Overland Footwear

Our History

Our name says it all! Since 1948, we've been putting shoes on feet. We're proud to be a New Zealand based, family owned and operated footwear retailer with a rich history in craftmanship and design.

It all started with the Anselmi family - and they're still here! Shane Anselmi is our Managing Director, while his wife Louise is our Creative Director. Together, they've built a company that is not only a household name in New Zealand, but a truly iconic footwear brand, known and loved by many.

Today, we are proud to operate over 50 stores across our three brands, throughout New Zealand and Melbourne. Our reputation is based on creating exceptional customer experiences whilst selling footwear of the highest quality and craftsmanship. We're excited for what the future holds for Overland Footwear Group and our people.

Our Values

We're a values-based organisation. This means everything we do relates to our six company values: Inspiring, Accountable, Integrity, Inclusive, Innovative and Proactive.

We live and breathe these values on a daily basis - alongside our Purpose, these values shape what we do and the decisions we make; they are the 'why' behind what we do and how we act.

Demonstration of our values is celebrated daily, weekly and monthly with thousands of values nominations received from both our stores and Support Office annually.

We also celebrate and recognise our values champs regularly across the company - big or small, to us it's all worth celebrating!

Our People

With a team of almost 500 team members in the Overland family, based across New Zealand and Australia, it's safe to say our people are at the heart and soul of everything we do.

We have a dedicated Support Office based in Newmarket, Auckland - just down the road from where our first store opened in 1990!

It's a strong belief of ours that life needs meaning, passion and reason. Our 'why' drives everything we do and every decision we make. We live by our company purpose; 'Together we create to inspire'. It's of utmost importance to us that our team feel inspired and have a desire to inspire others too. This is why we focus on offering a positive, empowering environment and creating a true sense of belonging for our people. It's in this environment that we believe our people can best grow and feel valued, connected and recognised for their efforts.

Our Brands

Originally called Overland, the name Merchant 1948 came to fruition in 2012 and marked a new era for the brand. We're proud to offer our customers a truly transformative footwear experience whenever they step through the doors of a Merchant 1948 store.

Since 2002, Mi Piaci has provided highly sought after, luxury footwear to fashion-forward New Zealand and Australian women.

Contemporary in attitude, Mi Piaci is proud to be a female-driven venture which continues to prioritise and celebrate its design-led approach and search for the best materials. The range is predominantly designed in New Zealand and our team endeavours to constantly challenge preconceived notions and cement our position as the home of principled design and footwear.

Founded in 2007, Deuce was created as a challenge to the status quo by prioritising comfort as much as style; with signature dual-density, moisture-wicking DualCore footbeds offering support you can feel. An accessible price point means key trends are translated for a New Zealand audience and lifestyle.

As well as celebrating ambition, resolve and spirit, Deuce has been dedicated to giving back since 2014 when we started our own charity, the Young Hearts Project. The launch of our charity then saw $5 donated from every pair of sneakers sold going forward. To date, over $1.2 million has been raised for the Young Hearts Project.

Why choose us?

Making our people our priority, and focusing on their connections, creations and growth, has meant we're considered an employer of choice and consistently named a best workplace in New Zealand

There are real opportunities for progression within our business: this is not just a job but a career. We actively seek to create teams filled with passionate, talented people - we believe talent should be nurtured and we offer an environment for your skills and enthusiasm to shine.

We offer benefits and bonuses

Our people are the ones who bring everything together and make the difference between ordinary and extraordinary. A career with us means you'll be working with great people, within an award-winning culture - and we have a few other things to offer you too!
- Generous product discounts
- Growth opportunities so you can develop your career
- Supportive and inspiring leaders
- Cash incentives and prizes for meeting targets
- Sales incentive programmes
- Milestone acknowledgements
- Incentives - ranging from weekly chocolate treats to say 'thanks' to quarterly incentives of cash, incredible discounts and travel vouchers to go to a destination of your choice!
- Recruitment referral bonuses

About Overland Footwear

We're a family owned Footwear retailer with 500+ people across our Support Office, Distribution Centre and 50+ stores in New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia. We put people first which means you can expect to have a supportive leader, grow in your role, be recognised and rewarded for great performance and receive ongoing training. Through living our – more... 

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Headquarters
Auckland
Employees
201 to 500
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Overland Footwear website

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