Canadians know a few things about winter & warm footwear. Because let’s face it, it’s freaking cold over here. And this coming from someone in Toronto, where the weather is comparatively “mild” to the likes of Yellowknife & Calgary.
The Best Canadian Winter Boots Brands
That being said, when people scour the internet for warm weather boots, Canadian winter boots are not only the most popular boot brands searched for, but are seen are some of the best winter boots brands worldwide. Made in Canada and/or designed in the country, here are some of Canada’s favorite winter boots, proven to keep your toes comfy cozy, warm & dry. And they also happen to be the best shoes to wear in snowy, below freezing temperatures! In my humble opinion 😉
1. Cougar Canada Boots
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I love Cougar Canada boots and I’ve been wearing them long before I started shoe blogging. Designed in Canada, most of Cougar waterproof boots come with a 6 month guarantee. They have a ton of styles for women, men & kids. As other brands of their kind, they’ve started making winter boots that look nothing like your typical winter boots. Like these Arvida olive green suede boots.
But don’t be fooled, as they are just as insulated and weather resistant as their more rugged styles. However, their warmest styles do offer a cold protection of up to -30 Degrees. And let’s not forget Cougar is one of the best boot brands to wear in the rain too!
My favourite snow boots from this Canadian brand? The 39068 Original, aka the Cougar pillow boots in mustard yellow featured in the widget above. With their slight platform & deep track sole, they are way up on my list. Prices of Cougar boots for women range from $120-240.
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When the cold days hit, one of the most recognizable Canadian boot brands in the country’s most stylish cities, is Sorel. With their recognizable Joan of Arctic lace up knee boots with furry accents (pictured above), it has become one of the most iconic and beloved winter boots to wear either in the city or as a stylish après-ski boot. I love how Sorel plays with various textures, patterns & colours to offer fun alternatives to the simple black winter boot.
Their boots go between $110-300 Canadian and many of the styles can keep your toes warm in up to -32 Degrees Celcius!Aside from a great variety of styles for the whole family, Sorel has expanded their range of winter footwear to include less bulky boot alternatives, fashion footwear, slippers & stylish winter coats & accessories.
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Another Montreal-based brand, Pajar is renown for both their warm winter boots as well as their Canada-proof winter coats & jackets for men & women. This Canadian boot brand is a bit pricier than the first 3 mentioned in this post and offers and huge selection of boot styles. From their extremely warm & thick-soled styles that will keep feet warm in crazy below 40C, you can find many of their boots with “Grippers”. These built in, click out spikes, help your soles grip onto those icy patches to prevent winter wipeouts!
Pajar offers a ton of more day-to-day, yet winter friendly boots too. These include the knee high “Grip Zip” boots featured above, which also comes in a striking bright red colour. Their luxuriously furry après-ski collection are the funkiest but also most pricey from their collection (up to $625). Their more popular boots start at around $225.
4. Santana Canada
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Santana Canada is certainly the more sporty looking boot brand of the bunch. From the more classic lace-up winter styles, Santana also designs fun après-ski boots with flatform outsole (their Mackenzie, above). Also notable from the brand is their fully waterproof Andrea leather boots, which are wool-lined winter boots. With a -20C temperature rating & the look of a casual moto/riding boot hybrid, these are the perfect winter boots that don’t actually look like winter boots!
This Quebéquois footwear company utilized Pro-Dri waterproofing, warm wool lining, & thermal insoles in their footwear to ensure that they stand up to the harshest winter conditions.
5. La Canadienne
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From our most stylish, albeit freezing city: Montreal, comes popular women’s fashion winter boot brand La Canadienne. Their winter boots made in Canada and Europe, are streamlined to blend seamlessly with your classy business casual attire. Available primarily in black, this Canadian boot brand has many flat, wedge and high heel styles that are weather resistant and will easily take you from your commute, to the boardroom, then to dinner.
Most of their luxurious winter designs are lined with shearling. La Canadienne‘s cold weather boots start fro $425 US and are meant to last both in style and durability. You can also find stylish coats & handbags in La Canadienne‘s collection. They have a great selection of La Canadianne boots at both Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.
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Proudly Canadian made & based in Montreal, Kamik offers a number of winter worthy styles with a touch of glam & a hefty dose of Canadiana! What I love about this Canadian boot brand is their sustainable manufacturing process & well thought out recycling program.
This winter they launched their Herigate 1898 Collection featuring quilted & patchwork details on a selection of their winter styles and a pair of very original insulated rain boots. I was lucky enough to recently test drive these shoes in both rain and slushy conditions & was more than pleased.
Kamik offers ankle to knee high boots for varying degrees of weather conditions for women, men & children. Adult winter boots range from 90-190 Canadian Dollars & are temperature rated for up to -32 Degrees C. Among all brands mentioned in this post, Kamik offers some of the most affordable Canadian winter boots.
I hope you’ll take it from a Canadian that our winter boots are some of the warmest, weather proof & durable you can find! The brands above are what most of my fellow Canuks & I deem as the best Canadian winter boots you can put on your feet in the coldest months of the year.
Of course, there are many winter boot brands that aren’t made or designed in Canada. But if you’re looking for sturdy, rugged no-nonsense boots with extraordinary features to trek in the snow & ice, Canadian styles are surely the ones to beat!
Are any of these Canadian boots among your favorite winter boots brands?