Jonathan Herreen

The name Herreen has been associated with making and supplying Depth Footwear, Custom Footwear and Custom Orthoses in Australia for almost 50 years.

John Herreen (snr) started the business in 1968 in Adelaide, South Australia.His youngest son Jonathan joined the business in 1985. After finishing his training in 1989, Jonathan purchased the business from his father and formed  J.Herreen & Sons Pty Ltd.

By the mid 1990s, branches had been established in Melbourne and Sydney making Jonathan the largest provider of Custom footwear in Australia.

He was the first provider to DVA for their custom needs in NSW and SA when RALAC closed in 1993. He was also amongst the first group to supply DVA in Vic.

Between 1997-2000 Jonathan expanded the specialist nature of the business by providing bespoke footwear to the high fashion industry for use in specific parades and fashion shoots.

Recipients of this tailor-made service were some of the best known fashion houses in Australia.….Carla Zampatti, Collette Dinnigan, Akira, Tigerlily-Jodhi Packer to name a few.

In 2012 Jonathan established a modern facility in Guangzhou China and works with several hospitals, disabled federations and private companies in China and Hong Kong..

In more recent times Jonathan has developed a 3D foot and leg scanner which is being used by Podiatrists and Orthotists around Australia/NZ……currently there are 70.

In October 2016 Jonathan’s SmartFit scanning and software system was named the winner of Ministers Innovation Award,  SA Health Awards

Jonathan has developed the most advanced CADadjust software for designing insoles, Shoe lasts and soles…..soon will AFO and footwear patterns

A Virtual Clinic using Augmented Reality glasses is underway for remote and developing countries

Sensors built into orthotics will be trialled at James Cook Uni in Aust early 2020 and Herreen has recently set up ‘Smartfit’ systems in Keck with David Armstrong and Baylor with Brian Lepow