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10 Best Canadian Shoe Brands to Shop

10 Best Canadian Shoe Brands to Shop

Looking to support your local Canadian companies by shopping the best shoe brands in Canada?

Y’all know I’m all about supporting local whenever possible, and there are plenty of amazing Canadian shoe brands you can shop.

With our wild Canadian winters, of course Canadians do it best when making footwear for all seasons.

Whether you’re looking for summer sandals or fall boots, you’ll definitely find your new fave pair of shoes from these awesome Canadian footwear brands.

Here are some of the best shoe brands in Canada to shop, no matter what kind of footwear you’re looking for!

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Best shoe brands in Canada


ALDO platform summer sandals
A pair of Aldo shoes I found in my mom’s closet, I believe from the 90’s!

Aldo Shoes

We all know and love our beloved Aldo Shoes, a Montreal-based footwear and accessory brand that’s in pretty much every major mall in Canada.

They started out in Montreal back in the 70’s, and now they’re all over the world.

From chic sandals to sleek tall boots, they’ve got plenty of trendy and timeless styles at affordable prices for both women and men.

Plus, their shoes are great quality, and last for literally years!

My mom has been shopping Aldo shoes for as long as I can remember, so naturally I’ve been shopping there since I was a teenager as well.

Aldo is also the first fashion footwear and accessories company in the world to be certified climate neutral, and they’re working towards becoming more sustainable!


Call It Spring - Nitsan Booties

Call It Spring

Call It Spring is actually a sister brand to Aldo, and they’re more geared towards the gen Z crowd.

They’ve also got trendy and affordable footwear and accessories for women and men, at a little more of an affordable price point than Aldo.

All of their footwear and accessories are vegan and sustainable, plus they’re also climate neutral!


Vessi

Vessi is known for their 100% waterproof sneakers, which are also vegan.

They’re based out of the rainiest place in Canada… You guessed it, Vancouver, also known as “Raincouver”!

You can find their waterproof sneakers in neutrals and fun colours.


Matt & Nat

Matt & Nat is another Montreal-based company that’s dedicated to producing vegan products, and they’ve been around since the 90’s.

They’re also working towards more sustainable practices, and have used all kinds of different recycled materials in their products over the years.

They actually started out just making bags and accessories, but they now offer shoes as well!

You can find everything from sandals to boots, though they have a lot more women’s shoes than men’s.


Brave Soles

Brave Soles is a sustainable and ethical Canadian footwear and accessory brand, and they make shoes out of upcycled tires!

They have so many gorgeous pairs of sandals made with locally-sourced leather, all of which also include materials from the upcycled tires!

You can shop both women‘s and men’s footwear at Brave Soles.

They also have a whole collection made with pieces from upcycled aircraft materials!

If you’re looking for more sustainable fashion companies, I’ve got a blog post all about sustainable Toronto clothing brands.


La Canadienne

La Canadienne is a Montreal-based women’s luxury footwear company that started out back in the 80’s, and they’ve been around for over 3 decades now.

They handcraft their trendy yet timeless shoes in Canada, Italy, and Spain using Italian leathers and suedes, and they’re made for all seasons (definitely a must for Canadian weather).

Their footwear is ethically made in their Montreal factory, one of the last family-owned Canadian shoe factories!

They’ve even got stylish outerwear and accessories, similar to Rudsak (an awesome Canadian outerwear brand).


Thesus

If you’re looking for even more chic and sustainable shoe brands in Canada, Thesus is an outdoor women’s footwear brand based out of Toronto.

95% of their materials are natural and recycled, and their footwear is all free of virgin plastic.

They also source their rubber from sustainably managed forests!

They don’t have a huge selection of footwear, but they’ve got a good selection of classic and timeless shoes for all seasons.

You might also know them by their former name, Alice + Whittles!


Casual fall outfit featuring Poppy Barley Replay Loafer, Levi's 501 jeans, Aritzia trench coat
Replay Loafer from Poppy Barley.

Poppy Barley

Poppy Barley is an Alberta-based footwear and accessory brand, and they offer pieces for both women and men.

Their shoes are ethically-produced using responsible materials, and 90% of their packaging uses environmentally-friendly materials.

All of the leather they use are a by-product of food production, and they’re tanned using vegetables!

They also have a line of vegan accessories made with cactus leather, which is pretty cool.

They’re also a certified B Corp, which means they do great for the environment and for people who work for them.


Cougar Shoes

Cougar has been around for over 70 years, and they were founded here in Ontario!

They’re all about fashion and function, and they’ve got everything from rain boots to winter boots for women and kids.

You can shop their Heritage Collection featuring their classic designs with updated technology.


Sorel

Sorel started out back in the 60’s with their winter and work boots, and now they offer all kinds of footwear like sneakers and sandals.

Their classic winter boots are perfect for Canadian winters, including a range of styles for milder and harsher winters.

Go for their iconic Caribou winter boots ($200) or something more simpler (but still good for heavy snow) like their 1964 CVS boots ($160).

They’re headquartered out of Portland (under Columbia Sportswear), but they were actually founded out of Kitchener, Ontario!


Best shoe brands in Canada:

  1. Aldo
  2. Call It Spring
  3. Matt & Nat
  4. Vessi
  5. Brave Soles
  6. La Canadienne
  7. Thesus
  8. Poppy Barley
  9. Cougar Shoes
  10. Sorel

These were some of the best Canadian footwear brands to shop for quality and well-made shoes!

It’s always great supporting local companies, especially when they’re ethical and sustainable.

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Jessica Lam | Toronto lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and travel blogger | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog


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