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PAT MENZIES TIMELINE

THE STORY SO FAR...

1948

Pat Menzies was born. Pat’s Dad Pat was from NZ and his Mum Freda was English. They emigrated from the UK after WW2

1955

Like many kiwi lads Pat loved rugby. He also hated shoes. In these early days he would leave his shoes in the letterbox on his way to school. Freda would not have been impressed if she ever found out.

1966

When Pat was 19 he started working at Spencer Wade in the Canterbury Arcade as a runner. He quickly became Manager of the store and enjoyed the atmosphere and energy of working in the central city.

1975

Pat had the opportunity to purchase Spencer Wade, so he pulled all his savings together and took a risk as the youngest retailer on Queen St at the time launching Pat Menzies Shoes.

1980's

Enter the 80’s and a local shoe rep bought Pat a bag of Dr Martens shoes to view that no one else wanted ‘they were ugly things’. Pat already hearing about Dr Martens took one look and placed the first order for NZ – never to look back on a brand that is still strongly aligned with Pat Menzies values.

1990’s

Word of mouth spread and Pat’s store had become the underground destination to get iconic footwear brands. Pat introduced more iconic footwear brands to his shelves Converse, Birkenstock, Vans, New Balance, adidas. Pat built a team around him with good honest values and a genuine passion for service.

2000

This hard working team had to keep up with demand as they became shoe experts offering combined service and knowledge of over 100 years.

2012

Good went to great and the store had to expand, partnering with Converse to bring the first ever concept store to NZ. Offering over 100 styles of your favourite styles of Chuck Taylors, One Star, Chuck 70 and seasonal styles.

2020

Today we are still the home of iconic shoe brands, classic styles, local experience and real service. We’ve always been your trusted shoe store. Our team are ready to help whenever you drop by Queen St or shop online.

OVER 45 YEARS AND THE STORY IS NOT OVER YET!



YOUR ORIGINAL SINCE 1975

PAT MENZIES TIMELINE

THE STORY SO FAR...

1948

Pat Menzies was born. Pat’s Dad Pat was from NZ and his Mum Freda was English. They emigrated from the UK after WW2

1955

Like many kiwi lads Pat loved rugby. He also hated shoes. In these early days he would leave his shoes in the letterbox on his way to school. Freda would not have been impressed if she ever found out.

1966

When Pat was 19 he started working at Spencer Wade in the Canterbury Arcade as a runner. He quickly became Manager of the store and enjoyed the atmosphere and energy of working in the central city.

1975

Pat had the opportunity to purchase Spencer Wade, so he pulled all his savings together and took a risk as the youngest retailer on Queen St at the time launching Pat Menzies Shoes.

1980's

Enter the 80’s and a local shoe rep bought Pat a bag of Dr Martens shoes to view that no one else wanted ‘they were ugly things’. Pat already hearing about Dr Martens took one look and placed the first order for NZ – never to look back on a brand that is still strongly aligned with Pat Menzies values.

1990’s

Word of mouth spread and Pat’s store had become the underground destination to get iconic footwear brands. Pat introduced more iconic footwear brands to his shelves Converse, Birkenstock, Vans, New Balance, adidas. Pat built a team around him with good honest values and a genuine passion for service.

2000

The Pat Menzies Shoes family had become shoe experts offering combined service and knowledge of over 100 years.

2012

Good went to great and the store had to expand, partnering with Converse to bring the first ever concept store to NZ. Offering over 100 styles of your favourite styles of Chuck Taylors, One Star, Chuck 70 and seasonal styles.

2020

Today we are still the home of iconic shoe brands, classic styles, local experience and real service. We’ve always been your trusted shoe store. Our team are ready to help whenever you drop by Queen St or shop online.

OVER 45 YEARS AND STORY IS NOT OVER YET!



Your Original Since 1975