoes 60 years on.” - Luke Longo, CEO


Aquila is the leading men’s footwear brand in Australia, operating across 40 retail stores nationwide.

Proudly Australian owned since 1958, we are known for our commitment to creating quality, stylish men’s shoes for any occasion.

Aquila translated from Italian is ‘Eagle’, which was chosen by our founder for the qualities it represents; Confidence, Strength and Style. We aim to inspire confidence in all Aquila men, because when you look good, you feel good. And when you feel good, it shows. We are inspired by the ever-evolving world we live in, which we translate into designs that are made for the modern man’s world.